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.