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
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.
Reviewed by Joseph Y, May 2013
This was absolutely our best excursion on this trip. Don't ride the train, ride the bus. It goes through the Yukon and into Canada. We had numerous stops for great photos, which you won't on the train. Our driver, Dan, was so knowledgeable that I feel like I have lived in Skagway all my life. We did the dog cart and even though there was not any snow, my dog loving husband loved it. My only complaint is that you can get this excursion cheaper after you dock.
Reviewed by Mrs. .J.A. W, October 2012
Really had an enjoyable day even accounting for the bus ahead of us bursting into flames and us having to return to Skagway for 2 hours before heading off again. The day was the frist fine day in six weeks, the autumn colours were out in force in the mountains, there was snow on the mountain tops as they had had theri first snow of the season only a week before and the stop in the Yukon was great. The Guide was very friendly and informative and stopped many times for photos. The whole day was very enjoyable and if we hadn't have booked the trip we would really have missed out on an incredible day. We also enjoyed the town of Skagway. Joe and Jenny Walsh