Skagway White Pass Scenic Railway Excursion Reviews

The unforgettable journey on the White Pass Scenic Railway is not just another train ride; built through rugged terrain, the route passes through tunnels and valleys en route to the scenic White Pass Summit.
3 hours round-trip.
Sail Date: August 2018
3 hours round-trip. Beautiful scenery.
3 hours round-trip. Beautiful scenery. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The White Pass Railway tour is an amazing experience.
Sail Date: August 2018
The White Pass Railway tour is an amazing experience. We had perfect weather for the 20 mile ride. I can not begin to do justice to the marvelous scenery. The ride is narated with stories of the history of the railroad and area.
The White Pass Railway tour is an amazing experience. We had perfect weather for the 20 mile ride. I can not begin to do justice to the marvelous scenery. The ride is narated with stories of the history of the railroad and area. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was a combined excursion.
Sail Date: August 2018
This was a combined excursion. The kayaking guides, Toby and Meg, gave excellent commentary about the pass, gold rush, area, animals. Our small group got our own train car apart from the others that booked the train ride.
This was a combined excursion. The kayaking guides, Toby and Meg, gave excellent commentary about the pass, gold rush, area, animals. Our small group got our own train car apart from the others that booked the train ride. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We took the bus up into Canada and the train back.
Sail Date: August 2018
We took the bus up into Canada and the train back. Our bus driver was friendly, engaging, and knowledgeable about the area. When he stopped at scenic points he always offered to take a photo of us with our camera. He offered paper ... Read More
We took the bus up into Canada and the train back. Our bus driver was friendly, engaging, and knowledgeable about the area. When he stopped at scenic points he always offered to take a photo of us with our camera. He offered paper towels to dry off cameras/phones as it was raining. The train was a beautiful ride even in the rain. I wish they would have cleaned the windows so the photos would be better but we greatly enjoyed the experience.We did feel it was tad pricey for the duration but we were glad we partook.. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Well guided, well orchestrated and excellently narrated ride through the Yukon railroad system.
Sail Date: August 2018
Well guided, well orchestrated and excellently narrated ride through the Yukon railroad system. Majestic incredible views. Very safe and enjoyable ride. This also gave us plenty of time afterwards to explore and shop downtown Skagway.
Well guided, well orchestrated and excellently narrated ride through the Yukon railroad system. Majestic incredible views. Very safe and enjoyable ride. This also gave us plenty of time afterwards to explore and shop downtown Skagway. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The views from the narrow pass on the railway can not be beat.
Sail Date: August 2018
The views from the narrow pass on the railway can not be beat. Maybe we should have elected to take the longer train into Yukon, but we got a little more sleep.
The views from the narrow pass on the railway can not be beat. Maybe we should have elected to take the longer train into Yukon, but we got a little more sleep. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Our cruise-booked excursion was cancelled at the last-minute, and we were told there wasn't ...
Sail Date: August 2018
Our cruise-booked excursion was cancelled at the last-minute, and we were told there wasn't anything left available. We instead booked the Railway direct at the depot... same experience (we had taken this on a previous trip to ... Read More
Our cruise-booked excursion was cancelled at the last-minute, and we were told there wasn't anything left available. We instead booked the Railway direct at the depot... same experience (we had taken this on a previous trip to Skagway), but it costs less to book direct rather than with the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Not super scenic during the summer months, nothing too special to be honest unless you've never ...
Sail Date: August 2018
Not super scenic during the summer months, nothing too special to be honest unless you've never been in the mountains before. Weather can be spotty. During our trip we mainly just saw fog.
Not super scenic during the summer months, nothing too special to be honest unless you've never been in the mountains before. Weather can be spotty. During our trip we mainly just saw fog. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A relaxing way to take in the scenery and get a feel for the wilderness.
Sail Date: August 2018
A relaxing way to take in the scenery and get a feel for the wilderness.
A relaxing way to take in the scenery and get a feel for the wilderness. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The train ride was beautiful.
Sail Date: August 2018
The train ride was beautiful. We stood outside and saw the sights. Would highly recommend this excursion.
The train ride was beautiful. We stood outside and saw the sights. Would highly recommend this excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
good adventure to see how the RR was built and the stampeders trails.
Sail Date: August 2018
good adventure to see how the RR was built and the stampeders trails.
good adventure to see how the RR was built and the stampeders trails. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Fun trip on a railroad to White Pass Summit.
Sail Date: July 2018
Fun trip on a railroad to White Pass Summit. Very knowledgeable narrator!
Fun trip on a railroad to White Pass Summit. Very knowledgeable narrator! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A bit too long (and slow on the rail road).
Sail Date: July 2018
A bit too long (and slow on the rail road). Beautiful views though - no food which makes for a long day.
A bit too long (and slow on the rail road). Beautiful views though - no food which makes for a long day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The railway is full of incredibly scenic views and is very relaxing.
Sail Date: July 2018
The railway is full of incredibly scenic views and is very relaxing. Highly recommend.
