Enjoy your port time in Skagway enjoying a full-day shore excursion by mini-bus into the Yukon, Canada's westernmost territory. Explore some of North America's most stunning wilderness, stop for lunch at Caribou Crossing, a wildlife museum, and visit a sled dog camp, where you can meet the huskies preparing for the Yukon Quest race and visit with some adorable puppies. Be prepared to stand in awe of natural beauty of southeast Alaska, British Columbia and Yukon Territory on this Skagway sightseeing tour. Upgrade to Dog Sledding Option Make your time in port complete with the addition of summer dog sledding. You'll have a 15 minute Dog Sled Experience with an authentic musher on a custom wheeled training cart along a forested 1-mile trail. Listen to the excitement of the dogs being chosen for the run and while on the trail you will see the team respond to mushing commands.All passengers must have a valid passport.
When your cruise ship docks in Skagway, begin your adventure by by mini-bus up the Klondike Highway north to the US/Canadian border, which parallels the 1898 Gold Rush Trail. Cross into Canada and traverse through the spectacular Northern Boreal Forest, which includes Bove Island, Tutshi Lake and Tagish Lake. We will have many photo stops the route, including the White Pass Summit and Welcome to Alaska and Welcome to the Yukon signs. Near Carcross see the beautiful beach at Lake Bennett and unique Carcross Desert, the "World's Smallest Desert". Emerald Lake, our turnaround point, is a gorgeous gem of the Yukon!For our lunch stop we visit Caribou Crossing Trading Post and Museum where you can relax and enjoy a tasty, satisfying lunch of baked chicken with BBQ sauce, baked potato, coleslaw, dinner rolls, donuts and coffee (vegetarian/vegan/gluten free option of lentil curry also available). After lunch, visit one of the most spectacular wildlife museums in the North Country. As you stroll through the 9,000-square foot (2743-square meter) museum, you will find the quality of the wildlife exhibits to be truly remarkable. The museum's exhibits range from Ice Age recreations to animals more recently introduced into the Yukon. Also, included are exotic animals from both the arctic and sub-arctic regions of Alaska and the Yukon, as well as from around the world. There are also displays on Gold Rush and Canadian Mountie history.Also at Caribou Crossing is a sled dog camp featuring the lovable Huskies preparing for the Yukon Quest dog sled race. Spend some time with the dogs and interact with the adorable puppies! As you journey both to and from Skagway, keep your eye out for possible wildlife sightings, such as bears, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and mountain goats.Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Skagway for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.