**THIS TOUR IS NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR THE 2022 SEASON**
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!
Duration: 1.5 hours (Roundtrip transportation. Flight time: 20-25 minutes. Glacier Time: 1 hour. Dogsled ride: 20 minutes.)
- Roundtrip transportation
- Traction overboots
- Rain gear if needed
- Complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and tea after the excursion
- 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. Tour times below are approximate:
- 20~25 minutes - scenic helicopter flight
- 1 hour - dog sledding camp on Godwin Glacier (20 minutes of active mushing)
- 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 accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.
What type of clothing should I wear?
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.
Can I bring a backpack?
Only small backpacks or handbags are permitted.
What is the temperature on the glacier?
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.
What time of day do you recommend booking your excursion?
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.
Are food and drinks included?
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.
Is there a weight limit for passengers?
Yes. We have a 300 lbs weight limit per seat.
Can I fly if I am over 300 lbs?
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.
Is there an age limit for passengers?
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.
Do you fly if it is raining?
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.
How many passengers ride in the helicopter together?
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.
How many helicopters do you have available?
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.
What type of helicopters do you fly?
We fly Robinson 44 helicopters.
Do I get to drive the dogsled?
We give all our guests the option to sit and relax or to help mush the team under the supervision of the guide.
How many passengers ride in the sled together?
Each sled can accommodate 3-4 guests.
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Aug 2021 - Cary L R.
This tour was amazing and couldn't have been better! The whole staff was very kind, courteous, helpful, and knowledgeable. We had Tanner as our helicopter pilot, and Braxton as our dog sled musher. Tanner made us feel safe and comfortable in the helicopter, and narrated points of interest (including animal sightings) during our flight. Braxton gave us some great photo ops along the dogsled trail and offered to take many pictures of us. He also allowed us to change seats during stops and to spend ample time playing with the dogs. My husband thought he lost his glasses somewhere on the trail, and Braxton later went out on a snowmobile to look for them. That was SO kind of him! But later, my husband discovered that they had slipped down his sleeve. LoL! This is a most delightful and fun tour, and we highly recommend it!!!
Jul 2021 - Judy R.
A wonderful experience-the views were spectacular!
Aug 2019 - Mansi S.
A must to do in Alaska as glacier is melting away. The staff is super nice, will take 1000 pictures willingly and experience itself was one of the kind. Is one of the expensive excursions, however worth every penny. So glad I listen to my wife, who said dog sledding on ice only. Being on the glacier, helicopter ride was unbelievable.
Jun 2019 - RICARDO HANNOVER C.
It was a great and unforgettable experience for our family. The view from the helicopter was awesome and it was fun to play with the puppies after the sled ride which was amazing.