Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Family Friendly Excursions in Skagway, Alaska

Skagway is a popular port on Alaskan cruises. It's a small town with lots of hiking trails and access to flightseeing, river rafting, and beautiful scenery. Here's the Trips with Angie recommendations for family friendly excursions. 

All Ages
Dog Sled Discovery & Mushing Camp- Learn all about this Alaskan pastime, ride in a custom built summer sled led by a team of huskies afterwards visit with the animals and interact with them in their camp.
Duration: Around 3.25 hours

White Pass Summit Excursion- Ride aboard an old fashioned rail car on your way to the summit of White Pass. Along the way you will learn of the history of the Gold Rush while enjoying such sights as Bridal Veil Falls, Inspiration Point, and Dead Horse Gulch.
Duration: Around 3 hours

White Pass Rail & Gold Fever Adventure- Take a scenic rail ride to Fraser, British Columbia in a train coach and learn about gold prospecting on the way to White Pass Canyon and the Klondike Gold Fields. After a guided tour see a gold dredge in action. Then pan for gold in heated water before heading back. **Passport required.

Duration: Around 5 hours

Gold Panning, Sled Dogs & 40 Below- Learn all about sled dog racing and Gold Rush history during this excursion. Meet a musher and his team of dogs, and after a brief presentation interact with the dogs and hold their puppies. Then experience the effects of extreme cold in the 40 below experience and finally try your skills in panning for gold.

Duration: Around 3 hours

6 and up

Klondike Zipline Adventure Park-After a narrated drive through Skagway and up the Klondike Highway arrive at the Adventure Park. Guides will fit you with state-of-the-art safety equipment and then you are ready to zip across the treetops.

Duration: Around 3.5 hours

7 and up

Glacier Point Wilderness Safari- Enjoy traveling through lush rain forests, deep fjords, and towering mountains before arriving at Davidson Glacier. Then take a custom built boat specially designed for viewing marine wildlife and taking photography. Arrive at the remote beach landing of Glacier Point and behold one of the most beautiful places in Alaska.

Duration: Around 6.5 hours

8 and up

Klondike Rock Climbing and Rappelling Adventure- Professional mountain guides lead you on a thrilling climbing and rappelling adventure over the smooth walls of the White Pass. Enjoy stunning aerial views of the Skagway River, and White Pass Yukon Railway.

Duration: Around 3.25 hours

10 and up

Ocean Raft Wildlife Adventure- Explore hidden coves, waterfalls, beaches and abundant wildlife on this fun-filled intimate boat adventure through the Alaskan wilderness. Guests are provided with a comfortable exposure suit to keep them warm and dry during their trip.

Duration: Around 2 hours

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