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Sled Dog Discovery in Skagway

Skagway, United States
Sled Dog Discovery in Skagway

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


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.
  • Ride a sled with a team of huskies through
  • 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
  • Finish with a husky puppy play and cuddle session
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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.


  • Port Of Skagway, Port of, Skagway, AK 99840, USA

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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  • "The whole half day from pick up to drop off was great, the guide told us lots about the area, stop for some great photos." See review


74 Reviews
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Puts a smile on your face.
Craig M
, Nov 2019
We had a great day, weather was brilliant our guide was magical. The whole half day from pick up to drop off was great, the guide told us lots about the area, stop for some great photos. Then there were the dogs, sledding was fun, not too many people around so got some extra runs in. Dogs are very friendly and then the puppies, loved the puppies. Great day and great guide.
The best!
, Nov 2019
Or guide up, Thomas was thoughtful , knowledgeable and entertaining. The sled dog were amazing!ntheybwere all so friendly and loved pets. Our musher Miriam was fabulous! She stopped during our ride and let one do the dogs come back.;I believe her name was Glacier.; such sweet loving animal. And of course the best part the puppies! We got to hold them. So adorable. My husband was in heaven. He would have taken the little guy under his jacket but they counted them before we left. Amazing fun day
Sled Dog Discovery
, Nov 2019
We enjoyed the excursion but felt hurried with the actual time we had with the dogs. The dog trainers were very good and informative. The ride they took us on was quite short and would have enjoyed it much more it was a bit longer. The base camp instructor was a young man with minimal knowledge. He tried to be entertaining with his humor, but did not go over too well. Again, the time we had with the pups was short and hurried. If they could have slowed things down a little and made more emphasis with us their guests, I would give it a more positive review. Hopefully they will read this and make some changes.
Awesome experience!
, Sep 2019
From beginning to end this was a very pleasant and well organized experience. The bus was on time to pick up from the cruise, the driver was an awesome guy, the Alaskan Huskies and their handlers were very professional and ready to go. We got to interact with the dogs and the puppies for a good amount of time. Highly recommended.
, Aug 2019
We had an amazing time going dog sledding with Kurt snuggling up with the baby puppies. Our bus driver Tim was great and handled a situation that was out of his control with easy. Thank you for a wonderful trip. Our kids will remember it forever!
Ride the Sled-Hug a Pup
Dan b
, Aug 2019
My wife and I with our son, his wife, and granddaughter did the Skagway Sled Dog Discovery. Our guide Garrett did a great job on the motor coach ride to the camp of giving us lots of local history, good spots to eat and get a beer and what we would see and do at the camp. Met the musher and his team and took off on a ten minute romp pulled by the team in a wheeled, solid metal cart. FUN! Those dogs can really pull. Afterwards we got to ask questions, pet the dogs and take pictures. Then we went to the pen where the new puppies were kept with their moms. We each got to hold a 5-6 week old puppy. My granddaughter(12) was in heaven. Later we got an explanation of the history of the Iditarod and use of dog teams in the Arctic. The adventure was as described and well worth doing.
A good time
, Aug 2019
Of course, the ultimate experience would have been on a sled in the snow- but we traveled in August. Overall, it was a fun day: the puppies were precious, the staff were professional and funny, the scenery was beautiful
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, Aug 2019
We had the best time and everyone enjoyed it. Chris, our driver and guide, was very funny but informative and great with all ages of people. Our musher was fairly new but she was good and we learned a lot. The dogs were so amazing to see and not what we had expected but just adorable. Of course one of the favorite parts was playing with the little puppies. Precious. I would recommend this to anyone. Great time and beautiful scenery going up to where the dogs were.
, Aug 2019
Our family really enjoyed the drive to the camp, the surrounds were beautiful and then the ATV van up the hill to meet the dogs. My heart melt seeing the dogs and how strong they were to pull the sled. Couldn’t ask to end the excursion any better than holding Puppies!!!! Great experience!!
, Aug 2018
Staff was Very informative about the sport...loved the dogs and puppies...a must for children...very nice facility

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