Enjoy the dogsled ride of a lifetime! Miles of pristine wilderness, crystal lakes, waterfalls and glaciers (weather permitting).
Your all-day Yukon adventure begins as you parallel the 1898 Gold Rush Trail over the White Pass summit into Canada's legendary Yukon by mini-coach leaving behind the coastal rainforest and into the Boreal forest wilderness of the north. We watch for wildlife like bears all along the route. Sites along the way include Pitchfork Falls, the Welcome to Alaska sign, Summit and Divided Lakes, Tormented Valley of sub-arctic alpine tundra, panoramic views at Lakes Tutshi and Tagish. Bove Island, the quaint village of Carcross, Bennett Lake and the Carcross Desert, affectionately known as the world's smallest, and gorgeous green Emerald Lake.
For the dogsled portion of the tour at Caribou Crossing you will 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.)
Please note: Lunch and Yukon museum admission included. Lunch includes BBQ Chicken meal with sides of potato, coleslaw, rolls, donuts, tea/coffee. A vegetarian curry option is available to be ordered at the start of the tour.
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. 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 is allowed. No charge for children under 2. Child tickets for ages 2-12.
Children traveling with only one parent or without both parents must have a permission letter from the absent parent/parents, giving permission to the person bringing the child on tour to allow them to go to Canada with that person. Documentation should be signed with parent name, address, cell phone contact number and give the child's legal name and person's legal name they are traveling with. If the single parent or guardian has sole custody, they should travel with a letter to that effect.
Duration: 6.5 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)
- Roundtrip narrated scenic tour
- Lunch of delicious BBQ chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, homemade bun, coffee or tea, and donuts
- Vegetarian option of lentil curry by request
- Yukon Museum admission
- A valid passport or a US passport card is required for all guests over 16 years of age
- For children 15 and under, a valid passport or original birth certificate is required
Duration: 6.5 hours. Tour times below are approximate:
- 5.25 hours guide narrated bus tour with multiple scenic stops
- 60 minutes at Caribou Crossing for Lunch/Yukon museum/Gift shop/Sled dog camp with puppies
- 15 minutes for Dogsled portion
- This tour meets on the cruise ship dock. 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 4 steps into and out of the bus. 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.
How many passengers does the tour bus hold?
The maximum capacity for this tour is 28 passengers (usually not filled more than 25 or 26). If your party is larger than 28, arrangements can be made to accommodate your group. Please contact us with your group requirements.
What is the seating arrangement of the tour bus?
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.
Will I see any wildlife or bears on this tour?
Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour. Bears are commonly seen, however this is not a designated wildlife tour and wildlife is not guaranteed.
Are there any age restrictions for children?
Not recommended for infants under age 2.
Can I bring a backpack?
Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour.
Can I bring my own food or drink?
Non-alcoholic beverages in closable containers and snacks are allowed on tour.
Are food and drink included?
Lunch is included on this tour.
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