Skagua, as it is known by the Tlingit, means” windy place.” Skagway, a place of many names, and much history is the northern terminus of the Alaska Marine Highway. It was known to thousands of hopeful gold rushers as the gateway to the gold fields. Skagway retains the flavor of the gold rush era and the character of such colorful inhabitants as Soapy Smith “King of the Frontier Con Men”; especially on Broadway, with its false-front buildings, and in the Trail of ‘98 Museum, with its outstanding collection of gold fever memorabilia.

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  • Skagway By Streetcar

    Join Alaska's oldest, locally-owned sightseeing company for non-stop entertainment during this award-winning historical tour aboard a beautiful, yellow 1927 sightseeing motorcar.

    This fun-filled, informative tour began in 1923 when Martin Itjen, an Alaskan humorist in the style of Will Rogers, drove U.S. President Warren G. Harding around Skagway in his home-built Skagway Street Car. President Harding loved the tour, and Martin knew he was on to something. Martin had experienced the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush first-hand, and shared a rich oral collection of Skagway tales with every guest on his tour. This tradition proudly continues to this day, as Martin's stories are passed on to you.

    Depart the pier with your costumed conductor for the ride around the waterfront, along the boardwalks of the downtown Historic District and up to a scenic overlook for a panoramic view of the town, ships, and surrounding glaciers and peaks. Along the way, you will learn about the local geography and life during the winter months. Have your cameras ready for a reenactment of Alaska's famous Soapy Smith/Frank Reid gunfight, the Gold Rush Cemetery and Skagway's Garden City residential district.

    Following this unique tour of Skagway, you will be returned to the pier.

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  • Klondike Explorer & Skagway Highlights

    This mostly panoramic tour allows you a great overview of Skagway and its surrounding environs.

    Boarding your coach at the pier, you head off down Broadway, viewing some of the city's highlights and being entertained with stories of the rough and tumble days of past that have made Skagway what it is today.

    Leaving the town behind, you will follow the Trail of '98 up the White Pass as you parallel the famed White Pass & Yukon Route railroad to the breathtaking summit which rises 3,290 feet above sea level. The stories of the long-ago stampeders as told by your driver-guide will thrill you as your route retraces their foot-steps. Along the way, a stop is made at a scenic outlook where you can photograph waterfalls and the original Dead Horse Gulch. You will no doubt be awed by the beauty of the infamous Tormented Valley and the engineering feat of the White Pass & Yukon Route railway.

    Returning to Skagway, a final photo stop is made that allows you to take in picturesque views of the town and your ship. Once back in town you have the option of returning directly to the ship or of staying behind to explore downtown Skagway on your own. Those electing to stay in town will be responsible for making their own way back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour involves a limited amount of walking/standing, mainly at the guest's discretion. The tour is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Layers of weather appropriate clothing that is suited for the outdoors and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Guests should be prepared for the possibility of rain. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.

    **This tour enters Canada from the United States; therefore, participants must clear U.S. and Canadian Immigrations. All guests must bring their passports. Canada requires visas for residents of some countries and non-U.S or Canadian citizens should check requirements with their individual consulates and would be responsible for obtaining any necessary documentation on their own.

    ***If there are minor children participating on this tour in the company of only 1 parent or another adult or legal guardian, a letter stating that the child can travel into Canada on the tour without the other parent (or in the case of a legal guardian such as Grand parent) or both parents. The letter needs to be signed, dated and have a contact phone number for the parent(s) not traveling with the child.

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  • White Pass Railway & City Tour

    Ride a vintage train that once carried miners into the gold fields of the Canadian wilderness and then tour Skagway and its famed Gold Rush Cemetery.

    After departing from the pier, you will soon cross the Canadian border and arrive at the train depot in Fraser, British Columbia. You will then board a vintage railway car and begin a stunningly picturesque ride on the White Pass and Yukon Railway.

