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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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Skagway Shore Excursion: Bennett Train Journey on the White Pass Rail

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

While in port in Skagway, hop aboard a replica vintage Gold Rush-era train for a scenic journey through the great Alaskan and Canadian wilderness. Traveling ...  Read more

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

From USD $243.24

Skagway Shore Excursion: Liarsville Gold Rush Camp, Gold Panning and Salmon Bake Combo

4 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

While in port in Skagway, discover what Alaska’s exciting Gold Rush era was all about on this unique two-hour tour. In the historic village of Liarsville, you ...  Read more

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

From USD $57.75

Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit Excursion with Optional Gold Panning

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

Bennett Train Journey on the White Pass Rail

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

Skagway Shore Excursion: Glassblowing Lesson at Jewell Gardens

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

Skagway Shore Excursion: Jewell Gardens Tour and Glassblowing Demonstration

While you’re in port in Skagway, visit a local glassblowing studio, Jewell Gardens, for a glassblowing demonstration and tour. Glass isn’t the only focus, ...  Read more

Location: Skagway, Alaska
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $40.00

Skagway Shore Excursion: Scenic River Float Tour

Combine sightseeing and river rafting on this relaxing Skagway shore excursion. Enjoy a beautiful 10-mile (16-km) drive along the coast to the Dyea Valley, an ...  Read more

Location: Skagway, Alaska
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $78.75

Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour

The Chilkoot Hike and Float Tour is a great family-oriented hiking adventure along the world famous Chilkoot Trail. This wilderness hike takes place in the ...  Read more

Location: Skagway, Alaska
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.50

Skagway Shore Excursion: Half-Day Tour to the Yukon Border

Perfect for a short time in port, this Skagway shore excursion will show you a glimpse of Canada's legendary Yukon. On this half-day tour, you'll cross the ...  Read more

Location: Skagway, Alaska
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $58.01

Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit and Skagway City Tour

When your cruise ship docks in Skagway, enjoy a shore excursion to see the best sights of the city, and take in the views from the majestic White Pass Summit ...  Read more

Location: Skagway, Alaska
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $40.16

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