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Skagway Cruise Port

Nowadays Skagway is a scenic Alaskan cruise port, but 100 years ago it was the rough and ready gateway to the gold fields of the Klondike.

The gold-era history is tangible in Skagway, where downtown’s restored buildings form part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, and give the town a Wild West flavor.

Stroll the frontier-style wooden boardwalks and the main street, Broadway, lined with clapboard buildings, overlooked by snowcapped peaks and trotted along by old-style horse-led carriages.

Souvenir shops sell gold nuggets, crafts, artwork and curios, and popular cruise passenger tours head off to the Jewell Gardens and Glassworks. For destinations further afield, tours follow the Skagway River to Lower Dewey Lake.

The White Pass & Yukon Railroad narrow-gauge railway line climbs to the White Pass summit, following the route that took the pioneering gold miners to Whitehorse and the Yukon at the turn of the 20th century.

Practical Info

The Skagway cruise port is at the bottom of Broadway, the town’s main street. Another dock is adjacent bordering the Lynn Canal.

Once you leave the ship, just follow your nose along Broadway and you’ll soon be in the heart of town.

Tours & Tickets

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Bennett Train Journey on the White Pass Rail

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Hop aboard a vintage Gold Rush-era train for a scenic journey from Skagway through the great Alaskan and Canadian wilderness. Traveling along the White Pass ...  Read more

Location: Skagway, Alaska
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $243.24

Best Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit Excursion

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

While in port in Skagway, enjoy a 2.5-hour coach trip to the White Pass Summit, taking in the majestic mountain scenery of waterfalls, rivers, glaciers and ...  Read more

Location: Skagway, Alaska
Duration: 2.5—3 hrs (approx.)

From USD $47.29

Skagway Shore Excursion: Glassblowing Lesson at Jewell Gardens

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

While you’re in port in Skagway, learn the ancient art of blowing glass at Jewell Gardens! After watching a demonstration by an experienced glassblower, you ...  Read more

Location: Skagway, Alaska
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00

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