7 HOUR EMERALD LAKE LOLLYGAG TOUR
- Duration: 7 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: 7HREMERALD
The 7 Hour Lollygag Tour is the best way to savor your day tour when it
comes to your short stay in Skagway! The extra hour added to the Emerald Lake tour ensures a more leisurely experience with more time to savor each location, have a proper sit down lunch and experience an attraction or two that would not be possible in less time. Our tiny town of 900 gets overrun
with up to 10,000+ people off of 4 ships and the best option on these
days is to drive away and discover the real reason we choose to live
here! Enjoy what is likely your ONLY opportunity while cruising the
inside passage to drive into the interior and see something other than a
temperate rain forest. We drive through three climate zones in the
first 25 miles; temperate rain forest in Skagway, sub alpine forest at
the summit and boreal forest in Yukon. The further you go inland, the
better the weather may be and the better your
chances of spotting wildlife which avoids our noisy corridor in town and up the Klondike Hwy to the summit.
drive up the Klondike Highway will parallel the White Pass & Yukon
Route Railroad which will be on one side of the valley with the highway
on the other. This can offer some great photo opportunities to catch
the narrow gauge railroad in action if our timing is right. Compared to
taking the train itself, we will be able to make many stops along the
way to take photos and we can also turn around to get a better look at
something we missed. Sometimes the mornings can be very cloudy and the
visibility up to the White Pass Summit is limited, but thanks to having
more time for your tour, we should be gone long enough to allow the
winds that usually come mid morning to blow the clouds away so we can
make the stops on our way back if we missed them in the morning (you
can't do that on the train!).
Your guide will tailor your
tour to your interests and make stops according to your desires. As you
enter the Yukon Territory we will drive past the old Venus mine and
spectacular Bove Island on our way to Carcross village a sleepy little
First Nations community with a rich heritage worth seeing first hand.
We will continue past Carcross to the unexpected world's
smallest desert and take in the mind bending sight of sand dunes in the
middle of this rugged landscape. The highlight of this tour is
breathtaking Emerald Lake, 75 miles from Skagway; It's like the
northern lights in water! The 7 Hour tour is what I recommend to my friends and family when they come to visit so we can explore to our heart's content without feeling rushed or having to keep to a schedule.
150 miles round trip.
attractions along the way require you to pay admission upon arrival (not
already included in your tour price). Time at these attractions will
be limited and based on our timing which can depend on each group,
possible construction delays and road traffic. Here are the links for each if you wish to look them up and do some research:
Yukon Suspension bridge (www.yukonsuspensionbridge.com)
Caribou Crossing Wildlife Museum (www.cariboucrossing.ca) dog sledding
demonstrations and rides, sled dogs, puppies, and gold panning all can be
added for an additional charge
Sled Dog Tours (http://www.tagishlakekennel.com/summer-tours/) Iditarod
Musher Michelle Phillips' summer camp offering puppies/sled dogs to pet
and cart rides 7 Hours gives you more time to relax and just enjoy with out feeling like you are being rushed from your favorite new vistas-- we can even just sit and stare at the scenery in wonder.
ALL TOURS TRAVEL UP TO THE WHITE PASS SUMMIT AND INCLUDE THESE STOPS OR DRIVE BY LAND MARKS:
*Rocky point, Brackett's wagon road and White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad tracks
*Scenic scrap metal heap and city trash incinerator
*Pitchfork Falls and Goat Lake Hydro Pipeline
*Bridal Veil Falls and White Pass City valley
*Moore Creek Bridge
*Welcome to Alaska Sign
*Sub Alpine terrain
*Multiple hanging glaciers
*Historic Venus Mine
THE 6 HOUR EMERALD LAKE TOUR ADDS:
*60 miles beyond White Pass summit
*Views of Summit/Fraser Lake
*Yukon Suspension Bridge ( $14 to cross bridge)
*Tutshi Boat Launch
*Tutshi panoramic view
*Windy Arm of Tagish Lake
*Sherry's favorite photo stop
*Welcome to the Yukon sign
*Bove Island and Lime Mt.
*Historic Carcross village
*Sandy beach at Lake Bennett
*Spectacular Emerald Lake
*More time to visit Carcross
*Opportunity to visit Tagish Lake Kennels summer mushing camp to pet puppies and/or enjoy the thrill of mushing with a dog cart rides (admission required).
THE 7 HOUR OPTION GIVES US TIME TO REALLY SAVOR EACH LOCATION AND TO EXPLORE AREAS WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO IN A 6 HOUR TOUR BECAUSE OF TIME CONSTRAINTS.
Tours are subject to a 5% city sales tax.