    Over the next two hours, you will travel along the narrow-gauge railroad that was painstakingly blasted out of the mountains and completed in 1900. Now an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, the railway goes through tunnels, over trestles, past thundering waterfalls and up steep grades, providing spectacular views along the way.

    Known as Alaska’s Gold Rush Train, it re-creates the past in such a way that you can imagine what it was like for miners to travel in the late 19th century. Traveling down through the wilderness passing places such as Dead Horse Gulch and Tormented Valley, names that offer a glimpse into how perilous life was at the time.

    Arriving at the summit, you will transfer to a motor coach and make your way back to will enjoy a brief city tour that includes a stop at Gold Rush Cemetery. The first cemetery in Skagway, it’s the final resting place for gold rush characters such as kingpin Soapy Smith and promoter Martin Itjen, who caused a stir by chaining the world’s largest gold nugget to a tree. After visiting the cemetery, you will return to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes limited walking, mainly at the guests’ discretion during the stop at Gold Rush Cemetary. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach; and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. The White Pass and Yukon Railway does have a lift-car for wheelchair guests. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Layered clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Since this excursion crosses an international border all participants must bring their passport. The tour may operate in reverse order.

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  • White Pass Scenic Railroad

    Experience the beauty of the Klondike in an exciting new way during this scenic and exhilarating round-trip train ride aboard Skagway's White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad.

    Depart the pier for a ride aboard Skagway's White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, the Scenic Railway of the World. Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this narrow-gauge railroad is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The train climbs almost 3,000 feet in just 20 miles, and features steep grades of up to 3.9% and cliff-hanging turns of 16 degrees.

    Along the way, you will experience the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles, and historic sites from the comfort of your vintage parlor car. You will also see Bridal Veil Falls, Inspiration Point, Dead Horse Gulch and the original Trail of '98. This fully-narrated excursion includes a complimentary copy of White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad's collectible All Aboard magazine, which details the railroad's history, route and sites.

    At the conclusion of your train ride, you will return to the pier.

    Please note: This tour is highly recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilize a wheelchair.

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  • Ghosts and Goodtime Girls Historic Walking Tour

    Step back in time with one of the sensational madams of the Red Onion Saloon during this historic walking tour of Skagway featuring ghosts and good-time girls.

    Depart the pier for the transfer into Skagway, then on to the Red Onion Saloon. A lavishly-costumed and highly-entertaining madam will greet your arrival, then guide you through Skagway's streets and back alleys. Here, women of the evening once brushed shoulders with such notorious characters as Soapy Smith and Skookum Jim.

    During your visit, you will hear stories about Klondike Kate, Oregon Mare, Pea Hull Annie and Diamond Lil, and learn about the adventurous, lusty and sometimes tragic lives of thousands of women who stampeded north. Your journey will take you past historic 1898 buildings and notorious Gold Rush districts as you explore this forgotten piece of Skagway's history.

    Your tour will conclude with a visit to the world-famous Red Onion Saloon's restored Brothel Museum. Here, you will be invited to join in a champagne toast, and explore the halls and bedrooms of this infamous brothel. Along the way, you will see original relics and images of the ladies of the evening that worked there. And, if you are lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the resident ghost, Lydia.

    Please note: This tour involves approximately 1 mile of walking, and 25 steps to reach the upper floor of the Red Onion Saloon. The minimum age to participate on this tour is 16 years old but ultimately up to the parents/guardian.

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  • Taste of Skagway

    Relive the colorful history of a goldrush town and enjoy a tour of the famous Red Onion Saloon Brothel with an Alaska microbrew sampling and appetizers.

    Board your motorcoach for a drive down the main streets of Skagway reliving the tales of gold prospectors that once walked these sidewalks. Your first stop takes you to Goldrush Cemetery where some of the colorful characters that lived during the goldrush era are buried. Your driver-guide will take you on a short guided walk of the area and talk about some of the colorful characters such as Soapy Smith and Frank Reid. Reboard your motorcoach and travel to a viewpoint overlooking the city of Skagway. Step out and take a photograph of the city with your cruise ship in the background. Next it’s off to the Red Onion Saloon. Here you will be met by costumed madam who will take you on a narrated tour of the famous Brothel.

