Musher's Camp & Sled Dog Experience

SGY-440 | Skagway, Alaska | See Special Notes

from $159.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Dog Sledding Dog Sledding

You will see:

  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

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Excursion Length:
Approx. 3.25 hours

Tour Overview

You haven't experienced Alaska until you've gotten up-close and personal with some of the powerful husky sled dogs that partake, and even compete in, Alaska's favorite sport.

This enticing half-day tour introduces you to Alaska dog sledding in the summertime, a season during which the furry athletes train, raise their puppies, meet their adoring public and treat visitors to a scenic ride down a mile-long trail deep in the Tongass National Forest. Your tour begins with approximate 35-minute scenic drive to the dog camp. Along the way, guides fill you in on the rich history of Skagway and Dyea with a narrated tour. Over 100 years ago, these two towns were filled with over 10,000 stampeders full of gold fever. The Musher's Camp is the summer home to around 200 dogs, some of which have competed in world-renowned races like the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest.

Begin with a comfortable 4x4 ride up a rugged mountain road in a specially designed Unimog. Have your camera ready for the dramatic scenes of snow-covered peaks, glacially fed streams and waterfalls, and the team of very excited Alaska Huskies that wait for you on the trail. Imagine the exhilaration you'll feel, after boarding your custom-designed wheeled summertime sled, as you'll fly down the mountain. Expert dog mushing is on full display and you'll top off your ride with the chance to meet your professional team and take memorable pictures with the dogs. After a drive to a breathtaking overlook of the Dyea tidal flats, with an eye out for eagles, bears, seals, horseback riders and more, you'll arrive at camp for a "Kennel Talk." Your hosts have shared their passion for dog sledding for years and will happily answer all your questions. Next you'll enjoy puppy play time! Who can resist the endearing, tail-wagging charm of a passel of puppies? And, interestingly, your affections actually help to socialize these future athletes, which is essential to their racing success.

Rounding out your tour, you'll enjoy a crackling fire and a unique gift shop, before traveling back to your ship through dramatic scenery: experiences you'll be talking about for years to come.

This excursion was chosen last season by Princess passengers for overall tour quality and outstanding customer service and awarded Tour Guide of the Season in Skagway.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

Some walking on uneven terrain may be required and ride may be bumpy. Guests must be able to raise their legs 8 inches to accommodate several steps. Sled dog ride covers one mile. In order to participate, children must be able to understand the rules of interaction with the dogs and a parent or guardian must be present to supervise any interaction.

Liability waiver is required to be signed in the presence of the tour operator.

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children between the ages of 16 and 18 must have a signed parental consent form and provide advance notice to participate without a parent or guardian.

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

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Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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