Pet the Pups Tour


Pet the Pups with Michelle Phillips and husband Ed Hopkins as they share their 50 years of combined mushing knowledge! Together they have raced in over 26, 1000 mile races in Canada and Alaska (Michelle is gearing up to race the Iditarod AND Yukon Quest in 2020!). At their dog mushing camp we will learn about the incredible sport of winter competitive mushing, the endurance and grit and bond required by both the dog team and their human to race through the wilderness in sometimes below freezing temperatures.

We will also pet the adorable future racing pups! You’ll receive a signed copy of Michelle Phillips book, some dog booties, a dog tag, and sponsorship of a sled dog. You may also book a thrilling 15 minute dog cart ride on a sturdy UTV (side by side), pulled by their racing dog team for an additional charge.

Before and after your visit to the mushers camp your guide will share our Beyond Skagway with you and take your group north along the Klondike highway, through White Pass, and to Emerald Lake.


9:30AM to 4:30PM (7 hrs)


All of our tours are private, meaning prices are based on the van size, or number of people in your party that will be riding in the van together.


*Prices shown above include tax, but do not include cart rides. Online booking fees apply.

Optional Cart Ride



Sample Itenerary


9:30 AM: Meet the Beyond Skagway Tours representative, who will be wearing a blue coat and holding a “Beyond Skagway” sign, at the end of your ship’s pier, just past port security.

Head North, through Skagway. Listen, while your guide weaves the story of the Klondike Gold Rush of ’98. View notable historical buildings and hot spots to visit after your tour. Cruise over White Pass, passing by many scenic viewpoints.

10:30 AM: Canadian Customs; be prepared with your PASSPORTS handy! Continuing north, scan for wildlife and pass by or stop at these scenic points for photos!

11:00 AM: Stop At Michelle Phillip’s summer dog mushing camp Most groups allow 30-60 minutes at dog camp. You will want to play with the pups, watch the video about mushing, and maybe even take a dog cart ride! Don’t expect any snow on the group in summertime however!

12:00 PM: Head north on the S. Klondike Highway, stopping at or passing by even more scenic viewpoints.

12:45 PM: Carcross for lunch ( not included in price ) Enjoy lunch at one of two vendors in town or ask us about a picnic lunch! It can allow for more time on the road if you order a picnic lunch from Skagway, and eat lunch at dog camp!

2:30 PM: Head south on the same highway, enjoying a completely different view as you now watch the snowy and heavily glaciated north faces of the White Pass mountains slowly unfold before you.

4:30 PM: Arrive back in Skagway, in town or at your ship!


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Pick Up/Drop Off

Private Vehicle



Iditarod Dog Sponsorship

Dog Tag

Alaskan Husky Race Bootie

Autographed Racing Book


Additional Activities

Cart Rides


If booking the Pet the Pups tour online, you can opt to pre-pay for dog cart rides at the time of booking! You also may have time for one other activity, such as gold panning or our scavenger hunt.


South Glacier Viewpoint
Brackett Road
Pitchfork Falls
Bridal Veil Falls
Overlook above William Moore Bridge
Alaska Sign for group photos
Tutshi Lake (look for mountain goats!)
Tagish Lake
Yukon Sign
Bove Island


Looking for something a little different?

Check out these other great half-day tours that offer the same private, guided experience. Or if you have the time, we suggest one of our full-day tours to learn and see even more.

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