Skagway, Alaska Cruise Port

4.4 out of 5

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Best Alaska Port

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Butterflymia says ...
Not enough time in port.
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About Skagway, Alaska

Standing on the edge of the Tongass National Forest, this gold rush town offers a glimpse into the prospect days of the 1890s, as well as a chance to see the remote wilderness that makes up most of the state today.


What people said about this port:

"...but not much to do aside from excursions Loved the train ride and the total experience." in 289 reviews.

"...i which gave a historical tour of the town ending at the red onion saloon." in 42 reviews.


1783 reviews and tips of Skagway, Alaska




tpost55
Contributor Level: Third Mate

The Main Street in Skagway was nice but all the shops had the same things. There is a neat popcorn and fudge shop. I'd recommend paying $5 for an all day pass on he shuttles. It doesn't look for to downtown from the ship but it's farther than you think. We did the white pass to the summit excursion. It's a 3 hour excursion with some breathtaking views. Highly recommend it if you are looking for a low energy tour. Also for those of you with mobility issues there is a car with a lift that makes it very easy to get on.

Woohoo1969
Contributor Level: Purser

Love this quaint town and the people are so nice! We shopped and then boarded the White Pass Railway for a 3.5 hour round trip train ride to the Yukon Territory. Favorite excursion of the week- beautiful scenery and lovely ride. Make sure to venture to outside of car to take photos. Wonderful day!

foodmaven
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

We did the 3-hr White Pass & Yukon Route excursion through the ship. We walked down the gangway and climbed aboard the train. Well done, no walking into town to catch it. We wandered the town afterward and at lunch at a taco truck. We visited the bar the locals go to across from the truck. Happy Endings bar.

Visited: May 26, 2017

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zarfkitty
Contributor Level: Second Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

"Rosy Peaks" was our guide for the Red Onion's Ghosts and Good Time Girls walking tour of Skagway. Part blue humor (don't bring kids on this one), part infotainment, part extremely authentic historical analysis of the role these working women played in the Yukon gold rush. Highly recommend. Do the White Pass Rail. There are no words. And a photo is worth a thousand of them, but I have over 3,000 photos to sift through and edit. I picked out a couple good ones for you.

Visited: Jul 16, 2017

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