Fly via helicopter to experience dogsledding in Juneau on one of Alaska's magnificent glaciers! Working in cooperation with Sebastian Schnuelle and his team of mushers at Blue Kennels, we orchestrate a thrilling dogsledding adventure over vast expanses of Alaskan snow on the Herbert Glacier.
After a breathtaking helicopter flight, you'll spend an hour at the dogsled camp, learning about the lives of mushers and the lifestyles of their dogs and mushing an authentic racing team. On the trail you'll have plenty of stops to ensure that each passenger has the opportunity to actually mush the dogs, you'll wish you could be up there year round!
Then, on the return leg of your Juneau dogsled experience, we'll land the helicopter at a lower level of the Herbert Glacier to see some beautiful features of glacial movement that are really highlighted at the more advanced edge of the glacier. There you'll have the opportunity to add the memory, and photos, of moulins, crevasses, ice falls and the iconic blue glacier ice to your experience.
Included: Warm water-resistant coat, hat and gloves, and protective foot gear, available if needed.
Please note: Persons weighing 280lbs or more must pay an additional $100 surcharge for safety reasons. Please purchase the "280lbs+ Adult" ticket if this is the case. Child prices are the same as adult prices.
Duration: 3.5 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal. Flight time: 30 minutes. Dogsled camp time: 60 minutes. Additional glacier time: 20 minutes.)
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 of your 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 and we operate 1 helicopter per departure time. If there are more than 6 in your party, we will have to split your group into multiple consecutive tour times to accommodate all members of your party.
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 and are not allowed on 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.
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Want to learn more about our dogsledding tours?
Check out our blog for more details on all of the dogsledding tours we offer: https://alaskashoreexcursions.com/blog/alaska-dog-sled-tours!