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 could not afford the glacier dog sled excursion so we settled for the MUSHERS camp excursion.
We could not afford the glacier dog sled excursion so we settled for the MUSHERS camp excursion. Well we were surprised at how awesome it was. I highly recommend it
We could not afford the glacier dog sled excursion so we settled for the MUSHERS camp excursion. Well we were surprised at how awesome it was. I highly recommend it Read Less
Sail Date June 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Great experience - Guide, Autumn was delightful and the dogs were everything we expected.
Great experience - Guide, Autumn was delightful and the dogs were everything we expected. Puppies too! Note, we happened to see two Grizzly bears outside the camp!
Great experience - Guide, Autumn was delightful and the dogs were everything we expected. Puppies too! Note, we happened to see two Grizzly bears outside the camp! Read Less
Sail Date June 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We booked independently with Chilkoot Tours: Yukon Rail & Bus Tour w/dog sled ride.
We booked independently with Chilkoot Tours: Yukon Rail & Bus Tour w/dog sled ride. It's always best to take the train up and bus ride down. We went into Yukon Territory and transferred to a SMALL 20 passenger mini van to Caribou ... Read More
We booked independently with Chilkoot Tours: Yukon Rail & Bus Tour w/dog sled ride. It's always best to take the train up and bus ride down. We went into Yukon Territory and transferred to a SMALL 20 passenger mini van to Caribou Crossing for lunch and the Dogsled ride (we could have opted out for this which is optional). Great BBQ lunch, beautiful scenery and lots of photo stops up there and on way down mountain. On the train we passed 3 bears alongside the train and 2 caribou. The captain told us we were very lucky to see them. Read Less
Sail Date June 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
My mother loved holding the puppies and my daughter stoled all of our gold!
My mother loved holding the puppies and my daughter stoled all of our gold!
My mother loved holding the puppies and my daughter stoled all of our gold! Read Less
Sail Date August 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Loved hearing about the Idiotrod Racing from a real racer and and having interaction with his sled ...
Loved hearing about the Idiotrod Racing from a real racer and and having interaction with his sled team. The dogs are truly excited to run and then being able to hold the 6 week old puppies was the best! So wanted to sneak one home!
Loved hearing about the Idiotrod Racing from a real racer and and having interaction with his sled team. The dogs are truly excited to run and then being able to hold the 6 week old puppies was the best! So wanted to sneak one home! Read Less
Sail Date August 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Presentation from 4 time Ididirod competitor was extremely interesting.
Presentation from 4 time Ididirod competitor was extremely interesting.
Presentation from 4 time Ididirod competitor was extremely interesting. Read Less
Sail Date August 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Musher dogs followed by playtime with puppies?
Musher dogs followed by playtime with puppies? What's not to like?
Musher dogs followed by playtime with puppies? What's not to like? Read Less
Sail Date July 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
We enjoyed the less expensive Summer Mush Camp experience.
We enjoyed the less expensive Summer Mush Camp experience. You don't really get to "mush" per se - the dogs just run you around for about 30 minutes in large group in a modified golf cart. But...the ride up in the Unimog was ... Read More
We enjoyed the less expensive Summer Mush Camp experience. You don't really get to "mush" per se - the dogs just run you around for about 30 minutes in large group in a modified golf cart. But...the ride up in the Unimog was unexpectedly interesting and so was the shuttle ride up to the camp. Our mushers were very knowledgeable and courteous and I saw no signs that any of the dogs were in distressed, abused or in bad condition. Yes - each dog's quarters are basic - no frills and not ideal. With that said, they seemed happy and healthy and ready to run. They are working dogs. Best of all - we got to HOLD A PUPPY. Now, if you are expecting top notch purebred Huskies and experienced Iditarod racers, then this isn't for you. But we enjoyed it. Read Less
Sail Date July 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This was by far the best excursion.
