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Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit and Skagway City Tour
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Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit and Skagway City Tour

By Frontier Excursions & Adventures
Recommended by 97% of travelers
97% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Cover more Skagway sights in less time on a stress-free shore excursion that covers both the natural and historical highlights of the Gold Rush region. Without having to worry about driving or navigating unfamiliar roads yourself, you’ll travel along the Klondike Highway and get the inside scoop on local history from your guide.
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Ages 0-99, max of 24 per group
Duration: 150–180 minutes
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • See more Skagway sights in less time on a shore excursion
  • An obvious choice for first-time visitors and time-pressed travelers
  • Letting someone else drive allows you to focus on the scenery
  • Port pickup and drop-off mean you don’t have to worry about getting back in time

  • Skagway City and White Pass Summit tour by mini-bus
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Skagway
  • Entry/Admission - Gold Rush Cemetery
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks


Start:
    Pickup details
    • Pick up location: Look for a representative holding a FRONTIER EXCURSIONS sign. Please be 15 minutes early. Please bring your Passports. For Broadway and Ore dock, meet off the pier where the dock meets land just outside the security gate next to a large parking area. For the Railroad dock, there are two docking positions. For ships tendering to the small boat harbor, walk up the ramp after disembarking the tender and look to your left for Zone B meeting area. If you are taking a shuttle bus off the pier from your ship, once you get off the shuttle bus look to your right for Zone B. Zone B is near Skagway Fish Co. Bring all documents needed for border crossing- Original Passports (and USA Visa if required for your citizenship) No copies of documents accepted.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Port of Skagway, Port of, Skagway, AK 99840, USA
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5338PRTSGYCITY

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travelers can participate
      • Original valid passport is required on the day of travel (no copies).
      • For non-US/Canadian citizens USA Visa may be required (no copies).
      • Children 15 or younger must bring a Passport (or if USA or Canadian citizen can bring an original/certified birth certificate-no copies). Children 16 and older and all adults must have a valid Passport.
      • Not scooter accessible. Please advise if have folding walker or folding wheelchair.
      • Pick up location: Look for a representative holding a FRONTIER EXCURSIONS sign. Please be 15 minutes early. Please bring your Passports. For Broadway and Ore dock, meet off the pier where the dock meets land just outside the security gate next to a large parking area. For the Railroad dock, there are two docking positions. For ships tendering to the small boat harbor, walk up the ramp after disembarking the tender and look to your left for Zone B meeting area. If you are taking a shuttle bus off the pier from your ship, once you get off the shuttle bus look to your right for Zone B. Zone B is near Skagway Fish Co.
      • At the time of booking, traveler must provide their cruise ship name. If not on a cruise ship please contact operator for meeting instructions.
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5338PRTSGYCITY

