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Chilkoot Charters & Tours

#8 of 49 Tours in Skagway
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Address: 340 - 7th Avenue, Skagway, AK 99840
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+1 907-983-3400
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Yukon Rail & Bus - Great Tour for all!

My husband, teen son and I took this tour in mid August, we booked directly with Chilkoot Charters and it was a great experience. They picked us up at the dock, small bus with... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

My husband, teen son and I took this tour in mid August, we booked directly with Chilkoot Charters and it was a great experience. They picked us up at the dock, small bus with about 18 people. Short drive to the train depot, where we boarded the second to last car - sit on the left side of the car... More 

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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Arrived in Skagway on the Coral Princess. I booked this tour independently, after reading reviews and looking at cost. I debated whether to bus first or train first, finally decided on train first and I'm so glad I did. There were 4 of us traveling together and we enjoyed every minute of this tour. We were blessed with beautiful weather.... More 

1 Thank Shoonie
Salt Lake City, Utah
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Booked this day long trip for husband and I along with our parents. We have some ambulatory issues so we wanted to see the beauty of Alaska with limited walking. I was not super excited about this because this is not my kind of adventure but this is the type of outing that we needed. Chilkoot Charters was easy to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Really enjoyed taking the WPYR train up to Fraser BC and then bus/van back down. Our guide Brian picked us up from the cruise dock, exactly on time and where instructed from the info received when booking online. Brian took us through town and got us settled and on the train (no having to deal with getting our own train... More 

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Reeds Spring
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Bus left early (?!) and we arrived on time. The owner, Roy, tried to reach the driver by radio but Mike (driver) did not respond. Roy then put us, 2 people, in his personal pickup truck and gave us city tour (trying to find bus) then drove us up the White Pass! We caught up to the bus and joined... More 

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New York Metro
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Bruce was a great guide with a ton of information. He answered all the questions we had. Many stops for photo ops, where he offered to take photos of the various groups on the bus, which had 10 passengers at the max. There were four groups do four different, yet similar tours. Two passengers road the train up and we... More 

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Oro Valley, Arizona, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were traveling with nine family members (ages 6 to 76) and were looking for a tour that was more flexible than the ones offered by the cruise lines. We were pleased with this privately owned tour company. They offer a variety of tours. We selected the combination rail and van tour to the Yukon. They picked us up at... More 

Thank Carl O
Brisbane Region, Australia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

We were on a cruise so this was one of our day tours. We chose the bus for the trip up and then the rail back down. Bruce our guide was very friendly and gave lots of information as we travelled. Bruce also pulled over at lots of vantage points for us to take photos. At the signs for Alaska... More 

Thank VMP81
Saratoga Springs, New York
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Our guide James made this trip! His lovely Irish lilt and warm stories made the day go by too quickly. The wonderful train ride and husky puppy visit, topped off with a very nice lunch helped keep us sustained. The scenery and wonderful pictures made this excursion so worth while. Don't be scared by the 7.5 hour description...you need it!

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Renton, WA
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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We took the Yukon Rail & Bus excursion with Chilkoot Charters & Tours. We started by van with a tour through Skagway and a history lesson from our driver. Then we headed up the highway and out of town to the Canadian border. Again our driver gave great commentary of what we were seeing and some of the history. We... More 

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