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Skagway Step Into the Yukon with Sled Dog Tour

Excursion Overview

This family-friendly tour is the perfect blend of scenic tour and Alaska's favorite sport

After meeting your guide, you will board a minibus and begin your journey to the Yukon. As you depart Skagway, your guide will provide a lively driving tour of Skagway's colorful past. Upon exiting town, you'll begin your ride up White Pass where you'll be awed by the breathtaking natural surroundings.

With stops along the way, you'll have a chance to take in the beauty. Stops may include Pitchfork Falls, the Tormented Valley, or Tutshi Lake. Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife like mountain goats, marmots, and the occasional bear.

As you near Tutshi Lake you will enjoy a 45-minute stop at an authentic mushers summer training camp. Here you will join veteran Iditarod and Yukon Quest mushers Michelle Phillips and Ed Hopkins and their friendly, loyal, and well-cared-for Alaskan Huskies at their breathtaking summer mushing camp. While at the camp, you'll experience the thrill of dog mushing as you take a 20-minute ride on a sturdy UTV (side-by-side) pulled by 14 well-trained sled dogs along our stunning mountain vista trail. Your visit will conclude with play and cuddle time with the newest athletes: the puppies.

After your visit, you'll board the minibus and make the short trip to the edge of the Yukon where you will have a chance to take a photo with the 'Welcome to the Yukon' sign. Afterward, you'll retrace your route back to Skagway and enjoy a photo stop or two along the way.

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip narrated scenic tour
  • Admission to Tutshi Mushers Camp
  • 20 minute dog mushing experience along a forested trail


  • Passport or Passport ID card (and Visas - USA and Canada if necessary - single entry Visa is OK) are required for all passengers 16 and over. No photocopies of any identification are allowed.
  • Children 15 and under are required to have a Passport OR an original raised seal birth certificate (USA citizens only). No photocopies of any identification are allowed.

Duration: 4.5 hours (Roundtrip from a central meeting location near the cruise ship docks.)

  • 3.5 hours - round trip guided narrated bus tour with multiple scenic stops
  • 45 minutes - Visit to an authentic musher's camp. Includes 20 minute dog mushing experience on a forest trail.
  • 15 minutes - Stop at the Yukon Border and Welcome to the Yukon sign.

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets a short distance, central to the cruise ship docks. 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 climb 3 steps into and out of the bus. The musher's camp has ramps, steps, and uneven areas directly on the ground, and during rain may be a little muddy. There is limited space for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers. There is no storage available for motorized scooters. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour. We sometimes see bears (more frequently in May/June), but this is not a designated wildlife tour, and wildlife is not guaranteed.

No, but you are welcome to bring snacks and drinks in reclosable containers with you.

There is open seating on the tour bus, however, if you require a certain seat due to physical impairment then please contact us with your requirements.

We recommend that you dress in layers. It can be cold enough that you want a wool cap, gloves, and a jacket, or it could be so warm you will be in a T-shirt with sunscreen and sunglasses. The weather can change quickly.

The maximum number of guests is 24.

Yes, a passport is required. While you do not travel into Canada, you will cross through the USA border control and will need to treat the crossing as if you have left the country.

Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour.

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

The side-by-side can hold up to six passengers: one in the front, two in the middle, and up to three standing in the back holding the crossbar.


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Duration: 4.5 hours

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Duration: 4.5 hours

Ages: 13+

Adult: $160.00

Child (3-12): $150.00

Infant (Under 2): $0.00

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