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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.

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Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour, Skagway, null
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Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 651 Reviews

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 $99.75
Skagway Shore Excursion: Scenic River Float Tour, Skagway, Ports of Call Tours
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Skagway Shore Excursion: Scenic River Float Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 126 Reviews

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: Glassblowing Lesson at Jewell Gardens, Skagway, Ports of Call Tours
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Skagway Shore Excursion: Glassblowing Lesson at Jewell Gardens

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 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
Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit Tour, Skagway, Ports of Call Tours
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Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 72 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

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