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.
Beautiful scenery.
Sail Date: June 2019
Beautiful scenery.
Beautiful scenery. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took a round trip train ride to the summit and back.
Sail Date: June 2019
Took a round trip train ride to the summit and back. Nice pictures at times, and some very cool things to see with tunnels and tressels. Only one side of the train gets to see each direction as all the scenery is on the left side going ... Read More
Took a round trip train ride to the summit and back. Nice pictures at times, and some very cool things to see with tunnels and tressels. Only one side of the train gets to see each direction as all the scenery is on the left side going and the right side coming back. Not much to see on either side until the halfway point to the summit but overall a good time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Amazing views.
Sail Date: June 2019
Amazing views. Boarded train adjacent to pier. You can book independently, but even the operator encourages you to go directly thru the ship for convenience.
Amazing views. Boarded train adjacent to pier. You can book independently, but even the operator encourages you to go directly thru the ship for convenience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took the railroad up to White Pass and the bus back.
Sail Date: June 2019
We took the railroad up to White Pass and the bus back. The train goes up the south side of the Skagway River Gorge and the bus goes back down the north side, so you get two different perspectives. Also, the train doesn't stop, so ... Read More
We took the railroad up to White Pass and the bus back. The train goes up the south side of the Skagway River Gorge and the bus goes back down the north side, so you get two different perspectives. Also, the train doesn't stop, so snappiung pictures is more difficult. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
White Pass Railway and Yukon Expedition: bus trip from the cruise port to Caribou Pass and train ...
Sail Date: June 2019
White Pass Railway and Yukon Expedition: bus trip from the cruise port to Caribou Pass and train trip back. The unusually warm temperature caused cancellation of some of the planned activities at Caribou Pass for the safety of the sled ... Read More
White Pass Railway and Yukon Expedition: bus trip from the cruise port to Caribou Pass and train trip back. The unusually warm temperature caused cancellation of some of the planned activities at Caribou Pass for the safety of the sled dogs, but the scenery from the bus and the train especially was spectacular! The excursion was the most expensive that we booked on this cruise, and I would recommend it, though probably could have saved money by booking independently. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Dyea Dave provides a first rate experience for your guided day exploring the Yukon.
Sail Date: June 2019
Dyea Dave provides a first rate experience for your guided day exploring the Yukon. We combined it with a one way return on the train for a perfect day. Much better than renting a car and trying to DIY. Book the train at least 6 months ... Read More
Dyea Dave provides a first rate experience for your guided day exploring the Yukon. We combined it with a one way return on the train for a perfect day. Much better than renting a car and trying to DIY. Book the train at least 6 months out. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The White Pass Scenic Railway was a great trip.
Sail Date: June 2019
The White Pass Scenic Railway was a great trip. There is a lift on one car and wheelchair users were lifted on the train without a problem. There was also a wheelchair accessible restroom on the car. Great experience.
The White Pass Scenic Railway was a great trip. There is a lift on one car and wheelchair users were lifted on the train without a problem. There was also a wheelchair accessible restroom on the car. Great experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We booked the luxury rail car on this excursion and it was worth every penny.
Sail Date: June 2019
We booked the luxury rail car on this excursion and it was worth every penny. The plush leather swivel seats were so comfortable they spoiled us. This car had its own tour guide/bartender/waiter and he was outstanding. The views were ... Read More
We booked the luxury rail car on this excursion and it was worth every penny. The plush leather swivel seats were so comfortable they spoiled us. This car had its own tour guide/bartender/waiter and he was outstanding. The views were outstanding. As mentioned above, the weather was the best of the trip, cloudless skies and warm temperatures with very little breeze. By far this was the best excursion of the trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We attempted to take the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway.
Sail Date: June 2019
We attempted to take the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway. We made it halfway and our train had mechanical issues and had to stop and we backed down the mountain. They gave us a full refund and a ball cap and DVD and they were very ... Read More
We attempted to take the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway. We made it halfway and our train had mechanical issues and had to stop and we backed down the mountain. They gave us a full refund and a ball cap and DVD and they were very apologetic. The town was very small and quaint and everyone was friendly. Once again, it was beautiful! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Train ride was good, tough to get picture while on the ride.
Sail Date: June 2019
Train ride was good, tough to get picture while on the ride. The end of the cars have limited space and too many people have cameras. Even as most would be courteous and share by the time you set up for a shot the train bounces all over so ... Read More
Train ride was good, tough to get picture while on the ride. The end of the cars have limited space and too many people have cameras. Even as most would be courteous and share by the time you set up for a shot the train bounces all over so I have many blurred shots. The video I did get was OK... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice 3 hour round trip train ride to the Yukon Pass without getting out or needing a passport.
Sail Date: June 2019
Nice 3 hour round trip train ride to the Yukon Pass without getting out or needing a passport. Train is warm, comfortable and has restrooms. 2 thumbs up for that. The scenery as you climb the steep pass is breathtaking. You are allowed to ... Read More
Nice 3 hour round trip train ride to the Yukon Pass without getting out or needing a passport. Train is warm, comfortable and has restrooms. 2 thumbs up for that. The scenery as you climb the steep pass is breathtaking. You are allowed to go outside in between cars to take unobstructed photos. Narrator on board give you the history of the Klondike gold rush throughout the ride and also lets you know when photo opportunities are coming up. Highly recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We came into Skagway from the Yukon.
