Heli-Hike & White Pass Train Expedition

The Ultimate Adventure in Skagway!

Quick Details

Checkmark What to bring: PASSPORT, closed-toe shoes, dress in layers (50-75 degrees).

Info Recommended: Hiking boots or shoes with ankle support are recommended.

Clock  Activity Times: Hiking: 4 hours; Helicopter: About 1 hour

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What’s Included

  • Lumbar packs, trekking poles, rain gear, and hats and gloves are provided.
  • Guides carry extra warm clothing, sunblock, and bug repellent.
  • Water, candy bars, nuts. Return trip to town, salmon pate, crackers, and beverages.

This tour is designed to satisfy your desire for the ultimate adventure in Skagway! We have combined a scenic helicopter flight and a train ride aboard the historic White Pass Scenic Railway with a breathtaking wilderness hike in the Tongass National Forest. This fully guided wilderness experience offers the perfect mix of adventure, exercise, and unforgettable scenery.

Your day begins with a helicopter flight along the Sawtooth mountain range and over Goat Lake, before landing at Glacier Station. After a brief orientation and gear-grab, you’ll be off on a four- to five-mile roundtrip hike along the raging Skagway River to a viewpoint of the magnificent Laughton Glacier.

Enjoy exceptional customer service, as there will never be more than six guests per guide, and the group size is always small. Your hiking experience will be tailored to your particular interests as much as possible.

This remote subalpine valley offers wonderful views and an endless array of flora and fauna. If photography is your passion, this is the perfect opportunity to indulge! Be on the lookout for wildlife, as bear, moose, mountain goats, and many other species all call this valley home.

Once back at the wilderness whistle stop, board the White Pass train for a 14-mile scenic rail journey back to Skagway while snacking on our cooler of “backcountry delights.” You’ll treasure the diversity, extraordinary beauty, and the companionship of this very special day in Skagway.

Flight pattern varies based on current weather conditions.

  • Chevron down Approximate Tour Time Tables
  • 7:00 a.m. Departure

    • 6:50: Meet guide(s) on the dock.
    • 7:00: Depart dock for Temsco Helicopter base, sign waivers, watch safety video.
    • 7:30: Scenic flight to Glacier Station.
    • 7:45: Distribute gear, safety trail safety briefing and orientation.
    • 8:00: Round trip wilderness hike in Laughton Glacier Valley.
    • 11:00: Arrive back at trailhead, return gear, enjoy a drink.
    • 11:10: Board train for scenic train ride back to Skagway with snacks and drinks.
    • 12:00: Arrive at White Pass depot in Skagway.

    10:40 a.m. Departure

    • 10:30: Meet guide(s) on the dock.
    • 10:40: Depart dock for Temsco Helicopter base, sign waivers, watch safety video.
    • 11:00: Scenic flight to Glacier Station.
    • 11:15: Distribute gear, safety trail safety briefing and orientation.
    • 11:30: Round trip wilderness hike in Laughton Glacier Valley.
    • 3:25: Arrive back at trailhead, return gear, enjoy a drink.
    • 3:35: Board train for scenic train ride back to Skagway with snacks and drinks.
    • 4:30: Arrive at White Pass depot in Skagway.

    11:10 a.m. Departure

    • 11:00: Meet guide(s) on the dock.
    • 11:10: Depart dock for Temsco Helicopter base, sign waivers, watch safety video.
    • 11:30: Scenic flight to Glacier Station.
    • 11:45: Distribute gear, safety trail safety briefing and orientation.
    • 12:00: Round trip wilderness hike in Laughton Glacier Valley.
    • 3:25: Arrive back at trailhead, return gear, enjoy a drink.
    • 3:35: Board train for scenic train ride back to Skagway with snacks and drinks.
    • 4:30: Arrive at White Pass depot in Skagway.

    11:40 a.m. Departure

    • 11:30: Meet guide(s) on the dock.
    • 11:40: Depart dock for Temsco Helicopter base, sign waivers, watch safety video.
    • 12:00: Scenic flight to Glacier Station.
    • 12:15: Distribute gear, safety trail safety briefing and orientation.
    • 12:30: Round trip wilderness hike in Laughton Glacier Valley.
    • 3:25: Arrive back at trailhead, return gear, enjoy a drink.
    • 3:35: Board train for scenic train ride back to Skagway with snacks and drinks.
    • 4:30: Arrive at White Pass depot in Skagway.
  • Chevron down Cruise Lines That Offer This Expedition
  • The following cruise lines offer the Heli-Hike and Rail Adventure (possibly by a slightly different name):

    The following cruise lines DO NOT offer the Heli-Hike and Rail Adventure, but it may be possible for you to book it with us, providing there is space available and your port times allow:

    • Royal Caribbean
    • Celebrity
    • Regent
    • Carnival
    • Holland America