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Skagway White Pass Bennett Lake Adventure Excursion Reviews

Step back in time as you explore this abandoned, gold rush town on a self-guided walking tour.
I encourage others to find exciting and new ways to experience Alaska.
Sail Date: September 2018
I encourage others to find exciting and new ways to experience Alaska. Think outside the box.
I encourage others to find exciting and new ways to experience Alaska. Think outside the box. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Amazing trip!
Sail Date: August 2018
Amazing trip! All the way from Skagway to Carcross by train then back by bus! Highly recommend.
Amazing trip! All the way from Skagway to Carcross by train then back by bus! Highly recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
When we booked we were told we will cover emerald lake as well.
Sail Date: July 2018
When we booked we were told we will cover emerald lake as well. We were a bit disappointed that it was infact not part of the excursion and we were given wrong info earlier.
When we booked we were told we will cover emerald lake as well. We were a bit disappointed that it was infact not part of the excursion and we were given wrong info earlier. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We booked the longest ride available and it was absolutely worth it (as some only go half way).
Sail Date: June 2018
We booked the longest ride available and it was absolutely worth it (as some only go half way). Lake Bennett was incredible! Be sure to get a seat on the left side of the train as that's where the best views are!
We booked the longest ride available and it was absolutely worth it (as some only go half way). Lake Bennett was incredible! Be sure to get a seat on the left side of the train as that's where the best views are! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did the 9:30 AM Bennett Lake excursion with Chilkoot Charters.
Sail Date: June 2018
We did the 9:30 AM Bennett Lake excursion with Chilkoot Charters. We did bus up in the morning and train back in the afternoon. The weather was perfect all day. Our driver was Mike who was very knowledgeable and friendly. He also tried to ... Read More
We did the 9:30 AM Bennett Lake excursion with Chilkoot Charters. We did bus up in the morning and train back in the afternoon. The weather was perfect all day. Our driver was Mike who was very knowledgeable and friendly. He also tried to keep the group moving at photo stops so we could see everything. We saw several mountain goats and two black bears from a distance. Our last stop at Emerald Lake was amazing, the blue and green colors really stood out under the bright sunlight and looked like someone photoshopped it. In Carcross we boarded the White Pass & Yukon for the train ride back to Skagway. This was a must do bucket list item for me and worth every penny. The scenery along Bennett Lake, and again between White Pass Summit and Skagway is outstanding. We saw a momma moose and baby moose up close and another black bear from the train. At Bennett the train stopped for about 1-hour. While in Bennett we hiked the last ¼ mile of the Chilkoot Trail which ends in Bennett. It was a very steep climb but a nice view of Bennett Lake and the surrounding mountains. After we returned to Skagway we walked to Skagway Brewing to enjoy a Spruce Tip Blond Ale, their signature beer brewed using Sitka Spruce tip buds. We also really liked the feel of Skagway with the plank sidewalks and almost no traffic on Broadway. All the buildings along Broadway were built during the Klondike Gold Rush. Change some of the modern signage and throw some dirt over the pavement and it could be a movie set. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Best excursion of the trip.
Sail Date: May 2018
Best excursion of the trip. Private day long tour up into Canada. Your guide was exceptional. Highly recommend
Best excursion of the trip. Private day long tour up into Canada. Your guide was exceptional. Highly recommend Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Best tour we have ever taken anywhere.
Sail Date: September 2017
Best tour we have ever taken anywhere. We saw so much more then just what you woud see on the train and our guide, James was so knowledgable and also a great storeyteller. Carross, Emerld Lake and all other sights were amazing.
Best tour we have ever taken anywhere. We saw so much more then just what you woud see on the train and our guide, James was so knowledgable and also a great storeyteller. Carross, Emerld Lake and all other sights were amazing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent opportunity to go into the Yukon of Canada and see how life in the lates 1800 could have ...
Sail Date: August 2017
Excellent opportunity to go into the Yukon of Canada and see how life in the lates 1800 could have been like. We took the motor coach to Carcross and the train back stopping in Benneti Lake. The scenery was fabulous and being on the ... Read More
Excellent opportunity to go into the Yukon of Canada and see how life in the lates 1800 could have been like. We took the motor coach to Carcross and the train back stopping in Benneti Lake. The scenery was fabulous and being on the train as it went through the valleys and mountains back to sea level was amazing. Our guides were informative and entertaining on the coach and train. they pointed out good photo opportunities and points of interest. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Toured via small bus, with rgta drivers, saw wiedlfiel rianbows ove ht laeks, snow on the mountians ...
Sail Date: August 2017
Toured via small bus, with rgta drivers, saw wiedlfiel rianbows ove ht laeks, snow on the mountians went to YUKON Territory (Cariboo Crossings for lunch and then into Carscrossing and into Canada at Fraser BC...fantasic views, good roads, ... Read More
Toured via small bus, with rgta drivers, saw wiedlfiel rianbows ove ht laeks, snow on the mountians went to YUKON Territory (Cariboo Crossings for lunch and then into Carscrossing and into Canada at Fraser BC...fantasic views, good roads, need passports to country to country border passage, YUKON DISCOVERIES TOUR Here is the link: http://www.frontierexcursions.com/yukon-discovery.html Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Jamison (our guide) offered a wonderful tour.
