- 240 to 270 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Take a stunning trip into the Yukon Territory in comfort and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Look for wildlife and stop at several scenic viewpoints on your way to Iditarod racer, Michelle Phillips' Mushers Camp. Once arrived at the destination, you will have plenty of time to hang out with some adorable Alaskan Husky puppies, explore the grounds and go for an exciting dogsled ride through the Yukon wilderness. This tour takes approximately 4-4.5 Hours.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Family friendly
- Led by a local guide
- Fuel surcharge
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
Traveler pickup is offered
Please make sure you arrive 20 minutes early and have your ticket and PASSPORT.
Rail Road Dock, Ore Dock, Broadway Dock
Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
Returns to original departure point
See availability (except Saturday and Sunday)
Pickup will be at the cruise ship docks or at our store front location. Let us know your preference and it will be a pleasure to accommodate you.
From the ship, or shop, We begin our tour up the South Klondike Highway. Rising from sea level to 3300ft in elevation, up over the White Pass Summit and into the sub arctic alpine tundra of the Tormented Valley and into Canada. We stop at several breathtaking scenic view points along the way for spectacular photo opportunities and to look for wildlife.
Next, join Iditarod Musher Michelle Phillips at her stunning musher’s camp near Tutshi Lake. Enjoy a 1.6 mile dog ride where you will meet real Alaskan Huskies who take part in the world famous Iditarod and Yukon Quest. Visit with adorable husky puppies and enjoy some puppy play time while you learn about what it takes to race the Iditarod.
After musher’s camp, stop for a great photo opportunity at the "Welcome to the Yukon" sign on the Edge of stunning Tutshi Lake.
There are so many scenic look outs to stop and take photos, your camera will be full of amazing memories by the time you return to Skagway.
A tour into the Yukon gives you great opportunities to look for wildlife grazing on the road side. Keep an eye out for Black Bear, Grizzly Bears, Caribou, Moose, Lynx, Rabbits and Sheep on this incredible tour into Canada and back.
Please note, the dog sledding is done on dirt not snow. Northern Summers are actually quite warm. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed, however, our guides do their best to point them out whenever they see them so you can enjoy the experience!
• See the stunning White Pass Valley
• Explore British Columbia and the Yukon Territory
• Visit the iconic “Welcome to Alaska” Sign
• Play with Alaskan Husky Puppies
• Enjoy a Dog Mushing Experience
• Breath taking views and stunning photo opportunities
• Visit the iconic “Welcome to the Yukon” Sign
• Learn about the Iditarod and Yukon Quest from a born and raised Yukon woman who has competed in both races.
• Did we mention the adorable husky puppies?
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
- Infant seats available
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- A small amount of walking is involved over uneven surfaces
- Must be able to climb in and out of the tour vehicle without much difficulty
- Not wheelchair accessible (Collapsible wheelchairs may be able to be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark and the tour operators have been given adequate notification) The tour is collapsible wheelchair accessible however, be prepared for uneven, natural surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or for those using a collapsible wheelchair.
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel. Guests who do not have their passports present at the time of departure will not be allowed on the tour and are not entitled to a refund
- At the time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at the time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
- Guests must arrive at the meeting locations 20 minutes prior to departure. Any guests who are late or miss their departure time may will be considered a "No-Show" and will not be entitled to a refund. Please be punctual.
- Long pants, close-toed shoes, Windbreaker or Raincoat and Sunglasses
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!