- Round-trip transportation from your Juneau cruise ship terminal!
- English-speaking certified guide!
- Experience helicopter flightseeing over the world-famous Juneau ice field and glaciers!
- Learn about and try out dog sledding on a real glacier - Herbert Glacier!
- Get incredible flightseeing and dog sledding adventure pictures from above Alaska!
- Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy the unique sights of Juneau and Alaska!
Note that the departure times vary slightly each day. Please indicate if you want an AM or PM departure and the most convenient time will be assigned to you. All departure times will be at least one hour after the ship's arrival time. Space sells out very quickly!
After transferring 30 minutes from your Juneau cruise pier downtown to the Mendenhall Valley heliport, you will weigh/check in with the staff before boarding your Juneau flightseeing shore excursion helicopter. The pilot will place you in the helicopter based on the total weight of the guests. On average, the helicopter can hold up to six guests and there is a maximum of 16 per departure. Then it is time to take off. Your experienced helicopter excursion pilot will lift off giving you views back towards Juneau and across the Mendenhall Valley.
In no time at all, you are over the enormous ice formations, looking down at deep-blue crevasses and glistening ice rivers while turning your head back and forth for the once-in-a-lifetime views on either side.
Your helicopter flightseeing excursion pilot will fly over the spectacular rock formations and icefalls of the Juneau Icefield as you head towards your dogsled camp on Herbert Glacier.
Upon arriving at the helicopter and dog sled excursion camp, the professional staff will provide training and instructions on everything you need to know about dog sledding in Juneau Alaska. There will also be stories about the famous Iditarod race, and time to ask questions before it's time to mush. You will break into dog sledding teams of two (one sitting, one standing) as you take your turn feeling the thrill of speeding over the ice under dog-power. Your time on the glacier consists of approximately 30 minutes with the mushers for your orientation and approximately 30 minutes with the dogs and sled, allowing everyone a chance to ride the sled as you take turns. The actual time on the sled is approximately 5-6 minutes.
Before your sightseeing excursion helicopter takes you back to base and civilization, you will have some free time so make sure to get some pictures with the Alaskan sled dogs in their snowy territory.
Upon arrival at the helipad near the airport, your transportation will be waiting to take you back downtown to your Juneau cruise ship terminal, approximately 30 minutes away.
PLEASE NOTE: After booking this Juneau Excursion you will be redirected to our "Additional Info" page where the operator requires the following information for each participant: Name and weight (dressed in shoes).