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“Custom tour took us where we wanted to go!”
Review of Skagway Van Tours

Skagway Van Tours
Ranked #11 of 52 Tours in Skagway
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Skagway Van Tours offers an affordable alternative to traditional bus tours. A private van tour offers the comfort, privacy, and intimacy often lacking in a big-crowded bus. Our van only holds up to 14 passengers. Groups of 10 or less are recommended for maximum comfort. Since it's a private tour, it costs the same to take 4 people as it does 14 people. Your group may even discover that a private tour is often cheaper than a public tour.
Reviewed July 7, 2018

There were 10 of us varying from age 7 to 75. We loved Matt's knowledge of the entire area as well as his outgoing personality and friendliness. The dog sled puppies and the variety of scenery and terrain was an unforgettable experience. Would highly recommend this excursion!!!

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Matthew S, Owner at Skagway Van Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Thank you for the review! Very kind of you to respond so promptly. --Matt

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Reviewed July 5, 2018

Our group of fourteen ( cousins from around the world reunion) had the best day of our Alaska cruise on our tour with Matt! Matt not only showed us the most beautiful views/sights but provided interesting information and stories. Our group was thrilled at every stop but was impressed that Matt could spot the tiny mountain goats, stopped the van and pulled out his telescope so we all could see these elusive creatures. Also, we saw a mama bear and cubs!
Everyone had an enjoyable experience and would highly recommend this tour. Thanks for giving us a memorable day, Matt!

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Matthew S, Owner at Skagway Van Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

Thank you Shalini! Very kind of you to leave such a nice review. I had an enjoyable day with the cruising cousins as well! --Matt

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Reviewed June 21, 2018

Starting from the beginning...we were referred to this company because the initial company I inquired with was booked. I have to admit I was a little skeptical because it's only a "middle of the road" ranked Skagway tour, but Matt's quick responses to emails and willingness to work with what our family wanted to see quickly pushed me to book with him. The tour was a day our family will never forget! Matt met us promptly right off the ship with an easily identifiable sign. It was raining so we were glad that he was prompt in his timing. He echoed his thankfulness for our promptness as he mentioned many groups are late or forget to bring passports which delay the start of the tour. We did the Yukon tour and made a side stop at Michelle Phillips summer husky camp. We were never rushed at any point on the tour. We saw 4 bears, some distant mountain goats and the most incredible scenery, despite the rain. Matt was incredibly knowledgeable and was able to handle any questions we threw at him. Don't hesitate for a second to book this tour, it was a highlight of our trip!

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Matthew S, Owner at Skagway Van Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2018

Thank you very much for the kind review. And thank you for getting me out on tour-- I enjoy seeing the bars as much as you! --Matt

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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

We were a family of 12 and had an amazing tour with Matt. He answered all of our questions quickly and professionally during the booking process, was right on time picking us up from the ship and gave us an amazing tour. I could never imagine booking a cruise tour in Skagway with Matt being available. Highly recommended. Thanks!

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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Matt met us at our cruise ship dock at 7 am for about a 7 hour tour into the Yukon. We had many scenic stops on our 65 mile (one way) journey including Tormented Valley, Bove Island, Summit Lakes, Emerald Lake, Pitchfork Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. We had an extended stop to see and play with the Iditarod pups and 1.5 hour stop in Carcross for a yummy lunch and short walkabout town. Matt was very informative and personable. The scenery was absolutely spectacular and I highly recommend Matt as your tour guide with Skagway Van Tours

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