Dawson City, Yukon Summer Tours
Travel in comfort with your experienced guide, Tommy Taylor. Fishwheel Charters is owned and operated by Tommy, the only Yukon First Nation tour guide in Dawson City. He’s spent his entire life on and around the Yukon River and looks forward to sharing his knowledge and culture with you.
What you need to know:
Our tour operates in light rain or shine. Passengers should bring a jacket, water bottle, and comfortable footwear. Prepare accordingly for the weather.
If for some reason we must cancel a tour, due to safety concerns, wildlife activities at sites, or extreme weather, we will do our best to provide an acceptable alternate tour departure. If that is not possible, we will refund the tour operator any monies received.
Clients will be required to sign a liability waiver at time of purchase. Life jackets are provided.
Clients should arrive 15 minutes early for safety briefing. Bring jacket and water.
One tour per day 7 days per week.
Boat launch behind the SS Keno (Paddlewheeler)
Custom, multi-day boat tours may be available on a by request basis. Please contact us to learn more.
Reservations are strongly recommended for all tours. Reservations can be made at any time but must be confirmed with a credit card number. The credit card number is used to hold the reservation, payment is not processed until the time of departure. To make a reservation, please call (867) 993-6237 or email your contact information. Once in Dawson City, you can also buy tickets directly from the Gold Rush Campground located on the corner of 5th Avenue and King Street.
If you are a travel trade representative and would like to inquire about net rates, please contact us directly to discuss.
Cancellations without penalty are based on the following criteria:
For groups of 1-5 people, we require 24 hours cancellation notice or your credit card will be charged for the full amount.
For groups of 6-11 people, we require 48 hours notice or the full amount will be charged to your credit card.
If for some reason we must cancel a tour due to safety concerns, wildlife activities at sites, or extreme weather we will do our best to provide an acceptable alternate tour departure. If that is not possible, we will refund any monies received.
Clients will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to departure.
2023 Season: May to September
Yukon River Boat Tour
2 hr tour
$50/kids 16 & under
5 & Under Free
“Departing Dawson City, we’ll float on the Yukon River past the village of Moosehide which is a reminder of the traditional Hän lifestyle, and where every two years the Moosehide Gathering takes place, welcoming locals and visitors from around the globe to celebrate the stories and songs of the Hän people. We’ll continue on to Fort Reliance, established as a fur trading and mining post in 1874.
Although not much remains at the site, there is an old historic cabin to explore. As we make our way along the river we’ll stop at Dog Island where my family’s fish camp is located. Here it is my pleasure to provide you with tea and bannock, as we take a break and stretch our legs to have a closer look at a fishwheel, one of the most important tools of the Han way of life for thousands of years.”
– Tommy Taylor