This Juneau adventure excursion begins with a pick-up at the cruise docks and a short ride over to the heli-base. Meet your pilot-guide and go over a brief safety orientation before lifting off for an unforgettable ride. Nervous excitement during take-off is quickly overwhelmed by the majestic views of the expansive glaciated icefields, snow-capped mountain peaks and a seemingly endless horizon of mountains. Your knowledgeable and skilled pilot-guide narrates the journey and soon enough you'll arrive at Herbert Glacier; don't forget this tour is just beginning.
The excitement of the Alaskan husky racers can immediately be felt, and they know that their opportunity to run is close - you won't believe the power that a team of 12-14 dogs can generate! Time with the professional mushers provides an opportunity to learn more about the teams and mushing life, a deeply rooted aspect of Alaskan and Northern culture. After the ride, re-board the helicopter for the return ride where you might say to yourself, "Did that really just happen?".
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.
Looking for more ways to experience Alaska's glaciers? Check out the Glacier Point Wilderness Safari in Skagway for stunning glacier views!
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This excursion was beyond our expectations!!!! The best excursion we took while in Alaska. Something that should definitely not be missed. Scott our pilot was awesome, Jim the musher was friendly, took his time
with us and answered all our questions and it was fantastic spending time on the actual sleds. We would highly recommend this excursion!!
This excursion was a little bit of a splurge for me and my husband but I think it was worth it! It was such an awesome experience I get butterflies just thinking about it. The guides were awesome and helpful. I really appreciated that when we were on the glacier mushing, the trainer gave us opportunities to take pictures so that we could remember our experience. I'm pretty sure I took over 200 pictures during our day in Juneau and I'm so glad I did so I can remember everything.
Even though we were a little bit nervous about booking an excursion not through the cruise ship, it worked out great and we are so glad we booked through Alaska Shore Tours! It was such an incredible experience, my husband and I were in disbelief after we finished and got back on the ship. We couldn't believe what we just experienced! I would definitely recommend this excursion.
Everything went very smoothly for us as we booked this during a stopover on a cruise. The driver was there as planned and got us to the airport right on time. The helicopter ride was incredible and everyone was very professional. Kids and adults alike enjoyed the dog sledding on the glacier. No complaints ...maybe just a bit longer. Overall a wonderful and unforgettable experience.
We highly recommend this tour. The shuttle drivers and ground crew at the airport were very nice and easy going.
The flight up to the glacier was gorgeous. Evan was our pilot with smooth hand on the controls. Smooth flight!
Caleb was our guide on the mountain with his team of dogs. He was fun to talk to, as well as the other guides up there. The dogs were fun to pet and talk to. So much character in each one of those dogs.
Landing on the glacier for the second landing was great. We were encouraged to drink the glacial water, and it was so clean and pure.
We will definitely book this trip again on a future trip to Alaska. Hands down beats the dry land sledding offered by other companies, as I've compared photos and videos I've seen online.
Wonderful experience. Would recommend this tour for anyone. Flight to Glacier was good but pilot needs to commentate more on the area. Overall experience the sled and dogs were a experience to be had.