Sail Date: June 2019
We came into Skagway from the Yukon. Our train journey was interesting as we thought about those that had braved the mountains by foot (before the train was constructed) as they dreamt of the gold waiting for them in Dawson City. The ... Read More
We came into Skagway from the Yukon. Our train journey was interesting as we thought about those that had braved the mountains by foot (before the train was constructed) as they dreamt of the gold waiting for them in Dawson City. The mountains had some sad tales to tell, but it was a lovely way to return to Alaska with some magnificent views along the way. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This was a great way to experience the mountains.
Sail Date: June 2019
This was a great way to experience the mountains. Definitely sit on the left side of the car when you board. Also, walk out onto the platforms if it isn't raining. It is a little on the long side, and I recommend taking the bus back.
This was a great way to experience the mountains. Definitely sit on the left side of the car when you board. Also, walk out onto the platforms if it isn't raining. It is a little on the long side, and I recommend taking the bus back. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Very good but super super long and we just went down.
Sail Date: June 2019
Very good but super super long and we just went down. We kept stopping for other trains to pass
Very good but super super long and we just went down. We kept stopping for other trains to pass Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very enjoyable ride from Fraser to Skagway
Sail Date: June 2019
Very enjoyable ride from Fraser to Skagway
Very enjoyable ride from Fraser to Skagway Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Rode the Scenic Railway for several hours..interesting narrative and scenic tour.
Sail Date: June 2019
Rode the Scenic Railway for several hours..interesting narrative and scenic tour.
Rode the Scenic Railway for several hours..interesting narrative and scenic tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful scenic tour - our bus driver (Hunter) was fantastic.
Sail Date: June 2019
Beautiful scenic tour - our bus driver (Hunter) was fantastic.
Beautiful scenic tour - our bus driver (Hunter) was fantastic. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The RR trip itself is absolutely terrific and well worth the price.
Sail Date: June 2019
The RR trip itself is absolutely terrific and well worth the price. The views are amazing and there are lots of opportunities for pics. We didn't understand the loading process by WPYRR. The train pulls up almost next to the ... Read More
The RR trip itself is absolutely terrific and well worth the price. The views are amazing and there are lots of opportunities for pics. We didn't understand the loading process by WPYRR. The train pulls up almost next to the cruise ships. And, based on the number of passengers who purchase tickets via the cruise line excursions desk, they assign certain cars to certain cruise ships. So, Princess may have 3 RR cars, HAL may have 2 RR cars, etc., etc. So, HAL tells you on your excursion ticket, be outside of the ship at the end of the pier at whatever time in the morning. So, we were out there a few minutes early, and it's well marked - Princess passengers line up here, HAL passengers line up here, etc. For some reason, on the morning we were boarding, after a wait of about 10-15 minutes, they escorted the Princess passengers on first - which is fine. But, it was literally another 15 minutes or so before they got around to escorting the HAL passengers on. And, there is no reason for that delay. They even label each RR car with the ship name - so all of the Princess passengers are in 3 cars, and all of the HAL passengers are in 2 different cars, etc. There was no reason why we were all standing on the pier for such a long time just waiting to be escorted to the cars assigned to HAL. Once we were onboard, it was all fine; I would just say they need to speed up the boarding process, or else don't have cruise ship passengers meet out on the pier so far ahead of the boarding time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
If you are into trains this narrow gage rr was super.
Sail Date: June 2019
If you are into trains this narrow gage rr was super. Wheel chair accessible with a lift.
If you are into trains this narrow gage rr was super. Wheel chair accessible with a lift. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This is a really fun trip, enhanced by the uncrowded car we were in (most are packed).
Sail Date: June 2019
This is a really fun trip, enhanced by the uncrowded car we were in (most are packed). The views are spectacular and it's exciting to stand on the platforms between cars with the cool fresh air blowing around the train.
This is a really fun trip, enhanced by the uncrowded car we were in (most are packed). The views are spectacular and it's exciting to stand on the platforms between cars with the cool fresh air blowing around the train. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Relaxing train ride...pretty views...
Sail Date: May 2019
Relaxing train ride...pretty views...
Relaxing train ride...pretty views... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
White Pass is a must do.
Sail Date: May 2019
White Pass is a must do.
White Pass is a must do. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was a great excursion.
Sail Date: May 2019
This was a great excursion. We saw bear on three separate occasions on the trip. We took the bus up to the Yukon to Caribou Crossing and then road the train back down. I am terrified of heights so I didn't look at too much of the ... Read More
This was a great excursion. We saw bear on three separate occasions on the trip. We took the bus up to the Yukon to Caribou Crossing and then road the train back down. I am terrified of heights so I didn't look at too much of the scenery on the train ride since much of it was looking straight down from the side of a mountain, but my husband did and enjoyed it. Our tour guide on the bus ride up was Heidi and she was excellent. Overall it was a great day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very scenic but a bit dull for me personally.
Sail Date: May 2019
Very scenic but a bit dull for me personally. I gave it a 3, my wife gave it a 5. Found a great place to hang after the train ride. Klondike Brewery. Great brew, nice outdoor beer garden with awesome views, great staff and lots of ... Read More
Very scenic but a bit dull for me personally. I gave it a 3, my wife gave it a 5. Found a great place to hang after the train ride. Klondike Brewery. Great brew, nice outdoor beer garden with awesome views, great staff and lots of friendly people. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very boring.
Sail Date: May 2019
Very boring. Can get better views elsewhere.
Very boring. Can get better views elsewhere. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises