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  • Location: Skagway, Alaska
  • Duration:  6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Spend time in port in Skagway enjoying a full-day shore excursion into the Yukon, Canada's westernmost territory. Explore some of North America's most stunning wilderness, stop for lunch at Caribou Crossing, a wildlife museum, and visit a dog-sled camp, where you can meet the adorable huskies preparing for the Yukon Quest dog sled race. Be prepared to stand in awe of natural beauty of southeast Alaska, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory on this Skagway sightseeing tour.

Upgrade to Dog Sledding Option

Make your time in port complete with the addition of summer dog sledding. You'll be guided by an authentic musher on a thrilling 15-20 minute wheeled training cart along a forested trail, which was once traveled by the Gold Rush stampedes.

All passengers must have a valid passport.


  • Full-day Skagway shore excursion of the Yukon
  • Fully narrated tour, including local history about the Gold Rush
  • Traditional Yukon-style lunch included
  • Browse through exhibits at the Museum of Yukon Natural History
  • Upgrade your Yukon experience to include the dog sledding experience
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Skagway Shore Excursion: Full-Day Tour of the Yukon

Skagway Shore Excursion: Full-Day Tour of the Yukon

When your cruise ship docks in Skagway, begin your adventure by climbing the Klondike Highway north to the US/Canadian border, which parallels the 1898 Gold Rush Trail. Cross into Canada and traverse through the spectacular Northern Boreal Forest, which includes Bove Island, Tutshi Lake and Tagish Lake. After you break for a photo at the Yukon border, you'll travel on to Lake Bennett, see the "World's Smallest Desert" and marvel at gorgeous Emerald Lake.

Stop at the Caribou Crossing Trading Post and Museum where you can relax and enjoy a tasty, satisfying lunch of baked chicken with BBQ sauce, baked potato, coleslaw, dinner rolls, donuts and coffee -- Yukon style! After lunch, visit one of the most spectacular wildlife museums in the North Country. As you stroll through the 9,000-square foot (2743-square meter) museum, you will find the quality of the wildlife exhibits to be truly remarkable. The museum's exhibits range from Ice Age specimens to animals more recently introduced into the Yukon. Also, included are exotic animals from both the arctic and sub-arctic regions of Alaska and the Yukon, as well as from around the world.

Also at Caribou Crossing are the lovable Huskies preparing for the Yukon Quest dog sled race. Pet the dogs and play with puppies, and hear the musher's adventures of dog sledding in the Yukon during the winter! As you journey back to Skagway, keep your eye out for possible wildlife sightings, such as bears, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and mountain goats.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Skagway for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Beautiful Sence

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Tyler was absolutely terrific.By far the best shore tour on our cruise!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was a very nice tour and the our tour guide Mike is so nice and showed us all the wonderful views

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour is GREAT. The van is a 20 seater, easy on, easy off. The driver, Tyler, was exceptional. He was knowledgeable, friendly and narrated the drive all along the way. The smaller vehicle allows for more convenient stops for pictures, etc. I would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was one of the highlights of visiting Alaska. Our driver, Brook, was fantastic. She stopped at places that she thought would interest us and even made unscheduled stops to show us things that most drivers or larger buses may omit. I enjoyed hearing about the local history of the area from our guide. I loved being in the smaller tour bus and being able to stop many times along the Rand McNally's top 5 scenic highways. It was a sunny day with lots of photo ops along the way. Would highly recommend this tour if you love nature and rural settings.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very well organized. My tour guide JJ Jessica is fantastic! We enjoy our trip so much! Would definitely recommend!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Mike is absolutely phenomenal. Such a great driver no car-sickness!, tour guide, photographer. Each view along the way was better than the last, and we saw tons of wild animals including a moose and bears! The dogsledding experience and simple lunch were great experiences as well. the dogs are so sweet, and the owners are quite knowledgeable about the sport. I learned a lot during this full day excursion and loved all the local spots we stopped in. Very much worth it! Smooth pick up and drop off at the cruise ship.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Mike was absolutely phenomenal - great driver no car-sickness, tour guide, photographer, jokester. Each sight along the way was better than the last. Tons of great local stops and picture taking opportunities. Absolutely worth spending a day to do! Dogsledding and traditional simple lunch in Caribou Crossing were super fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was the highlight of our trip to Alaska. Our guide was hilarious and had great stories. The views were simply breathtaking with their beauty.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great trip. Guide was outstanding.

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