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Juneau Musher's Camp & Sled Dog Discovery

4.9
190 reviews

Excursion Overview

Get ready for a ride you won't soon forget!

Picture yourself behind a line of expertly trained and incredibly energetic sled dogs, flying through the forest. Dreams become reality on this excursion as you get to see these dogs in action and experience mushing firsthand! This is a summertime Juneau sled dog adventure, not on snow, that is fun for the entire family!

Before you take off on the sled equipped with wheels through the Tongass National Rainforest, you will get a chance to interact and play with the dogs. The base is known as the Musher's Camp and is the tour staging area where you get to meet the Mushers and hear their epic stories of racing and mushing across Alaska. Each has a unique history and connection with their dog mushing teams and you will see the bond they share when you get out on the trail.

The track is a full mile of fun, lined by the massive and impressive spruce and hemlock trees that make up the rainforest. Feel free to use your camera to capture your favorite moments as you ride behind the team of 16 strong and swift Alaskan huskies. Upon return to the camp, you will be offered snacks and an informative presentation by one of the experienced mushers about the iconic Iditarod race across Alaska. Don't forget to take some time to cuddle the puppies, wander the camp, or ask any questions about this unique Alaskan sport!

Things You Need to Know

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip transportation to musher's camp base
  • Hot and cold beverages

Requirements:

  • Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven surfaces and raise the knee 12 inches to accommodate steps into and out of the vehicles.

Duration: 2.25 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 1 hour - roundtrip narrated transportation with beautiful Alaskan scenery
  • 30 minutes - mushing on the dog carts/meeting the team
  • 30 minutes - presentation of dogsledding history
  • 20 minutes - photo opportunities and sled dog puppy visits along with refreshments

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 walk short distances and raise their knee 8 inches to accommodate steps into and out of the vehicles. 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.

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 musher's will let you get close and snuggly with their team.

We strongly recommend having a parent or adult guardian, especially for younger kids. This tour is not exclusively for kids and is just as fun for adults! Children may go on this tour alone if they're traveling with someone who is 16+ that will attend to them.

No, for safety reasons you will not have the opportunity to run the sled. You'll be able to sit back and watch firsthand while your expert musher controls their team!

Each sled can accomodate 6 guests.

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

There is no weight limit for this tour.

Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven surfaces.

Yes, it is possible to use a wheelchair for most of the tour. Guests must be able to walk short distances and raise the knee 12 inches to accommodate steps into and out of the bus ride and sled ride. Please be aware that the natural uneven terrain can often be muddy.

The trails are uneven natural terrain through a rainforest, which often is muddy. There are some sections of boardwalk around the Kennel Talk area.

Non-alcoholic beverages in a closeable containters and snacks are allowed on tour.

Hot and cold beverages are included.

All bags must be stored at the prior to participatin on the sled ride part of the tour.

Layered and waterproof clothing and shoes are recommended.

 

Guest Reviews

4.9

190 total

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Todd C

On Jun 2024

What a great experience! The staff were wonderful and the sled ride and mingling with all the dogs was great. Very nice time!

Charles W

On Jun 2024

We enjoyed this excursion. It was a great mix of learning and riding and petting of Alaskan huskies! We got a better feel of what the dogs and musher's life is about. And we had plenty of time to pet the dogs and hold a puppy! Our driver during our ride on the bus to the camp was also really great, funny and informative!

Alisabeth H

On Jun 2024

Incredible day!! Don t hesitate just go ahead and book. I took this excursion with my 8&10 boys. They were in heaven. I could not afford the glacier helicopter one, and was hoping this would be a good experience. It was wonderful. The bus driver to the excursion was a wealth of information. You get to excursion and immediately get to go sledding . The dogs are barking, excited and ready to go. Our wonderful guide Jessie took the best close up photos too. Then we were introduced to the dogs. We learned information and the musher camp, went on a neat bridge with a gorgeous river view. Then got cocoa and meeting the puppies. We could have spent hours with the puppies. Nothing felt rushed and it was well organized. We were lucky to have a non rainy day, but you will get muddy. Dress accordingly. Highly recommend!!

Holly D

On May 2024

Thoroughly enjoyed this excursion! Everyone was very knowledgeable and friendly! They were also very accommodating to my Mother who doesn't get around very well.

Deborah F

On May 2024

this excursion was incredible, it was fun, informative and the dogs were fantastic. the natural surrounds for this excursion added value to it Our guides were knowledgeable and enjoyed sharing. A great time was had.

$174.00

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$174.00

Duration: 2.25 hours

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Duration: 2.25 hours



Adult (13+): $174.00

Child (2-12): $154.00

Infant (under 2): $0.00

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