Juneau Sled Dog Discovery with Alaska Shore Tours
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  • Juneau Sled Dog Discovery
  • Juneau Sled Dog Discovery
  • Juneau Sled Dog Discovery
  • Juneau Sled Dog Discovery
  • Juneau Sled Dog Discovery
  • Juneau Sled Dog Discovery
  • Juneau Sled Dog Discovery
  • Juneau Sled Dog Discovery
  • Juneau Sled Dog Discovery
  • Juneau Sled Dog Discovery
  • Juneau Sled Dog Discovery
  • Juneau Sled Dog Discovery
  • Juneau Sled Dog Discovery
  • Juneau Sled Dog Discovery

$135.00

4.61 out of 5 based on 18 customer ratings
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Juneau Sled Dog Discovery

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Fun for the whole family, the Juneau Sled Dog Discovery is your chance to actively participate in Alaska’s state sport of dogsled racing! Meet the huskies and their professional mushers who compete in the annual winter races, take a thrilling one-mile dogsled ride through the Tongass National Forest as part of the huskies’ summer training regime, and help train the athletes of the future by playing with dozens of roly-poly, utterly adorable husky puppies! The Juneau Sled Dog Discovery excursion runs for 2 1/2 hours, including scenic drives to and from the dog camp through the Tongass National Forest from the cruise docks to Douglas Island. Juneau dog sledding is a wonderful way to experience a tradition deeply embedded in Alaskan history and culture, to see the amazing bond between mushers and their husky teams, and to take a happily dizzying ride through the rainforest as the sturdy huskies set a pace you won’t believe. You’ll have just one regret at the end of this heart-warming Alaskan adventure — that you can’t take a puppy home!

Your Juneau dog sledding adventure takes place at a professional racing dog camp a short drive from the city on beautiful Douglas Island. The teams of 14-16 huskies will be jumping with excitement at your arrival, as they know they are about to race! Once you clamber aboard the custom wheeled sled used for summertime practice racing, your musher will give the signal to start and you will be off and dashing down a forest trail lined with giant spruce and hemlock trees. After your thrilling Juneau Sled Dog Discovery ride, you’ll meet a seasoned dog handler and retired sled dog who will give a lively demonstration of the care and training huskies receive from their mushers and handlers. You’ll also learn about the rigors of winter racing and see the equipment used for dogsledding. Then a short nature walk across a suspension bridge overlooking Fish Creek is followed by time with the husky puppies. These cute and cuddly little pooches adore attention, and your pats and cuddles help them socialize — an important contribution to their future athletic success! Juneau dog sledding will be an adventure that you won’t forget!

 

To combine dog sledding with an exhilarating helicopter tour, consider the Helicopter & Dogsled Glacier Excursion.

2 ½ Hours Duration

From pick-up to drop-off


1-Mile Rainforest Ride

On dog-driven wheeled cart


Great for dog lovers!

Includes time with husky puppies


Transportation Provided

Pick-up and drop-off at cruise docks

Port

Juneau

Type

Best Value, Family-friendly, Husky Sled Dog

Length

2 ½ hours

Adult Rate

$135.00

Child Rate

$109.00 (ages 3-12)

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.

Accessibility

Most special needs can be accommodated on this tour. Must have mobility to walk 100 yards either on your own or with assistance. Must be able to raise knee approximately 12 inches.

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.

Customers' review

Rated 4.61 out of 5 stars
18 reviews

18 reviews for Juneau Sled Dog Discovery

  1. 3 out of 5

    Dog sledding musher campThe actual dog sled ride, all of fifteen minutes was the highlight of this excursion; unfortunately the rest of the excursion contained a lot of filler i.e.the suspension bridge, discussion on racing ,drinks puppy petting trying to stretch out the time. All this could have been accomplished in ten minutes. The conversation with the musher describing the dogs was interesting & informative. A lot of this discussion was based on questions asked by the participants. Perhaps , a more structured, scripted approach would be beneficial to the participants. The cost of this excursion was expensive considering the sled ride was 15 minutes.

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Juneau Sled Dog DiscoveryFantastic !!!!
    We had a great time & so glad we did this tour. Overall, it was very informative, exciting & thoroughly enjoyable. The dogs were just delightful & the staff were so dedicated & helpful.
    I would definitely include this tour again & would strongly recommend this to any visitor to the region.
    Sunderland, England.

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Juneau Sled Dog DiscoveryThe sled ride was fun. My daughter, age 4, loved it. We would do it again.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Juneau Sled Dog DiscoveryWant a fun and different thing to do?
    Visit the musher's camp! We were picked up at our ship in a mini bus. Very exciting - loved all the dogs eager to take us for our sled ride. We didn't expect we would pat and cuddle the working dogs as we did. Terrific day.
    Peter and Janet, Melbourne Australia.

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  5. 5 out of 5

    The dog sled and musher camp was an awesome excursion!! From the informative talk to the dog sled ride to the puppies ---it was all a ton of fun! My granddaughters, ages 5 and 7, loved it!! Definitely do if you're in Juneau!!

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    How long is this excursion, and is transportation to and from your camp included?

    Answer: All of our Juneau excursions include transportation to and from your cruise ship dock. The entire excursion (dock to dock) is about 2.5 hours.

    Do I get to drive the sled?

    Answer: No one knows the dogs like their mushers, for this reason, passengers are not allowed to drive the sled. Driving the sled, as well as keeping the dogs in line, takes skills and knowledge that is only acquired through experience.

    How long is the sled ride? Is it bumpy?

    Answer: The sled ride is about a mile long. Sometimes, the ride can be a little bumpy, but our guides are usually able to avoid the bumps well enough. The speed, as well as the exact timing, of the ride is dependent upon both the dogs’ performance as well as the weather on the day of your visit. So, there is truly no way for us to say exactly how fast the sled will go on any given run.

    How many people will fit on the sled?

    Answer: Six guests, plus the musher, go together on the sled. We normally run more than one sled at a time, so we can easily accommodate larger groups.

    Is the sled ride on snow?

    Answer: In both Skagway and Juneau, our excursion takes place on the ground in the woods, and we use a customized summertime wheeled sled. Our summertime sleds are a great way to experience mushing without the cold temperatures and heavy snow of wintertime Alaska.

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