This was by far the best excursion. We are dog lovers and this was definitely the type of excursion we like. I just wish the sledding had been on the snow. It was a very hot day and I was worried about the dogs and the heat, although the ... Read More
This was by far the best excursion. We are dog lovers and this was definitely the type of excursion we like. I just wish the sledding had been on the snow. It was a very hot day and I was worried about the dogs and the heat, although the trainers were exceptionally good with the dogs. Read Less
Sail Date June 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was a 3 and half hour tour- included a bus ride, then when we got to the dog camp we ...
This was a 3 and half hour tour- included a bus ride, then when we got to the dog camp we transferred onto another military type vehicle that took us 800 feet up the mountain to the dog area. We got on the "sleds" (converted golf ... Read More
This was a 3 and half hour tour- included a bus ride, then when we got to the dog camp we transferred onto another military type vehicle that took us 800 feet up the mountain to the dog area. We got on the "sleds" (converted golf carts) - and spent no more than 3 minutes sledding. Disappointing - would have liked to at least had a 10 or 15 minute run with the dogs. Read Less
Sail Date June 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A bus ride through Skagway then to base camp.
A bus ride through Skagway then to base camp. A ride up 800' in a Unimog and the dogs were waiting for us to go for a ride. Plenty of time for pictures and to pat the dogs. Back down to base camp for a demonstration and the highlight ... Read More
A bus ride through Skagway then to base camp. A ride up 800' in a Unimog and the dogs were waiting for us to go for a ride. Plenty of time for pictures and to pat the dogs. Back down to base camp for a demonstration and the highlight of the tour, the puppies Read Less
Sail Date June 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Excursion was canceled due to weather.
Excursion was canceled due to weather.
Excursion was canceled due to weather. Read Less
Sail Date June 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We pre-registered on line with Frontier Excursions for a guided van ride up to Carcross (you go ...
We pre-registered on line with Frontier Excursions for a guided van ride up to Carcross (you go through BC and into the Yukon Territory to get there). They charge just under $100pp, includes a BBQ lunch. You get to see sled dogs - lots of ... Read More
We pre-registered on line with Frontier Excursions for a guided van ride up to Carcross (you go through BC and into the Yukon Territory to get there). They charge just under $100pp, includes a BBQ lunch. You get to see sled dogs - lots of them. You can ride a dog sled here for about $37.75 for 15 minutes and a little more for a half hour. There is a coffee shop, museum and gift store here as well. Take this excursion- you will see many beautiful sites. Many people opt for a train ride - from what I have heard, it is a waste of money. You never get off the train, and it only goes a third of the way as this guided van tour will take you. If you decide to take this Frontier Excursions tour, make sure you bring your passport. They take you around Skagway as well. Read Less
Sail Date September 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
the dog sledding in the Yukon was part of the White Pass Train tour.
the dog sledding in the Yukon was part of the White Pass Train tour. The dog sled was a lot of fun.
the dog sledding in the Yukon was part of the White Pass Train tour. The dog sled was a lot of fun. Read Less
Sail Date September 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We loved the dog sled ride and the education we received about these dogs.
We loved the dog sled ride and the education we received about these dogs. This was an awesome excursion.
We loved the dog sled ride and the education we received about these dogs. This was an awesome excursion. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Bus to mountain camp.
Bus to mountain camp. Explanation of sledding and dogs. Sled on wheels pulled around a wooded trail by team of about 16 dogs. Then get to see puppies. Was interesting. Sledding was amazing.
Bus to mountain camp. Explanation of sledding and dogs. Sled on wheels pulled around a wooded trail by team of about 16 dogs. Then get to see puppies. Was interesting. Sledding was amazing. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
Shore Excursion Provider:
Puppies Puppies Puppies a great fun for all.
Puppies Puppies Puppies a great fun for all.
Puppies Puppies Puppies a great fun for all. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took a helicopter flight seeing tour/dog-sledding excursion through Princess.
We took a helicopter flight seeing tour/dog-sledding excursion through Princess. It was amazing, even in the foggy weather up on the glacier. We took a snow-cat up to the dog camp, since it was so foggy. The excursion was what my ... Read More
We took a helicopter flight seeing tour/dog-sledding excursion through Princess. It was amazing, even in the foggy weather up on the glacier. We took a snow-cat up to the dog camp, since it was so foggy. The excursion was what my husband was most looking forward to and he was not disappointed, but it was way too short! We walked around town, did some shopping, and then headed back to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date July 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was my third visit to this particular sled dog camp.
