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Skagway Musher's Camp and Sled Dog Adventure

4.8
274 reviews

Excursion Overview

A thrilling excursion through Skagway's forests!

Discover the beauty and uniqueness of a true Alaskan pastime dog mushing! What better way to enjoy Alaska than to experience a team of powerful huskies pulling you on a wheeled cart through the great backcountry of a historic Gold Rush Site!

Hop aboard our tour van and start your excursion with a full narrative of historic Skagway as you cruise through town on your way to the Klondike Gold Rush National Park. The ride will take you along the waterfront of Dyea - a historic Gold Rush Settlement - full of rich history and outrageous scenery with plenty of opportunities to snap some breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and wildlife.

As you near our musher's camp, prepare yourself for the ride of your life on one of our custom made wheeled dogsleds, which are well suited for running on our one-mile wooded trail. Let the team mush on as you grab onto your seat for a truly authentic Alaskan Adventure!

After the ride, relax while you cuddle with some adorable Alaskan husky puppies while enjoying a beverage as a guide fills you in on the life of a musher and his team in the Great White North! This is one Alaskan Adventure that you do not want to miss!

Things You Need to Know

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip transportation

Requirements:

  • There are no additional requirements for this excursion.

Duration: 3.25 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 35 minutes - narrated transportation with scenic outlooks
  • 10 minutes - restroom break at the camp
  • 15 minutes - Unimog transportation to the sled ride location
  • 30 minutes - wheeled cart dog sled ride experience and meeting the team
  • 25 minutes - Unimog down to the camp with overlook stop
  • 20 minutes - presentation of dogsledding history
  • 20 minutes - photo opportunities with sled dog puppies and to enjoy the Mercantile, Saloon, and Café
  • 40 minutes - transportation from camp to dock

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the end of the pier where your cruise ship is docked. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to walk short distances and raise their knee 12 inches to accommodate steps into and out of the vehicles. There is limited space for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the dogs love human interaction and the mushers will let you get close and snuggly with their team.

No, for safety reasons you will not have the opportunity to run the sled. You'll be able to sit back and watch firsthand while your expert musher controls their team!

We strongly recommend having a parent or adult guardian, especially for younger kids. This tour is not exclusively for kids and is just as fun for adults! Children may go on this tour alone if they're traveling with someone who is 16+ that will attend to them.

Each sled can accommodate 6 guests.

The trails are on uneven natural terrain in the forest with some boardwalks near the mercantile.

Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven surfaces.

Although this tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair, our Skagway Sled Dog tour, it poses more challenges for wheelchair users. The trails throughout camp are uneven natural terrain.The tour consists of a Unimog ride up the mountain to partake in the dog sled portion, which does not accommodate wheelchairs. The guest must be able to ascend the 5 steps in and out of the Unimog and walk short distances in the sled dog area.

For guests with wheelchairs looking to go to the Skagway Musher’s Camp in Skagway, we recommend doing the Skagway Musher's Camp and S'Mores Roasting or Skagway Musher's Camp and Gold Panning, as those both take place at our base camp but do not require the Unimog ride up the mountain.

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

There is no weight limit for this tour. Guests must be able to walk short distances and raise their knee 12 inches to accommodate steps into and out of the vehicles.

All bags must be stored prior to participating on the sled ride part of the tour.

Non-alcoholic beverages in closeable containers and snacks are allowed on tour.

Layered clothing and waterproof clothing are recommended.

 

Guest Reviews

4.8

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Michael B

On Jun 2024

The dogs were great!! Nice facility at mushers camp, lots of dogs!!

Jason M

On May 2024

The highlight of my Alaskan trip, handled by wonderful staff who taught us a lot about Alaska and gave us a husky ride through wild areas and the chance to cuddle beautiful puppies. Showing everyone in Australia my phoned husky ride video and telling them they must do it.

NEAL B

On May 2024

While it was raining and cold, the experience for my entire family was something they will remember for years and years. The best part, seeing the puppies at the end! All the people from the driver of the bus to the people at the camp were fantastic! Thank you for a great day!

Capri A

On May 2024

Awesome experience! Staff was super friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend doing if you're in town! No troubles getting to and from our cruise ship either.

JoAnn W

On Sep 2023

This tour was excellent! Mushers and dogs were friendly and we enjoyed every minute! They even corrected a problem for me when I double booked. Great company all around!!!

$174.00

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$174.00

Duration: 3.25 hours

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Duration: 3.25 hours



Adult: $174.00

Child (ages 2-12): $154.00

Lap child

Infant (Free under 2): $0.00

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