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Skagway Dog Sledding & Glacier Flightseeing Helicopter Tour

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Excursion Overview

An epic excursion you do not want to miss!

Combine your helicopter flightseeing tour with Alaska's favorite sport - dogsledding. Whether it's the thrill of driving a sled, playing with puppies, flying through breathtaking scenery, or getting to be a part of the largest sub-arctic dogsled camp operation in the world, this excursion is for you!

Depending on which pier you're coming from in Skagway, a 5~30 minute walk brings you to the heliport where, following a safety video, you are outfitted with glacier boots that go over your footwear and loaded onto the helicopter. Once airborne, soar over stunning glaciers and snowfields, before landing at the Skagway dog sledding camp situated on the Denver Glacier.

Leave your aircraft behind to become acquainted with the world of 'mushing' and dogsledding. You have the option to either stand on the sled and help mush or relax in the sled and observe the breathtaking environment around you. A truly authentic Alaskan adventure, this Skagway dog sledding outing enables you to meet the professional mushers and their friendly sled dogs that have made the Iditarod dog race famous.

Reporting Accurate Weights

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.

Things You Need to Know


  • Headsets to listen to the narration by your pilot
  • Traction overboots


  • Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven and occasionally icy surfaces
  • Guests weighing 250 lbs or more, with all clothing and camera, are required to pay an additional surcharge for safety reasons - extra space will be reserved on the helicopter
  • Infants under 2 years old are free and do not require a ticket - please indicate that you are traveling with an infant during checkout
  • Guests are not able to stay on the helicopter at the glacier

Duration: 2 hours (Roundtrip from downtown Skagway.)

  • 30 minutes - preflight safety briefing and preparation
  • 30 minutes - glacier flightseeing via helicopter
  • 60 minutes - at the dog camp with approximately 30 minutes of dogsledding

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the helicopter base, a 5~30 minute walk from your cruise ship, depending on which pier you are coming from. An optional shuttle, the Skagway Municipal and Regional Transit (SMART Bus) is available to take guests to/from the docks to the helicopter base for an additional fee on the day of the tour. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

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 mushers will let you get close and snuggly with their team.

You will be given the opportunity to run the sled with your musher if you wish.

Each sled can accommodate 4 guests.

There is a maximum of 6 passengers per helicopter. If there are more than 6 passengers, multiple helicopters will fly at the same time and land at the dog camp together.

There are two front seats and four rear seats; FAA safety guidelines require seating positions to be assigned based on the weight and balance of all passengers for each helicopter.

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 sightings are not guaranteed.

There are no age restrictions for this tour. Children under 2 can ride for free on an adult's lap.

All bags must be stored at the helicopter base and are not allowed on tour.

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

Food and drink are not allowed during this tour.

Food and drink are not provided while on tour.

Adult and child prices are the same for this tour. There is no charge for infants under 2 years old and they will be required to ride on a guardian's lap.

Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven and occasionally icy surfaces.

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


85 total


Lauren P

On Aug 2023

Was the highlight of our Alaskan vacation!! Can't recommend enough!!

Laura D

On Aug 2023


James B

On Aug 2023

Fantastic! From the professionalism of the helicopter pilots, Jeremy, our affable and awesome musher, and those loveable sled dogs, this was the trip of a lifetime. We had two grandkids with us, age 5 and 7. Not sure who enjoyed it more, us or them!

Carol K

On Aug 2023

While all of the employees were great, I rated it two stars as too much time was spent on taking pictures with the dogs and talking, rather than actual dog sledding. Did not have value for the price paid.

Nicole H

On Jul 2023

I wish everyone could experience this excursion. Trust me, it is worth the money. The helicopter ride up to the base camp gave spectacular views and once we arrived, the musher's brought us over to their pack of dogs. We were able to pet and love on each one. Seeing their excitement as they or other packs began to get chained up for the ride was amazing. They LOVE what they do and were born for that. I'm a dog lover and you can tell these dogs are well take care of and to witness their passion and excitement to take us for a ride was pure joy and exhilarating. Each person gets a chance to stand up and lead the dogs. Well, honestly the musher is doing the leading :) but to stand up and pretend was a blast. If you're torn between excursions, choose this once in a lifetime experience!


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Duration: 2 hours

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Duration: 2 hours

Under 250 lbs.

Passenger (Ages 2+): $659.00

Ages: 2+

250lbs+ Passenger: $809.00

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