Fly over rainforest, blue crevasses and glacier carved peaks on a spectacular flightseeing tour to the dog sled camp on the upper north branch of the Mendenhall Glacier. Hear tales of the renowned Iditarod race, then drive your team of racing sled dogs or relax in the sled and take in the scenery. After your ride, visit with the mushers and dogs before your helicopter flight back to Juneau.
Note: Flight time is approximately 30 minutes with 55-60 minutes at the dog camp. This tour is not available in early May and late September. Guests 250 lbs. and over are charged an additional rate to reserve two seats for safety and comfort. These spaces are capacity controlled. You will not be able to book this option online. Please call 1.866.625.1167 for assistance with these reservations. This tour is non-refundable.
For more details about this tour please visit: www.alaskahelicoptertours.com
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3 of 3(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Dogsledding On Mendenhall Glacier Via Helicopter
Review 1 for Dogsledding On Mendenhall Glacier Via Helicopter
Perspective when 'driving'. Notice that there are multiple dog sleds in a row.
This was our first and most anticipated shore excursion. It was definitely a really good time. The helicopter views were amazing and the dog sledding was really fun. Everyone that writes a review is so complimentary, it set my hopes up a bit so here's a few heads up: 1. You are seated in the helicopter according to weight and you are CRAMMED in there. I was disappointed that I wasn't in the front or by a window and it was hard to get the pictures that I could have. 2. The dog sledding takes you in a loop, not to any specific part of the mountain you can't already see. Still great views, still fun just to watch the dogs and how much fun they have. Also, it's only 5-10 mph, but I thought that was fine. 3. I thought there were going to be tons of puppies to pet/play with at the end, but there were only 3 for approximately 12-15 people. We were in the third group so we only got about 2 minutes each with one puppy. That was disappointing since we were very excited about that part. 4. (This is neither good nor bad) They give you boots to put on over your shoes, plus other safety equipment so just wear enough to stay warm and they'll take care of the rest.
Those are just some heads up - the main point to be taken from this was that it was really fun and a great trip. I still think the price was steep for the actual excursion but for the experience - I have NO qualms about what we paid.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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Review 2 for Dogsledding On Mendenhall Glacier Via Helicopter
Date:July 19, 2011
Worth the cost
The best excursion anyone could ask for. Dogsledding! The scenery was spectacular and our guide ( I wish could remember her name ) was very very nice.
This is a once in a lifetime experience.
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Review 3 for Dogsledding On Mendenhall Glacier Via Helicopter
Location:Redcliife, QLD, Australia
I traveled with:Family
Cruise Date Month:May
Cruise Date Year:2011
Favorite port:Juneau, Alaska
Date:June 1, 2011
The Best - a MUST DO
We loved this trip from the moment we took of until we returned. Great views of the glacier as you fly by helicopter to the Huskie camp. Plenty of oppertunities to learn about the dogs and sledding before setting off on the snow. This is the 1 excursion you MUST DO!