3 ¼ Hours Duration
From pick-up to drop-off
Time for Visiting
Ample time for interacting with huskies and puppies
No minimum age for this tour
Full-service cafe on-site
Skagway sled dog tours are a great way to experience the excitement of Alaska’s state sport, and the Skagway Sled Dog and Musher Camp excursion is one of the best ones offered! Visit an authentic dogsledding summer training camp, take an exhilarating sled ride pulled by a team of 16 powerful Alaskan huskies, learn about the sport of dog-sledding from experienced mushers who have competed in punishing world-renowned 1000-mile races like the Iditarod and Yukon Quest, and meet a crew of adorable husky puppies! The family-friendly Skagway Sled Dog and Musher Camp experience starts with convenient pick-up from the cruise docks and runs for about three hours and 15 minutes. You’ll return to your cruise ship after a tour filled with Alaskan adventure, history, and an awe-inspiring wilderness experience that ranks as one of the best-reviewed of the Skagway sled dog tours.
A favorite among Alaska excursions Skagway, the Skagway Sled Dog and Musher Camp expedition begins with a fascinating guided tour of historic downtown Skagway, followed by a scenic drive along 11 miles of beautiful coastline to the Musher’s Camp in Dyea, once a thriving Gold Rush town. Then hop aboard a monster Unimog all-terrain vehicle for an exhilarating ride up a mountain road lined with fast-flowing glacial streams and waterfalls. At the mountaintop, you’ll be greeted by your musher and a team of excited huskies ready and waiting to race! Board the custom-designed wheeled summer sled as these powerful dogs take you on a breathtaking, mile-long, zig-zagging ride along a trail through the Tongass National Forest. After bidding farewell to your hard-working team with pets and praise, climb back into the Unimog for another adventurous ride, this time to a stunning overlook above the Dyea tidal flats, where you may spot eagles, bears, seals and wildflowers against a backdrop of snow-capped peaks. Finally, it’s back to the Musher’s Camp for a kennel talk, where you’ll learn all about dogsledding before meeting the camp’s coterie of future star athletes: the husky puppies. Playing with these bouncy bundles of joy is an important part of the socialization process that is essential to their future racing success, so don’t hold back in the cuddles department! With adorable pups thrown into Skagway sled dog tours for good measure, who could possibly resist this favorite among Alaska excursions Skagway!
Looking for a sled dog experience, but also hoping to get a little further off the beaten track? You may want to check out our Yukon Discovery and Sled Dog Tour, another example among highly-rated Alaska excursions Skagway.