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      • Frontier Excursions & Adventures
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        Skagway, Alaska
        Joined in July 2011
      • I876LJlisaa
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Yukon Ho!
        We recently took an Alaskan cruise. Our second stop was in Skagway, AK. We signed up for an excursion into the Yukon, in the hopes of seeing wildlife. We also chose this over the train ride because of other cruise reviewers who described the train ride as kind of boring and there were never any stops for photos. Our tour operator Mike (I think that was his name) was very nice and full of interesting info about the area. We met up near the port terminal and drove to the downtown area of Skagway. We stopped for a bathroom break before we headed north. You definitely want to take advantage of that, because at one point we stopped at an outhouse for a break (fortunately I was able to wait until we got to Carcross). The town looked similar to Sitka, small and picturesque, but also more stark and rugged. We drove on a comfortable minibus to points north, making a number of stops along the way. Our driver spotted bear scat in a number of places along the side of the road, though unfortunately there was nowhere to stop and look around. We did spot one bear, that I believe was part of a larger group of black bears that had been in that area, based on photos from another person who took a similar excursion. We stopped at many scenic overlooks and we found that the waters were very still that day, for whatever reason. The ironic thing about that is that Skagway's name is derived from the Tlingit word skagua, meaning “place where the north wind blows.” For us, this meant fantastic photos, showing mirror images of the mountains peaks reflected in the water. Around every corner, we saw more and more amazing views. We stopped for lunch at a place called Wild Adventure Yukon (formerly caribou crossing trading post). The food was fine, and they had a small petting zoo, as well as some sled dog puppies (very cute). Our last stop was Emerald Lake, which was stunning (a picture of it is the photo for this listing). The tour guide told us that the color came from light reflecting off the marl (mineral deposits) in the lake. Then we drove back to Skagway, making a few stops along the way. It was probably a too long day for me. By the time we got to Emerald Lake, I was done. Of course, this is all a "me" thing and doesn't reflect on the excursion company, Skagway or the Yukon. Overall, a very enjoyable trip!
        Written June 14, 2024
      • Dave M
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Outstanding tour and guide for the Skagway and Yukon area!
        Today Conner, our guide. took us on a day long tour of the Skagway area and out to the Yukon. We enjoyed the multiple stops to snap pictures and in between Conner provided fact filled commentary on what we were seeing. He was accommodating on stops when we wanted to see something ...like the BEAR we popped up on the way back..we ALL got pictures . I recommend the tour and HIGHLY recommend Conner as your guide!
        Written June 12, 2024
      • patricklM1022KG
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Do this!!
        Our trip guide was amazing! Connor talked to us on a personal level sharing experiences with us along the entire route. He stopped at every point of interest to those on the trip.
        Written June 8, 2024
      • virginiadQ1029ZF
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Enjoyed the tour!
        Aaron was a great tour guide. He was knowledgeable and stopped by quite a few beautiful sites. The chicken lunch was fine. We would have liked more time in that stop to see more as it got very crowded. This was a great alternative to expensive ship excursions.
        Written June 7, 2024
      • michellegJ3924EO
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing views and great guide!
        The views were amazing and we loved our tour guide, Mike. He was animated and very informative and made it so much fun! Perfect way to experience the area and understand its history.
        Written June 6, 2024
      • P6691CTlauram
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        Unique Experience Float Tour
        Loved this tour. Great guides, Bob and Stew, they made us feel safe, comfortable and entertained the whole way. It felt like a big getaway but only took a few hours start to finish. I was worried about the back roads, but it was not treacherous at all, just scenic. Bob knows everything about Alaska, so enjoyed an entertaining history lesson along the way. The river was flowing a little faster than I envisioned but Bob knew what he was doing and it felt safe. Definitely not able to do something like that on our own. It was an adventure but relaxing at the same time. I liked that it was a small tour with just 8 people. I truly appreciate this once in a lifetime experience.
        Written June 5, 2024
      • patriciabT4215FP
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Skagway Float Tour
        We took the Skagway Float Tour with Stew and Bob. They were amazing tour guides, so knowledgeable and fun. The tour was breathtaking! It was a perfect day!
        Written June 4, 2024
      • 1962globetrotter
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Ask for Mike - best tour guide of our trip!
        Of several Alaskan trips, we really enjoyed this one. We were lucky with both the weather and the chance opportunity to have a bear coming right alongside our bus. The scenery was stunning and there were plenty of photo opportunities. But what really made the day was our excellent guide, Mike, who entertained us from the moment we set off til the minute he dropped us off. He was funny, informative, speaking with enthusiasm despite having probably done a similar talk hundreds of times. His chirpy upbeat style reminded me of Robin Williams, quick with a joke, warm and friendly. Thanks so much, Mike, you really made it memorable
