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“Excellent!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chilkoot Charters & Tours

Chilkoot Charters & Tours
340 - 7th Avenue, P.O. Box 1336, Skagway, AK 99840
+1 907-983-3400
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Mike was our guide and he was excellent! The excursion we took was a train ride up and a bus (shuttle more per-say) back down. The trip up was amazing as we were able to see the beautiful views and scenery. However, the trip down was just as good as Mike was able to provide us with a complete narrative on what we should be looking at, the history of that area, etc. He was funny, informative, knowledgeable, and at the end of the day provided us with a great excursion experience.

I would highly recommend Chilkoot Charters & Tours for the White Pass Train excursion and try to get Mike if you can!

Visited September 2013
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Comox, British Columbia
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“Chilkoot Tours Skagway to the Yukon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

After opting out on the train we decided to take the tour from Skagway to Carcross in the Yukon. So glad we changed our mind. Our tour guide "Tall Tim" was very informative and very funny. Even though it was mainly foggy up to the summit we did a few stops and saw some great scenery. Fog lifted and had a great afternoon with beautiful landscapes and Tim keeping us entertained. The Carcross desert was very interesting to see. Thanks Tim for the fun and information, Rob and Cheryl your Canadian friends.

Visited August 2013
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Sacramento, California
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“Chilkoot Charters &Tours - Fantastic Company!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

While on a RCI Alaskan Cruise, ....one of our inside passage Port was Skagway, AK. I made my own excursion arrangements and decided on using Chilkoot Charters & Tours in concert with our White Pass Train Tour. This was one of the best decisions I made. Our tour guide was intelligent, very knowledgable, and friendly. We were seated in a tour like Van that seated no more than 18 people. After the train ride up the mountain, our tour guide met us, and took us to places that the much larger 45-50 passenger buses couldn't! I able to take beautiful photographs of severals the surrounding areas without having to worry about any crowds at all. Fortunately for us, the weather provided us with partly cloudy skies which only added to the beauty of my pictures. Our tour guide provided us with detailed history of the area which only added to our great experience.

Recommendation: Make your own excursion arrangements. The cruise ships won't have this company on their list of choices because it can't handle large crowds to speak of which was just fine with me. The are totally available by using their website and very responsive to any inquires. Finding their pickup point was a snap and we very much enjoyed ourselves. What a great choice for your excursion in Skagway!! This is an all day excursion and they absolutely promise that you will make it back on your ship before it departs which was a huge PLUS!!

Visited August 2013
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Saint Louis, Michigan, United States
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“Nice guide”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Not much to do in Skagway that does not involve White Pass Train Tour. Our driver was well informed and easy to understand. Look us in a smaller van with about 15 others while many boarded huge buses from the cruise ships. Think we got a better tour by being in a smaller group Took us up the mountain to board the train for the trip down.
The White Pass Railroad is very historic but for me the train ride was on the boring side. There were a few spots with really nice views, the train was never set up for the view but to haul gold miners to the top of the mountain. This attraction very easy and anyone could do it.

Visited August 2013
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Bolton Canada
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“Great Bus Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Our driver Bruce was great, he drove for the Chilkoot Charters and Tour Line he was better than an excellent history book. He talked about the gold rush, how and when these people got there, how they lived and the hardships they endured. Landscape was like being in another world. This trip started from the dock in Vancouver and was an all day trip, I sailed on the Holland America Line.

Visited August 2013
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