Yukon Dog Musher Adventure Tour

Caribou Crossing Dog Mushing Camp Shore Trip from Skagway | Yukon Quest
Price: $219.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 10 to 25 minute walk, or an approximately 10 to 15 minute shuttle ride (not included, approximately $2 US per person) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided A Yukon-style lunch of baked chicken with barbeque sauce, baked potato, coleslaw, rolls, donuts, and a choice of coffee or tea is included.
Recommended Dress We recommend dressing in warm layers appropriate for changing weather conditions and temperatures. The outer layer should be waterproof. Guests should wear comfortable waterproof walking shoes or boots.
Restrictions This tour will be crossing the Canadian border and then back across the U.S. border. All U.S. citizens traveling between the U.S. and Canada are required to present an original copy of their birth certificate or passport, and a valid government issued driver's license or ID card. People of all other nationalities are required to have a photo I.D., a passport, and visa (if required). Please check for updated customs requirements prior to traveling. Please be aware that this tour operates in the wilderness, hours away from medical facilities. Although staff do have general first aid knowledge, this tour is not recommended for guests with serious medical conditions or infants under the age of 20 months.

Yukon Dog Sledding & Musher's Camp Excursion from Skagway

Departing from Skagway's glacially carved coastline, you will ride over the coastal mountain range through the White Pass Summit Area known as the Tormented Valley. Here begins the adventure of a lifetime: the Yukon Dog Musher Adventure Tour in Skagway.

Making your way across the northwest corner of British Columbia and into the southwest corner of the Yukon, you will savor majestic mountain vistas, pristine lakes, and crisp, clean air. A photo stop will be made at Emerald Lake before traveling on to Caribou Crossing Trading Post and Museum. During this tour, you can relax and enjoy a tasty Yukon-style lunch, visit one of the most spectacular wildlife museums in North America, and visit a dog musher's camp. The museum's exhibits range from Ice Age specimens to animals more recently introduced into the Yukon. Also included are exotic animals from both the arctic and sub-arctic regions of Alaska and the Yukon, as well as from around the world.

The highlight of this Skagway excursion may be your visit to the mushing camp at Caribou Crossing, where mushers train their dogs for the world's toughest dog sled race, the "Yukon Quest." You will spend 30 minutes in the camp - double the time allotted to most other tours! Your time in the camp includes a 20-minute presentation on the art of mushing, including how they train in the summer without snow, followed by a five to six-minute ride with an experienced dog sled musher over cut trails in a dog cart pulled by racing huskies. All too soon it is time to begin the approximate two-hour drive back to Skagway.

Please Note: All tour stops are subject to change based on weather and road conditions. This Skagway cruise tour will be crossing the Canadian border and then back across the U.S. border. All U.S. citizens traveling between the U.S. and Canada are required to present an original copy of their birth certificate or passport, and a valid government issued driver's license or ID card. People of all other nationalities are required to have a photo I.D., a passport, and visa (if required). Please check for updated customs requirements prior to traveling.

All minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Restroom stops will be made on the drive to and from Caribou Crossing; facilities are very basic.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  58 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great day
August 30, 2022
Our journey took us many miles into the Yukon. ( Canada) Stopped several times for picture taking and sightseeing. Our dog mushing experience put us into a multi passenger ATV with dogs leading the way. We were able to see how the dogs in action but they did not pull us. The chicken dinner was very nice and tasty. What made our trip was our tour guide. He was very entertaining and very knowledgeable of the area. Great story teller.
Reviewer: Chuck Lombardo
5 Stars
Dog Musher Tour
July 21, 2022
Was enjoyable and infomative. Guide was actual musher and dog owner. Trail ride was team pulling all guests in motorised multipassenger atv with dogs pulling hard. Wanted more time to play with puppies, but they are fenced separate. Could reach through fence to touch puppies if they came close.
Reviewer: Blackie Blackketter
4 Stars
Awesome time
July 06, 2022
Really enjoyed the time and everyone was so friendly and informative. Wish we had more time with the puppies..
Reviewer: Floreen Guluarte
5 Stars
Great tour.
June 23, 2022
We greatly enjoyed this trip. The weather was wonderful, the scenery beautiful, the guide witty and informative, and the musher camp a lot of fun. It is a really beautiful drive with a number of opportunities for photos and enjoying the outdoors. The musher camp was fun and informative. The musher was in training for the Iditarod and shared a lot. I recommend the trip
Reviewer: G M Gentzler
5 Stars
Amazing!
May 30, 2022
Great views and the dog mushing was a real experience! Pollyanna our tour guide was amazing, she made sure we got great pics and saw wildlife- young black bear, young caribou, mountain goats and puppies at Caribou crossing where we had our mushing with a training team of 8 huskies! Pollyanna was great with historical facts and her energy was very contagious! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: Shirley and Victor
5 Stars
Brian was the best!
October 15, 2019
My wife and I signed up for the dog musher adventure tour and we absolutely loved it! Tour guide Brian was an absolute gem! The drive was a tad long, but beautiful and informative.
Reviewer: Ryan Feltis
5 Stars