A Family Friendly Tour
You will be picked up at your cruise ship dock and transported to the heliport where you will start this very special adventure. The helicopter flight is only one part of this legendary experience that includes flying over the Juneau Ice Field to the dog camp, a kennel tour and the dogsled ride. When you take off, glaciers are seemingly within arm’s reach. Glacier-carved mountains will unfold in front of your eyes as you embark on your flight to the camp. When you arrive at your destination, you will share this adventure with 80 Alaskan huskies and hear unique personal accounts of the Iditarod, back country experiences and have an opportunity to ask questions.
FEEL THE EXCITEMENT as the team is hooked up, then….YOU’RE OFF! Imagine yourself standing on the runners of a dog sled with a team of huskies loping across the ancient snowfields nestled among the peaks of the vast Juneau Icefield. The lure of the trail and the thrill of driving a dog team creates this “ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE!” The actual tour is approximately 1.5 hours from lifting off at the heliport to return. You will need to allow a total of 3 hours for transportation to and from the cruise ship dock.
WHAT TO WEAR: Dress warmly and in layers. The temperature on the glacier is usually 10 – 15 degrees cooler than in town. You will be outfitted with a glacier over-boot and rain pants prior to embarking on your trip.. Don’t forget your sunglasses! Hats and gloves are available when you arrive at your destination should you forget to bring yours. Remember to bring your camera and plenty of film. These tours are for EVERYONE. No minimum fitness level is required.
Book this adventure in advance so you won’t be disappointed. This excursion is limited to ONLY 12 passengers per hour with 6 per helicopter. This excursion must be paid in full at the time of the booking.
PLEASE NOTE: Passenger names and weights are required by the FAA for weight and balance calculations and flight manifesting. To ensure your safety and comfort, passengers weighing 280 pounds or more will be reserved extra space on board the helicopter and will be charged an additional $100 for a comfort seat.
Where are we picked up for this tour, do we need to get a cab?
How many passengers are in the helicopter?
Are there special rates for children?
What if our combined weights are under the 280 lb limit – if one person weighs 260 lbs and another person in our group weighs 100 lbs – do we still have to pay the extra “over 280 lb fee” ?
Can we all drive the sled?
What happens if our trip is cancelled due to weather or safety conditions?