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Juneau Glacier Dogsled Extended Tour via Helicopter

120 reviews

Excursion Overview

Dog Sled Tour With Glacier Landing

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, icefalls, and the iconic blue glacier ice to your experience.

Reporting Accurate Weights

Pricing per passenger is by weight (fully clothed). We offer the following options:

Standard - Weight Class 1-259lbs
Standard Plus - Weight Class 260-299lbs
Premium - Weight Class 300lbs+

Please report proper weights of all guests (including the weight of clothes and boots). Inputting improper weights, or selecting the wrong passenger type can lead to cancellation without refund. Please be aware that every guest is individually weighed at the helicopter base.

Variable Pricing

Prices for this tour vary based on tour date and time, where the 'from' price represents the lowest discounted price. All prices are the lowest possible rate and are backed by our price-match guarantee.

This tour operates May 6th, 2024 - August 18th, 2024

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship terminal
  • Traction overboots
  • Rain suit if needed
  • Water and hot beverages are available at the helicopter base
  • No restrooms available during this tour


  • Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven and occasionally icy surfaces
  • If arriving by cruise ship, the departure time for this tour must be at least 50 minutes post your cruise ship's arrival. Please check your ship's itinerary and select the appropriate time. (Ex. A 1:15 pm tour is too early if your ship arrives at 1 pm.)
  • Signed liability waiver

Duration: 3.5 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 20~30 minutes - roundtrip transportation
  • 30 minutes - preflight safety briefing and preparation
  • 30~40 minutes - glacier flightseeing via helicopter
  • 1 hour - at the dog camp (35~40 minute dogsledding)
  • 20 minutes - guided walk at second glacier landing

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets in front of the Goldbelt 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 must be able to climb 4 steps into and out of the bus. 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 this tour.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

You do have the option and opportunity to stand in the musher's position while on the dogsled tour. For safety reasons, the actual dogsled musher will be able to assume control of the dogsled at all times but will give you instructions on how to safely control the sled for the duration of your trip.

Each sled can accommodate 4-5 guests.

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.

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.

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

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.

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

All bags must be stored at the helicopter base and are not allowed on tour. The helicopter base has locked benches at the base for you to securely and safely store belongings while on your tour.

Yes, you can bring your GoPro on this tour and record during flight. No selfie sticks allowed during flight.

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

Food and drink are not allowed during this tour.

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

Adult and child prices are the same for this tour.

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

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

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


Guest Reviews


120 total


Layne L

On Aug 2023

One of the best excursions we have ever taken! Our helicopter ride was fantastic - views were incredible! Dog sledding and playing with the pups was amazing! Walking on the glacier is a once in a lifetime experience! All the staff were friendly.

DeAnna S

On Aug 2023

Amazing! We really enjoyed the helicopter ride up to the dogs and glacier. The pilots were friendly and insightful. The mushers were great and the dogs were adorable. The glacier walk was breathtaking. Definitely the highlight of our trip.

Andrea G

On Aug 2023

This excursion was absolutely amazing and something I will never forget. The helicopter pilot gave us a smooth ride and landing and great narration throughout. The dog sled camp was much larger than imagined and so great to see all of the dogs well cared for. The dogsled ride was the trip of a lifetime and 2 miles long. Got to hold a 2 month old puppy. Then on to the Herbert Glacier. Our pilot got out and walked with us and gave us a fantastic walking tour. Our helicopter was the only one on the glacier. It was all together the trip of a lifetime and well worth every penny spent. Can't say enough about this fantastic experience!

Carmen R

On Aug 2023

Every staff member was extremely friendly and helpful! I was thrilled with the Dog Sledding and then I was blown away by the second glacier landing. Do the extended tour, it is well worth it!!!!

Kathleen F

On Aug 2023

Just perfect. Everything I expected. I loved seeing the dogs!



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Duration: 3.5 hours

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Duration: 3.5 hours

1 Standard Seat

Standard Passenger (1-259lbs): $787.00

1 Large Seat

Plus Passenger (260-299lbs): $937.00

2 Standard Seats

Premium Passenger (300+lbs): $1,574.00

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