Gold Panning, Sled Dogs & 40 Degrees Below Zero Exp

3 hours | Skagway | SGY-355
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Points of Interest

  • Dog Sledding
  • Gold Rush History
Shopping Opportunities, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your adventure begins as you board your motorcoach for a ride through the historic streets of downtown Skagway past wooden walkways to Dredgetown.

Once there, you'll meet your guide and watch a video presentation introducing you to dogs of the Klondike Gold Rush and highlights what winter dog sledding is like today, before enjoying a sled dog demonstration. You'll get to meet, and interact with, the Iditarod sled dogs and their puppies, stopping first by the checkpoint tent with your musher. Inside, you'll be introduced to all the gear a musher and dog team takes with them on a long distance race like the Iditarod. Finally, your musher will introduce you to the team and then hook the dogs to a sled so you can watch a demonstration run.

Next, you'll get to feel the cold of an Iditarod race and experience the thrill of 40 degrees below zero for yourself! After suiting up in parka, you'll step into a cold chamber for an instant deep-freeze effect. Sit on an ice throne and experience unique features of the extreme cold. After this chilling experience, you'll be ready to warm up with a little gold fever!

Your gold rush experience isn't complete until you meet a cast of costumed characters for some fun as well as a chance to claim your fortune. You'll learn the art of panning for gold while you practice your technique in warm-water troughs. You can count on striking gold.

After you've hauled your treasure into the Assayers' Office and had it weighed, you'll have leisure time to shop for Alaskan souvenirs, fine jewelry and raw gold nuggets in the Gold Parlor. Grab a snack and beverage at Gold Rush Restaurant and Brewery. Sit and enjoy the three movies playing in the on-site theaters and visit the photo shack where you can dress up and take pictures. Stroll the grounds and view displays and exhibits or just relax along the river enjoying the mountain views.

Your tour concludes, as you re-board your motor coach, no doubt a bit richer, for the short journey back to your ship.

Special Notes:

Provided: Quilted jacket, guaranteed gold

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Tour to Dredge Town

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
3
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Dredge Town attractions: sled dog tour presentation, gold panning & 40 degrees below zero experience

Time at site:
02:30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
80
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour back to cruise ship pier

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
3
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes