$549-750 with extra glacier landing – per person
SCHEDULE: Multiple Departures Daily
DURATION: 3 HRS
SUMMARY: Dogsledding on the Herbert, Taku or Mendenhall Glaciers is a one of a kind experience! Forget horsepower, this experience is all about dog power! We orchestrate a thrilling adventure over vast expanses of Alaskan snow on Alaskan Glaciers.
NOTE: Please read full tour description for weight restrictions, what to wear and other tour specific details.
Our local Helicopter companies offer this “once in a lifetime” tour. They have has been thilling guests offerring this ‘once in a lifetime’ dogsled tour since 1997
To start your dogsled experience, you will be picked up at your cruise ship dock and transported to the heliport in our Helicopters vehicles, where you will start your very special adventure. The helicopter flight is only one part of this legendary experience that includes flying over the Juneau Icefield to the dog camp, a kennel tour, and the dogsled ride. When you take off, glaciers are seemingly within arm’s reach and the glacier-carved mountains will unfold in front of your eyes as you embark on your helicopter flight over the Juneau Icefield to the dogsled camp. When you arrive at your destination, you will share this adventure with 80 Alaskan huskies and hear unique personal accounts of the Iditarod, back country experiences and have an opportunity to ask questions. You’ll have ample photo opportunities and can dress up in original Iditarod Trail dogsled gear and finishing bibs.
FEEL THE EXCITEMENT as the team is hooked up, then…. YOU’RE OFF! A team of 12 to 14 dogs will pull the dogsled while you and your family or friends begin your mushing adventure. Imagine yourself standing on the runners of a dogsled with a team of Alaskan huskies loping across the ancient snowfields nestled among the peaks of the vast Juneau Icefield. The lure of the trail and the thrill of driving a dog team creates this “ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE!” You have the choice of riding the runners or being comfortably seated on the sled for the duration of your dogsled ride. We pride ourselves on providing personal service to every participant, keeping your experience one of a kind with small group sizes and excellent mushers. Please ask us about private tours for an exclusive dogsled experience, where you and your family or friends can be the only group in our dog camp to savor your surroundings.
The actual tour is approximately 1.5 hours from lift off at the heliport to return to the helicopter base.
Landings on glaciers inside the Tongass National Forest are under permits issued by the USDA Forest Service.
We will provide transportation to and from the downtown cruise ship docking area or select area hotels at no additional cost. Approximate transport time is 25 minutes each direction and is factored into the overall tour length.
WHAT TO WEAR
Dress warmly and in layers, as the temperature on the glacier is often colder than you are used to. You will be outfitted with a glacier over-boot prior to embarking on your trip, please wear rubber soled shoes such as a light hiking boot or athletic shoes to insure a good fit. Don’t forget your sunglasses, scarf, hat and gloves, and remember to bring your camera with space for lots of pictures! These tours are for EVERYONE, no minimum fitness level is required. If you have any fitness concerns or special needs, please contact us directly before booking your tour.
Restrictions: Passenger names and weights are required by the FAA for weight and balance calculations and flight manifesting. To ensure the comfort of all travelers, passengers weighing weighing 280 pounds (clothed weight) or more must pay an additional $100.00 to secure extra space in the aircraft.
We have a no bag policy in all our aircraft, if you have medical needs that require a carry on, please contact us. All bags brought to base will be stored in the tour office until you return from your flight.