The railway is full of incredibly scenic views and is very relaxing. Highly recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great scenery!
Sail Date: July 2018
Great scenery! Loved the stories along the way.
Great scenery! Loved the stories along the way. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: American Cruise Lines
The train was conveniently parked across from the ship.
Sail Date: July 2018
The train was conveniently parked across from the ship. The view from the train was awesome. It is a great way to experience Skagway by no other means.
The train was conveniently parked across from the ship. The view from the train was awesome. It is a great way to experience Skagway by no other means. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It was a nice train ride where we took some nice pictures.
Sail Date: July 2018
It was a nice train ride where we took some nice pictures. Don't expect to see wildlife though if you take the train.
It was a nice train ride where we took some nice pictures. Don't expect to see wildlife though if you take the train. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Beautiful train ride.
Sail Date: July 2018
Beautiful train ride. Just wish we could have gotten out a little at White Pass and seen the vegetation close up. Thanks for free water bottles on board, and snack available too.
Beautiful train ride. Just wish we could have gotten out a little at White Pass and seen the vegetation close up. Thanks for free water bottles on board, and snack available too. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Took a bus to the top and the train back to the ship.
Sail Date: July 2018
Took a bus to the top and the train back to the ship. If you take the bus up and get on the train at the top, sit on the right side. If you take the train up, sit on the left side. Beautiful scenery - we really lucked out with the weather.
Took a bus to the top and the train back to the ship. If you take the bus up and get on the train at the top, sit on the right side. If you take the train up, sit on the left side. Beautiful scenery - we really lucked out with the weather. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
It's a three hour time commitment to simply ride a train to the Canadian border, but the views are ...
Sail Date: July 2018
It's a three hour time commitment to simply ride a train to the Canadian border, but the views are spectacular and well worth it. I will admit that we did get lucky with the weather - clear skies are not exactly typical in Alaska.
It's a three hour time commitment to simply ride a train to the Canadian border, but the views are spectacular and well worth it. I will admit that we did get lucky with the weather - clear skies are not exactly typical in Alaska. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We encountered a perfect day - high 60's and sunny.
Sail Date: July 2018
We encountered a perfect day - high 60's and sunny. We took a short bus ride with a nice driver who explained everything we passed. The trip took us through scenic mountains and we made one quick stop for photos, but he explained that ... Read More
We encountered a perfect day - high 60's and sunny. We took a short bus ride with a nice driver who explained everything we passed. The trip took us through scenic mountains and we made one quick stop for photos, but he explained that we would see the same views, even better from the train. Wee crossed into Canada and had to show our passports at the customs area. No big deal and didn't delay anything. We boarded a train and descended several thousand feet over the course of an hour or two. I was so busy looking at the scenery I lost track of time. It is awe inspiring with the train riding along sheer dropoffs at times, and overlooking some of the most beautiful views in North America. We returned to Skagway and our driver dropped us off for a tour of a historic brothel, and it was interesting to hear the story of the place and see original rooms with original 100 year old wallpaper and furnishings. It was a great day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was the excursion I was looking forward to.
Sail Date: July 2018
This was the excursion I was looking forward to. We took a bus to Canada with several stops on the side of the road for pictures and viewing. We stopped at the Welcome to Alaska sign and took pictures. Have your passports out on the bus as ... Read More
This was the excursion I was looking forward to. We took a bus to Canada with several stops on the side of the road for pictures and viewing. We stopped at the Welcome to Alaska sign and took pictures. Have your passports out on the bus as the Canadian inspector will come onto the bus. Then we boarded the rail cars on the railway. Old fashioned but with a bathroom on board. They offered water but no snacks. The train ride was fabulous. It lasted two hours and the scenery was breathtaking. The guide was informative and let us know what to expect for picture taking. She gave us quite a bit of history of the yukon railroad. Crossing back into the US was easy as the US inspector came on board and just looked at our passports. I highly recommend this excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
What a ride!!!
Sail Date: July 2018
What a ride!!! my husband is a hobby train guy and he had a ball. This tour made his whole trip. We saw so much, and learned alot about the Yukon. worth every dime spent. This tour also included a very nice, good lunch!!!
What a ride!!! my husband is a hobby train guy and he had a ball. This tour made his whole trip. We saw so much, and learned alot about the Yukon. worth every dime spent. This tour also included a very nice, good lunch!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our engine broke down and we had to wait for another one to be replaced.
Sail Date: July 2018
Our engine broke down and we had to wait for another one to be replaced. Felt like we came back late. The sites were beautiful but it's a once is enough experience.
Our engine broke down and we had to wait for another one to be replaced. Felt like we came back late. The sites were beautiful but it's a once is enough experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The White Pass Scenic Railway is a must do.
Sail Date: July 2018
The White Pass Scenic Railway is a must do. You won't see any better scenery. It was a great train ride and just beautiful scenery.
The White Pass Scenic Railway is a must do. You won't see any better scenery. It was a great train ride and just beautiful scenery. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line