Yukon Dog Musher Adventure Tour

Caribou Crossing Dog Mushing Camp Shore Trip from Skagway | Yukon Quest
Excursion Highlights:
  • Embark on an unforgettable adventure with the Yukon Dog Musher Adventure Tour, a Skagway highlight
  • Engage in a 30-minute immersive experience at a real mushing camp, learning about professional dog sled racing
  • Enjoy a Yukon-style lunch and a dog cart ride led by racing huskies
  • Traverse across the picturesque mountains of British Columbia into the Yukon, photographing Emerald Lake
  • Explore the renowned Caribou Crossing Trading Post and Museum, boasting Ice Age exhibits
Price: $229.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
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. and Canadian citizens 16 and older traveling between the U.S. and Canada are required to present a valid passport. We recommend you bring a photo I.D. as well. U.S. and Canadian citizens who are 15 years old or younger may travel with a certified birth certificate.

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.