    Following the tour, relax in a private room while enjoying a sampling of micro brews and Alaskan style appetizers. A special limited brew will be on tap for you to try as well.

    At the end of the tour, you will have the option to return to the pier by motorcoach or choose to explore the downtown area of Skagway and return on own.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 3/4 hours of easy to moderate walking/standing. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach; and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Layered clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The tour may operate in reverse order.

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  • Craft Beer and Spirits Spotlight

    During this tour created exclusively for the Craft Beer Spotlight Cruise, savor the distinctive flavors of several craft beers and distilled spirits made with fresh local ingredients that impart unusual characteristics.

    After departing from the pier, you will enjoy an introductory tour of Skagway and learn about its raucous, free-wheeling history during the Klondike Gold Rush. While pausing for photos at an overlook, you will have spectacular view of Skagway and your cruise ship.

    A series of tastings follows, starting at Skagway Spirits, a small family-operated distillery in town. Following an enlightening tour of the facility, you will have the opportunity to sample the two types of spirits produced here with local ingredients.

    The distillery’s vodka is made with water from a glacially fed aquifer, and it is noticeably smooth. Skagway Spirits also produces Bone Dry Gin, named for the Alaska Bone Dry Law of 1918. That legislation banned alcohol two years before the 18th Amendment prohibited it throughout the United States and territories such as Alaska, which didn’t become a state until 1959.

    More tastings await you at a Local Brewing Company, which was Built to accommodate thirsty gold rush prospectors. You will be served a flight of beers, which will be chosen upon your arrival. We will have around 9 beers on tap with 2-3 staple styles and the remaining 6-7 taps rotational varieties.

    Please Note: Guests are advised to wear weather-appropriate clothing and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended. All guests must be at least 21 years old to sample any alcohol on this tour.

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  • Goldrush Highlights

    Relive the excitement of the Alaskan gold rush by panning for gold at a re-created mining camp and riding an historical train that once carried miners to the gold fields.

    After departing from the pier, you will soon arrive at the Klondike Goldfields, an attraction that re-creates the excitement of the 1890s gold rush through various exhibits with costumed characters. You will see mining tents, dog sleds and an authentic gold dredge that extracted gold from the sand and gravel.

    The highlight will be learning the art of gold panning, using the “dunk, dip and shake” technique that the 1890s miners relied on. Unlike the miners however; you can work on your technique in warm-water troughs. A little gold is guaranteed in every pan full.

    Then following a hearty buffet lunch with favorites like Alder-smoked Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon and Sweet Baby Ray’s country spare ribs, all prepared on a massive outdoor barbecue grill, you will head for the train depot and board the White Pass and Yukon Railway. Over the next few hours, you will ride in a vintage railway car along the narrow-gauge railroad that was painstakingly blasted out of the mountains and completed in 1900.

    Now an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, the railway goes through tunnels, over trestles, past thundering waterfalls and up steep grades, providing spectacular views along the way. Known as Alaska’s Gold Rush Train, it re-creates the past in such a way that you can imagine what it was like for the miners to travel through the rugged wilderness in the late 19th century.

    Your final destination will be Fraser, British Columbia, where you will pass through Customs before returning to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 hour of easy walking/standing. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach; and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. The White Pass and Yukon Railway does have a lift-car for wheelchair guests. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Layered clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Since this excursion crosses an international border all participants must bring their passport. The tour may operate in reverse order.

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  • Klondike Gold Dredge and Gold Panning

    Relive the days of the Gold Rush during this fun-filled and informative tour and gold-panning experience.

