Yukon Discovery & Sled Dog with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Yukon Discovery Sled Dog
  • Yukon Discovery Sled Dog
  • Yukon Discovery and Sled Dog Alaska Shore Excursions
  • Yukon Discovery and Sled Dog Alaska Shore Excursions
  • Yukon Discovery Sled Dog
  • Yukon Discovery Sled Dog
  • Yukon Discovery and Sled Dog Alaska Shore Excursions
  • Yukon Discovery Sled Dog
  • Yukon Discovery Sled Dog
  • Yukon Discovery Sled Dog
  • Yukon Discovery Sled Dog
  • Yukon Discovery Sled Dog
  • Yukon Discovery Sled Dog
  • Yukon Discovery Sled Dog
  • Yukon Discovery Sled Dog
  • Yukon Discovery and Sled Dog Alaska Shore Excursions
  • Yukon Discovery and Sled Dog Alaska Shore Excursions
  • Yukon Discovery and Sled Dog Alaska Shore Excursions
  • Yukon Discovery and Sled Dog Alaska Shore Excursions
  • Yukon Discovery Sled Dog
  • Yukon Discovery and Sled Dog Alaska Shore Excursions

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Yukon Discovery & Sled Dog

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The full-day Yukon Discovery Sled Dog tour takes you on a scenic journey inland from Skagway, over the stunning White Pass Summit, and into Canada’s legendary Yukon Territory. The tour follows the same route as the Yukon Discovery (one of our other Skagway tours), but with a fun and exhilarating bonus: a one-mile dogsled ride along a gorgeous forested trail! You’ll be pulled on a 6-passenger custom wheeled sled by a team of huskies that spends the winter months competing in grueling races such as the Iditarod. Your adventure will begin with pickup near the Skagway docks. After a beautiful scenic drive along the Klondike Highway—past alpine meadows, waterfalls, and tranquil glacier-fed lakes—you’ll arrive at the Yukon-based musher’s camp for lunch. Here, you’ll have time to interact with the husky puppies and will experience your sled ride. Excitement audibly builds as the mushers ready their teams of eight to ten dogs for your ride aboard the racing cart and you catch a unique glimpse into the team dynamics and passion as your canine athletes strain against the brakes. Then your musher drops the brake and your sled dogs are off and running through the forest on a specially designed training course, forking right and left along the trail as they respond instantly to the musher’s commands, and even stopping for a bit of play time at the watering hole! Along this 15-minute ride, you will have the opportunity to hear stories from professional mushers about what it takes to train and care for their huskies and to compete in 1000-mile winter race events with up to 90 dogs at a time. (Time on the sled dog trail may vary slightly with temperature, trail conditions, and teams).

The Yukon Discovery Sled Dog tour follows the same route taken in 1898 by the thousands of stampeders who headed north for the Klondike Gold Rush. You’ll be driving through a vast and pristine wilderness, so wildlife sightings are frequent! Keep your eyes peeled for eagles, bears, and even moose once you reach the Yukon. A local guide is on hand to narrate tales of Klondike history, and there are plenty of photo stops to capture the stunning scenery and picturesque views from high overlooks. It’s no wonder that the Yukon Discovery Sled Dog tour is one of our most popular Skagway tours!

 

Note: You may wish to consider the Yukon Discovery Tour, one of our other Skagway tours which includes all the same features except the dogsled ride.

6 ½ Hours Duration

From pick-up to drop-off


One-mile Dogsled Ride

On customized cart with husky teams


Lunch Provided

Vegetarian options avaiable


Passports Required

For border crossing into Canada


Transportation Provided

Pick-up at your cruise ship

Port

Skagway

Type

Family-friendly, Husky Sled Dog

Length

6 ½ hours

Adult Rate

$145.00

Child Rate

$119.00

Infant Rate

Free (ages 2 and under)

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.

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 refunds up until 24-hours before the tour., Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with 'Flex Cancel') are nonrefundable.

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43 reviews for Yukon Discovery & Sled Dog

  1. 5 out of 5

    Excellent way to see a little bit of the YukonBrooke, our guide, was funny and knowledgeable and provided a local person's point of view. We had a great day. The chicken lunch was very good but a little rushed because we wanted to take the sled dog trip. Not to be missed was the talk given by Magnus, the dog handler who provided a ton of insight into dog racing in a hostile environment. Superb alternative to taking the trip which most tourists seem to do. We saw and did so much more .

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  2. 4 out of 5

    Our guide, Heidi, was great. She took the time to share stories and her love of the area, she found stops that were less crowded and/or had us come back to popular stops later in the day when they were less crowded, and she always offered to take photos for us. The buses were nice and the scenery was beautiful. My only complaint is that there was not enough time at Carcross. We only had an hour to eat lunch, tour the museum, use the facilities, do the dogsled ride, look at the animals, and play with the puppies. We were not able to do most of these things in our alloted time there.

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  3. 5 out of 5

    May 2017Great experience. Well done. Guide/driver Mike is he best.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Thomas was our guide and amazing. Saw mountain sheep, porcupine. drank from glacier water, did many photo stops, and the dog sled ride was perfect. He had very versed info about everything we saw and made our trip wanting more.

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  5. 4 out of 5

    Yukon Discovery and Sled DogNot as enjoyable as the Juneau tour. Perhaps too many hours on the bus. We have done dogsledding in the snow previously, so we did not do the sled dog part of the tour. The puppies were fun to watch and play with.

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    What is served for lunch?

    Answer: 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.

    Are there photo opportunities?

    Answer: Yes! There are opportunities and pull-outs along the way to get off the bus and take pictures.

    What type of vehicles are used?

    Answer: 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.

    Will we see wildlife?

    Answer: 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.

    Are there shopping opportunities?

    Answer: 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.

    Why are passports required for this tour?

    Answer: 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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