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Yukon Sightseeing Adventure by Hummer
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Yukon Sightseeing Adventure by Hummer: Travel the route of the Trail of '98 from behind the wheel of a comfortable and spacious Hummer® H3 SUV. This limited, exclusive excursion will allow you to enjoy the scenery and history of the Klondike Gold Rush at a leisurely pace. Your small group of explorers will set out in comfort on an adventure from Skagway into the Yukon Territory via the famous routes taken by the hardy gold prospectors in the late 1800's. You'll be driving your Hummer® into the heart of the rugged wilderness made famous by fabled gold rush legends Robert Service and Jack London. Your experienced tour guide, in the lead vehicle, will entertain you with tales of the gold rush era via an interactive, two-way radio system. Driving your own Hummer® provides you the freedom, comfort and relaxation of exploring the Klondike Gold Rush routes from a bygone era in an intimate way. This adventure allows you to experience the beauty of Skagway and the Yukon Territory away from the crowds. Your guide will lead your caravan to destinations such as Pitchfork Falls, Moore Bridge, Dead Horse Gulch, Bracket Wagon Trail, and Tormented Valley. Additionally, you will visit the historic village of Carcross, named after the narrow Caribou crossing at the headwaters of the mighty Yukon River. After a short break, your caravan will travel to The World's Smallest Desert, and finally, the highlight of this adventure, Emerald Lake, known for its vivid turquoise water. You will also enjoy an Alaskan style snack prior to hearing the story of Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith, Skagway's most notorious outlaw, on your return trip to Skagway. This spellbinding adventure crosses an international border. You must bring your Passport and driver's license. Remember to take along a camera and some friends for this five-hour adventure. Klondike Custom Hummer Excursion: Create your own Skagway experience in a luxurious, chauffeured Hummer! The Alaska Custom Hummer Excursion is the ultimate Skagway shore excursion where you're in charge! Your personal chauffeur/guide will be your host to create an experience that includes whatever you want to do. Select from a menu of tour options, add your own personal touches, then combine those with the comfort and elegance of a luxuriously appointed Hummer®, and upscale service for the perfect Alaska experience. Your rugged yet plush Hummer H2®, is your vantage point for four or eight hours to experience Skagway and venture in one of two directions. First, you could tour the charming town of Skagway and visit the Gold Rush Cemetery near lower Reid Falls, where one of the most notorious con men in history, "Soapy Smith", was buried. You can opt to travel along the route of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush towards Dawson City through the White Pass, crossing the cable-stayed, Captain William Moore Bridge, and into the Yukon Territory. You can also visit world-renowned waterfalls including Pitch Fork Falls, which provides Skagway's power, and Bridal Veil Falls, a long steep cascade of a Skagway River tributary. Bove Island in Tagash Lake is a possible photo stop after passing through the historic gold rush supply center of Carcross, which used to be a hunting and fishing camp for the Inland Tlingit and Tagish people. Continue a few miles north and pass through the world's smallest desert, measuring one square mile. Continue north to the perfect turnaround point, Emerald Lake, notable for its intense green color. Or, head the other direction and follow the turnout to the Skagway Overlook, then take the scenic drive to the National Historic Park of Dyea, which spans diverse ecosystems from subarctic to coastal, home of the most reported species of lichen. On this route, you can experience wild Alaska, with possible bear and bald eagle sightings. You'll find it hard to believe that this was at the heart of the gold rush boom years ago, and now it is the starting point of the famous Chilkoot trail. You'll be briefed on a variety of tour options that are available for you. Do as much, or as little, as you like. Select from active experiences or the more mellow. Mix and match. It's entirely your choice. Have a special interest like photography or hiking? No problem. Your chauffeur/guide can help you create a tour experience that is entirely of your own creation. In addition to being your driver and tour escort, your chauffeur/guide is at your beck and call. Think of him as your personal concierge. On an Alaska Custom Hummer® Excursion, you call the shots. Our job is to help you experience Skagway in the very best way possible.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed June 10, 2014

We were met at our ship by our guide Scott and several brand new 2014 Jeep Wranglers. Scott was terrific in keeping us well informed via two way radio from his lead jeep as we headed for Carcross in the Yukon a 2+ hour drive. This is mainly a ride through the most beautiful scenery you can imagine on a two lane highway which crosses the Canadian border. Once in Carcross we stopped for a break and Scott shared some caribou sausage and Salmon dip with all on the tour, which was delicious ( there is also bottled water in the Jeeps). We then went off road for about 45 minutes and really gave the Jeeps a workout. The tour was well worth the price and I feel you see locations that most on the cruise do not. Don't forget to stamp your passport at the general store in Carcross Yukon.The stamp sits outside the store for everyone's use ( donations in the coffee can greatly appreciated). The only caution I would take under consideration is the size of the back seats and the rough ride when off roading with respect to your own physical abilities
Great excursion overall

1  Thank MandACapeCod
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

My boyfriend and I were looking so forward to our first sailing trip together, and carefully picked our excursions. This one jumped right our at us. I wanted him to experience the Yukon in the best way possible. This trip did just that. Our guide was Scott and he kepted us entertained the entire trip. the views were specatular even in the rain and fog. The reindeer sauage was sooo good. I would only recommend that prior to departure, we would be paired up with people that would actually like to drive, so there aren't people that are stuck doing it all. Besides that it was certainly worth it.

Thank NavygirlComox
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

My partner and I had an amazing time on this 5+ hour ride on brand new Jeeps. Our guide, Scott was such a wonderful person to ride with, he was friendly and accommodating and had a great sense of humor that made the trip even more delightful. We had a fun and wonderful time on this beautiful scenic tour, most of the places we visited seemed as if we were on a different planet, the vistas were surreal and I will remember this trip for many months. I miss and dream of Alaska (Skagway). I give this experience a 5+ star and recommend this great venue to travel and see sights that will take your breathe away! We visited on May 21, 2014. The salmon pate was so delicious, I want the recipe!

Thank Ren N
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Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Scott provided us with an outstanding and scenic jeep tour from Skagway, Alaska to Carcross, Yukon. He took us through some of the most beautiful scenery Alaska and Canada has to offer. He described gold rush and settlement history in addition to scientific information about glaciers and other points of interest. Scott took great care of our safety, provided good snacks, and kept us entertained with anecdotes. This was one of the best tours we have ever taken and recommend it highly.

1  Thank Judy R
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

This was the first excursion on our cruise and definitely one of our favorites. There were 3 in our jeep so we all knew each other. The guides were great and kept us entertained. The scenery was AMAZING! The length of the tour was perfect as well.

3  Thank Danyel W
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