Port of Skagway
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More than 100 years later, Skagway still retains the feel of those Gold Rush days, though most travelers now arrive by cruise ship and follow part of the original Gold Rush route by tourist train. The immensely walkable and historic downtown has also largely been restored to its roots, complete with false-fronted buildings and wooden sidewalks. It's an utterly charming place -- if a tad precious.
Skagway ranks as one of Alaska's most popular ports. It's not unusual to find four ships docked there on the same day.
Top Skagway Itineraries
Golden Princess36 Night Southeast Asia, Japan & Alaska Grand Adventure cruiseSingapore, Ho Chi Minh City , Nha Trang, Hong Kong, Taipei , Osaka, Tokyo , Osaka, Anchorage, Glacier Bay, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, VancouverNow
Seven Seas Mariner28 Night Caribbean CruiseMiami, Cartagena , Colon , Puntarenas , San Juan del Sur, Puerto Quetzal , Acapulco, Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas, San Diego, San Francisco, Astoria, Oregon , Sitka, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, VancouverNow
Golden Princess23 Night Japan & Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure cruiseTokyo , Osaka, Anchorage, Glacier Bay, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, VancouverNow
Westerdam7-day Inside PassageVancouver, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, VancouverNow
Norwegian Pearl7-day Alaska with Glacier Bay from SeattleSeattle, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, Victoria, SeattleNow
Where You're Docked
Ships line up at one of three deep-water docks, all an easy walk from the heart of town. Small ships may dock at a fourth location, the Ferry Dock, also a few minutes from town.
Good to Know
Given that most goods and foodstuffs are flown or shipped into Alaska from the "outside," you might be a bit surprised by the higher-than-average costs of food and other essentials.
Currency & Best Way to Get Money
Currency is the U.S. dollar. There is an ATM at the Wells Fargo Bank at 6th and Broadway.
English is spoken there.
Hand-painted gold-mining pans are great souvenirs.