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Seward Dog Sledding on Glacier & Helicopter Tour

4.9
9 reviews

Excursion Overview

Bucket-List Worthy Experience

With friendly pilots who are ready to make sure you have a great time, this tour is bound to be one you won't soon forget. Once you take off, the flight will begin as you fly over a beautiful braided river that lapses in the ocean. Wildlife is abundant in this area, so as you fly towards the mountains and head over Resurrection Bay, keep an eye out for otters and whales!

Your experienced pilot will land on the Godwin Glacier, and our staff will escort you towards the dog camp where you will be greeted by more than two dozen sled dogs anxiously awaiting to pull you across perfect white snow. To ensure a positive experience for all, our staff will show you how to interact with the friendly sled dogs and you'll have the chance to pet and play with them before taking off!

Ready for the dog sled ride?! With our unique double driver dog sled, you'll have the option to sit and relax or to stand and help mush the team under the supervision of the guide. Before taking off, our guides will teach you the basics of dog sledding before hitting the 2-mile snowy trail.

Upon return from your journey, we'll have you meet the camp puppies for a photo opportunity, or you can simply relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The guides are happy to share more about how these beautiful dogs are raised, so don't hesitate to ask them all of your questions!

After saying good-bye to the team, it is time for your scenic flight back to Seward! At our office in Seward, we'll have complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and tea and eagerly await to hear about your experience!

Things You Need to Know

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Traction overboots
  • Rain gear if needed
  • Complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and tea after the excursion

Requirements:

  • Maximum weight limit per seat: 300lbs
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Guests must be comfortable walking approximately 50 yards on uneven and occasionally icy surfaces from the helicopter to the dog camp
  • Ability to enter and exit the helicopter with minimal assistance
  • Participants must sign a liability waiver (parent must sign for minors)

Duration: 1.5 hours (Roundtrip transportation.)

  • 20~25 minutes - scenic helicopter flight
  • 1 hour - dog sledding camp on Godwin Glacier (20 minutes of active mushing)

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the airport office. 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 enter and exit the helicopter with minimum assistance and walk approximately 100-150 feet from the helicopter to our dog camp. There is limited space for collapsible walkers. There is no storage available for motorized scooters or wheelchairs. These must be left at our airport office. Please leave a comment during checkout if you plan to bring accessibility equipment on this excursion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Layered clothing, hats, gloves, sunscreen and sunglasses are strongly recommended. We have rain gear available if the weather warrants it as well as cold weather parkas available for use at camp. We also have gloves available upon request. Comfortable, closed-toe shoes are recommended as we provide overboots that will go over your shoes.

For a worry-free day, we highly recommend storing your luggage at your hotel or the Seward Train Depot before embarking on the tour. We also recommend seeing if your cruise line can transfer your bags directly to your hotel or the Train Depot for you. We can hold your luggage, but only during the time of the tour.

Only small backpacks or handbags are permitted.

The average temperature is between 15-20°F cooler than on the ground. However, there are some days that it is warmer on the glacier than it is on the ground. This is the reason why we recommend dressing in layers. The weather in Seward typically ranges between 55°F and 75°F.

In general, we recommend booking the excursion in the morning for this tour, so that if we do encounter weather problems we can push your tour back later in the day. We have tour times throughout the day, however, so book what works best with your schedule.

We provide complimentary water, coffee, tea and hot chocolate in our office. Drinks are not permitted in the helicopter. No food is provided on the tour.

Yes. We have a 300 lbs weight limit per seat.

No. Due to FAA regulations for the helicopters that we fly, we cannot fly anyone over 300 lbs. This weight includes all clothes/gear guest may be wearing.

No. Passengers under 24 months are required to sit on a guardian's lap. You must be able to get in and out of the helicopter without assistance.

We fly as long as visibility permits us to do so. We maintain active communication with our glacier dog sledding camp via satellite phone as conditions at 3700' elevation are often considerably different than at sea level. At times, it may be raining at our airport office but is perfectly sunny at camp. Our flights generally go out unless there is a considerable amount of cloud coverage or high winds. We have an impeccable safety record and only fly if the conditions warrant.

Our helicopters can accommodate 3 passengers in addition to the pilot. There are two seats in the back and one located in the front next to the pilot. Everyone gets a window seat.

There are 2 helicopters available throughout most of the summer season. If you are part of a large group and give us advance warning, we will try to make more machines available.

We fly Robinson 44 helicopters.

We give all our guests the option to sit and relax or to help mush the team under the supervision of the guide.

Each sled can accommodate 3-4 guests.

 

Guest Reviews

4.9

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Thomas S

On Sep 2023

Great vendor, on time pickup and friendly staff. Skilled pilot to and from glacier, Our dogsled guide Rachael was outstanding and provided a wonderful experience. Highly recommend to anyone wanting this type of adventure.

Greg V

On Jul 2023

This was an incredible experience! The employees were friendly and professional from the front staff to the helicopter pilot to the mushers. They were full of information, and eager to share. The dogs were well taken care of and ready to show their skills. Helicopter didn't have a bad seat! Highly recommend this tour!

Amy B

On Jul 2023

Bucket list excursion! We enjoyed every part of this excursion. The helicopter ride was beautiful and our pilot was very informative. On the ride back we got to do some fun dips and turns, but always felt safe. Amanda, our musher, was delightful. You could tell how passionate she was about the dogs and her new way of life. There was plenty of time for questions and pictures before and after the dog sledding ride. If you sign up for any excursions-make it this one! Well worth the money for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Amelia H

On Jul 2023

We booked this tour on a whim. It was easily the best part of the trip! The helicopter ride was stunning and honestly not scary at all. My husband is afraid of heights and was scared to get on the helicopter but as soon as it left the ground, he was not scared and was able to enjoy the scenery. Our pilot was so sweet and genuinely seemed to like his job, which made it that much more enjoyable. The glacier is so incredible. It is honestly mind-boggling. The sled dog team was also super nice and the ride itself was super cool! All of the dogs seem well taken care of and are honestly the happiest and most well-adjusted huskies I have ever seen! The mushers seem to love their dogs. This was such an incredible experience. Highly, highly, highly recommend it.

Stacey H

On Jun 2022

This experience set the bar in new best day ever!

$599.00

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$599.00

Duration: 1.5 hours

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Duration: 1.5 hours



Adult (Ages 13+): $599.00

300 lbs weight limit per seat

250lbs+ Adult: $749.00

Child (2-12): $549.00

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