Enjoy an authentic Alaskan dog-sledding excursion in Skagway that combines the unmatched beauty of touring the expansive winter wilderness from a helicopter with taking part in the Alaskan tradition of dog sledding.
In Alaska, this helicopter tour is only the first step on this journey straight out of a Jack London novel. Your experienced pilot will fly you over the massive ice formations, deep-blue crevasses and shimmering ice rivers of Alaska while pointing out the once in a lifetime views out each window. Upon landing at your destination, it's time to take part in Alaska's favorite sport: dog sledding. Glacier-carved peaks open up before you as you approach the hundreds of sled dogs, pups, and staff at the dog sled camp on the Denver Glacier.
Upon arriving at the dog camp, the helpful and professional staff will provide you with training and instructions on the finer points of dog sledding, stories about the famous Iditarod race, and a chance to drive the team yourself. Or, just relax on the sled while enjoying the breathtaking surroundings as the dogs power you through the crisp Alaskan snow.
Your Skagway shore excursion continues with some time to talk with the mushers and play with the 200 or so sled dogs and their pups. Before your helicopter takes you back to the base and civilization, make sure to get some pictures with the Alaskan sled dogs on their snowy home turf.
This helicopter dog sledding adventure excursion includes approximately 30 minutes of roundtrip flying time over the frozen glaciers and breathtaking scenery of Alaska, about 30 minutes with the mushers at the dog camp located on the Juneau Icefield, and approximately 30 minutes of sled time to give everyone a chance to test their dog sledding skills.
This Skagway helicopter shore excursion is the perfect combination of high-flying adventure and authentic Alaskan dog sledding. It's the experience of a lifetime for animal lovers in an environment you can't get anywhere else on earth. Book your tour today because space is limited.
Please Note: According to Federal Aviation Administration regulations, individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device may not transport the device on any flight on their person, in carry-on baggage, in checked baggage, nor offer the device for air cargo shipment. For security, no carry-on bags or water bottles will be allowed on helicopters. A secure location will be provided at the office for storing personal items. For safety reasons, all electronic tablets of all sizes (IPADS etc), drones, GoPro sticks, or other extendible items are not allowed on helicopters. Please do not bring them on tour, as there is no place to store them.
Reviewer: Teri Cadieux
This a great. Flying in the helicopter was amazing over the snow covered mountains. So vass, coming into the camp was so cool to see how they live all summer with the dogs. The sledding was short and the route was not great. Just a big circle, but is was still neat. Visiting with the puppies was also fun, although the time was fast.
We travel 3 weeks every year and love tours...this was by far the best tour in years. The helicopter ride was my favorite part with breathtaking scenery. My husband liked the dog camp the best and our guide Dre was so enthusiastic and full of energy...it made the experience extra special. Yes a little pricey...but worth every penny.
Our Musher was Matt Hall from Smoking Ace Kennels. He was running is own dogs and was very happy to answer all of our questions about everything. We had a dad and daugher with us she around 12 and the dad asked if we could see Matt tent at the end because she complains about camping and he wanted to show her real camping conditions. Matt was so accommodating to let us peek in on his life for 5 month on a glacier. The dogs were all amazing and the best part holding the puppies at the end also letting us know what it feels like to be on the back of the sled standing up! Really it was all amazing and if you are going to book only one excursion and you love dogs this must be it!
This was our second time taking this excursion, this time with our daughter & son-in-law, and grandchildren (ages 5 & 7). A fantastic experience for everyone!! Yes, it is a pricey adventure, but definitely worth it and you will always only remember how amazing it was!!
The helicopter ride was incredible. The dog camp was totally different than I expected. It was very interesting to really learn about the dogs. Mushing was great fun. We even got to play with some puppies.