        Written May 31, 2024
      • O2023VKvictoriah
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Worth every penny!
        Mike is incredible! Like an old friend who knows so much keeps it light & gets it! Unbelievable views, and history. Incredible photo opps.
        Written May 27, 2024
      • BevG102
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic Tour
        Fantastic tour! We wanted to do the train but are so happy it was full! The bus was so comfortable, the guide excellent and I liked that it was a small group. We got to stop and get off at some amazing locations (which the train can’t do) our guide took pictures for everyone. The cherry on the cake… he spotted a bear and we stopped to watch it munching the plants and doing bear stuff lol. Can highly recommend
        Written May 22, 2024
      • ssonnemann57
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fun Stuff!
        We had an amazing time with Frontier Excursions yesterday on a hike and float adventure! First we explored the ghost town of Dyea which played a significant role in the Klondike Gold Rush. Our guides shared interesting historical facts as well as an abundance of cool info about the plants, wildlife, and geography of the area. Then we put on our gear and enjoyed a gorgeous float down the river--complete with a playful river otter who seemed to be playing hide and seek with us. We highly recommend an afternoon of exploration with the wonderful guides from Frontier Excursions.
        Written May 21, 2024
      • alicebQ2263QM
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The best tour!
        Had a great time on this tour. The places we stopped to take pictures were gorgeous. Our tour guide Beverly was very friendly, knowledgeable and always willing to snap a picture for you. Very cool to see the different environments while traveling to the Yukon. We got to see a porcupine and, on the way back to Skagway even saw a bear!! Would recommend this tour, we booked this instead of booking through the cruise line and we are sure glad we did!!
        Written May 19, 2024
      • Nanzrn1966
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Ditch the train & take the bus tour!!
        Safety was the priority of our tour guide Connor. This was a small group tour and he made sure he counted everyone each time we got off the bus and back on. He also took pictures of all us at all the stops. Connor knew his Alaskan and Yukon history very well, providing narration along the way as well as answering all questions. The scenery was stunning! Unlike the train along the same route, this bus tour allows for stops and pictures along the way.
        Written May 17, 2024
      • Sightseer57699926813
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing from start to finish
        Just got back from this tour and all i can say is - AMAZING! Connor our tour guide and driver was fantastic, his knowledge of the sights and best places for picture opportunities, as well as his polite and friendly manner were exceptional - i can not recommend this company enough, the whole day from start to finish was perfect and we got some amazing pictures, seen some amazing sights and have gained amazing memories.
        Written May 14, 2024
      • hudson4689
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Well worth the time and money.
        Our tour guide/driver, Patrick, was personable and informative. He was certain to make stops, or we could get photos and see the sites along the way. The views were amazing and the commentary helped us understand the history of this trail along the Klondike. Gold rush. Provided lunch for barbecue chicken was excellent.
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      Christine R
      10 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2023 • Family
      Choose to take a bus tour rather than take the expensive train ride. I had heard if the train was full it was very difficult to see things. And I couldn't get tickets unless it was thru the cruise line, so that made me feel like it must be very full. Didn't regret the decision for a minute. There were only 23 of us on the bus so it made it feel very private. Our tour guide was very informative and brought us to many sites that were so picturesque. People on the train could not take a picture with the "Welcome to Alaska" sign like we did! He even gave suggestions when we got back to town. I was very happy we choose to take this tour.(July 5, 2023)
      Written July 17, 2023
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      Monica D
      Spruce Grove, Canada4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2022
      Jess went above and beyond to make sure we had a great excursion even though the weather was frigid. She was very concerned for our safety as well. We were on a bus much bigger than our group required so we could spread out. So glad I signed up for this excursion. Sure the train would have been fun too but by being in the mini bus we could stop for photo ops etc.
      Written September 5, 2022
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      BP from LP in MI
      Lincoln Park, MI37 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2023 • Family
      We had a great experience on the White Pass Railroad. The scenery was excellent. Every turn revealed another breathtaking view. The narration on the train was informative and entertaining. We were able to go out on the observation platform at each end of the train car to take videos and photos, and we took advantage of it.

