Tour code: 5338PRTSGYFULL
Spend the day discovering the treasures of Yukon, Canada's westernmost territory, while your ship is docked in Skagway. Visit the Caribou Crossing Trading Post, its museum and a dogsled camp, where huskies train for the Yukon Quest dogsled race. In the summer, upgrade and experience a dogsled ride led by a musher along a woodsy trail. No matter the season, soak up the wild beauty of southeast Alaska, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory on this Skagway shore excursion.

Highlights

  • Full-day Skagway shore excursion of the Yukon
  • Travel along the Klondike Highway and spot wildlife like goats, moose, bears and caribou
  • Browse through exhibits at the Museum of Yukon Natural History
  • Learn about the history about the Gold Rush
  • Traditional Yukon-style lunch included
  • Upgrade your Yukon experience to include dogsledding
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Skagway Shore Excursion: Full-Day Tour of the Yukon

Skagway Shore Excursion: Full-Day Tour of the Yukon

Gorgeous landscapes, wildlife sightings and time with dogsledding huskies — what could make for a more perfect day while your ship is docked at Skagway port? Your 6.5-hour shore excursion bustles you north along Klondike Highway, a route that parallels the 1898 Gold Rush Trail, as you make way to the US/Canadian border. Keep your eyes peeled for possible wildlife sightings, including Dall sheep, mountain goats, moose, bears and caribou.

Inside Canada, wind through a northern boreal forest for spectacular views of Bove Island, Tutshi Lake and Tagish Lake. Break for a photo stop at the Yukon border and then continue to Lake Bennett. Snap photos of the ‘World's Smallest Desert’ and Emerald Lake.

Arrive at the Caribou Crossing Trading Post and dig into hearty fare, Yukon style, which includes chicken with BBQ sauce, baked potato, coleslaw, dinner rolls, donuts and coffee.

Now that you’re warmed up, head inside the Museum of Yukon Natural History that houses impressive wildlife exhibits, from Ice Age specimens to more recent animal species in the Yukon. Animals from the arctic and subarctic regions of Alaska and the Yukon, as well as other regions in the world, are also on display.

Then, visit the on-site dogsledding camp and enjoy hands-on time with adorable huskies training for the Yukon Quest dogsled race. You’ll get to pet puppies, too, while hearing anecdotes from a musher about sledding adventures in the Yukon winter.

Want more time with huskies? In the summer, you can upgrade to take part in dogsledding. You'll be guided by a musher on a wheeled training cart along a forested trail (15- to 20-minute ride), used during the Gold Rush stampedes.

After time with the huskies, board your transport and relax on the return to Skagway port.

Please note: All passengers must have a valid passport.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Skagway for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Lorelle M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The best tour we have done. Mike has to be the best tour guide we have had on any tour. Leaving Skagway to the Yukon was incredible. The information Mike gave us was fantastic. He had a wonderful personality and made the day so enjoyable.
We saw brown and black bears on the way and Mike stopped for some great pic's. Carcross was so interesting with may animals and a great museum.
Lunch was included and we ate outside in a wagon.
Emerald Lake is stunning, scenery at every turn. We went in late May and had fantastic weather.
So much to see and do on this tour.
It is a must do!!

Jayanta R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a wonderful trip ! All stops were just amazing and picturesque. Our driver/guide Mike was a very jubilant person and was very helpful. Weather also helped us... Not too cold... Very little rain. Highly recommended!!!

Benjamin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was one of the highlights of our Alaska vacation! And it was the most affordable. We saw 3 bears and beautiful scenery. Our guide/driver T-Bone Tyler was great. He was both informative and fun and you could tell he genuinely wanted us to have a good trip. After my husband mentioned I was disappointed about not being able to get my passport stamped at the airport in Canada, Tyler made a stop for me to get a stamp. In my opinion, this tour is a must-do in Skagway.

Marjorie C L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our driver was excellent and it was a great day with good weather

Keith M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide Tyler T-Bone really made this excursion! He lives in the area so he was able to provide local knowledge throughout the trip. During each stop he offered to take photos for everyone. We booked the 8AM trip which I would highly recommend! We were ahead of all the large tour groups so we were the first to each stop! We were even able to catch a few bears along the way.

mjowilson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tabitha was our tour guide. She had the friendliest disposition and was so knowledgeable about the area. She knew the best places to stop for pictures and was more than glad to take pictures of my husband and I. Beautiful scenery in a comfortable van. We saw a bear on the roadside eating and she actually turned the van around and we went back and sat and watched the black bear enjoy dandelions. A wonderful tour and well worth the time and money spent.

Petr United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Absolutely amazing - especially the Yukon Canadian part - including the fabulous lunch and dog-farm with its impressive museum - really beautiful trip. Even better if you have guide and driver Brook she is fabulous !!! I would do it again and again! The best trip on out entire cruise holiday.

Ian M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was a good day out. The scenery was great, though the overcast day dampened things. Lunch was just ok, but the mounty museum and the wildlife centre was most interesting. The musher dogs were fascinating to watch and ride them if you wish at 30.....not for me!

Gary W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Enjoyed this shore excursion very much. Mike the tour guide was very entertaining.

Trent C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We did the Skagway Whitepass Tour as far as Emerald Lake by bus with Brooke as the driver/guide. Loved the scenery and the commentary was second to none. So personable and knowledgeable on the countries, customs, flowers, fauna, wildlife... We had a wonderful day...picked up on time Frontier Tours and dropped off at a choice of locations to suit us. The tour was booked through Viator with Frontier Tours directly and not through the cruise line on board ship. From the comments of other ship passengers, I would say we certainly got one of the best tours and at a significantly lower price than on the cruise line itself. Every stop on this tour created new memories.hated for it to end!Thanks Frontier Tours and Brooke.

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