Skagway Dog Sledding Excursion Reviews

Dog sledding isn't just for the freezing Alaskan winter! Let a team of strong huskies pull you through Skagway's trails and countryside.
We scheduled an excursion from the port of Skagway to the summer sled dog camp and a dog “sled” ...
We scheduled an excursion from the port of Skagway to the summer sled dog camp and a dog “sled” ride. We were picked up at the port by Savino (“Savvy”), who provided interesting and sometimes amusing banter during the 75 minute ... Read More
We scheduled an excursion from the port of Skagway to the summer sled dog camp and a dog “sled” ride. We were picked up at the port by Savino (“Savvy”), who provided interesting and sometimes amusing banter during the 75 minute trip up the Klondike Highway. Upon arriving at the sled dog camp, we had plenty of time to play with the dogs and pan for gold, with instructions provided by Savvy. The kids loved it. After a while, we took a ride on the ATV (which is used instead of a sled in summer), with a professional musher. It was great fun and gave us a better understanding of how the dogs are raised, trained and fed. On the ride back to Skagway Savvy made some stops -- including at a refreshing waterfall -- that enhanced our visit to this part of the world. I would definitely recommend Klondike Tours for an excursion adventure. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Loved the fact that the money we did pay goes to help these mushers fund their passion.
Loved the fact that the money we did pay goes to help these mushers fund their passion. Loved holding the puppies. The tour was very well run and very professional. One of our best tours on our cruise.
Loved the fact that the money we did pay goes to help these mushers fund their passion. Loved holding the puppies. The tour was very well run and very professional. One of our best tours on our cruise. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Mushers dog sledding was excellent!
Mushers dog sledding was excellent! Who doesn't love hanging out with dogs and puppies for an afternoon?
Mushers dog sledding was excellent! Who doesn't love hanging out with dogs and puppies for an afternoon? Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This three and a half tour to the gold rush town of Dyea, the mountain drive to the Musher camp in ...
This three and a half tour to the gold rush town of Dyea, the mountain drive to the Musher camp in a Unimog, the actual experience of riding a (wheeled since it is summer) dog sled, hearing about the Iditarod, and petting the husky puppies ... Read More
This three and a half tour to the gold rush town of Dyea, the mountain drive to the Musher camp in a Unimog, the actual experience of riding a (wheeled since it is summer) dog sled, hearing about the Iditarod, and petting the husky puppies was out of this world. Excellent, excellent, excellent. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Musher's Camp / s'mores.
Musher's Camp / s'mores. Cool experience in amazingly beautiful location. Great guides, lectures, history, etc. Kids got to hold sled dog puppies. Loved it.
Musher's Camp / s'mores. Cool experience in amazingly beautiful location. Great guides, lectures, history, etc. Kids got to hold sled dog puppies. Loved it. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Emerald Lake was not to be missed, Heidi was a wonderful tour guide, Bears, Grean Lakes, ...
Emerald Lake was not to be missed, Heidi was a wonderful tour guide, Bears, Grean Lakes, amazing!!!!!
Emerald Lake was not to be missed, Heidi was a wonderful tour guide, Bears, Grean Lakes, amazing!!!!! Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Overrated.
Overrated. The "Alaska 360" venue is a bit dilapidated. The sled dog demonstration is kind of hoaky. The dogs pull the sled about 200 feet over the dirt. There were too many people on the tour. Everyone was clamoring to hold the ... Read More
Overrated. The "Alaska 360" venue is a bit dilapidated. The sled dog demonstration is kind of hoaky. The dogs pull the sled about 200 feet over the dirt. There were too many people on the tour. Everyone was clamoring to hold the sled dog pups who were trying to escape. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Beauriful scenery, professional guides, extremely informational and just all around a great time ...
Beauriful scenery, professional guides, extremely informational and just all around a great time was had by all. Love love loved this excursion
Beauriful scenery, professional guides, extremely informational and just all around a great time was had by all. Love love loved this excursion Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We all loved the experiences associated with climbing the mountain, coming down pulled by the dogs, ...
We all loved the experiences associated with climbing the mountain, coming down pulled by the dogs, listening to the musher describe his participation in the Iditarod race, and finally up close and personal with dogs and puppies in ... Read More
We all loved the experiences associated with climbing the mountain, coming down pulled by the dogs, listening to the musher describe his participation in the Iditarod race, and finally up close and personal with dogs and puppies in training. The scenery and history on the way to the camp as well as on the mountain was spectacular Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Mushers camp and sled dog discovery.
Mushers camp and sled dog discovery. Took a bus to a jeep to the camp and had a small ride with the mushers and dogs. Took jeep back to hear story of races and pet pups. Not enough time with the pups. Took the bus to dock. Guide was funny ... Read More
Mushers camp and sled dog discovery. Took a bus to a jeep to the camp and had a small ride with the mushers and dogs. Took jeep back to hear story of races and pet pups. Not enough time with the pups. Took the bus to dock. Guide was funny and mushers are real participators in the idiadron race. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Fun, fun, fun!
Fun, fun, fun! It was a rainy day so we donned big yellow ponchos and away we went. Met the dogs and Jerry who had raced in 16 Iditarod races. It was amazing to see both the passion for racing and the love Jerry had for the dogs. Went on a ... Read More
Fun, fun, fun! It was a rainy day so we donned big yellow ponchos and away we went. Met the dogs and Jerry who had raced in 16 Iditarod races. It was amazing to see both the passion for racing and the love Jerry had for the dogs. Went on a training ride with the dogs pulling. We had a great time! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Enjoyed the helicopter viewing of the landscape to the dog camp.
