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Overview

While in Skagway port, spend the day discovering the treasures of the Yukon, Canada's westernmost territory. This comprehensive tour travels along the Klondike Highway by Mini-bus, with mountain scenery that will impress you. Many photo stops are made and wildlife sightings are a good possibility. Once in Carcross area, visit the Caribou Crossing Trading Post, with its museum and a dogsled camp, where huskies train for the Yukon Quest dogsled race. You can upgrade and experience a dogsled ride led by a musher along a woodsy trail. You will enjoy soaking up the wild beauty of southeast Alaska, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory on this Skagway shore excursion.
  • Full-day shore excursion of the Yukon from Skagway by Mini-bus
  • Lots of Scenic photo stops along the Klondike highway route
  • Good potential wildlife sightings
  • Gorgeous green Emerald Lake, Tutshi, Tagish and Bennett Lakes
  • Unique Carcross desert
  • Browse through exhibits at the Museum of Yukon Natural History at Caribou Crossing
  • Meet Sled Dog huskies and puppies
  • Traditional Yukon-style lunch included
  • Upgrade your Yukon experience to include dogsledding
  • Learn about the history of the Gold Rush and nature of the area on this narrated tour
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
Gorgeous landscapes, wildlife sightings and time with dogsledding huskies — what could make for a more perfect day while your ship is docked at Skagway port? Your 6.5-hour shore excursion bustles you north along Klondike Highway, a route that parallels the 1898 Gold Rush Trail, as you make way to the US/Canadian border. Keep your eyes peeled for possible wildlife sightings, including Dall sheep, mountain goats, moose, bears and caribou.

Inside Canada, wind through a northern boreal forest for spectacular views of Bove Island, Tutshi Lake and Tagish Lake. Break for a photo stop at the Yukon border and then continue to Lake Bennett. Snap photos of the ‘World's Smallest Desert’ and Emerald Lake.

Arrive at the Caribou Crossing Trading Post and dig into hearty fare, Yukon style, which includes chicken with BBQ sauce, baked potato, coleslaw, dinner rolls, donuts and coffee.

Now that you’re warmed up, head inside the Museum of Yukon Natural History that houses impressive wildlife exhibits, from Ice Age specimens to more recent animal species in the Yukon. Animals from the arctic and subarctic regions of Alaska and the Yukon, as well as other regions in the world, are also on display.

Then enjoy the on-site dogsledding camp and enjoy hands-on time and photo opportunities with the huskies and adorable puppies.

Want more time with the huskies? You can upgrade to the the dogsled ride in a unique, specially designed dry land 6 passenger training cart. Listen to the excitement of the dogs as the team is chosen and watch as they take their place on the line. You will experience a thrilling glimpse into team dynamics, social order and the dog’s passion for running. Your tour will take you down a 1 mile forested course, specially designed to allow our canine athletes to train in the off season. While on the course you will see the teams respond to mushing commands, and have the opportunity to stop with the team and watch them romp and play in their watering pools. (Dogsledding Tour time is approx. 15 min and includes: Team hookup, safety briefing and ride. Time on the trail may vary slightly based on temperatures, trail conditions, and specific team you are riding with.)

After time with the huskies, board your transport and relax on the return to Skagway port.

Please note: All passengers must have a valid passport.

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.

Reviews

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D
, Oct 2018

This was an EXCELLENT tour. Our tour guide, Tyler, was lively, extremely knowledgeable, personable and funny.


The 1 reason I chose this tour over the White Pass railroad were the number of reviews that lamented the fact that you couldnt get out at all.


We had a climate-controlled minibus with only 21 people. Compare that with the NCL Pearl excursions that were considerably more expensive and left in mega-buses that were 100-200 people deep each.


The drive out to the Yukon was absolutely gorgeous. You pass through Alaska stopping to take photos at the Welcome to Alaska sign, British Columbia and the Yukon also taking photos at the sign. We were able to stop and get out to take photos at various locations. We saw mountain goat as well as an eagle extremely close to the road and raven.


We went everywhere as described. In addition, though I didnt take the sled dog ride as it was on a wheeled vehicle instead of a sled due to the lack of snow I was able to pet the puppies. In addition, we stopped and drank some glacier run off water from Bridal falls only 3 of us dared and stopped at the actual Carcross town as we had extra time and got our passports stamped.


