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.
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.
SKAGWAY TOURS DETAILS:
|TOUR TIME||PICKUP TIME||duration||drop-off time||available|
|9:00 a.m.||8:45 a.m.||6.5 hours||3:30 p.m.||Thursday|
|10:30 a.m.||10:15 a.m.||6.5 hours||5:00 p.m.||Friday - Monday|
|10:00 a.m.||9:45 a.m.||6.5 hours||4:30 p.m.||Tuesday|
|8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m.||7:45 a.m., 9:15 a.m.||6.5 hours||2:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m.||Wednesday|
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.
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.
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
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.
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!!