Juneau

Juneau Shore Excursions: Juneau Helicopter Tour & Dogsledding Experience

Juneau, USA
Juneau Shore Excursions Juneau Helicopter Tour and Dogsledding Experience

From $677.95

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-You will not receive a refund if you cancel.

  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Flight time: 25 to 30 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

With this incredible tour, you’ll start with a helicopter flight over the ancient glaciers of the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield. After seeing this marvel of Mother Nature from above, you’ll land at a remote glacier camp for yet another ride on the wild side: zooming across the Alaskan tundra—high, rugged mountains surrounding you—pulled by a rambunctious group of Alaskan huskies. It’s truly an only-in-Alaska experience.
  • Multiple pick-up locations available in Juneau or hassle-free transport
  • Shuttles operate one hour before flight time for cruise ship passengers
  • While dogsledding, choose between riding the runners or sitting back and relaxing
  • Feel alone in the Alaskan wilderness on this small-group tour (12 travelers maximum)

What's Included

  • Round-trip helicopter flight
  • Dog mushing experience
  • Transportation to and from facilites
  • Pilot
  • Dog musher guide
  • Boots and raincoats, if needed
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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End point

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Pickup details

If you are arriving on a ship or staying at a hotel in downtown Juneau, you will meet outside, under the cables of the Goldbelt Mt. Roberts Tram (490 S Franklin St) at your pick-up time. Find a Coastal Representative dressed in bright orange holding a yellow sign that reads 'Coastal Helicopters' to be checked in. If you are staying at a hotel near the airport, you will be met by a Coastal Representative outside the main doors of the lobby. We will be contacting you regarding your pick up details.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Total weight per passenger: 500 lbs
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please ensure to select the correct passenger option when booking your tour. The space inside the aircraft and we want to guarantee everyone will be comfortable in the helicopter. Selecting the improper option or misreporting weight can cause tour delays and cancellations without refund.
  • No-bag policy. If you have medical needs that require a carry on, please note at time of booking. All bags brought to base will be stored in the tour office until you return from your flight
  • Dress warmly and in layers, and wear rubber-soled shoes such as a light hiking boot or athletic shoes. The tour company will provide overshoes and can supply raincoats as needed. Remember to bring your camera, film and binoculars!
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative time or full refund
  • Please ensure your weight is in the correct format (kgs/lbs) when you include your weight at checkout
  • WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS – Please remember that each passenger will be weighed at our facilities. Be sure accurate weights have been reported and proper passenger types have been selected for each passenger. Misreporting weights or selecting the wrong passenger type may cause tour delays and cancellations without refunds.
  • Failure to provide mandatory information will result in cancellation of bookings. You must provide individual weights and pick up location details.
  • Coastal Helicopters will try our best to accommodate parties/families in the same helicopter. However, we cannot guarantee seating as it is all based on helicopter weight and balance, as well as the other parties within the flight. This will be determined at the time of check in once everyone on the flight has weighed in. Should your family/party be in split into multiple helicopters, the landing will happen together. Please also note that lap children are NOT allowed, and each passenger must purchase a full fare ticket.
  • Please get in touch with us if you have limited mobility as we would like to make this tour as comfortable and accessible to you as we can.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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William_R
This was an awesome experience! The helicopter ride and the ability to see the topography from above was stunning, loved landing on the glacier and the dog sledding experience was phenomenal. The dogs are happy and healthy. Loved that there were puppies we could hold. The guides were great, safety practices were robust and everyone who worked there was awesome from start to finish. I would do it again in a heartbeat and would highly recommend it. Great experience.

