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.
Walked around town earlyon our own.
Sail Date: July 2019
Walked around town earlyon our own. Then met the shuttle bus to the train station. Great scenic views going over the pass. Nice old train. If you want some great photos, step out onto the platforms between cars. We came back on a ... Read More
Walked around town earlyon our own. Then met the shuttle bus to the train station. Great scenic views going over the pass. Nice old train. If you want some great photos, step out onto the platforms between cars. We came back on a motorcoach which also has epic views, different from those on the train. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We took the earliest one out but we had a 20 minute delay, as there was an issue with the steam ...
Sail Date: July 2019
We took the earliest one out but we had a 20 minute delay, as there was an issue with the steam engine. Thankfully that was detected not far from the train station.
We took the earliest one out but we had a 20 minute delay, as there was an issue with the steam engine. Thankfully that was detected not far from the train station. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Booked through Princess, but could have booked direct with Alaska 360, the vendor.
Sail Date: July 2019
Booked through Princess, but could have booked direct with Alaska 360, the vendor. An entertaining train ride, followed by a sled dog demo, then gold panning.
Booked through Princess, but could have booked direct with Alaska 360, the vendor. An entertaining train ride, followed by a sled dog demo, then gold panning. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Beautiful scenery.
Sail Date: June 2019
Beautiful scenery.
Beautiful scenery. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Always a great tour, but need to rotate access to the rear train cars to give everyone a chance to ...
Sail Date: June 2019
Always a great tour, but need to rotate access to the rear train cars to give everyone a chance to take pictures and enjoy the views
Always a great tour, but need to rotate access to the rear train cars to give everyone a chance to take pictures and enjoy the views Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
This railway trip was definitely worth the money and time.
Sail Date: June 2019
This railway trip was definitely worth the money and time. Highly recommend it! Educational, picturesque, and fun!
This railway trip was definitely worth the money and time. Highly recommend it! Educational, picturesque, and fun! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
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
Excellent train ride through the Alaskan wilderness on a vintage train.
Sail Date: June 2019
Excellent train ride through the Alaskan wilderness on a vintage train. Beautiful scenery.
Excellent train ride through the Alaskan wilderness on a vintage train. Beautiful scenery. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Vast beautiful scenery in all directions, so the ride was worth taking for that experience.
Sail Date: June 2019
Vast beautiful scenery in all directions, so the ride was worth taking for that experience. However, the regular train cars were extremely basic, seats weren't comfortable & only bottled water was distributed. One could pay much ... Read More
Vast beautiful scenery in all directions, so the ride was worth taking for that experience. However, the regular train cars were extremely basic, seats weren't comfortable & only bottled water was distributed. One could pay much higher fares for the deluxe car, which served food & beverages. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America 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
no lines because we took early train, the train was very clean, good, gave you a bottle of water, ...
Sail Date: June 2019
no lines because we took early train, the train was very clean, good, gave you a bottle of water, nice explanation
no lines because we took early train, the train was very clean, good, gave you a bottle of water, nice explanation Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
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
Kids took the hike and loved it.
Sail Date: June 2019
Kids took the hike and loved it. Got back in plenty of time to take the White pass Scenic Rail tour. Wouldn't have missed the train ride for the world! A MUST SEE for anyone there for the first time!!
Kids took the hike and loved it. Got back in plenty of time to take the White pass Scenic Rail tour. Wouldn't have missed the train ride for the world! A MUST SEE for anyone there for the first time!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
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