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White Pass Summit Excursion

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2 ¾ Hours Duration
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Ventures further along the track
A Skagway Best
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The most popular train tour
White Pass Railroad
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Rich history paired with scenic views
Round Trip Views
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Tunnels, Tressels, Waterfalls, & More


Explore the historic & stunning Klondike route to the Yukon, in a vintage passenger coach on the White Pass Summit Excursion. Your white pass train tour will take you along stunning vistas, jaw-dropping cliffs, & trestle bridges as you climb 2888 ft from sea level to the top of White Pass. This iconic railroad showcases the spirit of adventure & pioneering attitude that Skagway and the Klondike Trail were founded on during the Yukon Gold Rush way back in 1898. While surrounded by gorgeous views, you’ll hear all about the fascinating history of the area from your knowledgeable guide. This original trail to the Yukon that your White Pass Train will follow is filled with tales of adventure, triumph, and tragedy, all nestled among towering mountains, glacial views, rushing waterfalls, and more. And at just under 3 hours, the White Pass Summit Excursion is a family-friendly, accessible shore excursion that leaves plenty of time for exploring all that Skagway has to offer!

Your White Pass Summit Excursion begins just a short walk from your cruise ship in Scenic Skagway. From here, you’ll travel 20 miles from the tidewaters of the Lynn Canal to the iconic White Pass. Along the hour and 15 minute journey north, you’ll receive constant narration regarding the rich history, geography, flora, and fauna of the area. As you journey you’ll pass Bridal Veil Falls, Inspiration Point, and Dead Horse Gulch; all important landmarks along the Klondike trail, as will be described by your knowledgeable guide. You will even be able to see the worn rock of the original Klondike trail from your White Pass train. After reaching the summit, this round-trip rail experience will return you to Skagway, giving you ample opportunity to view the many waterfalls, gorges, glaciers, tunnels, & bridges along the way. To keep you comfortable on your journey, water is provided and each rail car has a bathroom. So climb aboard, remember your camera, and experience Skagway’s iconic White Pass Summit Excursion.


Looking for a more personalized or customizable extended tour? You may want to explore our Yukon Discovery Tour or Private Emerald Lake Tour.

What's Included

Knowledgeable Guides
Bottled Water
Guide Gratuities
Transportation to Train Depot

Frequently Asked Questions

Are passports required for this tour?
No, you do not need passports for this tour.
How long is this excursion?
This Skagway shore excursion lasts approximately 2.5 hours from start to finish. You'll have plenty of time for another activity in the morning or for just exploring Skagway on your own!
Where do we meet for this tour, at the train?
Participants must check-in at the White Pass depot office to obtain tickets for this tour.
Is this wheelchair accessible?
All Summit Excursion trains are wheelchair accessible. However, space is limited in lift-equipped cars. Please let us know when reserving your seats if you or anyone in your party will require the lift to get onto the train.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: 3 years old
You will need to walk to the Train Depot (~15 min leisurely pace) from the Dock as there is no transportation provided
Foldable Wheelchairs Only
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


2h 45min

Adult Rate

Child Rate

Itinerary • 2h 45min • 3 activities

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Before the tour begins, check in at the downtown Skgawy White Pass Depot to collect your tickets for this tour. This is just a short walk from the cruise ships.

20 minutes
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Board the train and head on up the famous route! You'll enjoy stunning views and fascinating history on your journey up to White Pass Summit.

1 hour 15 minutes
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After reaching the summit, remain on the train and head right back into Skagway. With a convenient stop near the cruise docks, you can either head back to your ship or go explore downtown Skagway.

1 hour 15 minutes