Yukon Discovery Tour

Skagway Shore Excursion: Yukon Discovery Tour

Skagway, United States
  • 6 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Make the most of your time on land with this shore excursion of Canada’s Yukon Territory. Go through White Pass to the Carcross Desert, Emerald Lake, and Caribou Crossing, visit a dog mushing camp, and look for wildlife such as bear, moose, and caribou. Includes lunch
  • Hassle-free shore excursion, timed to your ship's schedule
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off from the center of Skagway
  • Upgrade for a sled ride with the dog mushing team
  • Includes lunch: No need to buy your own

What's Included

  • Buses can accommodate up to 32 people, with public address system for easy listening
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 216 Broadway
    216 Broadway, Skagway, AK 99840, USA

    Meeting points are at our office located inside Yukon Heath's Popcorn Emporium at 216 Broadway, a 10-20 minute walk from the docks. Please check in at our office at least 30 minutes prior to your tour departure time with your PASSPORT which are required for all of our tours.

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Southeast Tours

6 hours Admission Ticket Free

Wild Adventure Yukon (formerly Caribou Crossing Trading Post)

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • PASSPORTS REQUIRED, or Valid Passport Card, or other approved documents, please contact Canadian Customs for additional information on these documents
  • Please NOTE ALL 8 a.m. tours depart from your dock. Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of departure time. Don't forget your Passports! 1030 Discovery Tour - departs from Yukon Heath's Popcorn Emporium, located at 485 Broadway Avenue, Skagway, AK 99840 (see map below). Please plan to arrive at our office 30 minutes early.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Two different lunches are available, either Chicken or Vegetarian, your tour guide/professional driver will inquire of your choice before tour departs
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • US and Canadian Citizens: Must bring a government issued photo ID and proof of citizenship (US birth certificate or naturalization certificate) or a passport for re-entry to the United States. Children, ages 18 and under only require a birth certificate
  • Non-US Citizens: Either a Passport, I-94, Multiple Entry Visa or Resident Alien Card is required for re-entry to the United States
  • Operates in all weather conditions. Weather can vary greatly from one location to another, please dress in layers
  • Specific tour stops can be modified based on road conditions and weather.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Six hours sounds like a long time on the bus, but this trip is worth it.


