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Sled Dog Discovery in Skagway provided by Alaska Excursions

Sled Dog Discovery in Skagway

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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.
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    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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Highlights
  • Ride a dog sled through Tongass National Park
  • 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
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Duration
3h 30m
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  • Accommodation as per itinerary
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  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Chris C wrote a review Oct 2019
4 contributions
The tour was well organized and our guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. The ride to the dog run training track in the unimog was fun. But to have 16 dos pulling us around the track was fantastic. It's cool to see how excited they get to work and run. Also beautiful
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Date of experience: September 2019
Julie K wrote a review Sep 2019
4 contributions
Such a great experience. The knowledge of everyone involved (especially Thomas) in this experience were knowledgeable and great teachers. Took boring information and make it fun and interesting. He talked about the history of Skagway, the trials and tribulations related to
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Date of experience: September 2019
Stephen S wrote a review Sep 2019
Littleton, Colorado, United States6 contributions4 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Amy W wrote a review Sep 2019
Saint Cloud, Minnesota39 contributions20 helpful votes
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,
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Date of experience: August 2019
M S wrote a review Sep 2019
7 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a fun excursion in Skagway. From pick up to drop off everything was very well organized and informative. Spending time with our dog sled team as well as the puppies was most enjoyable. The puppies are so adorable!! The mushers provided a lot of information about how
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Max B
Church Broughton, United Kingdom
19960
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
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Chris C
40
Great Experience All Around
The tour was well organized and our guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. The ride to the dog run training
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Julie K
20
So much fun!!
Such a great experience. The knowledge of everyone involved (especially Thomas) in this experience were
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JTTsports
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
21485
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
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kptravel2002
305
Thrilling experience
My first time zip lining and it was a thrilling experience. I’m pretty chicken when it comes to heights but my
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joburkholder1
Annapolis, Maryland
676226
Fun!
We had a blast zip lining in the forest. Our guides, Kenna and Michael, were energetic, funny, yet professional
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giamama
San Jose, California
206
Puppies and more puppies
What a great excursion! Our tour guide, Clint, was extra special. He lives in Skagway and shared the history of
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Stephen S
54
Fun, exciting excursion
Our two grandchildren (11&9) loved this exciting adventure. Grandpa and grandma (71&70) did too!!! All phases of
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Mark L
Durban, South Africa
10654
A once in a lifetime experience
Considering the ever changing landscape and the tragic melting of the glaciers due to ever present global warming,
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Amy W
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
3820
Kids favorite excursion!
We went on the Sled Dog and Musher's Camp excursion. Chad, our guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable. The
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  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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