Sep 2019 - Elizabeth G.
In Late August, 2019 Lisa, and I were blessed with the lifetime experience of dog sledding on Mendenhall Glacier. It was an absolutely beautiful day, we were on an Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise out of Seward, Alaska. So when we got to Juneau, we took a helicopter flight from the Juneau heliport to the Mendenhall Glacier. The flight itself was breathtaking, seeing Mother Nature in all her glory, looking at the frozen river that is Mendenhall Glacier. Mushing with the huskies was incredible, worth every penny. Felt very safe with the professional staff. Thanks to all at Alaska Shore Excursions.
Jul 2019 - Richard H.
Such a fun time. The experience with the Dogs was awesome and the views from the helicopter and walking around the glacier was like being on another planet. Highly recommend it.
Jul 2019 - Benjamin M.
This was our favorite excursion the whole trip. We enjoyed riding on the dogsled, interacting with the dogs, the views from the helicopter and getting to land on the ice and seeing blue ice and looking down in the crevices. Thank you for and awesome tome!
Jul 2019 - ROBERT F.
My family of 5 had a great time with the dogs and the mushing on the glacier was a great experience. Suz was our guide was fantastic with narrative and experience with the dogs. thanks again
Jul 2019 - Kerryn D.
We absolutely LOVED this experience!! It was a highlight of our 7 week holiday through areas of the US and Canada and one we will never forget. Flying over the glacier was amazing, even better landing on it! The dogs were absolutely adorable and it was such an incredible experience riding on the sleds! Thoroughly worth it - very well-organised and professional operators.
Jul 2019 - Ryan O.
When we arrived we found out the weather was bad for landing at the dog camp so we were given the option to just do the helicopter glacier excursion (and be refunded the difference in price). We LOVED everything about the experience! The helicopter ride was beautiful, landing and exploring the glacier was a bucket list item checked off. Absolutely stunning views! The helicopter company was friendly and our tour guide Casey was informational, showed us all the cool spots/crevasses/glacier water runoff, AND took excellent pictures of my group. I HIGHLY recommend!
Jul 2019 - Wayne Z.
A must see and do! It is not every day one gets to experience a dog team mushing throughout and on top of a glacier. One gets an understanding and insight reference the dogs and their desire to perform. Also, it is not everyday that one is able to drink pure glacier water from on top of a glacier. The pilot and other crew members associated with this group were outstanding!!! I highly recommend this tour/excursion!
Jul 2019 - Kirpa P.
Jul 2019 - Dahlia W.
From the helicopter ride, dogsledding and the glacier trekking it was a magical experience. Everyone was great! Worth every penny.
Jul 2019 - Stephen M.
Our experience with the Extended Helicopter / Dogsled tour with Alaska Shore Excursions was awesome. The highlights of the excursion were the mushing experiences with Acacia, and the extra stop on the glacier with our pilot (never got his name, unfortunately). Both Acacia and our pilot were very friendly, knowledgeable, and allowed us plenty of time to enjoy the experiences we were having on the sled or exploring the glacier on foot.
Jul 2019 - Dina B.
We had an excellent time. A once-in-a-lifetime experience. Great company and very knowledgeable. Highlight of our cruise.
Jul 2019 - Richard E.
Loved every moment, the dogs, the mushing, but most of all we loved the second helicopter ride to an icy glacier. First time in a helicopter, never felt anxious thanks to the expertise of your pilot! The whole tour was MAGICAL!
Jul 2019 - ZHE L.
Best tour ever, wonderful experience with reasonable cost
Jul 2019 - Laura T.
Just amazing ...listen to these guys as they are professional and your safety is their priority as a result we enjoyed every minute of the excursion ...
Jun 2019 - Bonnie E.
Awesome, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Tour company ran everything smoothly and everyone was super friendly. One piece of advise is to bring cash to the glacier with you so you can purchase photos they take of you while dog sledding...they don't take credit cards up there!
Jun 2019 - Massimiliano G.
The most amazing tour I've ever taken in my lifetime.
Excellent staff, helicopter pilot and mushers at dog camp.
