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Private Emerald Lake & Dogsled Tour

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With what many visitors regard as some of the most stunning scenery in the world, the historic route up White Pass Summit and into the pristine and wild Yukon Territory has been referred to often as one of the most gorgeous road trips in the world! It’s no surprise, then, that demand is high for this unique Skagway private tour! The Private Emerald Lake & Dogsledding Tour is similar to the Private Emerald Lake Tour, as it allows guests to explore in their very own private coach on the way toward the one-of-a-kind town of Carcross. In addition, however, this tour features a stop at a local dog mushers’ camp, where guests can learn about the sled dog life and even take a ride on a customized dog-driven cart! This exclusive tour, which totals 7 hours in length, carries guests past old-growth forest, glacier-covered mountains, clear-blue lakes, and glorious whitewater falls! What really sets it apart, though, is its customizable nature: your personal guide will make sure that your outing precisely matches your group’s needs, stopping whenever and wherever you’d like to explore in more depth! One of the premier Yukon tours from Skagway, this unique combo excursion has something for everyone!

This unique Skagway private tour begins with pick-up from whatever location best suits your group. Then your personal coach will head off to the 67-mile White Pass Route, a stunning byway that follows alongside the historic Yukon Railroad, for a day of intensely stunning sightseeing! History buffs rejoice: your coach will be following the very same route taken by hopeful Klondike gold-seekers in 1898! Your local guide will be on-deck to answer your questions as you stop off at Emerald Lake, the Southern Lakes region, or any other sites you have on the bucket list. Then, of course, for your visit to a real Alaskan mushers’ camp! You’ll get to play with the husky athletes (and their puppies!), take a rainforest ride on a custom wheeled dogsled, and hear edge-of-your-seat adventure tales from seasoned Iditarod mushers!

Then, in the adventure town of Carcross, you’ll have the chance to check out a one-of-a-kind outpost under the leadership of your knowledgeable guide. Moreover, with this custom Skagway private tour, you won’t be in any hurry to get back, so you’ll have the chance to take in heaps of scenery and history! This exclusive all-day excursion is limited to 11 people max, so, as for other Yukon tours from Skagway, bookings are recommended in advance. Also note that base price is for the entire group, rather than per person.

What's Included

Dock-to-dock transportation is provided with this tour. This private tour is professionally narrated with lots of stopping points and opportunities for pictures. There are limited outhouse facilities along the way and it is recommended to use the restroom before the tour. Upon arrival in Yukon Territory, there are several options for lunch as well as modern facilities for restrooms. The cost of lunch or any additional stops/attractions is not yet included in the price of the tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is transportation included? Where is the meeting location for this tour?
Round-trip transportation is included with this trip right from your cruise ship. The guides will meet you right at the end of your specific cruise ship and you will be returned to the cruise ship at the end of the tour. You will receive a confirmation email and voucher with complete instructions immediately upon booking.
How much time will we have at the mushers' camp?
You'll receive an instructional lesson about the musher camp and at wheeled dogsled ride that together total about 15 minutes. After this, you'll have the opportunity to stay at the camp and interact with the dogs for as long as your group desires.
What if our cruise ship's schedule is canceled or delayed?
We will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, then you will receive a refund, less any non-refundable fees.
What should I bring?
Passports are REQUIRED for border crossing into Canada, only 15 miles north of Skagway. For some nationalities, additional documentation may be required. Children accompanying parents should have an original or certified copy of their birth certificate or Passport. If one or both parents are not traveling with the child, a notarized letter of authorization from the absent parent(s) is also necessary to cross into Canada. Closed-toed tennis shoes or boots are a good idea for the hike. Also bring your camera! Binoculars are optional, as these are provided for you on the tour.
Will we see wildlife?
Of the various Skagway tours, the Yukon adventures have one of the strongest opportunities for wildlife viewing. Tours entering Yukon include a chance of encountering caribou, sheep, mountain goats, and sometimes even bears and moose. While your chances are good, we cannot guarantee wildlife sightings.
Why are passports required?
This tour enters Canada and passports will be required to go through the Canadian customs post, as well as to re-enter the United States. Passports are required for all adults and children 16 or older. Children 15 and under should have an original or certified copy or birth certificate or a Passport. If one or both parents are not traveling with the child, a notarized letter of authorization from the absent parent(s) is also necessary to cross into Canada. Some nationalities may also require a Canada and/or USA Visa. (Single-entry is acceptable). Please bring all original documentation, no copies are allowed. If passengers show up for the tour without the proper ID, they will not be allowed to board. While we will attempt to accommodate passengers lacking identification, there is no guarantee that suitable arrangements can be made, and no refund will be given under these circumstances. Passengers with felonies, DUI, or criminal charges are not allowed entry into Canada.

Quick Facts


7h 00min

The minimum age for participants is 0 years old.

Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship’s schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees.



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