Summertime Dog Sled (Land based)
Visit a real summertime dogsled camp. Meet mushers and their dogs in their summer camp before they head back north to the Iditarod and other mushing activities. This is a tour full of Alaskan adventure, history, and awe-inspiring wilderness.
Your journey begins with an entertaining historic tour through downtown Skagway and along nine miles of stunning coastline to the Musher’s Camp™ in Dyea.
Take and exciting ride in a specialized unimog up a rugged mountain road, surrounded by glacially fed streams and waterfalls.
Your musher will greet you with a custom-designed wheeled summertime sled and a team of very excited Alaskan Huskies.
Feel the power of these strong dogs as they whisk you down a mile-long, zig-zagging trail deep in the Tongass National Rainforest!
Back in your unimog enjoy the adventurous ride to a breathtaking overlook of the Dyea tidal flats. Depending on the month you might see eagles, bears, seals, horseback riders, wild flowers, and of course snow-capped mountains.
Return for a “Kennel Talk” where your questions will be answered and interests discussed with our experienced guides.
Plenty of puppy time will let you play with the puppies. Your affections actually socialize these future athletes, which is essential to their racing success.
A crackling fire and a unique gift shop round out your visit to this spectacular Alaskan setting!
Trip Activities: Scenic tour, dog mushing on a trail, playing with the puppies, and exploring the area.
Duration: About 3.25 hours including transportation from cruise ship harbor
Tour Operator Provides: Round trip transportation from the cruise ship harbor, guide.
You Bring: Dress in layers with a hooded, weather-resistant jacket (in case of rain)
- All ages welcome and most special needs accommodated.
- Must be able to walk 100 yards and raise knees 12 inches to accommodate about 12 steps.
- This tour operates in most weather conditions.