This was my third visit to this particular sled dog camp. I go every time I am cruising in Alaska. As a dog fanatic, it is a wonderful experience. My husband is not as much of a dog nut, but he had a great time. This may not be as ideal ... Read More
This was my third visit to this particular sled dog camp. I go every time I am cruising in Alaska. As a dog fanatic, it is a wonderful experience. My husband is not as much of a dog nut, but he had a great time. This may not be as ideal as taking a helicopter to a glacier to sled with dogs on snow, but it was about 1/3 the price. You will get to meet real mushers who compete in races like the Iditarod. You will be pulled on 15 minute "cart" ride by 16 very happy sled dogs who are a bit warm because they are accustomed to running at temperatures below freezing. One of the mushers will show you all the sled gear and talk about taking care of the dogs on the trail. You will also get time to cuddle sled dog puppies. The cuddling is part of their training. Sled dogs must tolerate being handled by dozens of strangers at the various racing check points. The intense contact with new people while they are puppies socializes so that they are comfortable with strangers. I love this excursion. Read Less
Sail Date June 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Those little dogs can move!
Those little dogs can move! This was just fun!
Those little dogs can move! This was just fun! Read Less
Sail Date June 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Not what we expected.
Not what we expected. Not the typical dogs seen on Alaskan dog sleds.
Not what we expected. Not the typical dogs seen on Alaskan dog sleds. Read Less
Sail Date June 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Our glacier landing and dog sledding tour was cancelled.
Our glacier landing and dog sledding tour was cancelled. My one complaint is that you don't know things are cancelled till you go to check in. We had 2 excursions planned, went to check in at 10:00 and found the weather was to bad ... Read More
Our glacier landing and dog sledding tour was cancelled. My one complaint is that you don't know things are cancelled till you go to check in. We had 2 excursions planned, went to check in at 10:00 and found the weather was to bad to land on the glacier. Because of the departure times we now had to choose between a different dog sledding or the White pass Summit that we had already booked. Princess has a tour coordinator hanging out there and he was wonderful helping us. We were not charged for the White Pass tour. Soooo, the dog sledding was a blast. Great guides and mushers, tons of puppies to hold and cuddle. Free hot chocolate also :). All in all, we had a really good time. Nice thing about having only 1 excursion is we got to walk around Skagway, shop and drink Spruce Tip beer at the Brewing Company. This was my favorite town and I could have stayed there another day! The ship actually has a presentation on how to shop in Skagway, it's very informative. I guess I'll have to go back someday and do the other excursions :). Oh, and pay the $2 for the town shuttle, well worth it in the rain. Read Less
Sail Date June 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Musher's Camp & Sled Dog Experience (SK36) -- met us at the dock and took us on a nice van ride to ...
Musher's Camp & Sled Dog Experience (SK36) -- met us at the dock and took us on a nice van ride to the camp. Too die for scenery. Then up the mountain further to ride on a sled with wheels pulled by 16 dogs. Very fun. Then ... Read More
Musher's Camp & Sled Dog Experience (SK36) -- met us at the dock and took us on a nice van ride to the camp. Too die for scenery. Then up the mountain further to ride on a sled with wheels pulled by 16 dogs. Very fun. Then back to the camp to learn more about mushing and hold some puppies. Very good excursion. Would have liked to do the train ride, but can't do everything. Read Less
Sail Date June 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The best trip of the cruise do not miss.
The best trip of the cruise do not miss.
The best trip of the cruise do not miss. Read Less
Sail Date May 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Most amazing excursion of the trip.
Most amazing excursion of the trip. Met Matt who ran the Iditarod 7 times and learned all about the history and the race. Also got to meet his dogs and puppies. Super fun.
Most amazing excursion of the trip. Met Matt who ran the Iditarod 7 times and learned all about the history and the race. Also got to meet his dogs and puppies. Super fun. Read Less
Sail Date May 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises