Juneau Dog Sled World & Taku Glacier Helicopter Adventure

THIS TOUR IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2017 SEASON!

This truly Alaskan adventure gives you the rare opportunity to mush your own dogsled team across a snow-capped glacier in Juneau's backyard.

Begin your adventure with a helicopter flightseeing trip over the Juneau Icefield, one of nature's most beautiful landscapes that is accessible only by air. You'll soar over the Taku Glacier, which is the only advancing glacier in Southeast Alaska and recognized as the deepest and thickest temperate glacier known in the world.

Experience the unique thrill of zipping across a glacier behind a team of huskies. Our exclusive dogsled camp is located on the picturesque middle branch of the Norris Glacier. You'll learn the tricks of the trade from seasoned veterans of the legendary Alaskan Iditarod Race. Master the all-important commands of Hike! Gee! & Haw!

Forget horsepower, this tour is about dog power!

Please note: Persons weighing 240lbs or more must pay an additional $100 surcharge for safety reasons. Please purchase the "240lbs+ Adult" ticket if this is the case. Child prices are the same as adult prices. Children under the age of 2 are not permitted on this tour.

Duration: 3 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal. Flight time: 45 minutes. Dogsled/glacier time: 1 hour)

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Traction overboots
  • Water and hot beverages are available at the helicopter base
  • Secure bag check area to store their items

Requirements:

  • Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven and occasionally icy surfaces
  • No bags, iPads, or Tablets are allowed in the aircraft
  • Dress in layers and sunglasses are highly recommended
  • Children under the age of 2 are not permitted on this tour

Duration: 3 hours. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 40 minutes roundtrip transportation
  • 25 minutes preflight safety briefing and preparation
  • 45 minutes glacier flightseeing via helicopter
  • 1 hour at the dog camp w/ approx 45 minutes of dogsledding

Can I pet and play with the sled dogs?

Yes, the dogs love human interaction and the musher's will let you get close and snuggly with their team.

Do I get to drive the dogsled?

You will be given the opportunity to run the sled alongside our professional musher if you wish.

How many passengers ride in the sled together? 

Each sled can accomodate 4-5 guests.

How many passengers ride in the helicopter together?

There is a maximum of 6 passengers per helicopter. If your party is larger than 6 passengers, multiple helicopters will take your group and land at the dog sled camp together.

What is the seating arrangement in the helicopter?

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

What is the temperature on the glacier? 

The average temperature is between 15-20°F cooler than on the ground

Will I see any wildlife or bears on this tour?

Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour, however this is not a designated wildlife tour and nothing can be guaranteed.

Are there any age restrictions for children?

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

Can I bring a backpack?

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

Can I bring my own food or drink?

Food and drink are not allowed during this tour.

Are food and drink included?

Water and hot beverages are available at the helicopter base, no food or drink is provided while on tour.

Are there child prices?

Adult and child prices are the same for this tour.

Are there any physical requirements for this tour?

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

What type of clothing should I wear?

Layered clothing, hats, gloves and sunglasses are strongly recommended.

Do you offer any discounts or promotions?

We offer the local wholesale rates for all of our tours because we feel that everyone should get the same lowest price possible regardless of how many excursions you book. No tricks, no gimmicks, no hidden fees.

Do you offer tours for large groups?

Definitely, arrangements of tours for groups or large families are possible. Please contact us with your group requirements.

Can multiple families book this tour and be together?

Yes! Multiple families may join the same tour as long as adequate space is available and the maximum is not exceeded.

What happens if my ship is delayed getting into port?

If your ship is late, please call your tour operator so that your tour time can be adjusted. If an alternate tour time is not compatible with your schedule, your ticket will be fully refunded with no fees or penalty.

What if my tour is cancelled due to bad weather?

All tours that cancel because of weather will be fully refunded with no fees or penalties.

Where do I meet the tour operator to be picked up for my excursion?

All tours pick-up either at your cruise ship or within a short walking distance of your cruise ship unless otherwise noted. When you purchase your excursion, your ticket will be sent to you via email with detailed meeting instructions and emergency contact information. If you have any questions relating to a specific excursion, please contact the tour operator listed on your ticket.

How close is the pick-up location to the cruise ship?

This will vary from port to port. Most excursions meet you either in front of your cruise ship or within a maximum 5-10 minute walk from your ship unless otherwise noted. All pertinent directions and details will be listed on your ticket.

What happens if the excursion runs late and I miss my ship?

We guarantee that your tour will return on time. If you were to miss your cruise ship because the tour did not return on time, we will comp your hotel, food, and flight costs associated with meeting your cruise ship the next day. We have never had a passenger miss their ship.

Does the tour include transportation?

Yes. All tours pick up from the main cruise ship terminal and include round-trip transportation unless otherwise specified for the specific tour.

What if I am unable to print my ticket before I arrive in port?

All reservations are saved under the name you purchased your excursions and are kept on file with your tour operator. Having your tickets in-hand is the optimal choice to avoid confusion because the directions and meeting instructions are included. Please contact us if you are unable to print the tickets.

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Duration: 3 hours


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Adult: $599.00

240lbs+ Adult: $699.00

Child (2 -12): $599.00

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  • Alaska Shore Excursions
  • 212 Admiral Way Ste. 5 Juneau, Alaska 99801
  • 1-888-586-8489