A MUST DO IN JUNEAU
Jun 2019 - Andra D.
This is one in a lifetime awesome experience for all 4 of us. I hope that this is not our last to visit Alaska again. June 2019. Thank you again.
Jun 2019 - Shirley M.
Amazing excursion, I recommend
Jun 2019 - Gidon S.
This experience was unparalleled! Everything about it was exceptional... the location, quality, professionalism of the ground staff, helicopter pilots, mushers, dog minders - and the dogs themselves. The glacier they use as their base is not over populated and in our experience, we were the only guests there. 5 star experience, 5 star company!
Jun 2019 - Sheryl K.
This was the highlight of our trip. Was an amazing group of people who work had to make this an enjoyable experience: from Anna who got us ready, Daniel and Ben who gave us an incredible helicopter ride ( Ben landing perfectly on the glacier and very knowledgeable of the ice), Jesse who shared his love and involvement of his dogs, Brian who gave us one incredible ride mushing the dogs. We also must mention the dogs and puppies who gave unconditional love. This is an experience not to be missed. Thank you.
Jun 2019 - Kevin O.
They canceled the dogsled experience due to weather conditions. Understandable but still disappointing. Pilot was great!
Jun 2019 - Prashant G.
The best excursion ever! It was the highlight of our entire vacation. From the chopper ride, to the dog sledding! What we appreciated the most was time we got to spend on the dog sleds, taking turns to drive it, hug and pet the huskies. My kids were over the moon and were able to capture some eternally memorable photos of this day!! And the extended glacier landing was mesmerizing! All in all an absolutely fantastic excursion!
Jun 2019 - Roz D.
This tour was so amazing from the Helicopter ride to the dog sled ride and the second glacier stop - I will take these memories with me the rest of my life. Everyone on this tour was fantastic.
Jun 2019 - Paul Richard John K.
Great experience and one of our favourites.
Jun 2019 - Jon C.
This was our most memorable experience from our Alaskan Cruise. Highly recommend!! The staff was wonderful. The weather was perfect. A memory to cherish!
Jun 2019 - Greg P.
Outstanding we had so much fun
Jun 2019 - Lori K.
Great experience! The dogs were adorable. Our guide was very knowledgeable.
May 2019 - Vicki M.
What an experience! To fly over those rugged snow covered mountains and see the glaciers was fantastic. The dog sled ride was such fun and to cuddle a puppy was so sweet. Great crew at the dog camp and staff on the ground were very thorough. To sit in the front seat next to ghe pilot was awesome. Our pilot and guide for the glacier walk was very good....watching where we walked and telling us about the glacier. Overall an experience of a lifetime.....well worth the money.
May 2019 - WILLIAM G.
Amazing! The helicopter company does a first rate job and both pilots we had were great (one for the flight there and a different one for the return flight). Dog sledding was SO cool and had to be the highlight of our trip. Our Musher Manny rocked and I hope he makes the Iditarod in a couple of years. If you're debating between the regular tour versus the extended one, don't think twice... take this one for the extra time with the sled team and the second landing on the ice fields which is pretty cool in itself. Well worth the money for the memories.
May 2019 - Julie T.
This excursion was even better than I had hoped. Dog sledding was easy & fun. Walking on the glacier (away from the dog sled area) gave us a chance to see the water pools. The helicopter company was prompt, professional and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip.
May 2019 - Michael P.
We had a gorgeous day out on the glacier. The staff is highly professional and very welcoming. I had never been on a helicopter And was a little concerned because I get motion sickness. The ride was great and very smooth. We really enjoyed spending time with the dogs after the dog sledding. The extended tour was awesome and well worth the money.
Aug 2018 - Robin C.
Fabulous! The tour was on time and led by professionals. Definitely the highlight of my trip. Highly recommend.
Aug 2018 - Sean F.
So glad we chose this tour, it was one of the best days of our lives. Had a great time on Mendenhall with the dogs and Megan our musher. Learned a lot about Iditarod and the dogs. Ben was a great pilot and had fun walking on Herbert glacier. So glad we did that extra stop. We drank fresh blue glacier water. Would definitely recommend this tour!
