• Location: Skagway, Alaska
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Skagway Shore Excursion: Full-Day Tour of the Yukon

Skagway Shore Excursion: Full-Day Tour of the Yukon

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.

Customer Reviews

Louise R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Amazing tour with incredible informative and friendly guide. Was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. we also prebooked the dog sledding which was such a fun experience for all of us family of 5 - 2 adults and 3 children.

Kevin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was a wonderful tour with a great guide and very safe and well organised. Great paddling around the bay saw lots of wildlife and whales.

Torey P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was quite excellent, and exactly what we were looking for. We had a large group of about 10 adults, including my 82 year old grandma - so we didn't want anything with too much walking. We got to see a lot of beautiful views, breathe the fresh air, and even stumble across a few grizzly bears. And all this was significantly less expensive than what the cruise line was offering. It was all quite exciting for our group, and we would totally do it again!

akonopka2

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This excursions was phenomenal! We had Brooke as our tour guide and she allowed us to stop for fantastic photo ops and any animal we may have seen. We had so much fun and got to see so much! She even took our pictures at the Alaska and Yukon signs for us and they turned out great! If we go back we will definitely go on this tour again. So beautiful and worth it

jtmm1954

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Guide well knowledgeable and very pleasant

Carol-Ann S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This is the second time I have taken the tour with my daughter. Our guide was fantastic. You see so much and even doing this the second time I learned more. This was my daughters favorite experience from both of our trips to Alaska. I highly recommend this for anyone in any age group

roger r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

So pleased we went on this trip. It was an amazing day and we congratulate Mike, our wonderful and entertaining driver.

Maxine F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We went in October whilst on the Norwegian Sun. Tyler was absolutely brilliant. It was the last trip of the season and he was so enthusiastic and made sure we had time to see everything with plenty of opportunities to take photos and enjoy the scenery.
He also has a good sense of humour, which made the day fun.

Robert H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A brilliant day of sight seeing led by an enthusiastic, entertaining and knowledgable guide.

Thomas V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Wonderfully varied terrain! From mountains, to valleys, rivers, lakes, glaciers, and a desert! Our driver/tour guide, Mike, was very well informed and entertaining! Lunch was tasty and the animals in the preserve were varied and included sled dogs. Emerald Lake the private one was beautiful and emerald! We highly recommend this tour! There were many photo stops that we would not have gotten on the train tours. Thank you Frontier Excursions!

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