Yukon Discovery Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
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  • Yukon Discovery Tour
  • Yukon Discovery Tour
  • Yukon Discovery Tour
  • Yukon Discovery Tour
  • Yukon Discovery Tour
  • Yukon Discovery Tour
  • Yukon Discovery Tour
  • Yukon Discovery Tour


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Yukon Discovery

Sku: TT12

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Mon - Sun 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Skagway is the only shore stopover on the Alaskan cruise route where you can head inland for a day of scenic discovery. Most popular Skagway shore excursions heading inland along the Klondike Highway only go as far as White Pass Summit, but the full-day Yukon Discovery tour takes you further into Canada to the legendary Yukon! Follow in the footsteps of the stampeders of the 1898 Gold Rush as they headed in their thousands from Skagway to seek their fortunes in the Yukon. These days, the Klondike Highway is one of the world’s great scenic drives, with stunning alpine scenery, tranquil mountain lakes, waterfalls and opportunities to view bears and other wildlife in their native habitat. Your Skagway excursion ends at the historic Gold Rush town of Carcross, and along the way you’ll stop at beautiful Emerald Lake, visit a musher’s camp and have the opportunity to interact with husky puppies and spend time in the Yukon’s largest wildlife museum. Your local guide will be on hand at all times to answer your questions and provide information on all you are seeing and experiencing on your Yukon Discovery.

Your adventure begins with pick up right at the cruise docks in Skagway. The Yukon Discovery is a full-day Skagway excursion running for a duration of 6.5 hours so lunch is provided, with vegetarian options available. Leave your sea legs behind on the cruise ship and take a trip inland for a wonderful opportunity to gain a glimpse into a still remote and vast wilderness on the Yukon Discovery tour!


Looking for a more customizable tour into the wilderness? You may want to check out one of our private tours, like the Private White Pass Summit Tour or the Private Emerald Lake Tour.

6 ½ Hours Duration

From pick-up to drop-off

Transportation Provided

Pick-up at your cruise ship

Passports Required

For entrance into Canada

Wildlife Opportunities

Frequent bear sightings on the Klondike Highway

Lunch included

BBQ Chicken Lunch in Yukon (veggie options, too)




Best Value, Limited Mobility, Town Tours


6 ½ hours

Adult Rate


Child Rate


Infant Rate

Free (2 and under)

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.


The activity level of this tour is easy/moderate. Guests must be able to walk up and down a few steps to board the bus. There are opportunities to walk around at designated areas.

Cancellation Policy

In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour., Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty., Including 'Flex Cancel' allows refunds up until 24-hours before the tour., Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with 'Flex Cancel') are nonrefundable.

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105 reviews for Yukon Discovery

  1. 5 out of 5

    Beautiful Scenery, Great Guide!I honestly think just seeing Emerald Lake was worth the price of admission. We had a great guide (Tyler) who had a wealth of knowledge and a great sense of humor. There were plenty of opportunities to get out of the bus to take pictures and look at the scenery and wildlife. The lunch was good too. Watching the dogs get ready for the dog sledding was an added bonus. Skagway is a fun little town too. We definitely added to the local economy that day.

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Yukon DiscoveryThe guide was great, very knowledgeable. Awesome views. Great tour, we loved it!

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Wow what a great day!An experience not to be missed! Views are amazing. Our tour guide, Mike, was the best ever. Would highly recommend this day trip to anyone going to this area. Would definitely do it again.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Yukon DiscoveryI took this same excursion 2 years ago and enjoyed it so much I booked it again! Our driver/guide, Aaron, was so knowledgeable and provided a wealth of information about the area. We stopped several times to take pictures of the beautiful scenery along the way. Lunch was great and there is ample time to see the husky dogs, puppies, and a variety of other animals. It's a relaxing and wonderful excursion and I highly recommend it.

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  5. 5 out of 5

    Yukon DiscoveryAaron was a very knowledgeable guide - entertaining & provided a wonderful experience. We were able to stop & enjoy the scenery & take photos often. Sights were breathtaking & Aaron knew so much history of the area. Really enjoyed lunch & seeing the sled dogs. Would definitely recommend this excursion.

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    What is served for lunch?

    Answer: A stop at Caribou Crossing Trading Post 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. Please let us know about vegetarian preferences when making your reservation.

    Are there photo opportunities?

    Answer: Yes! There are opportunities and pull-outs along the way to get off the bus and take pictures.

    What type of vehicles are used?

    Answer: 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.

    Will we see wildlife?

    Answer: 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.

    Are there shopping opportunities?

    Answer: Yes! In Yukon, we make a stop at Caribou Crossing Trading Post as well as the historic town of Carcross, both with opportunities for Canadian souvenirs.

    Why are passports required for this tour?

    Answer: 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 accompanying parents 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. Every passenger should be informed of the requirements on your confirmation form. 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.

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