Aug 2018 - Bruce S.
What an experience to visit a glacier, sled dog camp and dog sledding. The visit on the glacier by helicopter was breathtaking and experience that will not be forgotten.
Aug 2018 - Lea S.
Wow! What a fantastic excursion. Everyone was super friendly throughout the whole process. The experience was once in a lifetime. Our excursion started with a short drive to the helicopter location where brief instructions were given, and booties were added over our sneakers/shoes to use when on the glacier later. A gorgeous aerial tour of the mountains began as we made our way to the dogsled camp. Our musher, Megan, was very nice and knowledgeable and the dogs seemed very taken care of and loved. We were at the camp for about 30-45 minutes enjoying a few laps in the dogsled, we were able to stop during the mushing and take photos, as well as pet the dogs. After this fun activity ended, we were back in the helicopter with Dan, who landed our group of six on an actual glacier! I can't emphasize how amazing this was. We were there for about 20 minutes or so just taking it all in. On the glacier, we even drank glacier water, which was super refreshing and such a cool moment. Our memories and photos from this whole excursion will last a lifetime. Although this excursion was quite pricey, I am really glad we did it.
Aug 2018 - Tracy F.
DON'T GO TO ALAKSA WITHOUT BOOKING THIS TOUR!!! It will NEVER disappoint. I learned so much not only about the dogs and trainers but glacier preservation and cannot even begin to describe the beauty of one of God's true masterpieces! We couldn't have asked for a better excursion. DO IT!!!!
Jul 2018 - Simeon P.
Awesome experience!! Highly recommended
Jul 2018 - Johanna M.
What an amazing experience! The tour operator and the crew on Herbert Glacier at the dog camp were all professional and ensured we had a great experience.
Jul 2018 - Susan B.
We had a beautiful day and a great time. We will definitely recommend you to our friends.
Jul 2018 - Rodrigo C.
Jun 2018 - Jaci S.
If you do one thing when you are in Alaska on a cruise it should be this. Unbelievable! The helicopter ride and dog sledding were magnificent but doing the extended tour and stopping on a glacier, getting out and walking around on frozen water that is over 400 years old was the highlight. Love, love, loved it and cannot recommend enough. AAA+ tour and money well spent.
Jun 2018 - Ewa L.
Absolutely an amazing experience. We go on a lot of cruises and take many excursions, this one was the most expensive, but by far the most memorable one and worth every penny!
Jun 2018 - Jennifer R.
Outstanding experience, far exceeded my expectations - both the staff and the dogs were very friendly and helpful
Jun 2018 - Susan W.
I had an amazing time! The dogs were fun, the sledding was fabulous, and the helicopter ride provided spectacular views! It was my favorite part of vacation!
Jun 2018 - Randall T.
The helicopter ride was scenic, and the dogsled ride was a great experience. Everyone in our group thought it was fantastic. The guides and pilot were knowledgeable and congenial. The dogs were friendly, enthusiastic and anxious to get moving, and the 3 week old puppies were really cute.
Jun 2018 - Alan B.
Great day out. Worth the second glacier landing as very different to the dog camp.
Jun 2018 - Paul C.
We had an exciting experience! From the helicopter ride to the glacier and sledding. Friendly knowledgeable guides. Would definitely recommend this excursion.
Jun 2018 - Bipin B.
Excellent excursion. Well worth the cost.
Jun 2018 - Paul R.
Everything right on schedule, staff helpful and friendly and the dogs!!! Amazing
May 2018 - GRAHAM B.
Expensive but glad we did it - first ride in helicopter, first time on a glacier and first time on a dog sled in snow, and got to drive also - unforgettable.
May 2018 - Jessica A.
This tour was amazing! The staff were polite and professional and committed to making this experience super cool. Meeting the dogs was fun, and trekking on the glacier for a bit was neat!
Aug 2017 - Susan D.
