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Yukon Discovery

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6½ Hour Duration
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From pick-up to drop-off
Passports Required
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For entrance into Canada
Lunch Included
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BBQ Chicken Lunch in Yukon (vegan Indian Dahl option available)
Wildlife Opportunities
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Bear and eagle sightings common


One of the best Skagway tours, this one delivers a superb combination of scenery and wildlife opportunities. The Yukon Discovery is a full-day, guided trip from Skagway into Canada’s Yukon Territory. Starting right outside the dock, climb north in a comfortable mini-coach, gaining over 3,000 ft. up and over the White Pass summit and entering first British Columbia and then Yukon Territory. It’s not uncommon to see moose, caribou, sheep or bears along the remote Klondike Highway. Stopping in Carcross, Yukon provides time to visit a wildlife museum, a petting farm, and the chance to view adorable husky puppies as well. After lunch, continue on to Emerald Lake which is a spectacular sight – you might have to convince your friends and family that you didn’t Photoshop the pictures.

One of our top recommendations for things to do in Skagway actually isn’t in Skagway! We love Yukon day trips because Skagway provides one of the rare opportunities to get on a highway and explore the interior. There are no roads in or out of Juneau or Ketchikan, so it’s no surprise that many use this opportunity to get off the coast. The narration provided by the local guide along the way paints a great backdrop of the history and atmosphere of the Klondike Gold Rush over a century ago.

We also love the sense of local flair found in Carcross that isn’t found in the port towns. It provides a slightly different experience and a glimpse into a still remote and vast land. Rounding the day off with time at Emerald Lake and return journey to Skagway caps off one of the most thorough Skagway excursions at a great value.

You may consider upgrading to the Yukon Discovery and Sled Dog Tour which includes all the same features plus a 30-minute Alaskan sled dog experience. This includes a ride on the trail, as well as a question and answer session with the local mushers.

What's Included

Round Trip Transportation
Knowledgeable Guides
Admission Fees
Guide Gratuities

Frequently Asked Questions

Will we see wildlife?
Of the various Skagway tours, the Yukon adventures have one of the strongest opportunities for wildlife viewing. Tours entering Yukon include a chance of encountering caribou, sheep, mountain goats, and sometimes even bears and moose. While your chances are good, we cannot guarantee wildlife sightings.
Are there shopping opportunities?

Yes! In Yukon, we make a stop at Wild Adventure Yukon as well as the historic town of Carcross, both with opportunities for Canadian souvenirs.

Are there photo opportunities?
Yes! There are opportunities and pull-outs along the way to get off the bus and take pictures.
What type of vehicles are used?
For this particular tour, comfortable custom mini-coaches are provided, with a 14-to-28 passenger capacity. All feature large touring windows, bucket seats and PA systems for the guide to communicate along the way.
What is served for lunch?

A stop at Wild Adventure Yukon includes a homemade BBQ chicken lunch with baked potato, coleslaw, dinner rolls, and their famous all-you-can-eat donuts. As a vegetarian option, an Indian Dahl replaces the chicken portion of the meal.

Why are passports required for this tour?
This tour enters Canada’s Yukon Territory and passports will be required to go through the Canadian customs post, as well as to re-enter the United States. Passports are required for all adults and children 16 or older. Children 15 and under should have an original or certified copy or birth certificate or a Passport. If one or both parents are not traveling with the child, a notarized letter of authorization from the absent parent(s) is also necessary to cross into Canada. Some nationalities may also require a Canada and/or USA Visa. (Single-entry is acceptable). Please bring all original documentation, no copies are allowed. If passengers show up for the tour without the proper ID, they will not be allowed to board. While we will attempt to accommodate passengers lacking identification, there is no guarantee that suitable arrangements can be made, and no refund will be given under these circumstances. Passengers with felonies, DUI, or criminal charges are not allowed entry into Canada.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: There is no minimum age to join this tour
Passports are required for this tour!
Guests 15 and under are permitted to pass through the border with an original birth certificate present (only US & Canada guests)
Folding walkers and canes are allowed, but this tour is not wheelchair accessible.
While wildlife sightings are common, they are never guaranteed!
Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees. Contact us by phone or email to request a cancellation.

Quick Facts


6h 30min

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Itinerary • 6h 30min • 5 activities

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The guides pick up right from the cruise docks, or downtown if you are staying locally, and check each guest's passport before beginning the tour.

10 minutes
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Head on up the Klondike Highway, all the way to Carcross, Yukon Territory, with multiple stops along the way for photo opportunities & stunning views of mountains, lakes, & more.

2 hours 30 minutes
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Enjoy a lunch of BBQ Chicken, Baked Potatoes, Coleslaw, Rolls, and Donuts, with extra time to explore the property.

1 hour
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Head just a bit farther down the road to Emerald Lake before turning around and making your return to Skagway. On the way back, you'll have the opportunity to pose for pictures at the "Welcome to Alaska" sign.

2 hours 30 minutes
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At the conclusion of your tour, your guides can take you right back to your cruise ship for your all aboard, or drop you off in downtown Skagway to explore the historic community.

10 minutes

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