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  • 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 Sled Dog

$174.00

4.76 out of 5 based on 42 customer ratings
(42 customer reviews )

Yukon Discovery & Sled Dog

Arriving

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 two-mile dogsled ride along a gorgeous forested trail! You’ll be pulled on a 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. You also 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. Excitement builds as the mushers ready their teams of eight to ten dogs for your ride aboard the racing cart! Then your musher drops the brake and your huskies are off and running through the forest, forking right and left along the trail and responding instantly to the musher’s commands!

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 and the Q&A session with the local mushers.

6 ½ Hours Duration

From pick-up to drop-off


Two-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

Active, Family-friendly, Husky Sled Dog, Wildlife Viewing

Length

6 ½ hours

Adult Rate

$174.00

Child Rate

$149.00

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.

Customers' review

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42 reviews for Yukon Discovery & Sled Dog

  1. amybaker@pacbell.net
    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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  2. t.sands@cox.net
    5 out of 5

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

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  3. ljsuurmeyer@netzero.net
    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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  4. cannondilworth@gmail.com
    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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  5. tmanpery@yahoo.com
    5 out of 5

    Great TimeWe had a great time with our driver and guide John! He knows a lot, has some humor and talk to everyone of the group. He took enough time to see all the highlights. Also, when you had any questions he was very helpful!

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  6. 5 out of 5

    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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  7. 5 out of 5

    Dog sled rideWe 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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  8. 5 out of 5

    Amazing tourThis 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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  9. 5 out of 5

    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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  10. 5 out of 5

    Excellent tourThe 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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  11. Diana@TotallyAccountable.com
    4 out of 5

    Great DayTyler was a wonderful guide, very informative, friendly and helpful. We appreciated heading out earlier than the tour buses and having many of the sites to ourselves. We were able to stop for pictures and the tour was flexible. The only downside was at Carcross where we did the dog sledding. We were left with no time to look around, pet the dogs or check out the museum. We felt very rushed to get back to the bus. Otherwise, exactly what we had hoped for.

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  12. 5 out of 5

    The tour guide was extremely informative. We had a few stops on the way for which she explained what each stop meant and it was the first day we saw a bear. Would definitely do it again. The Sled Dog experience was a lot of fun, and I would definitely recommend it to others.

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  13. 5 out of 5

    Beautiful tour!We had a great time with our driver and guide John! He knows a lot, has some humor and talk to everyone of the group. He took enough time to see all the highlights. Also, when you had any questions he was very helpful!

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  14. 4 out of 5

    Wonderfully AmazingThe tour was fun. We enjoyed playing with the puppies and enjoyed the presentation. Informative and the tour guide answered all of our questions. Unfortunately the dogs were already harnessed and on platforms so we didn't see them in their dog houses like some other tours. The museum on site was awesome.

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  15. 4 out of 5

    Skagway Yukon Discovery and Sled TourThis excursion was great for our kids. The drive up to the Dog Sled Camp was fantastic and our driver was great. The Dog Camp was great, but our time there was very short. I would have given this excursion a 5 star rating if we had more time at the camp to interact with the animals, eat, and walk through the museum. Additionally, we did the dog mushing on the sleigh. This was great and everyone in our group loved it, but it was really short. I would recommend extended the time at the dog sled camp and extending the ride with the dogs.

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  16. 5 out of 5

    Definitely recommend!A beautiful and instructive tour. The driver was friendly, courteous, knowledgeable, professional and everything a tour driver should be. Wouldve loved more time dog sledding since it lasted around 15 minutes and I believed in the description it said 30 minutes. We couldn't get to see any wildlife so I was quite disappointed in that, but overall I loved it. Also impressed by the lunch since they did give me gluten free options!

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  17. 5 out of 5

    A very enjoyable trip - would do it againTyler, the tour guide, was knowledgeable and also went out of his way to find various wildlife and scenery, and stopped for the participants to take photos. Loved the tour, would do it again.

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  18. 4 out of 5

    Enjoyed the tourWe very much enjoyed the tour, fantastic scenery, our guide was interesting and informative. While we appreciated the opportunity to make many stops, when we got to the musher camp we had only 20 minutes to grab some food, eat, and then find the dogsled tour, so we didn't much enjoy lunch--also it was overcooked and the coffee not hot. The dogs were great! Crazy pups! Afterwards it was only by chance that we found the musher's talk. But overall it was a great experience.

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  19. 5 out of 5

    YukonEnjoyed our day, informative, fun and guide was very personable. Would encourage anyone to take your tour. Thanks for a great visit to the Skagway/Yukon Territory a very memorable experience. Simply breathtaking

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  20. 5 out of 5

    Loved it!Brooke from frontier tours was the best tour guide and funny too! We enjoyed spending our day with her. Michelle and her sled dogs was a highlight on our trip to Alaska, can't wait to cheer her on for the Yukon and Iditarod races!! Highly recommend this excursion.

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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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