Yukon Discovery & Sled Dog

  • On the trail with huskies
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    Going for a ride with Alaskan Huskies
  • A family-friendly tour
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    Kids won’t forget this Skagway shore excursion
  • Welcome to Yukon sign
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    The Yukon sign provides a great photo opportunity
  • Dog cart ride with Alaskan fireweed
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    All smiles from on board with Alaskan state flower in the corner
  • Huskies cooling down
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    A pit stop for the furry guides – they cool off in water pools along the way
  • A BBQ chicken lunch
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    Lunch is served. Homestyle comfort food is a nice feature of the day
  • Husky puppies!
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    Plenty of time for puppy interaction!
  • Beautiful Tutshi Lake
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    Yukon’s Southern Lakes Region
  • Bove Island Yukon
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    More amazing scenery along the way
  • Shores of Lake Bennett
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    Plenty of stops for soaking it in at Lake Bennett
  • Carcross, Yukon
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    Downtown Carcross Yukon – some local flair that’s off the beaten path
  • Carcross Desert
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    A desert? An interesting geographical phenomena along the way surrounded by snowcapped peaks
  • Emerald Lake, Yukon
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    Gorgeous Emerald Lake provides an amazing photo on a sunny day
  • Prime Minister enjoying the pups
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    Prime Minister Stephen Harper and wife Laureen enjoying some puppy time
There is a reason that visiting the Yukon is one of the most popular Alaska shore excursions. This full-day scenic tour starts in Skagway and begins with a beautiful, picturesque ride north over the White Pass summit to Canada’s Yukon Territory, paralleling the White Pass scenic railway. The Yukon Discovery & Sled Dog Tour is narrated with local Klondike history by your guide and contains photo opportunities just about everywhere you look. What separates this tour from the Yukon Discovery Tour is an extra bonus: an exciting 2-mile ride on a customized, wheeled dog cart with real Iditarod huskies. Once you arrive in the Yukon, a lunch break with free time provides the opportunity to not only visit with the husky puppies, but to experience what it’s like being pulled by a team of these elite runners. The local mushers, who are professional racers in the winter, share stories about what it’s like training, caring for and racing up to 90 dogs at a time!

What to expect and what not to expect with this Skagway shore excursion

Climb aboard the custom, wheeled dog cart while mushers ready the teams. As guides add each new dog to the line, you can actually feel the excitement as the cart begins to rock forward. After the team of 8 to 10 dogs is ready, they drop the brake and you're off. The huskies respond instantaneously to the musher's commands, forking right, then left, as you meander through the forested trail.

A 2-mile ride is the perfect amount of time and upon arrival back at the Husky Village, gather around while the mushers begin to explain a little more about what goes into this unique lifestyle they've chose. The training, the dogs' nutrition, what it takes to actually run a 1,000 mile race, and time for questions is all part of this direct, uniquely Yukon interaction.

  • Dock-to-dock transportation
  • 6.5 hours duration
  • Lunch provided / Veggie options available
  • Ride with real husky sled teams
  • Includes educational visit to Wildlife Museum
  • Best chances for wildlife opportunities
  • PASSPORTS REQUIRED

    You may consider the Yukon Discovery Tour which includes all the same features without the 30-minute husky dog experience. This includes a ride on the trail as well as a question and answer session with the local mushers.

    Minimum Ages, Cancellations, Accessibility, Etc.

    SKAGWAY TOURS DETAILS:

    • Minimum Age: This tour is suitable for all ages.
    • Accessibility: The activity level of this tour is easy/moderate. Guests must be able to walk up and down a few steps to board the bus. There are opportunities to walk around at designated areas.
    • Cancellation Policy: In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour. Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty. Including 'Flex Cancel' allows cancellations and refunds up to 24-hours before the tour. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with Flex Cancel) are nonrefundable.
    • What to Wear: In preparing for Skagway excursions, we recommend dressing in layers as Alaskan weather can change quickly. Dress comfortably and pack a rain jacket just in case. Extra items can be stored on the bus at any time throughout the trip. Don’t forget your camera!
    For availability and timing, complete the information on the sidebar
    TOUR TIMEPICKUP TIMEdurationdrop-off timeavailable
    9:00 a.m.8:45 a.m.6.5 hours3:30 p.m.Thursday
    10:30 a.m.10:15 a.m.6.5 hours5:00 p.m.Friday - Monday
    10:00 a.m.9:45 a.m.6.5 hours4:30 p.m.Tuesday
    8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m.7:45 a.m., 9:15 a.m.6.5 hours2:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m.Wednesday
    • Adult Rate: $174.00
    • Child Rate: $149.00
    • + 5% sales tax
    You've got questions, we've got answers
    Q:What is served for lunch?
    A stop at Caribou Crossing Trading Post includes a homemade BBQ chicken lunch with baked potato, coleslaw, dinner rolls and their famous all-you-can-eat donuts. As a vegetarian option, an Indian dahl replaces the chicken portion of the meal. Please let us know about vegetarian preferences when making your reservation.
    Q:Are there photo opportunities?
    Yes! There are opportunities and pull-outs along the way to get off the bus and take pictures.
    Q:What type of vehicles are used?
    For this particular tour, comfortable custom mini-coaches are provided, with a 14-to-28 passenger capacity. All feature large touring windows, bucket seats and PA systems for the guide to communicate along the way.
    Q:Will we see wildlife?
    Of the various Skagway tours, the Yukon adventures have one of the strongest opportunities for wildlife viewing. Tours entering the Yukon include a chance of encountering caribou, sheep, mountain goats, and sometimes even bears and moose.
    Q:Are there shopping opportunities?
    Yes! In the Yukon, we make a stop at Caribou Crossing Trading Post as well as the historic town of Carcross, both with opportunities for Canadian souvenirs.
    Q:Why are passports required for this tour?
    This tour enters Canada’s Yukon Territory and passports will be required to go through the Canadian customs post, as well as to re-enter the United States. Passports are required for all adults and children accompanying parents should have an original or certified copy of their birth certificate or a passport. If one or both parents are not traveling with the child, a notarized letter of authorization from the absent parent(s) is also necessary to cross into Canada. Every passenger should be informed of the requirements on your confirmation form. If passengers show up for the tour without the proper ID, they will not be allowed to board. While we will attempt to accommodate passengers lacking identification, there is no guarantee that suitable arrangements can be made, and no refund will be given under these circumstances. Passengers with felonies, DUI or criminal charges are not allowed entry into Canada.
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    Rating of This tour has received an average of 4.8 stars on a total of 35 Ratings

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    Niraj Garg
    India
    2016/07/31
    Excellent tour

    The tour is very well laid out and takes you to the top of the mountains, US and Canada borders, and the Yukon area. The tour guide was excellent and stopped at several areas and gave a continuous commentary. The dog sledge was very exciting and the time with the dogs and the handler was educating. Very much recommended for all people.

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    Steve G.
    PA
    2016/07/31
    Excellent guide!

    We did this tour in June 2016 with Tomas (otherwise known as Thomas) as our tour guide. Tomas was extremely knowledgeable about everything and told many interesting stories about the area and his personal experiences. He was very enthusiastic and clearly loves living the life in Alaska! We stopped off at all the sites and we even saw a brown bear and stayed so we could take pics. The dog ride was amazing, such a thrill watching the dogs run. Make sure you leave enough time to spend with the puppies at the end.

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    William Poyner
    Juneau Alaska
    2016/07/31
    Dog sled ride

    We purchased this for our daughter and her family. They certainly were not disappointed. They had a great time on the ride and being able to pet and hold the dogs. Thanks for helping us make a GREAT MEMORY they will never forget

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    Cadie Bennett
    Portland, OR
    2016/07/31
    Amazing tour

    This was an amazing tour. Brooke our tour guide was very informative about the areas we were visiting. She is a great guide. I appreciated all the stops along the way to take pictures and really take in the scenery. The opportunity to go on the sled dog tour was great and was one of the highlights of the trip for our son. I highly recommend this tour to anyone really interested in seeing the ruggedness and beauty of the area.

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    Angel Church
    California
    2016/07/31
    Tons of Fun!!

    We had a blast on this tour! We had a great guide and the Dog Sled Camp was wonderful! Just being around those amazing dogs, their energy is contagious! The people that run the camp are all so nice and really love what they do, you can't help but love this place! This is a great tour, we will come back for sure!!

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