|Port of Skagway Shuttles|
||Skagway Alaska was the first incorporated city in the state of Alaska. Gold rushers stampeded to claim their riches back in 1897. But now, 100 years later it is still a popular place for a different reason.|
|About the Port of Skagway
Skagway Alaska is home to approximately 1,000 people. That number doubles once tourist season goes into effect. Skagway is one of the most popular ports to leave out of in the state of Alaska. Any given day it is easy to find at least 4 ships docked there at the same time. Between May and September roughly 375 cruise ships will come through the city. There will be a projected 750,000 tourist passing through Skagway.
The temperature is moderate year round boasting a maritime climate. The summers are cool and the winters are mild. Skagway offers plenty of daylight to enjoy this wonderful weather. Only 4 blocks wide and 16 blocks long it gives the vibe of a small western frontier town.
Things to do in Skagway
If you want to get in touch with your gold rush side, you can visit Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. The park transports you back to the days of old as you tour the 15 restored building in the historical district. There is even a brewery on site to wet your whistle after the gold drudge tour.
There are plenty of beautiful hiking trails as well for the active tourist. Lower Reid Falls is definitely a point of interest and a favorite landmark in Skagway. If you want another tranquil escape you can head over to Jewell Gardens. There you can enjoy the gardens and glassblowing shop and then later on enjoy some lunch and tea. After that hop on a helicopter and take a tour of the area. You can also jump on a ferry to Juneau. Skagway offers a few great transportation choices to see Skagway and the surrounding areas.