Skagway, United States
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clock-o240 to 270 minutes (Approx.)
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Overview

Experience the thrill of a dogsled adventure through the pristine Yukon wilderness during a half-day shore excursion from Skagway. With pickup from the port, enjoy easy transportation in a comfortable vehicle and visit scenic lookout points. Go for a dog sled ride at a musher's camp and play with adorable Alaskan Husky puppies. This leaves just enough time for a photo stop at the "Welcome to the Yukon" sign.
  • Explore the Yukon wilderness during your port day in Skagway
  • Go for an exciting dog sled ride and play with Alaskan Husky puppies
  • Choose from multiple departures to best suit your schedule
  • Round-trip transport from the cruise ship ports in Skagway included

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S
, Sep 2018

Our guide, Harry, was informative and friendly talking about flora, fauna, history and geology of the area. My wife and I were joined by 5 others from another cruise ship. We were taken by van to Michelle Phillips’ Tagish Lake Kennel. After an hour we arrived at the kennel, entered and were immediate greeted by 10 georgious, tail wagging puppies. We spent about 29 minutes with the puppies and then were taken into the dog yard and were greeted by Michelle. There were about 35 dogs in the yard and we watched the dogs being attached to the gang lines and the Kawasaki mules. I was fortunate to sit in the front seat with Michelle was we rode for about 2 mikes through the trails in the beautiful Yukon wilderness. Being an Iditarod afficianado I had lots of questions and she graciously answered all. Upon returning to the dog yard, she led us to a hut where she had sled dog racing equipment and maps of the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest races. She explained the uses of the equipment and race logistics. She answered questions again and then we went back to the puppy yard. I have an Iditarod cap and she graciously signed the bill. We exited through a small gift shop with shirts, leashes, books and a variety of things for sale. We drove for a few minutes to the “Welcome to the Yukon” sign and had time for pics. We stopped several times on the return trip for pics. We asked Harry for restaurant and shopping suggestions which were helpful. He offered to drop us off in town or at the cruise ship pier.

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, Aug 2018

Great experience. Our Guide was Harry from Skagway Day Trips and Scooters. He was excellent! Gave us lots of good info about the area and about the team we visited. The actual place was great. Lots of quality time with the animals and a fun ride. Great play area with the puppies with huge tire swing. You also have the opportunity to learn about the musher and what her team does.

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, Aug 2018

This was our best excursion on our Alaska cruise. Harry was our guide and he was fabulous. He knew all the staff at the site and actually knew many of the husky puppies and what litter they were from. Being able to ride on a training run with the actual dogs who run the race was spectacular.

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, Aug 2018

When we got off the ship in Juneau it was raining and the wind was blowing. Helicopter tours had been cancelled along with several other tours. We called Mike, from Yukon Dog Sledding and he said they would be waiting for the group. We were late getting started but that was because some people forgot their passports. Since we were going from Alaska into BC they had to get them. Once under way Nate, who drove the bus, was very informative during the ride to the dog camp. The ride was about 1.5 hours, but the scenery along the way was great and Nate talked the entire time. We paralleled the Train ride. We made a couple of stops before the camp. There was a bathroom on the bus. The time at the camp was about 1.5 hours. You could play with the puppies and take pictures. Before heading out for the dog pull we met with one of the camp workers who talked about equipment, clothing, training of the dogs and answered any questions we had. Once it was your turn to go with the musher you got into the 4x vehicle, (summer run) and watched as they hooked up the dogs. It was unbelievable how excited the dogs got before a run. Michelle Phillips was our musher and owner of the camp. The dogs pulled us along a 1.5 mile rocky road trail. They stopped halfway to cool off in the water and then finished the run. I took a video of the run, which lasted about 9 minutes. Although the run itself was pretty quick it was great to see the enthusiasm of the dogs as they ran. Michelle answered all our questions and took some pictures of our family in the 4x4 and the team that pulled us.We returned to the camp and toured the mushers cabin and played with the puppies. If you take this trip you need to bring some snacks or food. The ride too and back from the camp is long. This is a good tour but be prepared for the long ride and crossing the border.

S
, Jul 2018

We got to meet the dogs, take a motorized

L
, Jul 2018

We had such a blast on this tour. First off our guides Mike and Harry were fantastic. They offered a lot of information and made the ride to the Yukon very enjoyable. At the camp we held puppies, listened to a presentation, and then actually rode with Michelle herself on a training run via ATV with the dogs. It was very personal and cool to see her in action with the dogs. We talked to other cruisers who did another excursion thru the cruise line and they didn’t even get to hold puppies or meet a real musher. I strongly reckoned this tour!


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