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Juneau Glacier Dog Sledding & Helicopter Tour

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223 reviews

Excursion Overview

A thrilling Alaskan adventure

Our Juneau dog sledding tour via helicopter will take you on an experience of a lifetime! Imagine riding in a dog sled behind a team of huskies as you race across a snow-covered valley nestled in between picturesque mountains on the Juneau Icefield. This thrilling adventure provides a combination of the best Juneau excursions: dog sledding on snow and a helicopter tour over the glaciers.

The journey begins when you are conveniently picked up at the main cruise ship terminal in Juneau and transported to the helipad in the Mendenhall Valley. The scenic helicopter tour over glaciers and in-between mountain peaks is only the beginning of this legendary Alaskan tour. While taking in magnificent views of the Juneau Icefield, you will arrive at the dog sledding camp on Herbert Glacier, enjoy a kennel tour, and the ultimate highlight of this Juneau tour, the dog sled ride!

You will share this adventure with 160 Alaskan huskies who live on the glacier and hear unique personal accounts of the Iditarod racers and their experiences racing and mushing with Alaska's most unique form of transportation. You will have an opportunity to ask the dog trainers and mushers questions about raising and racing Alaskan sled dogs and of course partake in multiple photo opportunities.

Feel the excitement on this amazing dog sledding excursion as the eager team of huskies is harnessed up and takes off on a race over the snow. The thrill of driving a dog sled team and taking part in a great Alaskan pastime creates this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Your dog sledding tour concludes with photo opportunities, a scenic helicopter flight of the glaciers, and return transfer to the cruise ship terminal.

Please note: Seating arrangements are subject to availability and safety. Although your family may be on the same tour departure, you are not guaranteed seats in the same helicopter.

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.

Things You Need to Know

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Traction overboots
  • Rain suit (if needed)
  • Water is available at the helicopter base
  • Restrooms not available during the tour

Requirements:

  • Guests must be able to get into the helicopter using the helicopter steps (step spacing can vary from 16-24 inches)
  • 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 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 20~30 minutes - roundtrip transportation
  • 30 minutes - preflight safety briefing and preparation
  • 30 minutes - glacier flightseeing via helicopter
  • 60 minutes - at the dog camp with approximately 35-40 minutes of dog sledding

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 tour.

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 guests.

There is a maximum of 6 passengers per helicopter. Parties may be split among multiple helicopters however, multiple helicopters will take your group and land at the dog sled camp together.

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. All seating is determined at the time of check in once each passenger has been weighed.

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 the flight. No selfie stick, extendable GoPro sticks or drones are allowed on the tour.

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

Food and drink are not allowed during this tour.

For safety reasons, service animals are not allowed on this tour.

Water is 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 and comfortable getting up and into/out of the helicopter.

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

4.9

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Pamela R

On Aug 2023

This excursion was my dream come true! From booking process to when our helicopter touched back down on the heliport, everything was flawless. Highly recommend this tour and booking with Alaska Shore Excursions.

PABLO L

On Aug 2023

Undoubtedly one of the most spectacular experiences in Alaska, something that no one should miss when going to Alaska. Absolutely incredible

Jennifer S

On Aug 2023

My family loved this excursion. It was so easy to get from the cruise ship and everyone was so amazing! Highly recommend!!

Andrew M

On Aug 2023

Incredible experience--from the helicopter ride, to being on the glacier, to riding with the dogs, it was worth every penny!

Tara R

On Aug 2023

Best excursion of the whole trip, worth every penny! I can't describe how amazing it was, I can only say this was probably the coolest thing we've ever done! Thankful for the drivers, the pilots, and the mushers!

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$661.00

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$661.00

Duration: 3 hours

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Duration: 3 hours



1 Standard Seat

Standard Passenger (1-259lbs): $661.00

1 Large Seat

Plus Passenger (260-299lbs): $811.00

2 Standard Seats

Premium Passenger (300+lbs): $1,322.00

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