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.
Sail Date: July 2018
Beautiful scenery but rushed when off the train
Beautiful scenery but rushed when off the train Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: July 2018
The whole reason I chose this cruise was so that we could do the full White Pass and Yukon Railway tour to Carcross, Yukon. Many cruise itineraries only offer a truncated tour of the line. It was the highlight of the cruise for all of ... Read More
The whole reason I chose this cruise was so that we could do the full White Pass and Yukon Railway tour to Carcross, Yukon. Many cruise itineraries only offer a truncated tour of the line. It was the highlight of the cruise for all of us. The landscapes are stunning and the rail line is an impressive feat of engineering. We stopped for about an hour in Bennett, BC to tour this ghost town that is now a national park. Lunch was served after Bennett as the train travelled along the shore of Lake Bennett to Carcross in the Yukon. Bennett has an interesting Museum in the 1903 train station. We really got a good sense of what the Klondike gold rush prospectors went through before the railway was built. We had about 45 minutes in Carcross to buy some souvenirs before a bus took us back to Skagway. This tour leaves Skagway about 7:30am arriving in Carcross around 12:15pm and returning by bus to Skagway by about 3pm. We had lots of room in our rail car and we were even able to go out onto the platforms at the ends of the cars to take pictures. If you go, get seats on the left if you are going from Skagway or on the right if you are going from Carcross. The vast majority of cruisers choose a shorter rail excursion. I would do the full tour again in a heartbeat. We all agreed that we made the right choice choosing Holland America, if only to be able to do this tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
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Sail Date: July 2018
Amazing views along this historic route to Yukon goldfields.
Amazing views along this historic route to Yukon goldfields. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: July 2018
Amazing views! "Inspiration point" is absolutely breath taking!
Amazing views! "Inspiration point" is absolutely breath taking! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: July 2018
Take the train no matter what. Skip the combo with the Yukon Suspension Bridge. That part has no history of any kind, is in the middle of nowhere, is a yawner and was simply built to obtain tourist money. But again, the train itself was ... Read More
Take the train no matter what. Skip the combo with the Yukon Suspension Bridge. That part has no history of any kind, is in the middle of nowhere, is a yawner and was simply built to obtain tourist money. But again, the train itself was fantastic Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: July 2018
Took a coach through the White Pass to the town of Carcross in the Yukon. Managed to 'cuddle a husky' and then took White Pass railroad back down to the port. Scenery was great but the distance covered was far to great to make it ... Read More
Took a coach through the White Pass to the town of Carcross in the Yukon. Managed to 'cuddle a husky' and then took White Pass railroad back down to the port. Scenery was great but the distance covered was far to great to make it enjoyable - seemed to spend all day on the coach and more time getting out and about exploring would have been goo, Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: June 2018
Cheaper to book independently. Really enjoyed the Railway. A bit of a walk to get into town though depending on where your ship booked. The Bliss was the furthest away. Be aware of that.
Cheaper to book independently. Really enjoyed the Railway. A bit of a walk to get into town though depending on where your ship booked. The Bliss was the furthest away. Be aware of that. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: June 2018
Great one-way trip to Frazier and van ride back to town. (Skagway White Pass Railway & City Tour:) This was far better than the buses the cruise ship was using. Very personalized service.
Great one-way trip to Frazier and van ride back to town. (Skagway White Pass Railway & City Tour:) This was far better than the buses the cruise ship was using. Very personalized service. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Sail Date: June 2018
The White Pass and Yukon Expedition tour was amazing. The views can not be described. The tour was a little long and did not give you time to explore Skagway, but it was worth missing out. Love this tour.
The White Pass and Yukon Expedition tour was amazing. The views can not be described. The tour was a little long and did not give you time to explore Skagway, but it was worth missing out. Love this tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: June 2018
Seamless, we did gold panning, white pass and BBQ lunch - Yummy!
Seamless, we did gold panning, white pass and BBQ lunch - Yummy! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: June 2018
Gorgeous. Loved the train/mini bus combo for different views. Loved that Chilkoot uses a mini bus instead of large coach. There are bathrooms on the train (not on the mini bus).
