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$519.00

4.89 out of 5 based on 37 customer ratings
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Helicopter & Dogsled Glacier Excursion

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A helicopter ride over jaw-dropping landscapes, huskies by the dozen, and a thrilling ride across the icy surface of the Herbert Glacier – helicopter dogsledding tours have to be the ultimate Alaskan adventure! Dogsledding in Juneau is the highlight of many an Alaskan adventure, and the unique Helicopter and Dogsled Glacier Excursion includes a thrilling helicopter ride over the spectacular Juneau Icefield, as well as a landing right on the Herbert Glacier, where your team of huskies is waiting excitedly to take you on a mushing adventure across the icy landscape. Dogsledding in Juneau is an indelible part of local culture and history that lives on today, and with this excursion you’ll have the opportunity to spend time with professional mushers and learn more about their amazing huskies and the mushing life. Each dogsled is pulled by a team of 12-14 huskies, and you have the choice of riding on the runners or being comfortably seated inside the sled itself. At the signal from their musher, the dogs are off and loping across the icy snowfields at a pace you won’t believe! Then, back at the dog camp, it’s time to thank your tail-wagging team and have your photograph taken with them, dressed in traditional Iditarod Trail dogsled gear if you so wish!

The heli-base is located just a short ride from the cruise docks in Juneau, and your tour lasts for 1.5 hours from take-off to your return to the helicopter base. As with all other helicopter dogsledding tours, you’ll meet your pilot/guide and receive a brief safety orientation before boarding your helicopter. Any initial nerves will be quickly quelled by your total absorption in the bird’s-eye view of spellbinding icefields and endless snow-capped mountains. On landing at Herbert Glacier you’ll meet your dog team and their mushers and be readied for your exhilarating dash across the snowfields! And besides being great fun, dogsledding in Juneau will take you below beautiful mountains you’ll have to see to believe. On your helicopter ride back to base, you will have a real appreciation of the important role that huskies and their mushers played in opening up the vast Alaskan wilderness. Helicopter dogsledding tours are in high demand during the summer season in Juneau, so be sure to book early for this amazing experience!
Note: For a slightly longer experience and an extra glacier landing, you might consider the Helicopter & Dogsled Glacier Excursion with Extra Landing for the ultimate experience.

3 Hours Duration

A full hour on the glacier


See Juneau’s Massive Icefield

With landing on remote Herbert Glacier


Husky Dogsled Ride

Across a wild snowfield


Limited Availability

Book early to guarantee a spot

Port

Juneau

Type

Helicopter, Husky Sled Dog, Top 10

Length

3 hours

Adult Rate

$519.00

Child Rate

There is no child rate for this tour. All participants will be charged at the adult rate.

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.

Accessibility

To ensure the comfort of all travelers, passengers must weigh less than 280 lbs (clothed weight) in order to travel in the helicopter., This tour is for everyone – no minimum fitness level required., Passenger names and weights are required by the FAA for weight and balance calculations and flight manifesting.

Other Restrictions

There is a no bag policy in the 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.

Cancellation Policy

In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour., Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty., Including 'Flex Cancel' allows refunds up until 24-hours before the tour., Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with 'Flex Cancel') are nonrefundable.

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37 reviews for Helicopter & Dogsled Glacier Excursion

  1. 5 out of 5

    Best money spentThe sky was clear when we went in early August. The experience is unparalleled: amazing views, friendly staff, and cute dogs. I would skip all other tours on this trip just to pay for this one.

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Amazing helipcopter & dog sled tourThe helicopter transport and was very professional and well organized. The pilot was friendly and the team at the dog sled base made our experience really special. The dogs themselves were friendly and I was able to hold a puppy! Great weather, great team, well organized. We would recommend highly!

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Helicopter Dog Sled TourWe loved our helicopter and dog sled tour! A definite highlight of our Alaska trip. The customer service was outstanding and the dogs were amazing. We highly recommend it!

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Best way to see Alaska!
    Well-run excursion and great animals to love!

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  5. 5 out of 5

    Best experience ever!I will never forget this experience! This is the best part of Alaska. They exceeded my expectations!

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    Is the dogsled tour on an actual glacier?

    Answer: Yes, the dogsled operator is flown up via helicopter early in the season and sets up camp on the Herbert Glacier in advance of the summer tours.

    Will there be snow at the dog camp?

    Answer: Yes. Our dog sleds are similar to any you might see in professional competition and require a certain amount of snow in order to operate.

    Will I get to stand and mush the dogsled team?

    Answer: You do have the option and opportunity to stand in the musher’s position while on the dogsled tour. For safety reasons, the actual dogsled musher will be able to assume control of the dogsled at all times, but will give you instructions on how to safely control the sled for the duration of your trip.

    How many passengers per helicopter?

    Answer: Each helicopter can seat up to 6 passengers, provided the weight and balance calculations work out in each aircraft.

    How many people per dogsled?

    Answer: Each team of 10 – 12 Alaskan huskies is hooked up to a double sled arrangement, which allows for up to 5 passengers per dogsled team. We generally keep bookings at 12 passengers each hour, so the usual load out for each team is 4 passengers, but we can make just about any grouping work.

    What if my tour group is larger than 6 people?

    Answer: There are several helicopters available at the base and can make accommodations for larger groups with advance notice. If your group exceeds 6 passengers and requires the use of multiple aircraft, we instruct the pilots to coordinate landing locations on the glacier so that you can have your landing time together.

    Why do you land on the Herbert Glacier?

    Answer: We find the Herbert Glacier to be of particular charm and seclusion. Most passengers on our helicopter tours feel like they’re the only people in the world while on their glacier landing, and we like to keep it that unique and exclusive for everyone.

    Will the pilot get out with us?

    Answer: Definitely. Your pilot will act as your guide for your entire helicopter tour, including the time you’ll spend on the glacier. This allows for a truly focused tour experience.

    Will we see wildlife on the tour?

    Answer: There is a good chance wildlife will be seen during your tour, either in flight or while on the glacier. However, this is not a wildlife viewing tour and we cannot guarantee you will see wildlife.

    Can children come on the tour?

    Answer: Absolutely! We are more than happy to accommodate children of all ages and there are several car seats available for customers to use.

    What happens if the weather is too bad to fly?

    Answer: If the weather is just not cooperating and the pilots determine that it’s too bad to fly, we’ll do our best to reschedule you to a later time of day that works for you. If you choose not to reschedule or we can’t find a time that works for you, our refund policy clearly states that refunds due to weather canceled flights are refunded in full.

    What if I need extra help on the tour?

    Answer: Your pilot will be with you the entire tour, so they’ll be happy to lend a helping hand whenever necessary. If you require extra assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us ahead of your tour and discuss your particular needs.

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