We did the helicopter dog sled excursion on a beautiful clear sunny day and it was an experience of a lifetime. Everything was well organized and the dog sledding was fantastic
Jul 2017 - Melissa J.
This excursion was so amazing!! It was the most expensive one we did and worth it! The helicopter ride to the site was beautiful, the dog camp and mushing (in the snow not on a golf cart with wheels) was incredible. (And my kids LOVED the dogs (they talk about that more than the glaciers!!)) Landing on a glacier and doing push-ups to drink from a glacial stream...it was a dream to remember!!
Jul 2017 - Donna M.
We enjoyed the excursion. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. We learned a bit about sled dogs from our sled guide, Christian, and his duties taking care of his dog team. He was wonderful. Many thanks for making our excursion memorable and pleasant.
Jul 2017 - Pamela D.
We've been on 6 cruises (Asia, Caribbean, Panama Canal, Scandinavia, Mexico, Alaska) and this was the best excursion ever for our family of three. It was the most expensive but so worth it! My daughter and I rode in the front of the helicopter with the pilot and my husband in the back left. There were only 5 passengers instead of 6 probably because the other two were heavier men. Our dog sled had 12 dogs for just the three of us with the handler. We were lucky to have warm and sunny weather while we were there. The dogs were super friendly and I got to pet all of them. Right before we leave, one of the handlers brought out two 1-week old puppies! So glad we splurged on this excursion. We will treasure this experience for the rest of our lives.
Jul 2017 - Sandra G.
Amazing views, staff, and experience! We almost didn't book a Dogsled excursion, but we are so glad we did. We enjoyed every minute of this excursion. I have never been in a helicopter due to my fear of heights, but I was not seated at the window and I was fine the whole time - the view was so amazing and distracting that my nervousness just fizzled. The dogs were wonderful - we got to meet each one and ask our guide a ton of questions. We left 100 degree weather back home and enjoyed the snow! The second stop and walk on the glacier was amazing. Take a water bottle and enjoy fresh, cold glacier water! We would highly recommend!
Jul 2017 - Laura S.
What a wonderful experience we had from beginning to end. Everything was done in a a professional matter and landing on the 2nd glacier after the dog sledding was awesome giving us a never to be forgotten trip. It was an expensive trip but worth every penny to make it the trip of a lifetime while in Alaska. Well done to all involved making it a great day. Would recommend it to everyone Who can go.
Jun 2017 - Chi Pui C.
Very good ride and happy we have booked this tour
Jun 2017 - Malcolm B.
Excellent shore excursion and is our daughters aged 8 & 10 highlight of the trip. The second glacier landing was truly amazing and the pilot was fantastic taking some memorable family photos for us.
Jun 2017 - D. Kerry G.
Great time. Very informative. Very good chopper ride. Well worth it.
Jun 2017 - Dana R.
It was amazing. The only suggestion I would have is that we heard from other "crusiers" that they did the same excursion (different company) and got to see and hold the puppies from the Iditarod dogs. I felt that maybe some of "your" dogs were just brought in for the excursion and not the "real deal"?? Our "musher" did do the Iditarod so that was great because we got to hear all about his experience and he did have (I think 3) of his dogs hooked up. So maybe just a little more authentic Iditarod dogs and more actual participants. Although, I didn't ask of find out if the other 2 mushers participated in the race?? It would just make the excursion a little more realistic. Seriously, though I don't want to make this seem a complaint as it's not!! The Juneau Glacier Dogsled Extended Tour was so amazing!!!!!! Just a little feedback to make it even greater! ;) Thank you for a once in a lifetime experience!!
Jun 2017 - Hugh F.
A MUST do if you are in Alaska.
Jun 2017 - Rishita P.
The most amazing journey in Alaska... the dog sledding was amazing, loved getting to know the dogs! The extended tour on the lower part of the glacier led to some of the most amazing views and had a great time exploring a different part of the glacier!!
Jun 2017 - Glenda M E.
Absolutely phenomenal experience! Helicopter ride and dogsled were on my bucket list, thank you for an incredible adventure.
Jun 2017 - Chris B.
