Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need reservations for summer tours?

Yes, you need to reserve your spot on a tour no matter what season. We do not accept walk-ups. You can book your tour here.

Do you have suggestions for what kind of clothing to wear on a summer tour?

Yes, Alaskan weather can be unpredictable. Tours at Trail Breaker Kennel operate rain or shine. Be prepared for the unpredictable Alaskan weather by bringing layers and a raincoat. We have ponchos for use when needed.

What if I need to cancel or modify my tour?

You can easily cancel or modify your tour. Please do so by emailing us at or calling us at 907-347-7274. If you need to cancel your tour, we ask that you do so as soon as possible. If cancelled 24 hours before your tour, you will receive a full refund. If cancelled within 24 hours of your tour, you will receive a 50% refund. Tours that are not cancelled will be charged the full amount.

Do tour guides accept tips?

Our guides do accept tips, and they are greatly appreciated. Tipping is left up to the individual, but as a general practice, 15-20% of the tour cost is the common gratuity in Fairbanks.

Are there age restrictions for your summer tours?

Our Summer Tours are open to all ages, but we do ask that any participant of the tours younger than 17 are accompanied by a parent or a guardian. For our Beer & Puppies you need to be 21+ years old to be served alcoholic beverages. Any attendee under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian throughout the entirety of this event. Please bring your photo ID.

Is transportation to the kennel included in your summer tours?

No, we do not provide transportation to the kennel. Guests must make their way to and from the kennel on their own. If you are in need of transportation, we suggest using one of the taxi services in Fairbanks. For a list of the taxis in Fairbanks, click here.

Is there parking at the kennel?

Yes, parking is available at the kennel for those guests who have their own car. When you arrive on property, follow the signs directing you where to park. One of our guides will meet you there to start your tour.

Do you provide tours for large groups?

Yes, we do our best to accommodate groups of all sizes. For large groups, please call us at 907-347-7274 or email us at

Where is the kennel located?

We are located in Fairbanks, Alaska. If you have booked a summer tour, you will receive a confirmation email with detailed instructions on how to get yourself to the kennel. The kennel is located on private property, so we ask that only those who have a confirmed tour make their way to the kennel.

What if I have mobility issues, can I still participate in your summer tours?

We work to provide everyone with a great experience, no matter their level of mobility. However, our summer activities require guests to do minimal walking around our kennel. Our mushers will be there to help, but if you, or anyone in your party has concerns about mobility please email us at or give us a call at 907-347-7274. We will be happy to chat with you and work out a way for you to get the most out of your visit.

Do you allow guests to bring pets along with them?

No, we do not allow outside animals on our property. If you require a service animal, please email us at so we can discuss how to best welcome you to Trail Breaker Kennel.

If I am on the Riverboat Discovery, do I get to walk around your property?

No, guests do not depart the vessel during their stop at Trail Breaker Kennel on their Riverboat Discovery tour. Get your reservation for Kennel Visit, and Beer & Puppies to see our kennel up close.