​The Tale of Two Families

"The year was 1968. Traveling "North to Alaska", from OR to AK on the Alaska Hwy., all gravel and pot holes and the beginning of a grand adventure. Moving to Fairbanks, then building our log cabin homes in the deep woods, changed each of our lives. Hauling firewood and water taught us self sufficiency. There were no computers, no cell phones and no FaceBook. Hard work and exploring combined to give us the foundation for who we are today. It was a good life. Alaska continues to offer us adventure and the same love of hard work that we learned all those years ago. It's with pride, that I work with my daughter, Kate, to offer tours going "Beyond Skagway", to show you the wilderness that we grew up loving".


Says Becky, the middle blond 12 yr. old...                            ... now 50 years later

Hi, I'm Becky!
My Alaskan love story began in 1968, when my family moved to Fairbanks, where we built two log cabins in a remote area. This largely formed who I am today.  After raising four children, I guided hiking trips in Denali National Park and kayak tours in the Kenai Fjords. Later, I worked as a deck hand on a fishing boat, which brought me to SE Alaska, specifically Skagway.

I began this tour business in 2011.  My husband, Jeff, and I winter in Skagway, leaving during the coldest, darkest month to find sunshine, grandchildren and adventure. I love exploring our wilderness backyard, then sharing it with you! Thank you for checking out our small family based business.

Hi, I’m Jay!
My Alaskan adventure started in 1970 when my Dad was stationed at Fort Greely in the Alaskan Interior. We settled in the town of Delta Junction where the family embraced an Alaskan lifestyle. For 20 years, I found myself "adulting" in Seattle where I worked as a Commercial Photographer and Digital Artist.

But all that time Alaska was calling to me and I now find myself back “Home”. Over the years I’ve enjoyed visiting my brother in Skagway and thought that it would be awesome to live here. So here I am getting ready for my fifth summer, giving tours and re-discovering The Great White North. I’m looking forward to sharing all of it with my friends, new and old. See you soon!  
 

​Hi, I’m Candace.  
I came to Skagway more than 20 years ago, at the tail end of a year-long bicycle trip across North America, and promptly fell in love!  I’m originally from Central Minnesota and had no difficulty adapting to the climate and in fact joke that it’s milder here than where I grew up.  


As an artist and musician Skagway’s beautiful scenery and encouraging community fills me with inspiration at every turn, and as a runner and hiking enthusiast I never lack for places to explore.  I welcome you to my backyard – are you ready to play?

​​​We look forward to meeting you!  Have questions?   

Call: 907-612-0499 or

Email:info@beyondskagwaytours.com


​​Hey Everybody! My name is Samuel. 
I grew up in Arizona and never imagined I'd be living in Alaska. Back in Arizona, my focus was on my music. I studied music production, interned in recording studios, played in bands, wrote my own songs and even released a solo album.  All the while, I worked odd jobs because the music never paid.​ Feeling the need for a new chapter in my life, I took a chance. on a summer job here in Skagway. I knew nothing about Skagway...

Obviously, I fell in love with the town. I am sustained by the small loving community that lives here. I live here year-round and have no plans to move. I enjoy hiking, good friends, playing music, recording music and enjoying the peace of this magical valley.


Hello, I'm Kate!  
As General Manager, I help Mom (Becky) make this family operated tour company awesome! I love brainstorming ways to make Beyond Skagway even better. I love the whole process, from planning to the day of the tour. I really enjoy meeting people after their tour and finding out how their day went. In my free time, I snap photos, hike, and run.. In the winters, I live in Girdwood, Alaska, and love to get out on my snowboard when the snow is good.

Welcome to Beyond Skagway Tours!

First, a little about us. 

Becky started BST as a one-woman show back in 2011. Her Chevy Suburban has since retired, but the show goes on. The BST family now includes 6 tour vans, 5 full time guides, and a really awesome management team. We love sharing our beautiful "back yard" with clients from around the world. The Beyond Skagway guides are energetic and fun, but also super smart. We love making new friends, and talking about Alaska, the Klondike Gold Rush, and the flora and fauna. Our passion is Alaska, and we are committed to preserving its natural beauty. 

Enjoy our 90 second video about our tour company. An update: we now have 14 passenger vans too!

​Hi, I am Abby,  ​
​I take your reservations and run the daily show in the summer.  I came to Skagway to visit Kate and Becky in 2013, and ended up moving my whole family here.  This will be our 7th year here and I absolutely love it. My husband and I couldn't dream of raising our 4 kids anywhere else.  

The natural beauty that surrounds us daily never gets old.  I work at the school in the winter time and love being involved in the community.  In my spare time I enjoy running, hiking, camping, cross country skiing, downhill skiing... pretty much anything outdoors.  When you come to Skagway, I believe you will fall in love with our wilderness backyard.
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Hey, I am Meghan!

​I have been with Beyond Skagway Tours since almost the beginning! Along with my Mom ( Becky ) and sister ( Kate ), I love running this company. 


My husband Brian and I have three amazing children, and we currently spend our time between Alaska in the summer and winters playing outside in Florida. We love boating, fishing, and teaching our kids how to be awesome little people.
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Hello, I'm Tim!
I'm originally from N. Minnesota, but knew I needed to roam. My wanderlust has helped me travel all over the world. While in college, studying Theatre, I happened to get cast in a show in Skagway. From the moment I stepped off the ferry, I knew that this place would be  home to me. I've been living in Skagway for seven years. 

The beauty of the mountains and the phenomenal community is what has kept me here.  When not traveling and touring, I love playing piano, acting and learning about the exciting history of this area. I'm also a huge fan of ghost stories, so if you're a big fan of the paranormal, I'm your guy!​

Hello. My name is Emily.
I am a bit of a nomad. I have taught English in India, managed a yoga studio in Nicaragua, and ridden my bicycle from Canada to Mexico. After a decade of travel, I decided that Alaska was my favorite place on the planet. 

In 2016, I came to Skagway to work as a tour guide. The following winter, I took an intensive 4 month long Medicinal Plant Class, so I can share this knowledge with you. I love being able to spend time with people as they experience this spectacular place

Meet our Crew!