The most amazing experience highly recommended. The day we went was raining quite heavily but luckily the excursion still went ahead mainly because it was the Herbert glacier. The company is very professional, they picked us up from the cruise ship and took us to the airport. We where fitted with special boots that fitted over our shoes, we also had the use of waterproof trousers and jackets, as it was raining we did use the trousers. The helicopter ride up to the glacier was a bit wild due to the wind but the Pilot was very skilled and felt perfectly safe. The husky dogs Seemed to really enjoy running, they looked very well cared for and each one had its own kennel. The dog handlers really knew their dogs and also very professional, enjoyed every minute one of the highlights. We did the extended tour which meant we also walked on the ice and drunk glacier water.
Would definitely recommend using Alaska - shore excursions. We later discovered that no other companies run the excursion the day we went.
Jun 2017 - Matthew M.
Wonderful tour. Loved the dogs and mushed. While expensive, a once in a lifetime experience and opportunity. If you can afford it, do it!
Jun 2017 - Julie H.
Memories forever! There is no denying this excursion is expensive, but it is worth every penny. My husband and I loved every minute and found all staff involved from initial pickup to the end friendly, helpful and full off information.
Jun 2017 - Susan M.
Beautiful views from way above on the clearest day ! Our helicopter pilot Sean was wonderful ! Enjoyed seeing and learning about the dog camp, riding on the dog sled and learning from our dog team leader Sean
Jun 2017 - Veronica S.
Is like a dream come true. Everything was perfect! Over my expectations. The sights were beautiful, the weather on the last week of May was delightful, the dogs were super friendly, the staff was attentive, the extended portion was an expected plus, and the helicopter ride was breath-taking! Worth every penny and would do it again.
May 2017 - April S.
This was one of the most enjoyable shore excursions we've ever taken. The helicopter rides were amazing, our lead musher (from Avon Lake, Ohio) was tremendous, and the dogs were the cutest ever! It was very rainy and cold out there but we never even noticed.
May 2017 - Brandi W.
This excursion was by far one of the best I've ever taken. Me and my boyfriend flew in a helicopter to the dogsledding which was about 30 to 40 minutes and then the helicopter picked us up again and took us to a glacier where we got to walk around and hike for another 30 to 40 minutes and then my boyfriend proposed to me out on a glacier so it was a pretty amazing experience than a helicopter flew us back to the airport. The whole excursion is about three hours and everyone was very friendly and nice. I was beyond nervous to get into the helicopter and fly but it was the best ride ever!!!
Aug 2016 - Jessica R.
An incredible experience!! Highly recommend
Aug 2016 - Lois K.
This was fantastic. Our guide was super and couldn't have done more for us. He was very attentive and took great pictures for us. He made this trip perfect from start to finish.
Aug 2016 - Beekys T.
This is the best excursion. Pricey, but worth it! The views are spectacular and breath-taking. Dogsledding is a must do. Definitely a bucket list excursion.
Jul 2016 - Jose R F.
Jul 2016 - Paula R.
Best experience ever!
Jul 2016 - Trisha L.
Jun 2016 - Carlos M P.
Great time - staff super - thanks
Jun 2016 - Loyda M.
Loved it! Great awesome once in a lifetime experience! All staff was very knowledgeable, pleasant & eager to answer all our questions. We were all very excited & glad we'd chosen this excursion!
May 2016 - Gerald J.
A once-in-a-lifetime experience a must-do.
May 2016 - Charles R.
This was the highlight of the entire cruise. Standing on the runners of the sled while the dogs ran through the snow was an amazing experience. Then, taking the helicopter over to another glacier to see the blue ice and crevasses made for a perfect morning. The staff were all wonderful and made everything run smoothly. And the dogs, so sweet and friendly, my wife wanted to take one home with her. This excursion was worth every penny we paid. It's the one experience we still talk about the most.
May 2016 - Shelley P.
Definitely a 5 star experience. Loved the dogs and the dogsled ride. Musher was very informative.
May 2016 - SERGIO B.
Incredible experience, unique glacier, really good helicopter company.