Gorgeous. Loved the train/mini bus combo for different views. Loved that Chilkoot uses a mini bus instead of large coach. There are bathrooms on the train (not on the mini bus). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: June 2018
Highly recommend the White Pass Railway, Amazing sceneries and the railway drove us right into deep Yukon and return back in a four hour journey. Bottled water and guide books are available complimentary on the train-ride. The conductor ... Read More
Highly recommend the White Pass Railway, Amazing sceneries and the railway drove us right into deep Yukon and return back in a four hour journey. Bottled water and guide books are available complimentary on the train-ride. The conductor gave an amazing history of the Gold rush and how different points of the train ride related to the gold rush. Snacks and souvenirs are available to purchase by one of the walking hosts. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: June 2018
The railroad is well run with a knowledgeable narration. Stunning views.
The railroad is well run with a knowledgeable narration. Stunning views. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: June 2018
After boarding the train, you are told both sides of the train offer excellent views of the rise to the top. What they don't tell you is that 1/2 the ride one side of the train sees everything & then they make you switch seats so ... Read More
After boarding the train, you are told both sides of the train offer excellent views of the rise to the top. What they don't tell you is that 1/2 the ride one side of the train sees everything & then they make you switch seats so that the other side sees the view on the way back. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: June 2018
The ride was most scenic! A must. BUT you have to be prepared for weather. Whether or not you will be able to see out your window! On our ride up, we were on the right side and saw super views. Then, at the top we all trade sides so others ... Read More
The ride was most scenic! A must. BUT you have to be prepared for weather. Whether or not you will be able to see out your window! On our ride up, we were on the right side and saw super views. Then, at the top we all trade sides so others can see a different view (the left side going up is the most scenic). We were on the left going up and after switching sides, the folks going down had a fog bank obscuring their view )-: We took the trip both cruises. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: June 2018
We were disappointed in the railway. Although the scenery was gorgeous, we were too far away from wildlife to see them clearly and the train never slowed down.
We were disappointed in the railway. Although the scenery was gorgeous, we were too far away from wildlife to see them clearly and the train never slowed down. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: June 2018
Would like both our time and money back. It's a train ride, an uncomfortable train ride, a couple of amazing scenic parts! Overrated and overpriced
Would like both our time and money back. It's a train ride, an uncomfortable train ride, a couple of amazing scenic parts! Overrated and overpriced Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: June 2018
One of the highlights of the trip, with magical scenery. For those leaving from Skagway, try to sit on the left side (when facing the front of the train), since the most impressive views are on that side. It's a long trip by rail, so ... Read More
One of the highlights of the trip, with magical scenery. For those leaving from Skagway, try to sit on the left side (when facing the front of the train), since the most impressive views are on that side. It's a long trip by rail, so I'm glad we decided to take the train up and motorcoach down, so we could be awake and alert during the best part of the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: June 2018
Great excursion! The bus ride up to the summit was breathtaking and our bus driver was friendly and easy to listen to. The train ride was comfortable and we spent a good amount of time going down the mountain surrouned by beauty and ... Read More
Great excursion! The bus ride up to the summit was breathtaking and our bus driver was friendly and easy to listen to. The train ride was comfortable and we spent a good amount of time going down the mountain surrouned by beauty and history. We learned alot about the gold rush. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: June 2018
This was a very picturesque and informative train ride. The guide was easy to understand, interesting and articulate.
This was a very picturesque and informative train ride. The guide was easy to understand, interesting and articulate. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
Sail Date: June 2018
The train ride was very scenic and relaxing, but be prepared to out for over 3-4 hours.
The train ride was very scenic and relaxing, but be prepared to out for over 3-4 hours. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: June 2018
If you like riding trains with more of a vintage feel, enjoy some spectacular mountain scenery and aren't afraid of some of the heights, then you'll enjoy this excursion. But be forewarned, the advertised 3.5 hours turned out to ... Read More
If you like riding trains with more of a vintage feel, enjoy some spectacular mountain scenery and aren't afraid of some of the heights, then you'll enjoy this excursion. But be forewarned, the advertised 3.5 hours turned out to be closer to 4.5. Not sure why, everything pretty much appeared to run smoothly and on time, so maybe just a typo as to the tour length. Many great photo opportunities, especially from the exterior platforms on both ends of your rail car. But be prepared, it does get noticeably chillier outside as you ascend from sea level to nearly 3,000 feet. A leisurely excursion as you primarily sit and take in the vistas! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line