Skagway Dogsled & Glacier Flightseeing Helicopter Tour

The Skagway dogsled & glacier flightseeing helicopter tour is one that you do not want to miss!

Combine your helicopter flightseeing tour with Alaska's favorite sport - dogsledding. Whether it's the thrill of driving a sled, playing with puppies, flying through breath-taking scenery, or getting to be a part of the largest sub-artic dogsled camp operation in the world, this excursion is for you!

From the pier, a short transfer brings you to the heliport where, following a safety video, you are outfitted with boots and vests and loaded onto the helicopter. Once airborne, soar over stunning glaciers and snow fields, before landing at the Skagway dog camp situated on the Denver Glacier.

Leave your aircraft behind to become acquainted with the world of "mushing" and dogsledding. You have the option to either stand on the sled and mush, or relax in the sled and observe the breathtaking environment around you. A truly authentic Alaskan adventure, this outing enables you to meet the professional mushers and their friendly dogs that have made the Iditarod dog race famous.

Included: Boots and vest.

Choosing Departure Time: "Morning Departure" (range of 8:15am - 11:45am) or "Afternoon Departure" (range of 12:15pm - 5:45pm). Once your order is received, we will contact you with all options within your preference to finalize the reservation.

Please note: Guests weighing 250lbs or more, with all clothing and camera, are required to purchase a seat surcharge. Extra space will be reserved on the helicopter. Guests are not able to stay on the helicopter at the glacier. Please dress appropriately for weather and conditions. Children under 2 can ride for free on adult's lap.

Duration: 2 hours (Roundtrip from downtown Skagway. Dog Sledding: 35-40 minutes. Flight Time: 1 hour.)

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Headsets to listen to the narration by your pilot
  • Traction overboots
  • Rain jacket if needed

Requirements:

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

Duration: 2 hours. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 30 minutes preflight safety briefing and preparation
  • 30 minutes glacier flightseeing via helicopter
  • 60 minutes at the dog camp with approx 40 minutes of dogsledding

Can I pet and play with the sled dogs?

Yes, the dogs love human interaction and the mushers 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 with your 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 there are more than 6 passengers, multiple helicopters will fly at the same time and land at the dog 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 sightings are not 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. There is no charge for infants under 2 years old and they will be required to ride on a guardian's lap. 

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.

Want to learn more about our dogsledding tours?

Check out our blog for more details on all of the dogsledding tours we offer: http://alaska-shoreexcursions.com/blog/alaska-dog-sled-tours!

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Duration: 2 hours


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Adult: $519.00

250lbs+ Adult: $619.00

Child (2-12): $519.00

Infant - Free (Under 2): $0.00

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