Reviews of Skagway, Alaska
Reviewed by rcrford Review Date: 08/25/2014
Rating: (10) Recommended
My neice and I took the Best of Skagway excursion on our August 4th, Disney Wonder Alaskan Cruise. The scenery was incredible starting with the bus ride up the mountain to the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway. We stopped several times to enjoy the incredible views and take some pictures. Once across the border, we boarded the railway cars for our trip back down the pass. Again, incredible views -- and not for the faint-hearted if you're afraid of heights or narrow places.
We were picked up at the station in Skagway and took the bus to Liarsville, a mining outpost, where we had a salmon bake (delicious!), panned for gold and were entertained by the citizens of Liarsville with a little history.
Finally, we boarded the buses back to Skagway and a tour of the Red Onion Saloon (and brothel) -- that was an interesting bit of history. Again, not for those with delicate moral sensabilities. We then walked the town to shop a bit before heading back to the ship.
This excursion was well worth every penny for the scenery and history alone. The food at the salmon bake put this one over the top.