    Depart the pier for narrated city tour of Skagway. Visit the Gold Rush Cemetery and hear stories of the famed shootout of Soapy Smith and Frank Reid. Next you will travel to the overlook with picturesque views of Skagway and the Lynn Canal. Then, it’s off to the Klondike Goldfields where you will learn how to be a gold prospector. Upon arrival, you will join a Klondike family for an opportunity to find your fortune, and meet the entire cast of characters who will introduce you to the life of an old sourdough. You will learn the art of gold panning and practice your technique in warm water gold troughs. After finding your fortune, you can have your gold weighed in Gertie's Gold Shack and browse one of the finest collections of gold nugget jewelry in Southeast Alaska.

    At the conclusion of your visit, you will re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier.

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  • Scenic Rail & Yukon Suspension Bridge

    Travel aboard the world-famous White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad to the 2,885-foot summit of White Pass. This iron trail was built through some of North America's most rugged terrain and still operates over 100 years later. Ride aboard old-fashioned parlor cars as you retrace the original route beyond the summit of White Pass to Fraser, British Columbia.

    You will then board a comfortable motorcoach for a journey up the scenic Klondike Highway to visit the magnificent Yukon Suspension Bridge. You'll venture out onto this walkway, high above the churning rapids of the Tutshi River. The outdoor museum and interpretive center will allow you to learn about the plants, animals and geological make-up of this unique region. Enjoy breathtaking scenery from an overlook platform, view the giant 3D map of the region and marvel at the hand-built replicas of historic Klondike-era gold rush boats, while learning about the people of the Yukon.

    Continue by motorcoach down the west side of the White Pass canyon back to Skagway. Your driver-guide will regale you with stories of the stampeders who trekked through the pass in search of gold, stopping at picturesque points including the Tormented Valley and Pitchfork Falls. On your return to Skagway, you may choose to stop in town or return to your ship.

    **This tour enters Canada from the United States; therefore, participants must clear U.S. and Canadian Immigrations. All guests must bring their passports. Canada requires visas for residents of some countries and non-U.S or Canadian citizens should check requirements with their individual consulates and would be responsible for obtaining any necessary documentation on their own.

    ***If there are minor children participating on this tour in the company of only 1 parent or another adult or legal guardian, a letter stating that the child can travel into Canada on the tour without the other parent (or in the case of a legal guardian such as Grand parent) or both parents. The letter needs to be signed, dated and have a contact phone number for the parent(s) not traveling with the child.

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  • Golden Glassblowing Experience

    Your tour begins as you board your motorcoach for a narrated tour of Skagway en route to Jewell Gardens, a tranquil oasis of organic flowers and plants. Upon your arrival, your guide will offer a private orientation to this spectacular northern show garden and the hot shop, where you’ll learn the ancient art of working with molten glass. You’ll create the ultimate Alaska memento, a handmade ornament to float in your garden pond, or hang in a window or on a Christmas tree. In the spirit of the Gold Rush, you’ll have the opportunity to incorporate 24K gold for dazzling effect. Your work of art can be shipped anywhere in the world, compliments of Jewell Gardens.

    Next, you’ll embark on a guided glass gallery tour of hand-blown works, followed by tea service, lunch or light dinner (depending on time of day) made with fresh ingredients from the garden, and a glass of beer or wine. After a bite to eat, you’re free to wander the gardens, gallery and shop. Your tour concludes with a scenic drive back to the pier.

    Note: Participants must be at least 6 years of age and are advised to wear cotton or other natural fiber clothes if possible. Protective lab coats, safety glasses, and individual sterilized mouthpieces are provided. This tour can accommodate wheelchairs.

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  • Art By Fire, Gardens & Glass

    Enjoy a ride through Skagway, during which you'll learn about the town's colorful history as the 1890’s gateway to the Klondike gold rush. You’ll visit Jewell Gardens, the first Certified Organic show garden in the United States. The garden has hundreds of tulips and lilacs during the early season, with giant delphiniums in midsummer and an abundance of flowers and produce during the fall harvest.