Enjoyed the helicopter viewing of the landscape to the dog camp. The dogs were so friendly and the musher was a delightful young man who obviously loves his dogs. The sledding was great fun. So glad for the opportunity to do this. This ... Read More
Enjoyed the helicopter viewing of the landscape to the dog camp. The dogs were so friendly and the musher was a delightful young man who obviously loves his dogs. The sledding was great fun. So glad for the opportunity to do this. This was on my bucket list. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
this came with the white pass scenic railway.
this came with the white pass scenic railway. at the end of a very long bus ride you got lunch and the chance to dog sled on their summer sleds. Our kids didn't do this as it was an extra 35.00 per person.
this came with the white pass scenic railway. at the end of a very long bus ride you got lunch and the chance to dog sled on their summer sleds. Our kids didn't do this as it was an extra 35.00 per person. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A great time to see how the dogs train, hear about the Iditarod, and get to spend time with the ...
A great time to see how the dogs train, hear about the Iditarod, and get to spend time with the puppies.
A great time to see how the dogs train, hear about the Iditarod, and get to spend time with the puppies. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The dogs were excited and raring to go.
The dogs were excited and raring to go. Cute experience
The dogs were excited and raring to go. Cute experience Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A all-around great experience.
A all-around great experience. You get up close and personal with the dogs; learn a great deal about the dogs and mushing and you get to see and hold puppies.
A all-around great experience. You get up close and personal with the dogs; learn a great deal about the dogs and mushing and you get to see and hold puppies. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We went to the summer training camp.
We went to the summer training camp. The sled was sort of a golf cart on wheels pulled by a team of 16 dogs in training. It was amazing to see how the dogs work, they love to run. We got to see the puppies. Our guide Denise was fantastic ... Read More
We went to the summer training camp. The sled was sort of a golf cart on wheels pulled by a team of 16 dogs in training. It was amazing to see how the dogs work, they love to run. We got to see the puppies. Our guide Denise was fantastic as were the people we met at the camp. The gift shop had really nice stuff and good hot drinks. The only negative is this camp was on the top of the mountain and part of it was a shuttle van on unpaved road and the rest of it was in a Unimog on very unpaved road straight up the mountain, not for the faint of heart. The description didn't describe the access route and I'm kind of glad because I wouldn't have gone, once I was back at the bottom I was glad I went. Really a fun adventure. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The actual dog sledding portion of the excursion was very fun.
The actual dog sledding portion of the excursion was very fun. And we got to hold puppies afterwards and learn about the training that happens for Iditarod.
The actual dog sledding portion of the excursion was very fun. And we got to hold puppies afterwards and learn about the training that happens for Iditarod. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Wow - this was amazing.
Wow - this was amazing. We had a last minute cancellation to our booked tour so we changed to this tour and so glad we did. We were able to enjoy this activity with a small child and seeing the dogs up close and experience the forest ... Read More
Wow - this was amazing. We had a last minute cancellation to our booked tour so we changed to this tour and so glad we did. We were able to enjoy this activity with a small child and seeing the dogs up close and experience the forest sledding was so awesome. An experience I will not forget and glad we could do this one. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great fun, puppies were gorgeous!
Great fun, puppies were gorgeous!
Great fun, puppies were gorgeous! Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The trip into the mountains where the dogs were was scenic and our tour guide was personable and ...
The trip into the mountains where the dogs were was scenic and our tour guide was personable and informative. The time spent mushing and playing with the puppies was wonderful!
The trip into the mountains where the dogs were was scenic and our tour guide was personable and informative. The time spent mushing and playing with the puppies was wonderful! Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was an amazing experience.
This was an amazing experience. We loved learning about dog mushing and being with the dogs. we even held some pups.
This was an amazing experience. We loved learning about dog mushing and being with the dogs. we even held some pups. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This tour was fantastic!
This tour was fantastic! Seeing these dogs and what they do is amazing. My daughter loved petting them and we even got to hold puppies! Made the cold, rainy day much better!
This tour was fantastic! Seeing these dogs and what they do is amazing. My daughter loved petting them and we even got to hold puppies! Made the cold, rainy day much better! Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Lots of fun.
Lots of fun. You get to see the mountains and play with puppies.
Lots of fun. You get to see the mountains and play with puppies. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was a 3 hour excursion.
This was a 3 hour excursion. Our tour guide, Savanna, led us to a bus and we drove about 45 minutes out of Skagway up to the Dog Musher's camp outside Dyea. She gave us a running commentary about the area and history of the camp. We ... Read More
This was a 3 hour excursion. Our tour guide, Savanna, led us to a bus and we drove about 45 minutes out of Skagway up to the Dog Musher's camp outside Dyea. She gave us a running commentary about the area and history of the camp. We then transferred to a very rugged transport vehicle to go up the steep roads to the dirt paths the dogs run on. These are actual Iditarod dogs at their summer training facility and you get to ride in the sled for about 10 minutes, led by a seasoned musher. They talk the whole time about the dogs and you get to pet them. Then you go back down to the base and there is a presentation by an experienced Iditarod musher and you can hold some sled dog puppies (the best part of course). We thought this was very fun. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises