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Sled Dog Discovery in Skagway provided by Alaska Excursions

Sled Dog Discovery in Skagway

Sled Dog Discovery in Skagway
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Tour snapshot
Ride a dog sled through Tongass National Park
Duration:
3h 30m
Group size:
24
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Experience the thrill of zooming through the Alaskan landscape on the back of a dog sled. Led by a professional musher and 16 huskies, you’re in good hands—and paws—during this unparalleled winter adventure. After the ride, get cozy with Alaskan husky puppies during a designated cuddle and play session.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Enjoy a puppy cuddle session during the tour
  • Find out how mushers care for sled dogs
  • See a variety of Alaskan wildlife during the tour
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Enjoy a puppy cuddle session during the tour
  • Find out how mushers care for sled dogs
  • See a variety of Alaskan wildlife during the tour
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 62390P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please meet your guide at the pick-up location 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time, our representative will be there holding a sign with the name of your excursion on it.
  • Ports:
  • Port Of Skagway, Port of, Skagway, AK 99840, USA
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please be sure to include personal number incase we need to contact you day of excursion!
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All ages are welcome, and most special needs may be accommodated. Round-trip transportation provided. Must have mobility to walk 100 yards either on your own or with assistance. Must be able to raise knee 12 inches to accommodate (approximately 12 steps).
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Inclusions
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please meet your guide at the pick-up location 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time, our representative will be there holding a sign with the name of your excursion on it.
  • Ports:
  • Port Of Skagway, Port of, Skagway, AK 99840, USA
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please be sure to include personal number incase we need to contact you day of excursion!
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All ages are welcome, and most special needs may be accommodated. Round-trip transportation provided. Must have mobility to walk 100 yards either on your own or with assistance. Must be able to raise knee 12 inches to accommodate (approximately 12 steps).
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Alaska Sled Dogs & Musher's Camp
    Stop: 3 hours
    Your journey begins with an entertaining historic tour from your knowledgeable guide through downtown Skagway and along nine miles of stunning coastline to our Musher’s Camp™ in Dyea. Next, hop into our specialized unimog for an exciting ride up our rugged mountain road, surrounded by glacially fed streams and waterfalls. At the top, your musher will greet you with a custom-designed wheeled summertime sled and a team of very excited Alaskan Huskies! Feel the power of these strong dogs as they whisk you down a mile-long, zig-zagging trail deep in the Tongass National Rainforest! After meeting your dog team, climb back into your unimog and enjoy the adventurous ride to a breathtaking overlook of the Dyea tidal flats. Depending on the month you just might see eagles, bears, seals, horseback riders, wild flowers, and of course snow-capped mountains. Your unimog will then bring you to what we like to call a “Kennel Talk.” We have been sharing our passion for dog sledding for years, and in that time we have gathered up the most frequently ask questions about the sport. In the Kennel Talk, we will share the fascinating answers and welcome any additional questions you may have. Of course, we make sure you have plenty of time to play with our puppies! Your affections actually socialize these future athletes, which is essential to their racing success. A crackling fire and a unique gift shop round out your visit. All of this in a spectacular Alaskan setting!
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Sharron K
8 contributions
May 2022
What an amazing time. The trip to get to the camp is not for the faint of heart, it's a pretty rough climb but it is worth it. Our guide was so interesting, and the time spent with the dogs was incredible. Don't call them purebreds...lol.. Alaskan huskies are mutts but the friendliest dogs in the world. Ending the day with puppy kisses cannot be beaten.
Written May 14, 2022
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Stephen S
Littleton, Colorado, United States6 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Our two grandchildren (11&9) loved this exciting adventure. Grandpa and grandma (71&70) did too!!!
All phases of the tour were done exceptionally well. The staff were great, but the energetic loving dogs were the highlight
The tour was well worth the money. Thank you.
Written September 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gail W
Norman, OK27 contributions
Jul 2018
Our family chose this for the one excursion we would go on together while on our cruise. Our group included a 1 year old, 8 year old, and 6 adults (ages about 25, 27, 32, 60 and 66). Everyone had a great time. The excursion included a entertaining and interesting narrated ride up to the sled dogs. We learned about the history of the area and dog sledding, saw some awesome views, and visited a cool gift shop where we later purchased pictures of our experience (including puppies). At the destination we went on a ride on the training dog sled driven by a musher and her dogs; she told us her plans to ride in the Iditarod race, what it is like to raise and train sled dogs, and the names and personalities of all her dogs pulling us. When we stopped she introduced us to all her dogs and let us pet them and take pictures with them. Next we heard from one of the other mushers about his experience running the Iditarod. I knew it was a challenging experience but had no idea about just how dangerous the race is. And then, we got to meet and snuggle with lots of puppies! The ride back to our ship was also entertaining. Our guide did a great job of entertaining us while talking about the history of the area. I would definitely do this again.
Written September 15, 2018
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J M
12 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Austin was an amazing guide - informative and his dad jokes were quite entertaining. The camp was fabulous - the dogs were gorgeous - the dog leader lady ... I dont know what they are called ...lol ... was just brilliantly informative - i enjoyed learning about the iditarod and am amazed at the endurance these beautiful dogs have ... impressive and amazing. Bucket list moment for sure.
Written August 9, 2018
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808mom2007
Oahu, HI24 contributions
May 2018 • Family
Our guide Austin Taylor picked us up at our cruise ship dock. Our bus ride took about 35 minutes to arrive at the musher's dog camp. Austin was an awesome guide who provided us history of the town and of the camp itself. We then went mushing with amazing dogs, it was so much fun. We then were able to greet the dogs who were so gentle and lovable. We were then taken to pet the puppies who were about 8 weeks old, again adorable and lovable. Austin then dropped us off in the main town where we ate lunch, shopped and made our way back to the ship. An overall excellent tour in Skagway!
Written June 16, 2018
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Craig M
Pleasanton, CA424 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Did an Alaska cruise and booked a trip with these guys. Bus driver was great and tour with dogs was fun. We got to take lots of pictures. play with sled dogs, puppies, gave us a lil history, etc. The facilityy's were super cool. Like an old west town.
Written October 1, 2018
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kocher2018
Sacramento, CA2 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
This was one of our favorite excursions. Austin was by far the best tour guide of any excursion we have ever taken. The interaction with the dogs was fantastic. Would recommend to anyone...
Written September 14, 2018
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258jerryk
Dunedin, FL26 contributions
A fun and informative bus ride through town then through a scenic fjord followed by a ride up a steep mountain side to reach the Mushers training camp for a meet and greet with the dogs and a training sled ride . To cap it off back down to the nursery to hold the puppies, quite a nice excursion.
Written August 13, 2018
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aammaa1
Invercargill, New Zealand1 contribution
Jun 2018 • Couples
This trip was the highlight of our cruise, so much fun. From pickup to drop off Austin provider us with so much information about the town, the area and the dogs. Puppies were adorable and the musher experience fantastic. Thank you Austin you provided us with a top trip and a fun day.
Written June 20, 2018
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Amy W
Saint Cloud, MN49 contributions
Aug 2019
We went on the Sled Dog and Musher's Camp excursion. Chad, our guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable. The ride in the unimog up the hill to camp was fun, and our kids (ages 9 and 11) loved riding behind the dogs, petting the sled dogs, learning about mushing, and of course, petting the puppies.

Also beautiful scenery - saw salmon spawning and eagles at the lookout point. We would recommend.
Written September 17, 2019
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Angela M
Angela M
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Informative day with the mushers and sled dogs
We had a wonderful experience learning about the Iditarod and other dog sled races. Our tour guide, Garrett was so
KathyinSoCal
KathyinSoCal
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Fantastic Experience!
This was a highlight of our Alaskan cruise. Eight family members from ages 12 to 72 enjoyed every minute of it! Ev
beth ann k
beth ann k
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Lots of fun
We really enjoyed our tour. It was a 3 part experience; meeting the dogs and riding in the "sled", then a walk to
stewkar16
stewkar16
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Not worth the time or $$
Our driver Patrick was the only highlight of our excursion. He was friendly and funny and spent the hour-ish drive
7jacquim
7jacquim
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Way too much fun
This was an awesome excursion. From the bus driver to zip lining guides they were all excellent. Leery our bus driv
M3358PClauraw
M3358PClauraw
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Wonderful Ride
This is a wonderful excursion. The staff was so nice and knowledgeable. They took us.on 5 mile ride and pointed out
TigerBandit
TigerBandit
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Beware
Beware they will cancel tour at last minute leaving you scurrying around to find something else. We were told on t
25kirks
25kirks
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Mishandled cancellation
I understand things are out of people’s control like the weather, but communication is. We were scheduled to go on
denisehF9505UE
denisehF9505UE
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Great experience!
Trail was lovely! Horses were amazing as well as the guides! Beautiful drive out to the place. Very organized and w
Young F
Young F
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Zip line at a Magical fairy forest
Just realized I never left a review from our trip back couple of years ago but felt like I needed to complete since
maxbL708UJ
maxbL708UJ
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Promised more than it delivered
Booked as an excursion whilst cruising with Silversea. The description sounded great and as I'd not been on a horse
JTTsports
JTTsports
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Great ATV tour dangerous on return visit to docks
We went and on our tour the water was rough and we took 2 boats for about 1 hour and 15 to a island in middle of th
kptravel2002
kptravel2002
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Thrilling experience
My first time zip lining and it was a thrilling experience. I’m pretty chicken when it comes to heights but my sist
joburkholder1
joburkholder1
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Fun!
We had a blast zip lining in the forest. Our guides, Kenna and Michael, were energetic, funny, yet professional and
giamama
giamama
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Puppies and more puppies
What a great excursion! Our tour guide, Clint, was extra special. He lives in Skagway and shared the history of t
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