    Continue into the Glassworks Theater and watch as inspired artists demonstrate and magically create pieces of art from molten glass, as they explain the process. Inspired by Dale Chihuly, you’ll also see the Lights Out demonstration, where artists will create a special piece in the dark, blowing glass with only the illumination of hot molten glass.

    During the demonstration enjoy a glass of wine or cold beer, served with appetizers prepared by the resident chef, using fresh ingredients from the garden. You’ll be treated to a guided gallery tour of local hand-blown glass before returning to your ship.

    Note: This tour can accommodate wheelchairs.

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  • Glacier Discovery By Helicopter*

    Get a bird's-eye view of the sheer magnitude and unmatched beauty of Alaska's remote glaciers, mountains and valleys during this thrilling helicopter adventure.

    Leave all traces of civilization behind while you admire infinite beauty of Alaska's remote glaciers. You'll lift off from the historic Skagway waterfront and leave all traces of civilization behind as you journey to a rugged region filled with majestic mountains, valleys and massive glaciers. Excellent photo opportunities abound as you fly by the jagged peaks towering over the Chilkat Glacier, cascading waterfalls surrounding the Ferebee Glacier and the spectacular river of ice known as the Meade Glacier. Flight routes and landing zones are selected daily to ensure that you'll be able to admire the best views the area has to offer.

    Once you've reached your destination, you'll be treated to a rare opportunity to explore one of Mother Nature's greatest marvels as you embark on the glacial walking tour of a lifetime. Your experienced guides will be on hand during your panoramic glacial walk to answer your questions and explain the awesome forces of nature at work.

    Please note: The tour includes approximately 40 minutes of flight time, and 40 minutes on the glacier. Times may vary due to weather and glacial conditions. Glacier boots and safety vests are provided.

    *Due to weight and balance limitations, passenger safety and comfort, passengers weighing 250 pounds or more will be charged an additional $150 to reserve extra space on board the helicopter. No Ipads or tablets allowed on helicopters.

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  • Icefield Flightseeing and Dogsledding *

    Experience Alaska's icefields and favorite sporting event in a thrilling new way during this combination helicopter flightseeing tour and dog sled ride.

    Depart the pier for an exhilarating helicopter ride over spectacular glacier sites en route to historic Skagway, and a visit to the dog camp on the nearby Denver Glacier. Upon arrival, you will take in expansive views of the area's endless sea of peaks and glaciers, then have an opportunity to meet the professional mushers and friendly dogs that made the Iditarod Dog Race famous.

    Next, you will be introduced to the art of dogsledding, and the world of mushing. During this memorable excursion that is suitable for all ages, you will have an opportunity to either stand on the sled and mush, or relax in the sled and observe the breathtaking environment around you. Glacier walking boots will be provided.

    Following your dogsled ride, you will be transferred back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 30 minutes of total flight time, 30 minutes at the dog camp and 30 minutes of dogsledding. Times and routes may vary due to weather and glacier conditions. Guests are advised to dress warmly in layers, and bring a hat, gloves and sunglasses from the ship. Due to increased security, carry-on bags will not be permitted on the helicopter. A secure place at the office will be provided to store personal items. The helicopter base may be busy and crowded with guests from other cruise lines, however the flight will be exclusive to RSSC guests.

    *Due to weight and balance limitations, passenger safety and comfort, passengers weighing 250 pounds or more will be charged an additional $150 to reserve extra space on board the helicopter. No Ipads or tablets allowed on helicopters.

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  • Eagle Preserve Float Adventure and Cruise

    Experience Alaska's pristine natural beauty in a unique new way during this round-trip fjord cruise, and a peaceful float (no white water) through the world-famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.

    Depart the pier for the 30-minute ferry ride to Haines. You will take in spectacular views and photo opportunities while cruising along North America's longest and deepest fjord.

    Next, you will board a bus for a drive through historic Haines and into the heart of the Valley of the Eagles. Upon arrival at the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, you will take a peaceful rafting trip down-river: the best way to see the preserve.

