~2 Hour Duration
Stay as long as you like
Ornament Gift Included
Keep your glass-blown creation
A Skagway Favorite
Ranks as our best-reviewed tour
No minimum age for this tour
Please Note: This tour will not be operating in 2022.
Head to Jewell Gardens, just out of town, for a truly one-of-a-kind Skagway glassblowing experience that consistently garners the most glowing reviews of our Skagway shore tours! Explore three acres of beautiful organic gardens in a miniature version of the White Pass train, watch glass artists at work, and enjoy delicious food from fresh garden produce. Finally, best of all, get hands-on in the studio as experienced glass craftsmen guide you through the delicate process of making your own decorative glass ornament, which is carefully packaged and posted to your home address at no extra charge. Previous visitors have consistently reported that this Skagway glassblowing experience is fabulously fun and informative: it’s the surprise hit of many Alaskan vacations!
It’s the exclusivity and intimacy of Skagway shore tours like this one that lends the positive customer satisfaction ratings: Guided by the expert glass artists, each guest participates in the production of an exquisite blown-glass ornament. You’ll choose the design and colors of your own unique creation! Afterward, using a free map as a guide, explore gardens set against the backdrop of majestic mountains and Harding Glacier, and enjoy a scrumptious snack or meal at Poppies Garden Restaurant. Later, you’ll have time to browse the glass gallery and gift shop for hand-blown glasswork to admire or purchase. The Skagway glassblowing experience is a family-friendly excursion, so the kids will be able to make their very own glass ornaments! Indeed, children as young as four years old have loved this experience! It’s recommended that you allow two hours at Jewell Gardens, but this excursion has no official time limit, so you can relax and enjoy this wonderful atmosphere at your leisure. When you return home after your vacation, your glass artworks may already be waiting for you in the mailbox, ready to hang up in a window, float in a garden pond, or hang on the Christmas tree year after year. It’s no wonder that this tour is a major favorite among Skagway shore tours!
If you love seeing the work of master craftspersons and are also heading to Ketchikan, you might want to check out our Totem Bight Historical Park Adventure.