I would advise that at Caribou Crossing where the dog sled adventure and lunch is that you go to the Taxidermy museum and exit through the rear door. There you can pet and for only 1 a bag feed a pure black stallion, mini-horses, donkey, alpaca and/or goats.

Highly recommend.

D
, Oct 2018

This was an awesome tour! Our guide, Aaron, was extremely knowledable of the history, friendly and made it a fun adventure. We stopped several times and saw beautiful sites. Lunch was delicious,also! I highly recommend this tour. You won’t be sorry!

C
, Sep 2018

My original plan is to join the half trip of white summit pass train and half bus trip. But then that trip is full so we turned to this mini bus trip. It is so cool the driver will drop us off at any lovely and special scenery for photos. We also have a chance to do sled dog rides! At last, I even think this excursion is far better than my original planned one!!

k
, Sep 2018

This is the second time that I have done this tour, and I would do it another time. The things that you get to see are wonderful and the tour guide (Brooke??) was amazing in pointing out wildlife and the other sights. She was extremely safe, and made sure that everybody got to enjoy the sights in safety. The was cautious of the impact we had on the wildlife and made it an amazing experience for everybody. Our 10 year old daughter also went with us and she had a bit of an upset stomach at one point. The tour guide made a special stop so that she could use the restroom and it was very much appreciated. Great tour - give it a try!!

C
, Aug 2018

Great bus tour of Yukon with multiple stops. Incredibly scenic. Dog Sled/Iditarod training was worth the visit! Bus driver was a great tour guide.

t
, Aug 2018

Our driver Patrick met us in the parking lot right after the cruise ship pier, and he quickly seated everyone in our relatively small minibus (I think we had about 15 people).He drove through Skagway, pointing out some highlights along the way (to be honest, not many in the city), and then we were on our way north. The tour description is exactly correct: lots of scenic photo stops along the Klondike highway route, gorgeous green Emerald Lake, Tutshi, Tagish and Bennett Lakes, unique Carcross desert, and so on. We had a lovely day - sunny and no rain. Unfortunately, we did not see much wildlife, but the varied landscapes, in both Alaska and the Yukon region of Canada, more than made up for this. Patrick pointed out highlights along the way, and he kept us amused and entertained. One nice personal touch that he provided: At several scenic spots (for example, the Welcome to Alaska sign), Patrick took photographs of each couple or group of travelers.So why take the bus and not the train? The minibus stopped many times along the route, both on the way up to Carcross and on the way down,, for photo opportunities. When we got back to the cruise ship later that day, we spoke to those who had taken one or another train alternative (there seemed to be many possible train choices), and they were all envious of our trip. The train ride may be a bit more scenic (and historic), but we had many more chances than they did to get out see the countryside.

R
, Aug 2018

This is such a great tour. Tyler (T-bone) was our tour guide and was amazing. He was very knowledgable about the area (7 of us ages 18-50 asking questions) AND was he courteous, kind and helpful to all the passengers. We saw the true beauty of the Yukon highway and learned about the area. We had multiple stops on our way to Carcross and then had a great BBQ lunch when we got ther. To add to the trip, the museum, petting zoo and husky puppies were a delight! We LOVED this excursion!

H
, Aug 2018

We absolutely loved this trip. Tyler (T-Bone) was our guide, and Nathan was his assist. We enjoyed every second. Tyler was a 10 star guide, and was fun, informative, and extremely accommodating to my 82 year old father, who is somewhat limited in his mobility. I am incredibly grateful both for that, and for the experience. So happy we took the bus route which allowed us to get off. The sled dog experience, which Tyler insisted my father take part in and helped him to do, was so enjoyable! Tyler, if you are reading this, thank you SO MUCH, and a gift package from NH will be on the way. Thank you to Frontier!!

J
, Aug 2018

A really good day led by our wonderful guide who was relaxed and informative. We had numerous photo stops, and the highlight was seeing a bear and her 2 cubs. Lunch was fine, but the beautiful scenery was amazing

J
, Aug 2018

Our guide John was excellent and super knowledgeable of Skagway, the Yukon and Canada. We had a tour bus with 17 on board that was comfortable and he spoke clearly and had a great personality. We stopped several times for photo opportunities and stopped for a cinnamon colored black bear eating berries on the side of the road. We also loved the dog cart experience and lunch! Great day, and would do this tour again!


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