    A place of incredible beauty, the preserve is highlighted by towering mountains, hanging glaciers, lush forests and the eagles that feed on the plentiful salmon struggling to swim up the shallow river. Perched along the river's edge or soaring just overhead, they will provide outstanding photographic opportunities. The preserve boasts the world's largest gathering of bald eagles, and is also home to moose, bears, wolves and many other animals.

    Your floating adventure will continue on to the picturesque riverside village of Klukwan, the center of Tlingit culture for centuries. Throughout this adventure, your guides will be on hand throughout the tour to impart their extensive knowledge of this unique ecosystem and the area's rich native history. Life jackets, rubber boots and rain ponchos will be provided.

    At the conclusion of your float, you will be served a deli-style lunch and hot drinks on the riverside before being transferred back to the pier.

    PLEASE NOTE: This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. Guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilize a wheelchair will not be permitted on this tour. The raft trip has no whitewater. The minimum age to participate on this tour is seven years old. Wear a warm jacket and hiking shoes, and bring a hat, gloves, an extra pair of socks, insect repellent, and your camera from the ship. The ferry is not exclusive to RSSC guests. The bus ride to and from the ferry pier and the rafting put-in location is approximately 30 minutes in duration.

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  • Wildlife River Boat Adventure

    The small town of Haines is as close to Northern Exposure as you can get without the television script and is where you will find the world-famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Home to nesting bald eagles and a variety of indigenous wildlife, a visit here offers you the greatest likelihood of sighting not only Bald Eagles, but moose and perhaps bears as well, in their natural habitat.

    Your tour departs from Skagway via fast ferry to Haines, a 45-minute scenic ride away. Once in Haines you will board the bus to take you to the jet boat facility. The Preserve encompasses 48,000 acres of wilderness and this excursion allows you to access the road-less portion of it in a specially designed, flat-bottom riverboat as you travel for miles along different channels of the Chilkat River. These boats are specially designed for this silt-laden river and are equipped with eco-friendly, four-stroke outboard motors. This allows for your guide to usually hold against the current or turn around and go back when the depth of the water allows - giving you the very best photo opportunities.

    The animals here are used to human presence, so be sure to bring your camera along for this unparalleled wilderness adventure in the heart of this amazing Preserve. Surrounded by towering mountains, cascading waterfalls, hanging glaciers and pristine, unspoiled nature, you will be treated to a truly unforgettable experience. While the boats are uncovered for better wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities, extra jackets and large waterproof, windproof lap blankets keep you warm and dry.

    Join your hosts at their private property, where you can enjoy an old-fashioned hot dog roasted over the open barbecue and sample fabulous Chilkat Valley chili as you relax in the heated pavilion, or sit by the campfire and visit with your hosts and fellow adventurers.

    Following your break, you will re-board the bus and transfer back to the pier in Haines where you will return via fast ferry to Skagway and your awaiting ship.

    Please note: This moderate activity tour includes a limited amount of walking; however, participants must be able to make their own way on and off the touring vessel. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Casual, weather appropriate layered clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Jackets, hats and gloves are provided as needed, as well as waterproof and windproof fleece lap blankets. Wildlife sightings are likely, but not guaranteed.

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  • Burro Creek Waterfall Lodge & Crab Feast

    Escape the bustling streets of Skagway and set your course for the breathtaking waterfalls and exclusive

    dining experience of Burro Creek Lodge, a private rustic resort located just two miles across the water.

    Your tour begins with a quick transfer across Lynn Canal on an enclosed custom-built boat. At the lodge you will be welcomed by a champagne toast before joining your guide on a leisurely five minute stroll to Burro Creek's spectacular waterfall. Don't put your camera away! From here your guide will lead you to the wooden footbridge with magnificent panoramas of the fjord's wild coastline ringed by snow- capped mountains.

