We wanted to visit
Skagway and , but the State Ferry schedule didn’t allowed us enough time to do it, so, we will visit Sitka next time since the middle of our vacation time arrived and it was time to return. We took the state ferry to Sitka , a one hour trip for just 15 miles. The ferry was on time and offered a great service. They had an emergency drill going on for few minutes (which is required and truly appreciated), it rained once again, but other than that the voyage was enjoyable. For our surprise, there were three other motorcycles from NC! They were also on their way back home. Small world… Oh! By the way, if you plan to take your bike, may sure you have at least two straps to secure it. The supplies are limited… we bought the last two at the store (plus the prices are almost double)! Skagway
|Securing the bike|
We went straight to “Skagway Fish Company”, a well recommended restaurant on 2nd St. From there we visited the
Skagway Museum (here we could see a collection of Gold Rush tools and artifacts used by the gold seekers of that time), the Visitor Center (where you can see a movie about how the Gold Rush forever changed ), gift shops and some jewelry stores. There are many things to do in Skagway . Hiking at the glacier trails, taking the Skagway White Pass &Yukon Route train tour, visiting museums, life shows where you get to play with the actors, and more. You can stroll around on your own, or choose from various commercial tours available. You might also want to consider a flight-seeing tour to Glacier Bay, the “world’s most beautiful rivers of ice”, or a helicopter tour to one of the local glaciers. If you feel lucky, you can go and pan for gold at the creek, and have your own mini gold rush fever.
|The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad was build between 1898-1900|