Skagway White Pass Scenic Railway Excursion Reviews

The unforgettable journey on the White Pass Scenic Railway is not just another train ride; built through rugged terrain, the route passes through tunnels and valleys en route to the scenic White Pass Summit.
The scenic railway cannot be missed.
Sail Date: May 2019
The scenic railway cannot be missed. I wrote more in my Cruise review....
The scenic railway cannot be missed. I wrote more in my Cruise review.... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Train and bus rides were great.
Sail Date: May 2019
Train and bus rides were great. Train picked up a bunch of hikers on return, they were supposed to be in a car by themselves, but 4 climbed into our car and they STUNK! VERY unpleasant last half of train ride.
Train and bus rides were great. Train picked up a bunch of hikers on return, they were supposed to be in a car by themselves, but 4 climbed into our car and they STUNK! VERY unpleasant last half of train ride. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful sites, good excursion.
Sail Date: May 2019
Beautiful sites, good excursion. Only down fall was that we were to board at 1pm and be done by 3:45pm, and our train got delayed until about 3:30. Things happen I suppose!
Beautiful sites, good excursion. Only down fall was that we were to board at 1pm and be done by 3:45pm, and our train got delayed until about 3:30. Things happen I suppose! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Had a few hiccups with the train motor failing but was provided the opportunity to return at a ...
Sail Date: May 2019
Had a few hiccups with the train motor failing but was provided the opportunity to return at a later time. Glad we did! The scenes were gorgeous and the trees smelled so nice! Don't go on this excursion for animals, you will not see ... Read More
Had a few hiccups with the train motor failing but was provided the opportunity to return at a later time. Glad we did! The scenes were gorgeous and the trees smelled so nice! Don't go on this excursion for animals, you will not see any. Go to enjoy a classic train and see some amazing gorges, runoffs, and ice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The most beautiful and nice trip of all my live...beautiful view, no words to explain that !!
Sail Date: May 2019
The most beautiful and nice trip of all my live...beautiful view, no words to explain that !! i suggest you to try it.
The most beautiful and nice trip of all my live...beautiful view, no words to explain that !! i suggest you to try it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This rail experience left from the station and took us to the Canadian border in white pass and ...
Sail Date: April 2019
This rail experience left from the station and took us to the Canadian border in white pass and back. The scenery was beautiful and there are things you can only see by taking this train ride. The train and cars are old but meticulously ... Read More
This rail experience left from the station and took us to the Canadian border in white pass and back. The scenery was beautiful and there are things you can only see by taking this train ride. The train and cars are old but meticulously maintained. The guide on the train kept us informed about the sights were seeing as well as some history of the area as we made our journey to the pass. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We really, really enjoyed this train ride.
Sail Date: April 2019
We really, really enjoyed this train ride. The scenery is unbelievable and the tour guide gave us an excellent overview of the history of this area. The train itself was warm and comfortable. I recommend.
We really, really enjoyed this train ride. The scenery is unbelievable and the tour guide gave us an excellent overview of the history of this area. The train itself was warm and comfortable. I recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Took the bus over and the train back.
Sail Date: September 2018
Took the bus over and the train back. Had a great time! Beautiful scenery.
Took the bus over and the train back. Had a great time! Beautiful scenery. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was the best way to see Skagway !
Sail Date: September 2018
This was the best way to see Skagway ! It was fun , interesting ( our guide gave us so much local information and folklore > the views from the train were all anyone could hope for !
This was the best way to see Skagway ! It was fun , interesting ( our guide gave us so much local information and folklore > the views from the train were all anyone could hope for ! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a great thing to do and we loved it.
Sail Date: September 2018
This was a great thing to do and we loved it. Staff on this train is excellent!
This was a great thing to do and we loved it. Staff on this train is excellent! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We hiked up to Dewey Lake.
Sail Date: September 2018
We hiked up to Dewey Lake. I recommend the hike, but it is not for all ages. I also recommend the scenic rail ride. What an experience. The countryside is amazing.
We hiked up to Dewey Lake. I recommend the hike, but it is not for all ages. I also recommend the scenic rail ride. What an experience. The countryside is amazing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Must do this activity, the history is amazing as are the views.
Sail Date: September 2018
Must do this activity, the history is amazing as are the views. Americans bring your passports, you're going to Canada. No need to book with the cruise ship, you can make your own way to the station at this port. If you can find ... Read More
Must do this activity, the history is amazing as are the views. Americans bring your passports, you're going to Canada. No need to book with the cruise ship, you can make your own way to the station at this port. If you can find the tickets cheaper elsewhere. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
wonderful scenery on a bright sunny warm day.
Sail Date: September 2018
wonderful scenery on a bright sunny warm day. coudn't have been better.
wonderful scenery on a bright sunny warm day. coudn't have been better. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We always enjoy that train ride.
