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Private Emerald Lake Tour

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Private Skagway tours are the way to go for groups of 4 or more. This 7-hour private tour is on our 'Top Picks' list because it is the most comprehensive tour going beyond Skagway while maintaining the intimacy of a private group. It will be just your party and your local guide in a comfortable vehicle with fully customizable options. Cruise up and over White Pass Summit, see gorgeous Emerald Lake and explore the Yukon Territory. Stop where you want to stop, eat lunch wherever you want and choose from great suggestions offered by your guide along the way. Extra time on this 7-hour tour even allows you to enjoy activities such as going for a visit to Yukon's largest wildlife museum, viewing Alaskan husky puppies and sled dog team, and shopping in Carcross, Yukon Territory. It's all up to you!

You won't see this tour offered through the cruise lines. This is an exclusive private tour with a knowledgeable, local guide. Allowing ample time for photo opportunities, lunch, and any additional extras that you might want to do, the 7-hour tour departs from Skagway and follows the Klondike Highway north to Yukon. Your guide narrates the journey and you are in complete control of this totally customized and private experience.

We prefer to get an early start to this tour so we're first on the road. This allows us to beat the crowds and gives us the best opportunity for wildlife viewing. If you have specific requests, just let us know - it's your tour! Note: To add a dogsledding adventure to this excursion, see the Private Emerald Lake and Dogsledding Tour.

What's Included

Dock-to-dock transportation is provided with this tour. This private tour is professionally narrated with lots of stopping points and opportunities for pictures. There are limited outhouse facilities along the way and it is recommended to use the restroom before the tour. Upon arrival in Yukon Territory, there are several options for lunch as well as modern facilities for restrooms. The cost of lunch or any additional stops/attractions is not yet included in the price of the tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of customizations are available for private tours?
There are several different options for your group as we tour. A few examples of what we can do are: Enjoy the scenery from the comfort of our vehicle, stopping for photo opportunities from the Klondike Hwy for as far as you’d like to go. Take a backroad, so that you’ll get to see more remote wilderness areas of Alaska and the Yukon. Take a picnic lunch to enjoy near a river or lake. Talk to a First Nation carver about his love of carving and the culture of his people.
Is transportation included? Where is the meeting location for this tour?
Round-trip transportation is included with this trip right from your cruise ship. The guides will meet you right at the end of your specific cruise ship and you will be returned to the cruise ship at the end of the tour. You will receive a confirmation email and voucher with complete instructions immediately upon booking.
What if our cruise ship's schedule is canceled or delayed?
We will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, then you will receive a refund, less any non-refundable fees.
Will we see wildlife?
Of the various Skagway tours, the Yukon adventures have one of the strongest opportunities for wildlife viewing. Tours entering Yukon include a chance of encountering caribou, sheep, mountain goats, and sometimes even bears and moose. While your chances are good, we cannot guarantee wildlife sightings.
Why are passports required?
This tour enters Canada and passports will be required to go through the Canadian customs post, as well as to re-enter the United States. Passports are required for all adults and children 16 or older. Children 15 and under should have an original or certified copy or birth certificate or a Passport. If one or both parents are not traveling with the child, a notarized letter of authorization from the absent parent(s) is also necessary to cross into Canada. Some nationalities may also require a Canada and/or USA Visa. (Single-entry is acceptable). Please bring all original documentation, no copies are allowed. If passengers show up for the tour without the proper ID, they will not be allowed to board. While we will attempt to accommodate passengers lacking identification, there is no guarantee that suitable arrangements can be made, and no refund will be given under these circumstances. Passengers with felonies, DUI, or criminal charges are not allowed entry into Canada.

Quick Facts


7h 00min

The minimum age for participants is 0 years old.

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.


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