The best way to see Skagway, the Yukon and the South Klondike Highway, my "Office" !
We begin with a tour through downtown Skagway, then, we climb the White Pass (3292' or 1000m). On the way, we'll see beautiful waterfalls, and great scenery.
Past the border is a stunning "moonscape" area, with stunted trees and sharp crags. Next, I treat all to a nice "convenience break" at the Yukon Suspension Bridge. I'll cover the fee.
Further up, we pass Lake Tutshi, with big mountains on both sides, and it is here that we often see Mountain Goats on the peaks. We then come to Lake Tagish, and the Yukon border sign is a popular photo stop.
Further on, the landscape shows evidence of another minerals "rush", on Montana Mountain. Bove Island is another great photo stop. Just after that is the village of Carcross, Yukon Territory, rich in native tradition, with several world class totems, and two nice spots for lunch. Next comes the Carcross Desert, with hundreds of acres of out-of-context dunes .
Our turnaround point is Emerald Lake, and you will see why!
After that, it's back to Skagway!
Skagway Town Tour
Denver Glacier Overlook
Bridal Veil Falls
Welcome to Alaska Sign
Tormented Valley Overlooks
Restroom break at Yukon Suspension Bridge
Goat Mountain at Tutshi Lake
Welcome to the Yukon Sign
Bove Island Overlook
Village of Carcross, Yukon
Tutshi Lake Boat Ramp
Summit Creek Trail
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your cruise ship dock, or at any pre-determined location in Skagway
End location: The tour ends in Skagway. I can drop you off in the downtown area, or back at your ship's pier.
Should you get off in town, it is a short walk to your pier, or there are local shuttles available
Duration: 7 hours
My Vehicle is a brand-new 2017 Ford Transit Connect, with room for up to six passengers
My time and services as your Private Guide
Professional Photo assistance
Local Maps and Reference Books
Complimentary Drinking Water
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 CAD - If you wish to tour the Yukon Suspension bridge, there is a $10/person fee
Lunch in Carcross is available for around $20/person
Admission to the Yukon Suspension Bridge
Lunch in Carcross
Any personal purchases or expenses
I do not have any restrictions in regards to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences.
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He's very knowledgeable and friendly. We stopped to drink from a glacier cascade, took pictures at all the beautiful views, and got some special time with the dogs and the puppies. Tom's knowledge of the area, and more importantly the tourism, allowed us to get a local experience because we got to EVERYTHING BEFORE the dozens of tour buses rolled through. We got to spend quiet, personal time before things became a mad house. This was definitely the best way to get to see Skagway and the Yukon.