Wild Life & White Pass Tours
Want the best of both worlds? This tour will give you the opportunity to visit the Taiya Inlet and explore the White Pass all the while looking for Wild Life!
Every summer spawning fish make their way from the ocean and up the Taiya River, bringing with them all types of predators looking for a quick snack. On this tour we take you for a stunning ride along the Taiya Inlet, out towards the Dyea Flats, the mouth of the Taiya River and the historic Chilkoot Trail head. This area is well known for being a feeding ground for black bears, grizzly bears, seals, sea lions, bald eagles, golden eagles and many other types of birds who arrive with the spawning fish. As you keep your eyes open for wild life our friendly guide will regale you with tales from the 1898 Gold Rush and the notorious characters who called Skagway home.
Onwards to the White Pass! You've seen the ocean, now it's time to head up the pass and into the mountains! Rise from rich coastal rain forrest to the spectacular views of the Tormented Valley nestled at the summit in between snow capped mountains and glacier fed lakes. Take full advantage of the photo opportunities as you rise from sea level to 3300ft in elevation past pristine waterfalls and prodigious valleys, finishing the climb with the phenomenal view from the "Welcome to Alaska' sign.
Remember keep your eyes open for moose, mountain goats and fox pups in the overgrowth on the sides of the roads. With frequent stops to capture photos of the beautiful Alaskan scenery, an opportunity to learn some fantastic facts about the 1898 Gold rush and a chance and to look for wildlife, this tour has a little something for everyone!