"Worth a day trip for the train ride" Skagway by RickinDutch
Skagway Travel Guide: 158 reviews and 459 photos
Was staying in Haines and took the Chilkat fast ferry over for a day. Would recommend the trip. 35 minute ferry ride thru wonderful Lynn Canal. Haines provided a quiet interlude from the crowds of Skagway and Juneau.
Great train ride thru some marvelous scenery. Caught the train from the main railway station between the two cruise ship docks. Did the round trip to the summit. Took four hours. If you're on the inside going up (right side of the train), don't worry. You swap with the other side of the car and flip your seat over for the trip back down. That way everyone gets a chance to see the great vistas.
Here we are back on the Chilkat fast ferry leaving Skagway boat harbor heading back to Haines. Ready for some peace and quiet after a day of rubbing elbows with 8,000 cruise ship passengers.
- Pros:Lots of gold rush history, great train ride
- Cons:Gets a tad bit crowded when the cruise ships are in
A great way to get to Skagway from Haines for a day trip. 35 minute high speed ride through the Lynn Canal. That way you... more travel advice
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