187 reviews
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Autumn colours with Sam
Julie_A, Oct 2023
We loved this tour as we did it at the end of September and the autumn colours were beautiful. Sam our tour guide was amazing giving us continuous commentary the whole way and stopping often so we could take photos.
Yukon scenic tour won't disappoint
Sue_S, Sep 2023
The scenery was fantastic and great narrative by the driver/guide. The concise 6 hr tour covered lots of stories, facts and photo stops.
Great Experience, Excellent Alternative to Cruise Ship Excursion
Rita_M, Sep 2023
Phenomenal tour. We had originally booked to take the White Pass Railway from Skagway and a visit to a mushers camp through our cruise company, but when I searched Viator on a lark, I found this tour. I am SO grateful that I did. This tour was less expensive by half and included both activities. Also, this tour gave us the opportunity to stop and take lots of photos and actually take in the scenery instead of watching it whizz past us on the train. Our tour guide, Eric, was an absolute treasure. He was amiable, knowledgeable and was very in-tune with the types of photo ops the group would enjoy. The trip to the Yukon was exactly what I'd hoped for, between getting to stop at the Welcome to the Yukon sign, to seeing all of the gorgeous waterfalls and lakes - it was incredible. We enjoyed our stop at Carcross. You might consider it the typical "tourist trap" sort of place, but it was actually really quaint and cute. The prices in the souvenir shop were some of the best we'd seen through our tour of Alaska. Not to mention they actually had items made locally, rather than mostly Made in China. Lunch was good - nothing fancy - but still hit the spot. We appreciated the unlimited free coffee, tea, and donuts as well. Visiting the dogs, many of whom are up for adoption through the Humane Society of Whitehorse, was a real treat. I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Skagway, and if you're lucky enough to have Eric as your guide, it will be an incredible experience.
Awesome day in the yukon
Deanna_C, Sep 2023
Beautifully sunny day. The fall colors on the mountains were gorgeous! Our guide Dennis was very knowledgeable and made it an awesome day!
Unbelievable scenery
sharon_w, Sep 2023
The tour was great and the driver/guide was so informative. Scenery was unbelievable and the food was good.
Beautiful road trip,...
Tam_N, Sep 2023
Beautiful road trip, driver is nice willing to help take pictures for us, answer everything you answer best way to know Yukon one of the coldest place in the world!Dont🙂like the lunch but you need it because you have no choice there’s no place to it during the trip , thankfully for the lunch !Recommended!
Wonderful stops!
Dana_E, Sep 2023
I really appreciated the opportunities to stop along the way. Stopping at Tutshi Lake and Emerald Lake was fantastic! We had heard so much about the train, but so glad we decided on this excursion. The Caribou Crossing stop was really nice-perfect to stretch legs and learn a little more about the Yukon history, yummy lunch and fun animals.
Excellent tour, driver and memorable experience!!
Theressa_S, Sep 2023
We had an amazing time! We arrived on the Koningsdam ship, I was unable to get service to call until we got off to find out our meetup point and thankfully, they were able to pick us up on their way out. Our driver was Noah, he was both hilarious and informed. He gave us plenty time at all the stops to let our 2 year old run around and for us to get pictures. Lunch was delicious, we had a great experience because he got us there before all the big buses arrived so we didn’t have to wait to eat or find a seat. I would definitely recommend this tour, we got to see many things we wouldn’t have been able to see on a train or with a bigger tour group because we were able to stop places, smaller group so we could ask questions and we had space on the small bus to spread out and it the drive through the mountains on the narrow road also felt safer on a smaller bus. The tour was also perfect because we got to be dropped off downtown. Arriving at 3 allowed us time to walk through all the shops and sightsee a bit. Loved this tour, glad we were able to experience it and see the Yukon.
Skagway Discovery Tour
Christa_S, Sep 2023
We went on this tour with Noah. He did a good job allowing us many stops along the way to get out and take pictures. The views were spectacular, but on the Alaska side of the pass it was very socked in and hard to see.
different experience...
maryann_u, Sep 2023
different experience .clay our tour guide ia cery good and experience we had a good time and a memorable one.recommendable tour.
Great tour guide
Daniel_S, Sep 2023
The tour was great. The tour guide stories made the trip! Who could have guessed there is a desert in the Yukon?
The beauty of the Yukon
Pamela_G, Sep 2023
Beautiful scenery with waterfalls, snow capped mountains, crystal clear lakes with purple fireweed all around, and a desert. Lunch was very good chicken BBQ and the museum and dogsled demonstration were perfect. Would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see the scenery of the Yukon.
Gold experience
nickig32, Sep 2023
This tour was exactly as advertised. We made multiple stops throughout the day and our driver Eric was very helpful and had a wonderful commentary.
Fun time
Joseph_C, Sep 2023
The druver was fantastic!! He explained everything and gave personal stories. It would have been 5 stars if we stopped more then 3 times to get out to look around.
Expensive scenic drive with crowfs
William_B, Aug 2023
Driver was great, but otherwise very expensive for 5 hrs of driving with some scenery, a mass produced lunch and then trying to get into the puppy area etc. In our case there were 4 ships in port and about 500 plus people all at lunch and the sled dogs etc. Needs better description of the tour.
Great time!
Rochelle_R, Aug 2023
We had such a nice day with Stuart. Saw beautiful areas, engaging stories, and nice to get on and off the shuttle all day.
Great day to the Yukon
fostersearthworks, Aug 2023
The tour to the Yukon was very enjoyable with lots of stops to take pics on the way. Lunch at the Trading Post was delicious & seeing the animals was a treat. the bus was comfortable & our driver was funny & had loads of information regarding the areas we passed on our way to the Yukon
Great tour but you don’t need to get there 30 min earlier
Jing_Z, Aug 2023
The tour was great. But it says getting there at least 30 min before. We got there 8:30. But the driver did not show up until 9:05. We were told that he was waiting for a group of three at the ship terminal. And finally the three show up and we departed at 9:15am, after waiting there for 45 min.
Sandar_L, Aug 2023
The trip was breathtaking to say the least! Definitely worth your money! Our tour guide from Franklin, NC (sorry... so bad with names the name) was so knowledgeable and so willing to take pictures for everyone.
Great trip to the Yukon!
Fred_Q, Aug 2023
Tour was great. Our Guide/Driver did a good job with information and pointing our interesting points. Beautiful drive! Great lunch ar Caribou Crossing. Loved seeing the sled dogs. I recommend this trip.

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