Yukon Tour and Summer Dog Sled 

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4 hrs

$139

13+ yrs old

$124

3-12 yrs old

FREE

0-2 yrs old

 

  • Step back in time with stories of the Klondike Gold Rush and tales of the Tlingit and Tagish people

  • Spectacular scenery with photo stops along the South Klondike HWY

  • Visit Michelle Phillips' Tutshi Mushers Camp

  • Meet the Alaskan Husky sled dogs in training and pet their puppies

  • Join a musher for an exhilarating ride on the 1.3-mile training trail

  • Learn what it takes to compete in the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest - the longest dog sled race in the world 

This is why you came to Alaska. To journey deep into the heart of the Last Frontier and experience the Yukon territory up close. Until 1897, when the Klondike Gold Rush kicked off in a frenzy of activity, few had seen the majestic landscape or dared journey through the White Pass Summit. Only the lure of gold and untold fortunes drove the masses on this grueling adventure, through snow and sleet and treacherous landscape to arrive finally, 500 miles away from Skagway, in the goldfields of the Klondike. 

Now you can follow the trail of the stampeders in comfort as you drive past the spectacular sights along the South Klondike HWY which finally connected the remote Alaskan village of Skagway with the rest of the world in 1978. Climbing to the White Pass Summit at 3298 feet, on the right, you'll see the tracks of the White Pass and Yukon Route, named an engineering wonder of the world along with the Eiffel Tower and Empire State Building. Try and spot the train coming and going along the tracks it's traveled for more than a century.

After passing through the rocky and dangerous alpine landscape of the Tormented Valley, continue past glacier-fed tarns (lakes) until you arrive at Michelle Phillip's Tutshi Mushers Camp. Did you spot wildlife along the way? Often we see bears or moose, and even marmots, the whining rodents and self-appointed watchkeepers of this desolate region. Keep out a sharp eye and your camera ready because we never know when our furry friends will show up. 

Michelle Phillips has participated in nine Iditarod competitions and several Yukon Quests. A professional dog musher, Michelle's camp is the real thing, where she trains each year, carefully selecting the 30 some Alaskan Husky racers that will accompany her on the 19-day journey from Willow to Gnome in the depth of the Alaskan winter. You'll meet the dogs in training, pet their puppies and join the mushers on a ride around the 1.3-mile track. (If you don't wish to ride, you are welcome to come along, too.)

If you do nothing else during your visit to Skagway, don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to journey beyond the boundaries of civilization, breathe the crisp mountain air and hear the whispers of the forgotten men and women whose spirits wander across the wilderness on an endless trek. 

Skagway - Skagway, AK 99840, USA
  • Depart from Skagway
  • Travel to the White Pass Summit with photo stops on the way
  • Enter British Columbia at the Tormented Valley
  • Cross through Canadian Customs
  • Travel along lake Tutshi
  • Stop at Michelle Phillips Tutshi Musher's Camp
  • Travel to the Welcome to Yukon Sign
  • Begin return to Skagway with stops along the way
  • Stop at the Welcome to Alaska sign
  • Drop off in town or at your ship 

A waiting area is located near your ship. We'll meet you there 15 minutes before the tour departure. Remember to bring PASSPORTS, VISAS, OR ANY OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION. All tours travel into Canada and back. 

  • From the Railroad Dock, exit your ship, turn left and walk to the waiting area. A representative, wearing red and holding a red Skagway Tours sign will meet you and direct you to your bus.
  • From the Broadway Dock, exit your ship, turn left and walk to the waiting area. A representative, wearing red and holding a red Skagway Tours sign will meet you and direct you to your bus.
  • From the Ore Dock, exit your ship. From the exit, you will see the waiting area by the parking lot straight ahead. Walk to the waiting area.  A representative, wearing a red and holding a red Skagway Tours sign, will meet you and direct you to your bus.

Questions? Call or text 1-907-612-0936.

Drop-off is available in town or to your cruise ship. Let your driver know your preference upon return to Skagway.

  • Your tour travels to Canada.
  • PASSPORT and VISAs REQUIRED
    • In general, if you need a VISA to travel on a cruise ship, you will need a visa to travel to Canada and back into the US.
    • Find out before traveling if you need a visa to enter Canada.
    • Information on US Visa Requirements.
    • Passports and visas are checked entering Canada and upon reentry into the USA.
  • If traveling with children and both parents/guardians ARE NOT present, you may need a letter of permission signed by both parents/legal guardians in order to cross the border.
  • Weather varies greatly along the route. Bring:
    • Layered clothing 
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Snacks and drinks, optional. 
    • And don't forget your camera!
  • Pick up and drop off from the cruise ship terminal.
  • Entrance fee including a summer dog sled ride at the Tutshi Musher's Camp.
  • Toddlers and Infants under 2 are free. 

Please arrive 15 minutes before tour departure time. We do not offer refunds for late arrival. 

In some instances, ship arrival is delayed into port. Often, we are able to adjust our departure times. If we are unable to accommodate you due to late ship arrival, we will offer an alternative tour. If no other option is available, a full refund will be issued. 

PASSPORTS and VISAS required. If you are traveling from a country for which a US and or Canadian visa is required you will need to show the visa stamp at check-in. Please check with the US or Canada State Departments for specific information about visa requirements for travel from your country of origin. Many travelers from the US, Australia, Canada or the European Union do not need a visa. In some cases, an original birth certificate with a government-issued photo ID suffices for cross-border travel. Green card, Real ID, passport cards may also be sufficient. For all others, a valid passport is required. 

Minors traveling with a single parent may be required to show proof of permission from their non-traveling parent for entrance to Canada. A certified letter from the non-traveling parent authorizing travel with a single parent may be required. 

At check-in, the driver will review documents before allowing you or your party to board the bus. We do not offer refunds for forgotten or missing documents. 

Questions? Call or text 1-907-612-6936.

What to do when the cruise ship holds your passport for security reasons. No problem. Check-in with security before disembarking. Present your ticket or tour confirmation. Ship security will release your passports for travel into Canada and back. 

In some cases, the ship crew may tell you that you do not need a passport in Skagway. This is correct only if you plan to remain in the town of Skagway which is in the United States of America. All tours travel to Canada, crossing the border 15 miles from Skagway,  therefore proper travel documents are required. 

 

Cancellations are accepted and full refunds issued up until 24 hours before the tour.

 
Skagway
Skagway, AK 99840, USA