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Sled Dog Discovery in Skagway

Highlights
  • Ride a sled with a team of huskies through Tongass National Park
  • Value: includes a tour of downtown Skagway, sled ride, all transportation, and puppy session
  • Take part in a ‘Kennel Talk’ where experts answer questions about sledding
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Sled Dog Discovery in Skagway
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Overview
This is not a run-of-the-mill sled excursion—it packs in several fun activities and concludes with a treat that’s hard not to love. Follow your guide on a short tour of downtown Skagway, hop on a Unimog—a multipurpose, all-wheel drive vehicle—for a ride up a mountain, and then take a sled ride with Alaskan huskies through Tongass National Park. Afterward, get a chance to spend time with husky puppies.
What to Expect

Complete your Alaskan adventure by experiencing Alaska’s state sport! Take an exhilarating sled ride pulled by a team of powerful Alaskan Huskies, learn about this adventurous sport from mushers, and cuddle up with adorable husky puppies at our authentic dog sledding summer training camp. Each summer our camp is home to many mushers who bring their dogs to train for various winter activities. In fact, all of the dogs at our camp are owned by year round mushers, some of whom have competed in world-renowned races like the Iditarod and Yukon Quest! 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! This is a tour full of Alaskan adventure, history, and awe-inspiring wilderness. As a small, locally owned company we take pride in sharing our passion for mushing and for Alaska. It would be our honor to give you the “E.X.C.U.R.S.I.O.N of a lifetime”. For years to come you will love talking about your thrilling sled ride in Alaska, your newfound mushing expertise, and the adorable puppies!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Dog sled training camp was a blast.

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...More

Thank 258jerryk
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great tour

The Sled Dog Discovery is so much fun, made even better by our guide Austin. Quick, informative tour of Skagway, including lots of historical details. Pretty drive out to the Mushers' Camp, ride in a unimog up the hill to the dogs. The cart run...More

1  Thank Connie S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Bucket List ... Tick!

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...More

1  Thank J M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Mushing

This tour was awesome. The company it self was also awesome. They made sure that not only we got to do our tour but went above and beyond to ensure that we got our photos. Highly recommend. The dogs and puppies are just gorgeous also

Thank Trina M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour

This is a great option to experience the sled dogs. We were able to visit the mushers camp, get the sled experience, pet the dogs, hold some puppies, get some great views of Alaska and still have time to enjoy Skagway. There is a small...More

Thank Deborah C
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Bernadette H
7 July 2018|
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Response from 808mom2007 | Reviewed this property |
About 3.5 hrs. They will drop you off in town or back at your ship at the end of the tour.
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21 June 2018|
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Response from BetsyC10384 | Reviewed this property |
We booked our excursion through the cruise line so this is a question I would ask the company directly.
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