Skagway is a small coastal Alaska town and a common cruise stop. I personally love Skagway, and my favorite excursion that I have taken is the White Pass Rail Trip.
Skagway had a population of 1,191 as of 2020. Skagway is a cute, quaint town full of character and history. Many small shops are filled with unique art, gifts, and foods during the summer cruise session.
It is easy to walk from where the ship ports to downtown Skagway so even if you don’t have an excursion booked, you can have a fantastic laid-back day walking around the town.
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My Top 5 Excursions
#1 Ride the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
I have taken this excursion, and I loved it. You get great views from the train and cross into Canada on many train rides. If your train ride crosses into Canada, you will need a passport.
#2 Skagway Shore Excursion: Yukon Discovery Tour
Immerse yourself in an authentic and well planned Alaska-Yukon experience with a leam of leaders to help you along the way.
#3 Scenic Journey to the Yukon and Dogsledding Camp
This full-day scenic tour begins with a picturesque ride to Canada’s Yukon Territory. Then spend some time with the husky puppies and take a ride with local mushers.
#4 Downtown Skagway
Spending the day walking around and enjoying the downtown area. Enjoy a meal and the history at Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum.
#5 Yukon Tour
Sightseeing tours to take you into the Yukon wilderness. Choose from many options to suit all of your wants.
Neat Shops & Dining
Red Onion Saloon
Full of local history and spirit.
Amazing snacks to enjoy while in town.
A sweet spot tradition of over 40 years.
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