Skagway Half Day Yukon Tour 

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4 hrs


13+ yrs old


3-12 yrs old


0-2 yrs old


  • 4-hour tour to the edge of the Yukon Territory.

  • Enjoy the historic town of Skagway filled with Gold Rush Landmarks and stunning views; be regaled with stories by your professional guide.

  • Then head up to the White Pass Summit area, which winds along the Klondike Highway and parallels the White Pass Railroad.

  • Travel along the Klondike Highway with the best opportunity to spot wildlife such as goats, moose, bears, and caribou.

  • Enjoy waterfalls, distant glacier views, the nearly impassable Tormented Valley.

  • Learn about the Gold Rush History of Skagway and the Yukon.

  • Several stops along the way to stretch your legs and for great photo opportunities.

  • Enjoy snacks and refreshments at the Yukon Suspension Bridge overlooking the white water rapids of the Tutshi River.

  • Celebrate upon reaching the Welcome to the Yukon sign. You made it further than the nearly 100,000 men and women who attempted this journey in 1898!

Our most popular tour to visit the Yukon and its awesome beauty!

The tour begins in Skagway, AK, a remote inlet at the end of the Lynn Canal which from 1896-1898 became the largest city in Alaska after two short, tumultuous years. Described as "nothing better than a hell on earth" during its raucous Wild West beginning, this former boomtown is the gateway into the Yukon, the starting point of the 500-mile journey to the famous goldfields of the Klondike. 

Breathe in the crisp mountain air as you view the stunning, rugged and expansive scenery along the South Klondike Highway. Your driver and guide provides narration making multiple photo stops at scenic and historic points along the way. Keep out a sharp eye! You might spot moose, bears, sheep, mountain goats and more.

Imagine, as you wind slowly through the mountain pass and into the expanse of the Tormented Valley, the never-ending line of prospectors moaning under their heavy loads as they make the long, arduous journey in search of gold. Their efforts, inspiring and heartbreaking, were heralded around the world from 1897 - 1899 during the peak of the stampede. Now, only their memory remains to wander across the lonely, breathtaking landscape in an endless search for fame and fortune.

  • Depart from Skagway
  • Travel to the White Pass Summit
  • Enter British Columbia at the Tormented Valley
  • Cross through Canadian Customs
  • Stop at the Yukon Suspension Bridge
  • Travel along Lake Tutshi
  • Arrive at the Welcome to Yukon Sign
  • Begin return to Skagway with more stops along the way
  • Stop at the Welcome to Alaska sign and your final photo opp
  • Drop off in town or at your ship 

A waiting area is located near your ship. We'll meet you there 15 minutes before the tour departure. Remember to bring PASSPORTS, VISAS, OR ANY OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION. All tours travel into Canada and back. 

  • From the Railroad Dock, exit your ship, turn left and walk to the waiting area. A representative, wearing red and holding a red Skagway Tours sign will meet you and direct you to your bus.
  • From the Broadway Dock, exit your ship, turn left and walk to the waiting area. A representative, wearing red and holding a red Skagway Tours sign will meet you and direct you to your bus.
  • From the Ore Dock, exit your ship. From the exit, you will see the waiting area by the parking lot straight ahead. Walk to the waiting area.  A representative, wearing a red and holding a red Skagway Tours sign, will meet you and direct you to your bus.

Questions? Call or text 1-907-612-0936.

Drop-off is available in town or to your cruise ship. Let your driver know your preference upon return to Skagway.

  • Your tour travels to Canada.
    • In general, if you need a VISA to travel on a cruise ship, you will need a visa to travel to Canada and back into the US.
    • Find out before traveling if you need a visa to enter Canada.
    • Information on US Visa Requirements.
    • Passports and visas are checked entering Canada and upon reentry into the USA.
  • If traveling with children and both parents/guardians ARE NOT present, you may need a letter of permission signed by both parents/legal guardians in order to cross the border.
  • Weather varies greatly along the route. Bring:
    • Layered clothing 
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Snacks and drinks, optional. 
    • And don't forget your camera!
  • Pick up and drop off from the cruise ship terminal.
  • Entrance fee for the Yukon Suspension Bridge.
  • Toddlers and Infants under 2 are free. 

What do I do if the cruise ship holds my passport for security reasons? No problem. Check-in with ship security before disembarking. Present your ticket or tour confirmation. Ship security will release your passports for travel into Canada and back. 

In some cases, the ship crew may tell you that you do not need a passport in Skagway. This is correct ONLY if you plan to remain in the town of Skagway, which is in the United States of America. All tours travel to Canada, crossing the border 15 miles from Skagway, therefore proper travel documents are required. 

Cancellations are accepted and full refunds issued up until 24 hours before the tour.