Mendenhall Glacier Dog Sledding & Helicopter Tour

The famed Mendenhall Glacier is the destination for this exhilarating dogsled tour. This tour is similar to our Juneau Dog Sledding & Glacier Helicopter Tour in experience, the biggest difference being the destination of the dogsled camp!

Embark on your helicopter ride after your complimentary transfer from your cruise ship. After a quick safety briefing, you'll soar high above Juneau's mountainous terrain before landing on the glacier for the dogsledding portion of this tour. The camp is situated atop the 12-mile long Mendenhall Glacier and is full of excited Alaskan huskies waiting to take you on your thrilling mushing experience across the snow.

After the mushing experience concludes, spend some time snuggling the puppies before heading back to Juneau on the 30-minute scenic flight.

Choosing Departure Time: For the time option, please select which ship you are on. For the Departure Time Range, please select either 'Request Morning Departure (between 8:15am - 11:45am)' or 'Request Afternoon Departure (between 12:15pm - 5:45pm).' Once your order is received, we will contact you via email with all options within your preference to finalize the reservation.

Please note: Persons weighing 240lbs or more must pay an additional $100 surcharge for safety reasons. Please purchase the "240lbs+ Adult" ticket if this is the case. Child prices are the same as adult prices.

Duration: 3 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal. Flight time: 30 minutes. Dogsled/glacier time: 1 hour)


  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Traction overboots
  • Rain suit if needed
  • Water and hot beverages are available at the helicopter base
  • Restrooms not available during helicopter and glacier portion of tour


  • Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven and occasionally icy surfaces
  • Passenger names and weights are required by the FAA for passenger safety and comfort, as well as weight and balance calculations for flight manifesting. Any passenger whose weight is 250 pounds (113 kilograms) or more fully clothed at the time of departure will have a surcharge fee added to the ticket price at the time of booking.

Duration: 3 hours. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 15-20 minutes transportation to heli-base
  • 30 minutes preflight safety briefing and preparation
  • 15 minutes glacier flightseeing via helicopter to dog sledding camp on glacier
  • 1 hour at dog sledding camp (25 minutes of active mushing)
  • 15 minutes helicopter time back to heli-base
  • 15 minutes at base to de-gear and visit gift shop
  • 15-20 minutes transportation back to port area

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets in front of the Mt. Robert's Tramway building. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests who use wheelchairs or scooters must be able to walk approximately 100 feet to and from the helicopters and be able to navigate the 18 inch steps into the helicopter mostly unassisted. The natural surface of the glacier can be uneven and cracked. Please note that the dog sledding camp is covered with snow. Due to liability reasons, our employees cannot lift guests in or out of the helicopter. Staff will be there to lend a helping hand, through ultimately guests are responsible for navigating these steps on their own. There is limited space for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers. There is no storage available for motorized scooters. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.

Can I pet and play with the sled dogs?

Yes, the dogs love human interaction and the musher's will let you get close and snuggly with their team.

Do I get to drive the dogsled?

You will be given the opportunity to run the sled alongside our professional musher if you wish.

How many passengers ride in the sled together? 

Each sled can accomodate 4-5 guests.

How many passengers ride in the helicopter together?

There is a maximum of 6 passengers per helicopter. If your party is larger than 6 passengers, multiple helicopters will take your group and land at the dog sled camp together.

What is the seating arrangement in the helicopter?

There are two front seats and four rear seats; FAA safety guidelines require seating positions to be assigned based on weight and balance of all passengers for each helicopter.

What is the temperature on the glacier? 

The average temperature is between 15-20°F cooler than on the ground

Will I see any wildlife or bears on this tour?

Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour, however this is not a designated wildlife tour and nothing can be guaranteed.

Are there any age restrictions for children?

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

Can I bring a backpack?

All bags must be stored at the helicopter base. Carry-on bags (including purses, backpacks and camera/video bags), GoPro Extension poles, selfie-sticks, any tablet device (including iPads and iPad minis), Drones and animal of any kind are not permitted on this tour.

Can I bring my DSLR camera?

Yes, you can bring your DSLR camera on this tour.

Can I bring my own food or drink?

Food and drink are not allowed during this tour.

Are food and drink included?

Water and hot beverages are available at the helicopter base, no food or drink is provided while on tour.

Are there child prices?

Adult and child prices are the same for this tour.

Are there any physical requirements for this tour?

Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven and occasionally icy surfaces.

What type of clothing should I wear?

Layered clothing, hats, gloves and sunglasses are strongly recommended.

Are there restrooms available during this tour?

There are restroom facilities at the helicopter base before you depart on your tour, but there are no restrooms available on the glacier. 

Not seeing answers to your questions?

Check out other frequently asked questions here!

Want to learn more about our dogsledding tours?

Check out our blog for more details on all of the dogsledding tours we offer: Alaska  dog sled tours!

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Adult: $539.00

250lbs+ Adult: $639.00

Child (12 and Under): $539.00

Infant - Free (Under 2): $0.00


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