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Heart Broken
GrantJ_G, May 2024
Being told my tour was cancelled 1/2 hr before the start. I had to book another tour which was more expensive than the one I booked through Viator
GO on this tour!!
MaryKay_T, Aug 2023
These guys are first class from greeting you at the cruise dock to narrating the city on the way to the helicopter to the actual ride and dog sled camp. LOTS of good info and such a fun thing to dogsled on the actual glacier vs just on a road. Highly highly recommended tour!
The helicopter flight...
Caleb_D, Aug 2023
The helicopter flight over the mountains to the snow field was incredible! I saw at least 30 waterfalls. Our musher was friendly and knowledgeable. The dogsled tour was very fun. Overall, this was an easily accessible, once in a lifetime adventure that even my 84 year old grandmother was able to enjoy.
Do not miss an opportunity of a lifetime
Sheri_M, Aug 2023
This was the most exciting, awesome, fantastic adventure of a lifetime. The helicopter ride was stunning with sweeping views of surrounding glaciers and beautiful mountains and forest. Arriving at the dog camp was surreal, surrounded by stunning vistas and the sound of happy barking dogs. The musher was so friendly and we had a fantastic sled ride and he gave us a photo break where the dogs could rest and we could pet them to our hearts' content. Then another highlight was holding 2 month old puppies, which my children will never forget. Another incredible helicopter ride back to the airport. This is the most worthwhile adventure and I could not recommend it more. It does frequently get canceled due to weather (not their fault and people should not leave bad reviews on a company for something out of their control). Just have a back up plan but if you're able to do this, you are in for a treat.
Bucket List - Check!
Andrew_I, Aug 2023
The helicopter ride through the mountains was breathtaking and dog sledding was a memory of a lifetime!!
Once in a Lifetime Experience!
Chelsea_K, Jul 2023
Wow wow wow! This excursion was unreal! It was worth every penny. We had the most amazing time! Everything ran so smoothly from the pick up, to the helicopter ride to the dog sledding. The views from the glacier were just stunning. I felt like we landed on another planet. It absolutely took my breath away. The dogs were so sweet and it was so cool to be able to do real snow dog sledding in the summer. We looked at other tours that do it without snow, but nothing can compare to a real snow dog sledding experience. The dogs were so sweet and we enjoyed loving on our whole team as we took sporadic breaks during our ride. Everyone got the opportunity to ride the rails, as well as sit up front. Our guide was very knowledgable and cool. After our ride, we got to snuggle some of the adorable puppies before we took the helicopters back down to the town. Such an unforgettable experience and the highlight of our whole Alaska trip!
OIL- Once in a lifetime experience
Alaka_P, Jul 2023
Dog sled was phenomenal, people who worked on glacier had a story of their own and shared individual experiences. Very friendly group, took our pictures. Well organized tour and everything done on timely basis. I wish the helicopter pilots were friendly and gave a narration of the sites
Unbelievable!
Andrew_L, Jul 2023
Nothing more Alaskan than dogsledding and aviation! Absolutely awesome experience. The staff were super friendly and professional. They all work hard to make this a high quality and meaningful tour, and it shows!
Just book it!
Alicia_S, Jul 2023
What a great experience! Company easy to find once we got of cruise ship. Helicopter ride was great and so was dog sledding. Make sure to pack gloves, beanies and other warm gear as it is cold on the glacier! Would do it all over again.
Bucket List ✅
Rosa_S, Jul 2023
It was my bucket list dream. The pilot was very friendly and that ride was amazing. Dogsledding was very interesting and fun!
Awesome Experience
William_R, Jul 2023
This was an awesome experience! The helicopter ride and the ability to see the topography from above was stunning, loved landing on the glacier and the dog sledding experience was phenomenal. The dogs are happy and healthy. Loved that there were puppies we could hold. The guides were great, safety practices were robust and everyone who worked there was awesome from start to finish. I would do it again in a heartbeat and would highly recommend it. Great experience.
Dogsledding dream come true
Jason_G, Jun 2023
This turned out to be one of the best experiences of our lives! Getting to the heliport was a quick 15min van ride. The helicopter pilot made it a very smooth ride with lots of sightseeing locations on the way to the glacier. Arriving at dogsledding camp was a sight to behold with a huge snow field ready for dogsledding. Our musher had full control of the dogs and the dogsled, made scheduled stops for us to rotate who got to stand in the back of the sled, pet the dogs, and take pictures. And after we finished the sledding we got to pet little puppies! It’s fun for the whole family and I highly recommend this excursion! A++
Worth every penny!
Sean_O, Jun 2023
Great Trip. Friendly team running the excursion. Dogs were awesome and views amazing. We were very pleased with our choice while at Juneau.
Helicopter and dog sledding in Juneau Alaska
DAVID_A, Jun 2023
The helicopter ride was smooth and slow to enable us to enjoy the views. Our guide was nice, informative and passionate about the dogs. The trip was organised very well. Pick up from cruise terminal was easy, the guide held up a clear sign. Be prepared to pay for photos if you wish to do so, lovely photos. Always have good trips with Viator. Thank you.
Best tour ever
Marian_H, Jun 2023
This tour from start to finish was amazing. The highlight of my Alaskan cruise. Helicopter flights were great but the dog sledding was next level. Musters care so beautifully for the dogs and I thought the whole experience was amazing. I would highly recommend that if you have the opportunity do it!
Once in a life time experience, not experienced
Natale_C, May 2023
We got the call at 7:30 that the excursion would be cancelled due to weather by the dog sledding. Totally get it. But they should gave converted the excursion to just the helicopter ride so my family had at least part of the experience. Also, our ships excursion still went to the dog sledding (we saw the line up when we passed). We like viator very much but this was a huge disappointment.
Helicopter & Dog Sledding Excursion
Lisa_C, May 2023
The view of Haines and the Mendenhall/Herbert Glaciers was incredible. The sled dog encampment was huge with 240 huskies. We got our choice of sitting on the sled or standing as well as a chance to pet the dogs. Lots of fun. Musher Josie was very informative.
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Yuhsiang_H, May 2023
Amazing experience! So exciting to have dogs sladding!! Taking helicopter is also an expression!can wait to join the next time
AMAZING
James_K, May 2023
great experience for all ages. The helicopter ride was amazing and all the staff were as well. It's a must do on your bucket list!!
Awesome experience
Joe_B, Jun 2022
All of it, the ride, the camp and the sledding. It was so interesting to talk to the mushers. Wade was awesome.

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