The famed Mendenhall Glacier is the destination for this exhilarating dogsled tour. This tour is similar to our Juneau Dog Sledding & Glacier Helicopter Tour in experience, the biggest difference being the destination of the dogsled camp!
Embark on your helicopter ride after your complimentary transfer from your cruise ship. After a quick safety briefing, you'll soar high above Juneau's mountainous terrain before landing on the glacier for the dogsledding portion of this tour. The camp is situated atop the 12-mile long Mendenhall Glacier and is full of excited Alaskan huskies waiting to take you on your thrilling mushing experience across the snow.
After the mushing experience concludes, spend some time snuggling the puppies before heading back to Juneau on the 30-minute scenic flight.
Choosing Departure Time: For the time option, please select which ship you are on. For the Departure Time Range, please select either 'Request Morning Departure (between 8:15am - 11:45am)' or 'Request Afternoon Departure (between 12:15pm - 5:45pm).' Once your order is received, we will contact you via email with all options within your preference to finalize the reservation.
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.
Duration: 3 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal. Flight time: 30 minutes. Dogsled/glacier time: 1 hour)
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. Carry-on bags (including purses, backpacks and camera/video bags), GoPro Extension poles, selfie-sticks, any tablet device (including iPads and iPad minis), Drones and animal of any kind are not permitted on this 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.
Are there restrooms available during this tour?
There are restroom facilities at the helicopter base before you depart on your tour, but there are no restrooms available on the glacier.
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Want to learn more about our dogsledding tours?
Check out our blog for more details on all of the dogsledding tours we offer: https://alaska-shoreexcursions.com/blog/alaska-dog-sled-tours!