    Burro Creek Lodge harnesses the energy of its waterfalls to produce all of its own electricity. After a demonstration of the hydro turbine generator guests may choose to hike with the onsite naturalist, join our chef in the kitchen for a woodstove cooking presentation or simply relax at the seaside campfire.

    When the meal bell rings, grab a beer or glass of wine and roll up your sleeves for a sumptuous Dungeness crab & shrimp boil with andouille sausage, corn on the cob and red potatoes served with melted butter and oven-fired bread. Desert is a decadent double chocolate brownie served with assorted fixings and topped with a marshmallow roasted over the campfire.

    Note: Participants must be at least 10 years of age. There are boat ramps, steps on & off the boat and uneven terrain. Dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes. Guests with health concerns and/or allergies should bring anything they might need. Burro Creek is accessible only by boat or helicopter. This tour is operated via boat.

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  • Klondike Adventure Park and Zip Lines

    Embrace Skagway's spectacular mountain beauty in a unique new way during this thrilling zipline tour at the Klondike Adventure Park.

    Depart the pier for a narrated drive through historic downtown Skagway, and up the Klondike Highway. From the highway, a stop will be made for a brief nature hike to the spectacular Adventure Park. Upon arrival, your guides will provide you with your safety instructions and outfit you with state-of-the-art safety equipment.

    Next, you will commence your thrilling zipline experience. You will walk the raised balance beams, cross the suspension bridges and fly through the air on a series of ziplines. Your heart will be pumping as you prepare yourself for the free-fall start of the Walk the Plank zipline that zooms through the treetops high above the ground. This memorable zipline experience is ideally-suited for guests of all abilities, and offers breathtaking mountain views and excitement as you effortlessly soar through the air. At the conclusion of the tour, you will re-board your van for the return drive to the pier.

    Please note: This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition only. Guests will be required to sign a waiver in order to participate on this tour. Participants must be at least 60 inches in height, and weigh between 90-250 pounds. Minors must be accompanied by an adult in order to participate on this tour. Wear long pants with layered clothing and closed-toe shoes. A rain jacket will be provided.

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  • Klondike Rock Climbing and Rappelling Adventure

    Take your visit to the Klondike to new heights during this exciting climbing adventure on the smooth granite walls of the White Pass.

    Depart the pier for the brief drive through historic downtown Skagway, then up the Klondike Highway. From the highway, you will take a brief hike on a nature trail to the base of majestic rock cliffs recently smoothed by retreating glaciers. Upon arrival, you will don your rock-climbing shoes, helmets and harnesses. After receiving your safety instructions and a climbing introduction from the guides, you will rope up and begin climbing the clean granite.

    There are more than a dozen routes from which to choose. Some climbs are very easy, and others offer more challenges. Each ends with a stunning aerial view of the Skagway River, White Pass Yukon Route Railway and the surrounding wilderness. You will have an opportunity to climb many of the routes, and try rappelling down the high cliffs.

    Throughout the tour, your guides will impart their knowledge and skill in all aspects of climbing. Many of them have guided on Denali and around the world, and will also share stories of their mountain adventures. Your safety is their primary concern at all times. No experience is necessary to participate on this tour, which is ideally suited for those looking for a first climbing experience or for experienced climbers looking for a challenge. Rock-climbing shoes, a helmet, a harness and a snack will be provided.

    Following your tour, you will re-board your van for the return drive to the pier.

    Please note: This tour involves a brief hike over uneven and sometimes steep terrain. Guests weighing more than 300 pounds will not be permitted on this tour. Dress warmly in flexible clothing. The minimum age to participate on this tour is eight years old. Children must be accompanied by a parent.

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  • Venture to Glacier Point

    Experience Alaska's pristine beauty from a truly unique perspective during this memorable wilderness journey to Glacier Point.

