Pet the Pups 7-hour Scenic Journey to the Yukon and Dogsledding Camp

5 (7)
Whitehorse, CA
5 (7)
Whitehorse, CA
Product photo
Product photo
Product photo
Product photo
Product photo
Product photo
/ Group

Your Product

Select participants
Participant (0-120)
Min: 0 Max: 11
You should select a minimum of and a total maximum of
At least one participant is required. Please adjust and try again.

Free cancellation up to before the experience starts (local time)

Book Now, Pay Later - Secure your spot while staying flexible

Please wait, fetching options!
Embark on a thrilling 7-hour scenic journey to the Yukon and Dogsledding Camp with the "Pet the Pups" tour! Join Michelle Phillips and her husband Ed Hopkins, seasoned mushers with 50 years of combined experience, as they introduce you to the incredible world of winter competitive mushing. You'll witness the endurance, grit, and unbreakable bond between the dog team and their human counterparts as they race through the wilderness in freezing temperatures. Get up close and personal with the adorable future racing pups and even receive a signed copy of Michelle Phillips' book, dog booties, a dog tag, and sponsorship of a sled dog. But the adventure doesn't end there! Your private tour guide will take you all the way up to Emerald Lake, stopping at various scenic points along the way. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 7 hours
  • Suitable for 1-11 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Admission into Tagish Lake Kennels
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Dogcart ride

Popular Hotels Closeby

More about this experience


Embark on a truly unique adventure with the "Pet the Pups 7-hour Scenic Journey to the Yukon and Dogsledding Camp" tour. Led by Michelle Phillips and her husband Ed Hopkins, experienced mushers with 50 years of combined knowledge, this tour offers an immersive experience into the world of winter competitive mushing. Discover the endurance, grit, and bond required by both the dog team and their human partners as they race through the wilderness in freezing temperatures. But that's not all; you'll also have the opportunity to interact with adorable future racing pups, gaining insights into the training and care required to mold them into champion sled dogs.

What to expect?

During this 7-hour tour, you'll not only delve into the fascinating sport of mushing but also explore the breathtaking beauty of the Yukon. Your journey will take you to Emerald Lake, where you'll be captivated by its stunning emerald hue and learn about its unique characteristics. Stop by Carcross for a delightful lunch at a local eatery (additional cost), take a stroll through the historic town, or indulge in some shopping at the charming local shops. Additionally, you'll have the chance to feel the sand between your toes at the Carcross Desert, take memorable photos, or even create sand angels while learning about the dune's formation over thousands of years.

Who is this for?

This tour is designed for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts of all ages. Whether you're a dog lover, interested in winter sports, or simply crave a one-of-a-kind experience in the great outdoors, this tour is perfect for you. The captivating world of mushing will come to life in front of your eyes, providing both education and entertainment. The stunning landscapes of the Yukon and the charming town of Carcross offer a picturesque backdrop for the journey, making it an ideal escape for those who appreciate natural beauty and tranquility.

Why book this?

Book this incredible tour and immerse yourself in the thrilling sport of winter competitive mushing. Michelle Phillips and Ed Hopkins, with their extensive experience and knowledge, provide you with an unparalleled insight into the world of dog mushing. Interact with adorable future racing pups and gain a deep appreciation for the bond between the dogs and their mushers. As a memoir of your experience, you'll receive a signed copy of Michelle Phillips' book, along with dog booties, a dog tag, and the chance to sponsor a sled dog.

Good to know

It's important to note that the tour duration is approximately 7 hours, ensuring you have ample time to explore each stop on the itinerary. Lunch at a local eatery in Carcross is not included in the tour price, allowing you to choose from a variety of dining options that suit your preferences. Remember to bring appropriate clothing for the weather, as temperatures in the Yukon can drop below freezing. The tour also offers the exciting opportunity to book a thrilling 15-minute dog cart ride on a sturdy UTV, pulled by the racing dog team, for an additional charge. If you're seeking an adventurous ride, don't miss out on this exhilarating experience.


Customers who have embarked on the "Pet the Pups" tour have raved about their unforgettable experiences. They have commended Michelle Phillips and Ed Hopkins for their expertise and passion, as well as their dedication to the well-being and training of their sled dogs. Travelers have expressed their gratitude for the intimate look into the world of dog mushing, finding it both educational and inspiring. The breathtaking scenery of Emerald Lake and the serene town of Carcross have left visitors in awe, making this tour a must-do for anyone seeking a truly unique and immersive adventure.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Your Itinerary

Emerald Lake

Guests will stop to see the beauty of Emerald Lake, while also learning about what gives the lake, it's emerald hue.


Our lunch stop on the tour, enjoy one of the local eateries (not included in price), take a stroll to see the historic town, or do some shopping at the local shops.

Carcross Desert

Take your shoes off and enjoy the feel of sand between your toes, take a photo, or make some sand angels in the Carcross Desert. Learn how this dune has been formed over thousands of years.



5 (7)

Heather W

This is an amazing tour. We opted for the private tour so we could have a more personalized experience and it was well worth it. Trevor was very knowledgeable, easy going, and a great personal photographer when needed. He is also a good, safe driver, which was important since my whole world was in that van. The lakes, rivers, and waterfalls are stunning. The sled dog training facility was interesting and the pups were adorable. We even saw a moose on our way back, which Trevor claimed was rare, but I think he somehow orchestrated it because it was the one thing I told him would make my entire day. We were cruisers but did not book through the cruise line (saved a lot of money) and it was a seamless experience despite the cruise line changing our itinerary less than three months before our departure. Beyond Skagway was flexible and able to change our tour with no problems. Communication was wonderful. We really could not have asked for a better tour experience. My advice, book it.


Spencer was fantastic! He was so knowledgeable and provided great information. We saw amazing sights and scenery! The sled dog camp was awesome! It wasn’t crowded, we had a thrilling sled dog ride, held puppies and had a short talk given to us by the owner. Carcross is a small, cute area. Food options are limited so if you have picky eaters, bring snacks.


Amazing! My family and I toured with Trevor. He was VERY informative about the local history, cultures, and biomes. We all learned a lot about Alaska! The views were absolutely gorgeous. Trevor and Beyond Skagway tours were kind and accommodating, patiently answering my litany of questions and helping us to safely explore everywhere we were interested in seeing. They were very down to earth and respectful of the many cultures of the world. Incredible! I highly recommend booking with them :)


Amazing experience with Beyond Skagway! From initial communication, to adjusting and re-adjusting our plan for the day - they were fantastic communicators and totally flexible. Mo, our tour guide, met us right at the pier and we boarded our immaculate van for a day full of sightseeing, fun and interesting facts and lots of picture ops! They recommended a fantastic cafe for us to pre-order our lunch and we stopped for a delicious picnic lunch in Carcross. The sled dog stop was the highlight of our day - the puppies were so cute! So interesting to learn about Michelle’s race! We also panned for gold - the kids enjoyed every minute of the day! Highly recommend!


Had the absolute BEST time with Trevor exploring Skagway, Yukon border and Carcass and at the Dogsledding camp. We had 10 attend ranging from age 6 to 48 and this was our favorite event of our Alaska cruise. Skagway is beautiful and we stopped at several sites to take in the beauty. We learned a lot about the area from our extremely knowledgeable and personable guide. Our dog sledding experience was a blast and we had a great time with the dogs and the adorable puppies. Everyone was super friendly at camp as well. Recommend this event with Beyond Skagway Tours for everyone!

Charlene F

This was the second time we chose Beyond Skagway as our excursion while in Skagway. We were able to do a lot of things during our 7 hour tour. We were traveling with our Son, Daughter-in-law, and two granddaughters ages 9 and 7. Our tour guide Trevor was very informative and provided a memorable trip for all of us. We stopped at the suspension bridge and our son and daughter-in-law decided to cross over it. The highlight was the cart ride pulled by Michelle Phillips Iditarod team and getting to pet the puppies. We learned a lot about the sport of mushing. The girls also got to pan for gold and did a scavenger hunt. We highly recommend this tour company to anyone visiting Skagway.

Rick M

We had an amazing day! Our tour guide, , was knowledgeable and very accommodating. We saw several black bears and one really put on a show. Emerald Lake was beautiful, the sled dog puppies were adorable and Carcross Desert was very unexpected. It was a great experience and I would highly recommend Beyond Skagway Tours to anyone visiting Skagway.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-18 11:02