Reaching the northernmost point of Alaska’s Inside Passage by water lands you in Skagway, Alaska via Taiya Inlet, the gem of Lynn Canal. Skagway with a population of just over 1,000 is 15 miles north of Haines by water, and 110 road miles south of Whitehorse, Yukon. This historic city looks much as it did 100 years ago with wooden boardwalk lined streets and restored false front buildings while maintaining the boom-town feel. Today, thousands of cruise ship visitors arrive each day, mimicking the peak population of 20,000 during the Klondike Gold Rush. Skagway is an incredibly walk able and bike able community allowing one to access the Skagway River, the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, the ghost town of Dyea, and several hiking trails allowing one to gaze down the impressive fjord. A shoppers paradise, its an easy task coming home with a souvenir. Access the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad for a look into Canadian wilderness, or embark on the famed Chilkoot Trail. See for yourself!
Highlights of the Fjord Express to Skagway
Depart Juneau in the afternoon and head north through Lynn Canal, the continent’s longest and deepest glacial fjord. Lynn Canal stretches over 100 miles long and is over 2000 feet deep. We will see many hanging glaciers high on the mountainside and cascading waterfalls on our route.
A favorite stop on our evening cruise, the picturesque and historic octagonal lighthouse was first lit in 1906.
The Fjord Express fast ferry from Juneau to Skagway is a great way to see Alaska's wildlife. Marine life abounds in these waters, and a fully-narrated wildlife and whale watching cruise will highlight the voyage. You’ll see hanging glaciers, nesting bald eagles, harbor seals, stellar sea lions, porpoise and humpback or killer whales. .
Start Your Booking