    Depart the pier aboard an enclosed custom-built boat designed for marine wildlife viewing and photography for a 75-minute cruise through Alaska's deepest fjord. You may catch a glimpse of whales and sea lions as you speed toward a remote beach landing at Glacier Point, one of Alaska's most beautiful sites. A picnic lunch at the beach tops off your Glacier Point adventure before your return to Skagway

    Next, you will take a brief, yet scenic drive past colorful wildflowers and towering mountains, followed by a quarter-mile walk through the lush rainforest that suddenly opens to a breathtaking view of the glacier. You will then embark a 31-foot canoe for a voyage of discovery among icebergs before reaching the face of the mighty blue Davidson Glacier.

    Throughout your tour, expert guides will share their extensive knowledge of this amazing area. Raingear, jackets and boots (if needed) will be provided. Following your tour, you will be transferred back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour involves walking over uneven terrain, and is recommended for guests in good physical condition. Dress warmly, and wear comfortable walking shoes. An extra pair of socks is recommended to wear in your boots while in the canoe. The minimum age to participate on this tour is seven years old. Minors must be accompanied by a parent.

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  • Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Adventure

    Capture the beauty of the Klondike in an exciting new way during this Chilkoot Trail hike, and a rafting adventure on the Taiya River.

    This tour has been recommended by Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society based on its philosophy that guided experiences in nature should inspire people, young and old, to act responsibly for the protection of our planet's vital ecosystems.

    Depart the pier for a walking tour along the Chilkoot Trail, and on to the Taiya River. The centerpiece of Skagway's Gold Rush history, the Chilkoot Trail was once the main route to the riches of the Klondike. Today, the trail is a tranquil place of incredible beauty. During your hike, you will wind your way through the lush rainforest, which abounds with wild flowers, edible berries, birds and animals, and crosses streams filled with spawning salmon.

    The slow pace of your hike will allow for plenty of photo stops. Throughout your hike, your guides will provide you with an entertaining mixture of natural history and Klondike folklore. Upon arrival at the banks of the Taiya River, your fun-filled, 40-minute rafting trip will begin at the tidal estuary. You will ride past fields of beach greens and wild iris, then watch as the fjord's granite walls rise steeply to snow-capped peaks with hanging glaciers. Eagles and seals may be spotted patrolling the mouth of the river for salmon.

    Your tour will conclude with a stop along the river. Here, you will have an opportunity to take in the spectacular panoramic beauty of your surroundings while snacking on homemade cookies and hot drinks.

    Following your visit, you will return to the pier.

    Please note: This tour involves 2 miles of hiking over uneven terrain that is very steep and narrow in spots. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. The raft trip has no whitewater. The minimum age to participate on this tour is seven years old. Wear a warm jacket and hiking shoes, and bring a hat, gloves and insect repellent from the ship.

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  • Rainforest Bicycle Tour

    Experience Dyea's natural beauty and Gold Rush history during this relaxing bicycle ride through the rainforest.

    This tour has been recommended by Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society based on its philosophy that guided experiences in nature should inspire people, young and old, to act responsibly for the protection of our planet's vital ecosystems.

    Depart the pier for the transfer to Dyea, Skagway's rival city during the Gold Rush. Upon meeting your guides, you will receive your safety and tour instructions, then begin your mountain biking adventure. Your guides will lead you on a bike route covering five miles of flat terrain for easy pedaling. En route, they will inform you about the area's ecology and history.

    Sites to be seen during your ride through the rain forest include historic ruins, the Chilkoot trailhead and the coastal tidal flats where eagles, salmon, colorful wildflowers and dazzling mountains are often in view. This tour is ideal for those seeking mild exercise in the fresh Alaskan air.

    Following your tour, you will re-board your van for the return drive to the pier.

    Please note: The distance traveled on the mountain bike is approximately 5 miles, or 1.5 hours of easy riding. Participants must be at least 4 feet, 6 inches tall, and confident on a bicycle equipped with hand brakes. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. Guests are advised to dress warmly in layers, and wear sport shoes. The minimum age to participate on this tour is ten years old. Children must be accompanied by a parent.

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