Sail Date: September 2018
We always enjoy that train ride. Great scenery and great historical narratives.
We always enjoy that train ride. Great scenery and great historical narratives. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Well worth the extra few dollars to take the luxury version of this trip.
Sail Date: September 2018
Well worth the extra few dollars to take the luxury version of this trip. Snacks, wine, beer, coffee etc., and very comfortable seats. From what I could see of the regular seating it appeared to be benches with no refreshments. This was a ... Read More
Well worth the extra few dollars to take the luxury version of this trip. Snacks, wine, beer, coffee etc., and very comfortable seats. From what I could see of the regular seating it appeared to be benches with no refreshments. This was a very enjoyable and worthwhile excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was a great excursion, views and sights from the mountainside were unbelievable.
Sail Date: September 2018
This was a great excursion, views and sights from the mountainside were unbelievable.
This was a great excursion, views and sights from the mountainside were unbelievable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The train ride offered a breathtaking view of the city and the wild.
Sail Date: September 2018
The train ride offered a breathtaking view of the city and the wild. Although we didn't see any wild life, the experience was still very unique.
The train ride offered a breathtaking view of the city and the wild. Although we didn't see any wild life, the experience was still very unique. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We loved the bus ride up to Carcross but felt our tour guide could have told us a few more things ...
Sail Date: September 2018
We loved the bus ride up to Carcross but felt our tour guide could have told us a few more things about what we were seeing-- instead of simply telling us-- this is the most beautiful place on the route. Also the train ride was ... Read More
We loved the bus ride up to Carcross but felt our tour guide could have told us a few more things about what we were seeing-- instead of simply telling us-- this is the most beautiful place on the route. Also the train ride was unforgetable. However, the train car workers were some of the rudest, most unkind people I have ever interacted with. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Did the train up the pass and the mini van back on a slightly different route.
Sail Date: September 2018
Did the train up the pass and the mini van back on a slightly different route. Great experience quiet diverse scenery. It stops in Fraser BC doesn't go all the way to the Yukon. The Gold rush stories were fascinating.
Did the train up the pass and the mini van back on a slightly different route. Great experience quiet diverse scenery. It stops in Fraser BC doesn't go all the way to the Yukon. The Gold rush stories were fascinating. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Fantastic views.
Sail Date: September 2018
Fantastic views. Comfortable ride.
Fantastic views. Comfortable ride. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Another neat ride, something to check off list, not sure if it is a good value for eh money.
Sail Date: September 2018
Another neat ride, something to check off list, not sure if it is a good value for eh money.
Another neat ride, something to check off list, not sure if it is a good value for eh money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
LOVED IT!
Sail Date: September 2018
LOVED IT! First time on a train. So beautiful. Great historic information.
LOVED IT! First time on a train. So beautiful. Great historic information. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Save money and don't book through the cruise line if you want to go on a railway tour.
Sail Date: September 2018
Save money and don't book through the cruise line if you want to go on a railway tour. It's absolutely worth it and the railway is RIGHT by the port. Maybe a 10 minute walk; maybe longer if you walk slow. Just buy your own ticket ... Read More
Save money and don't book through the cruise line if you want to go on a railway tour. It's absolutely worth it and the railway is RIGHT by the port. Maybe a 10 minute walk; maybe longer if you walk slow. Just buy your own ticket and board the train. We didn't realize how close it was. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We boarded the train early in the morning.
Sail Date: September 2018
We boarded the train early in the morning. There is a stove in each car but if you are not close to it there is a chill. Just be aware of this and dress appropriately. We were comfortable in our boots and jackets. There is a bathroom ... Read More
We boarded the train early in the morning. There is a stove in each car but if you are not close to it there is a chill. Just be aware of this and dress appropriately. We were comfortable in our boots and jackets. There is a bathroom in each vintage car. There was complimentary bottled water but no other food or drink. Our train went across the Canadian border . You do not get off train and do not need your passport. The engine "switched around and we headed back down mountain. Before heading the other direction we all stood in unison, flipped our seats and traded sides. We all got a great view either coming or going. There is commentary up and down discussing the history of the gold rush and pointing out sights along the way. It is amazing any animals or humans survived this journey. There are other options for this journey. For instance you could ride a bus up and the train down or you can go further to the Yukon. You are given a commemorative booklet that discusses the journey and provides a map to follow along the journey. We also took a street car tour. This is around Skagway which is a small town. The drivers are the guides and are dressed in period costumes. It is fun and you will learn a bit more about the town and its characters. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Such beautiful scenery going through the mountains of Alaska on the White Pass train.
Sail Date: September 2018
Such beautiful scenery going through the mountains of Alaska on the White Pass train. Loved hearing the history of gold mining there.
Such beautiful scenery going through the mountains of Alaska on the White Pass train. Loved hearing the history of gold mining there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line