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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Mon - Sat 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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




Family-friendly, Husky Sled Dog


6 ½ hours

Adult Rate


Child Rate


Infant Rate

Free (ages 2 and under)

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.


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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50 reviews for Yukon Discovery & Sled Dog

  1. 5 out of 5

    Yukon Trip and Dog Sled ExcellenceOur guide was Candace. She is a true gem. Very knowledgeable of the area and told lots of interesting stories. So glad we took this tour. Alaska is a beautiful state and words are just not adequate to describe the overall experience.

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Amazing Yukon and Dog SleddingHighly recommend this trip to see the Yukon. We loved every minute. Patrick our driver/guide was exceptional. Very knowledgeable and knew all the best spots for photos to avoid others being in the shot.

    We got to see lots of wildlife on this trip from bears, moose and otter to name a few.

    Loved the stop at Caribou Crossing. The dog sled ride was great fun and the puppies were adorable. Lunch was very good too.

    Emerald Lake was spectacular!!

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Yukon Trip and Dog Sled ExcellenceWe started our day with Tyler (T-Bone) and explored like champions. The train closed down for the day so we were even MORE lucky to have the chance to see more of the area on this tour. Tyler gave tons of info on the local area plus science info that was truly interesting to hear. We stopped to see mountain goats and then onto Carcross. We enjoyed a great BBQ lunch (in a covered wagon!) and had a quick ride with the dog team. The puppies weren't out like I thought they would be to play with and they were pretty big for puppies (16 weeks). It was no matter - the dog sled experience was crazy fun. We saw Emerald Lake and spotted a bear on the distant shore. On the way back to town, we saw a bear up close and it was magical. Tyler was absolutely great in every way and we very much enjoyed our tour and would choose it again any day.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Great tour to the mushing villageWe booked the tour a few weeks before our 2 week vacation in Alaska. My husband and I took the tour on May 16th Heidi our guide was delightful with her stories and love of the area and the lifestyle. This was education and very fun. We saw bear, sheep, and a wide variety of plant life and trees. The stories at our stops were great. We could not have imagined a better tour day and tour guide.

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  5. 5 out of 5

    Yukon Trip and Dog Sled AdventureI wish I had more stars to give, maybe 40 stars (5 for each of us in our group) would be the right amount! This was an extremely informative and entertaining trip. Brooke was our tour guide. She was funny, knowledgeable and patient. I think her enthusiasm alone made the trip life memorable.
    I loved that we were on a small bus and could take our time making it to Caribou Crossing. There was so much to take in. The day couldn't have been more beautiful. The big, big skies reminded me of Iceland (Montana too!). This part of the country cannot be missed. If you’re anywhere near Skagway, you've got to see the Yukon!
    The cost of the trip was very competitive and well worth it. Make sure you add on dog sledding when booking, because it’s well worth the extra fee (and I believe it’s more expensive when booked at Caribou Crossing). It’s also so much fun. 15 to 20 minutes was about the right amount of time, the mushers were very friendly and answered all our questions. Magnus Kaltenborn, a 2018 Iditarod finisher, was the musher for our sled. I believe he owns the kennel. The dogs are friendly, , well attended to, beautiful and strong. We visited the puppies right after the sled ride. So adorable!
    As for lunch…As a vegetarian, I found the dahl delicious. My family loved the bar-b-que chicken. You’ve got to try the donuts. If you have special dietary needs (like gluten free), please let them know ahead. I believe they will try to accommodate you. We had ice cream afterwards, yum! (That’s how warm the day was in the Yukon in mid-May.)
    Finally, we booked through Alaska Shore Tours. I would use them again when in the area. They provided excellent service. They’re like an aggregator and work with various tour companies. The guides were top notch!

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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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