      Bottled water was included and each railroad car had a rest room.

      Awesome is the word I would use. A great value for the money, and the highlight of our trip to Alaska.

      After the train ride we stopped at Liarsville, which is a small historic encampment recreation outside Skagway where newspaper reporters invented "Fake News." which continues to this day. Instead of going to the prospector's claims themselves, the reporters stayed in Liarsville, and wrote stories about the prospector's adventures from second hand stories.

      Liarsville included a campy but cute little show with live music, panning for gold, which was fun, and a delicious all-you-can-eat salmon bake with the salmon grilled over an open wood fire.

      It is quite primitive, which gives it an authentic feel.

      The highlight of the Skagway City Tour was a tour of the historic Red Onion Saloon and Brothel, which was informative and entertaining. The tour included a champagne toast. This is not a tour for little kids or young teens.

      I remember seeing the Red Onion in the 1953 Jimmy Stewart Movie "The Far Country," and the tour described the Saloon during the gold rush as it was depicted in the movie.

      It was a great day. We recommend the train, Liarsville, and the Red Onion highly.
      Written September 10, 2023
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      While we are glad you enjoyed your day in Skagway, this is not our tour product. This sounds like a tour booked directly with the cruise lines. We do not offer any train tours or tours at the Red Onion saloon.
      Written September 12, 2023
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      Sydney H
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2022
      Our tour guide, Doug, was an excellent source of the history of Skagway! He was completely delightful. Skagway was a delightfully scenic town set in the beauty of Alaska. We loved Doug’s storytelling about the gold rush and the early settlers. I cannot recommend this tour enough. The bus was comfortable and it was especially nice on a slightly rainy day!
      Written August 4, 2022
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      John G
      Xenia, OH43 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2023 • Couples
      Perfect from pickup to drop-off! Van was clean and in great shape. Driver (Beverly) was fount of information that really made the trip. Compared notes with ship passengers and this tour was much superior to the far more expensive train trip. Was especially impressed with how Beverly took special care of a single older lady traveling alone.
      Written June 15, 2023
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      Richard L
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2022 • Couples
      Our guide Andy was outstanding. He was not only professional but went out of his way to help with small things like adjust my camera for me. His knowledge of Alaska was outstanding.The weather was good and the sights were phenomenal. I highly recommend Frontier Excursions and of course ask for Andy. He is icing on the cake.
      Written August 12, 2022
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      Parkerilla
      Sydney, Australia212 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2024 • Couples
      A marvelous little adventure up to the White Pass. The onboard staff provided a continuous commentary as the train rattled along. We were early in the season and missed ring pulled by an original steam engine but did experiance one as it passed on a test run. The carriages are original with the exception of an antiquated rest room on each carriage.
      A very relaxing few hours
      Written May 31, 2024
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      Glad you enjoyed the train. But to clarify for those who may read this, the train is not part of this tour, the White Pass Summit and Skagway City Tour. This tour is a 2.5 hour tour roundtrip by mini-bus. Train tickets not sold through Viator but you can always leave a review on their Google page https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=white+pass+and+yukon+route+railroad+reviews# OR on their TripAdvisor page https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60877-d104383-Reviews-White_Pass_Yukon_Route_Railway-Skagway_Alaska.html
      Written June 2, 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Jeannine Walter
      St. Petersburg, FL10 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2023 • Friends
      Outstanding fun and informative. From Brooke at check in to our guide, Garrett, it could not have been better than white on rice:-) Great tour of the frontier town and beautiful trip up White Pass to tormented valley. The scenic hike up to the gold rush cemetery was a highlight as well. Seeing the city from a higher elevation lets you appreciate just how small the town itself is. And the weather couldn’t have been more beautiful.

      Written July 20, 2023
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      Michelle G
      Georgia24 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2023 • Couples
      We were in Skagway for the day on a cruise ship. Our excursion was early morning and left us with no plans for the day. We came across the tour while walking the city and gave them a go. We were admiring their building, the old hotel when we heard about the tour. It was rainy out so we thought it would be a great escape from the rain. We had Garrett as our driver. He was great! Garrett has lived in the are for many years and know the area. He made the trip fun while giving us background and history of Skagway. We rode up to The White Pass summit, since it was so gloomy out we went a little farther to get under some of the cloud cover. He took us to an outlook to see a beautiful view of the lake. We stopped at an amazing waterfall for pictures. We visited the Gold Rush Cemetery where he told us the story of Soapy Smith, we were also able to take the trail up to Reid Falls. It was a great day with Garrett and we would go again to hear more about Alaska history.
      Written September 12, 2023
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      Jennifer I
      Chula Vista, CA2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2023 • Family
      Highly recommend taking the shuttle to White Pass Summit. Many photo opportunities. Reasonable pricing. We debated this over the White Pass Summit Railway (at 3x the cost) and ultimately decided the shuttle would be more worthwhile for our family. We were not disappointed. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and had lots of fun facts. He had first hand experience of Skagway which was interesting and entertaining. Would do it again!
      Written September 2, 2023
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