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Skagway Shore Excursion Reviews

Skagway, Alaska (Photo: Ruth Peterkin/Shutterstock)
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33 Excursions Found (Displaying Results 1 - 25)

#1 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

White Pass Scenic Railway

1212 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.
#2 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

Dog Sledding

163 Reviews
Dog sledding isn't just for the freezing Alaskan winter! Let a team of strong huskies pull you through Skagway's trails and countryside.
#3 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

Yukon Van Tour

137 Reviews
See the remarkable Yukon on a comfortable and intimate guided van tour in Skagway. You will be in awe of its captivating beauty!
#4 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

Scenic Drive

117 Reviews
Embark on a scenic drive from Skagway, past rugged mountains and picturesque log cabins and into the depths of Canada’s wild Yukon Territory.
#5 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

Yukon Suspension Bridge

72 Reviews
The history and nature of Alaska are on display at the Yukon Suspension Bridge in museum-quality exhibits; cross the custom built footbridge over white water rapids.
#6 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

Gold Panning

69 Reviews
Catch the gold fever searching for yellow nuggets in the heart of historic Skagway.
#7 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

Helicopter Tour

64 Reviews
Nothing beats observing Alaska from the air! Choose a helicopter tour for a bird’s-eye view of Skagway’s spectacular countryside and icy glaciers.
#8 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

Ziplining

57 Reviews
Thrill-seekers and nature-lovers will enjoy the rush of a zipline excursion through Skagway's lush forests.
#9 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

Street Car Tour

53 Reviews
Skagway’s street car, dating back to 1923, is a popular historical tour and mode of transportation to points of interest throughout the Alaska port.
#10 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

City Tour

48 Reviews
Take in the beauty of Skagway with a tour focusing on its rugged culture, stunning scenery, and fascinating history.
#11 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

Glacier Point Wilderness Safari

45 Reviews
Begin your adventure boarding an enclosed boat designed for marine wildlife viewing and photography. Watch for whales and sea lions! After a short drive across the forested glacial moraines, and a quick walk, board a stable voyager canoe and paddle toward the face of the massive glacier. Enjoy the intense blue of the ice sharply contrasting the polished granite walls and vibrant green forest.
#12 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

Liarsville

45 Reviews
Pan for gold in Liarsville, a fascinating reproduction of an authentic nineteenth century gold rush-era mining camp.
#13 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

Hiking

44 Reviews
Slide on your sneakers and hike along Skagway's coastline, around its winding trails, and through its forest to enjoy Alaska's natural splendors. You may even catch a glimpse of a bear along the way!
#14 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

White Pass Bennett Lake Adventure

41 Reviews
Step back in time as you explore this abandoned, gold rush town on a self-guided walking tour.
#15 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

Bicycle Tour

38 Reviews
Hop on a bicycle to ride along quiet, scenic city streets of Skagway and glimpse breathtaking views of the Alaska coastline.
#16 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

4x4 Tour

36 Reviews
Bring your camera along to take advantage of the magnificent photo opportunities, including crystal clear mountain streams, a cascading waterfall and a scenic alpine lake.
#17 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

River Rafting/Eagle Preserve

35 Reviews
Float down Skagway’s river over gentle rapids toward the Eagle Preserve to observe some of Alaska's finest species.
#18 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

Rafting

33 Reviews
Gear up for a rafting adventure in Skagway; be on the lookout for waterfalls, coves and wildlife.
#19 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

Wildlife Tour

31 Reviews
On a wildlife tour in Skagway, you may catch a glimpse of rare bald eagles, deer or even a bear! Bring your camera.
#20 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

Glass Blowing

29 Reviews
You don't just watch professionals on this Skagway glass blowing excursion—have a blast learning how to blow glass yourself!
#21 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

Jeep Tour

26 Reviews
Venture down quiet paths and trails into the heart of Skagway’s natural settings on a Jeep tour.
#22 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

Historical Tour

23 Reviews
Learn about Skagway's colorful past on a guided historical tour of the city.
#23 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

Kayaking

19 Reviews
Escape the crowds and explore Skagway’s marine and coastal life on a kayaking excursion through Alaska’s icy blue waters.
#24 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

Horseback Riding

17 Reviews
Trot your way through the beautiful wilderness of Skagway on a guided horseback ride.
#25 of 33 Skagway Shore Excursions

Klondike Family Experience

15 Reviews
The whole family will strike gold exploring Skagway's rich history and beautiful scenery on this unforgettable adventure!

Food and Drink in Skagway

For such a small town, you won't be hurting for lunch or drink options during your day in port.

No trip to Skagway is complete without popping into the Red Onion Saloon (205 Broadway) for a bite and a brew. Built in 1897, Red Onion was the finest brothel in town and a behind-the-scenes tour reveals original wallpaper and cheeky humor from "in character" guides.

Skagway Brewing Company has outgrown its original location and expanded operations to 4th Avenue off Broadway. Lunch is served daily, from 11 to 5, and it's locally sourced pub fare with crab artichoke dip, fish sandwiches, salads, burgers, pastas (with gluten-free options) and more. But come for the beer, made in house, and don't leave without trying the spruce tip blonde ale, a local specialty.

Sweet Tooth Cafe is right on Broadway and offers "home cooking" in the form of hamburgers and sandwiches on homemade bread, doughnuts, milkshakes and more.

Skagway Fish Co., near the Railroad Dock, offers terrific seafood as the name would suggest (get the fish and chips), along with marina views.

For a snack between sightseeing, stop in at Klondike Doughboy, offering a local sweet treat called fry bread. You can also pick up Alaskan honey, tea, syrups and other specialty items to bring home for friends and family.

Olivia's at Skagway Inn is the place for a white tablecloth lunch, offering local fare with a nouvelle twist from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For a cocktail and a spirited souvenir, head to Skagway Spirits (941 Alaska Street) for a spruce gin and tonic. Family-owned and -operated, the small but thoughtful tasting room offers a one-of-a-kind cocktail list along with bottles of gin and vodka. Everything is made in house.

Don't Miss in Skagway

A Ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad: This sightseeing train excursion was created as a result of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898, though it wasn't completed before the rush ended. The narrow-gauge train follows the path that pioneers in search of Klondike Gold climbed in order to get to Dawson's Creek in nearby Canada. The tracks wind around granite mountains, trundle across steep gorges and pass through two tunnels. Virtually all visiting cruise lines offer the train ride; it's the most popular tour here.

Historic Tour of Skagway: Pick up a map at the Skagway Visitors Center for a self-guided walking tour. The building itself is distinctive because its builder collected more than 8,800 sticks of driftwood -- and then nailed them to the building's front.

If you prefer a drive, fast-talking guides in period garb lead the Skagway Street Car Tour, a two-hour look at the port's Gold Rush history onboard a restored yellow Mac Model B.

Gold-Panning at Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp: A stop at this recreation camp, which was set up by press men who were supposed to be reporting from the front lines of the Gold Rush (thus Liarsville), is often packaged with the train tour if you go one way by rail and one way by bus. As part of the setup, today's Liarsville also features a campfire, salmon bake and a ragtag band of entertaining storytellers.

Dog Sledding and Glacier Flightseeing: This combo tour is a budget-buster, but it's a unique way to experience the glaciers. You'll get a turn at mushing the dog team. It's available onboard, as well as through Temsco Helicopters (1-866-683-2900).

Ferry to Haines: If you've been to Skagway many times before, the town of Haines is a quick passenger ferry ride away. Go whale-watching and visit the American Bald Eagle Center downtown -- just factor in 45 minutes each way and ferry schedules that change daily.

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