Used Chilkoot for the White Pass and Yukon Railroad tour from Skagway whilst docked there on a cruise in September 13. We made a considerable saving over the cruise excursion plus there were only 12 of us on a minibus not a full coach load of 50 either.
We followed the easy directions provided and found our guide 'Bruce' only a couple of minutes after getting of the ship. After checking us off his list, he directed us to our minibus where we had a 10-15min wait for the rest of the passengers to arrive.
Once on route, Bruce continued to give us loads of local and historical information and answered all questions as best he could. He stopped of on route to Carcross on numerous occasions for photos and to impart more info. At Carcross we had the Chicken BBQ lunch, then went for a look round before going on a dogsled ride which was excellent, and learnt loads from the handlers who were professional dogsledders.
Bruce was brilliant throughout the tour upto dropping us off at the Canadian Border where we caught the train back to Skagway. We had our own carriage on the train, which gave us all loads of room as there was only 12 of us. Saw some amazing scenery throughout the tour.
If you do the tour with bus first and train back then you need to sit on the righthand side both times to get the best views.