Sail Date: June 2017
Jamison (our guide) offered a wonderful tour. He was very knowledgeable and funny as well. The railroad is really one of the best excursions in Alaska for all kinds of travelers.
Jamison (our guide) offered a wonderful tour. He was very knowledgeable and funny as well. The railroad is really one of the best excursions in Alaska for all kinds of travelers. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did the bus and train adventure.
Sail Date: May 2017
We did the bus and train adventure. It was a great tour. My husband and 13 year old son said this was the highlight of the trip. Highly recommended. Great way to spend the day in Skagway.
We did the bus and train adventure. It was a great tour. My husband and 13 year old son said this was the highlight of the trip. Highly recommended. Great way to spend the day in Skagway. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Bus tour up to Emerald Lake with lunch included.
Sail Date: May 2017
Bus tour up to Emerald Lake with lunch included. A great view of the Yukon. Stops in Corcross. Enter and exit Canada. Will do a declaration afterward.
Bus tour up to Emerald Lake with lunch included. A great view of the Yukon. Stops in Corcross. Enter and exit Canada. Will do a declaration afterward. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Overall interesting, though scenery somewhat repetitive.
Sail Date: August 2016
Overall interesting, though scenery somewhat repetitive. Long lines, much waiting to board. Staff confused regarding trains to board, order of boarding.
Overall interesting, though scenery somewhat repetitive. Long lines, much waiting to board. Staff confused regarding trains to board, order of boarding. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great tour.
Sail Date: August 2016
Great tour. The guide was very knowledgable and tslked about Skagway itself, before dropping us at the train. Train was great, great views, and information. You could imagine the gold rush days. We stopped for lunch which was great, and ... Read More
Great tour. The guide was very knowledgable and tslked about Skagway itself, before dropping us at the train. Train was great, great views, and information. You could imagine the gold rush days. We stopped for lunch which was great, and met husky puppies and eye museum was great too. Excellent day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great tour guide on the bus.
Sail Date: August 2016
Great tour guide on the bus.
Great tour guide on the bus. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great scenery!
Sail Date: June 2016
Great scenery!
Great scenery! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The train ride was excellent - very scenic.
Sail Date: May 2016
The train ride was excellent - very scenic. If you take the train, sit on the left side (facing forward). The left side is mostly valley facing, while the right side is mostly mountain side. The drive back was very nice. We had a very ... Read More
The train ride was excellent - very scenic. If you take the train, sit on the left side (facing forward). The left side is mostly valley facing, while the right side is mostly mountain side. The drive back was very nice. We had a very friendly, personable and funny driver. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
It's a beautiful view out in the mountains!
Sail Date: May 2016
It's a beautiful view out in the mountains!
It's a beautiful view out in the mountains! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Road the bus instead of the train and I am glad we did made several stops along the way to take ...
Sail Date: May 2016
Road the bus instead of the train and I am glad we did made several stops along the way to take pictures and saw waterfalls that were beautiful
Road the bus instead of the train and I am glad we did made several stops along the way to take pictures and saw waterfalls that were beautiful Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Awesome
Sail Date: May 2016
Awesome
Awesome Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Even the bus driver knew that our ship had low crew moral.
Sail Date: May 2016
Even the bus driver knew that our ship had low crew moral. Enough said. He was excellent and well prepared.
Even the bus driver knew that our ship had low crew moral. Enough said. He was excellent and well prepared. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
I booked the Bennett Scenic Journey using Chilkoot Charters which lasts about 8 hours.
Sail Date: July 2015
I booked the Bennett Scenic Journey using Chilkoot Charters which lasts about 8 hours. If you book a train excursion through the cruise ship, you can get onto the train right on the dock. For us, Chilkoot picked us up at the dock and ... Read More
I booked the Bennett Scenic Journey using Chilkoot Charters which lasts about 8 hours. If you book a train excursion through the cruise ship, you can get onto the train right on the dock. For us, Chilkoot picked us up at the dock and drove us to the train station. The Chilkoot tour group was assigned our own passenger train car. Our car was about half full. This is one of the reasons I chose Chilkoot because I had read that the passenger cars for the NCL booked excursions were crowded. There was also a tour guide assigned to each passenger car who provided a narration of where we were and what we were seeing. I assumed we’d just be looking out the window and admiring the scenery so this was great. In Bennett, we stopped and had a homemade beef stew lunch with bread and apple pie. We also had a little time to explore in Bennett. In Carcross we switched to a shuttle bus and returned to Skagway in the bus with our driver/tour guide pointing out things to see. We saw a mother black bear and her two cubs foraging for food on the side of the road. Our tour guide turned the bus around and stopped alongside the road for us to watch. When we returned to Skagway, we still had plenty of time to shop and we ate dinner at the Skagway Brewing Company. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Must do..
Sail Date: June 2015
Must do..
Must do.. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Tour guide was great and it was fun
Sail Date: August 2014
Tour guide was great and it was fun
Tour guide was great and it was fun Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This really was all one excursion, White Pass Yukon route to Cargross.
Sail Date: August 2014
This really was all one excursion, White Pass Yukon route to Cargross.
This really was all one excursion, White Pass Yukon route to Cargross. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises