Skagway excursions

Feb 10th, 2007, 09:23 AM
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Skagway excursions

I think I posted this question on the wrong forum. My husband and I are taking the inside passage to Alaska. We can't decide which to do? The train, rafting, or horseback riding on a ranch. We really want to see the wildlife. Does anyone have any suggestions?
bonnie_clyde is offline  
Feb 10th, 2007, 03:09 PM
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We did the train, and it was absolutely breathtaking. Saw mountain goats, eagles, etc., on the way.
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Feb 10th, 2007, 04:12 PM
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Take the train, you can raft and/or horseback ride almost any place , but there is only one place to take this lovely train ride.

I agree with sweet_polly

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Feb 12th, 2007, 05:53 AM
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We did the train also - it was great. But we wished we had know that there was an option to ride the train up, then bicycle back down. We would have down that instead.
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Feb 12th, 2007, 06:05 AM
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I agree, take the train. We took the train up then a bus tour into the Yukon. A very personalzed tour with Chilkoot Charters with a wonderful guide. There is narration on the train...very interesting.
Feb 17th, 2007, 06:24 AM
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For wildlife you need tours, don't expect wildlife viewing from the train. The White Pass is loaded with history, sit on the left side of the train leaving Skagway.
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Feb 20th, 2007, 05:49 PM
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Another option is to rent a car in Skagway and drive to Emerald Lake. We did the train and then rented a car. Liked the drive much better. We could stop whenever we wanted to take pictures.
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Feb 21st, 2007, 08:19 AM
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Another vote for the train...then walk around town and have a beer at Mo's bar. Nice local joint and you will most likely be the only tourist there.
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