Juneau

Sled Dog Discovery in Juneau

Juneau, USA
Sled Dog Discovery in Juneau
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

While in Alaska, it can be hard to find activities for the whole family to agree on. This sled dog discovery tour in Juneau is the perfect solution—kids and people of all ages are sure to be excited to visit with the husky puppies. You’ll also learn from a musher all about dog sledding in Alaska and ride down a 1-mile (1.6-kilometers) track with a team of huskies, too.
  • Race down a dog-sled trail in Juneau with a team of 16 huskies
  • Spend time with Alaskan husky puppies under staff supervision
  • A musher teaches you all about dog sledding in Alaska
  • Choose from a wide variety of times to best suit your busy schedule

What's Included

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Food and drinks

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Mount Roberts Tramway
    490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA

    Please meet your guide at the pick-up location 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time, our representative will be there holding a sign with the name of your excursion on it. Our guides will be wearing green! We will meet you at the base of the Mt. Roberts Tram.

Pickup point

  • Juneau, AK, USA

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Departure Point: Please meet your guide at the pick-up location 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time, our representative will be there holding a sign with the name of your excursion on it. Our guides will be wearing green! We will meet you at the base of the Mt. Roberts Tram. We will be standing where the cables come out of the building.  Because you will be adventuring into the beautiful Alaskan outdoors it is necessary to be prepared with appropriate clothing for inclement weather. It is a good idea to dress in layers, and include a rain or waterproof jacket. Also, for your comfort, sturdy walking shoes are recommended.   Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please be sure to include personal number incase we need to contact you day of excursion!
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Operated by AlaskaX

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.

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      Reviews

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      56 reviews
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      Best experience
      Lyudmyla_B, May 2024
      Dog sliding is perfect experience. Thank you for all team. We are very excited The dogs trained perfectly.
      just do it
      Cari_N, May 2024
      My daughter loved this experience. She laughed with joy the entire time. I loved how you could really tell that everyone there really loved the dogs.
      Fun joy ride with dogs!
      Kendall_K, May 2024
      The team was right at the drop off point after taking a bus from the port. They drove us to the dogs and the driver was amazing and gave us great information it made the time in the van fly by. When we got there we got to take a sled dog ride which was great fun and the staff member even took pictures for us! Then we got time to pet the dogs! They were still harnessed so it was a little hard to get cuddly but we got some very good pets and ear / butt scratches. Then we learned about the Iditarod. Then it was time for hot chocolate by the fire. And we got to meet the doggy mom's. There were two. It was very hard to put them but I understand. You do not want to stress the mom's when they are growing pups. Then we left. My main complaint is it felt the time was too short.
      Sled dog pats
      Kath_S, May 2024
      It was so good to learn about, pat the dogs. Unfortunately there were two mumma dogs almost ready to give birth but hadn't so we didn't get any puppy cuddles.
      This is a good cause and a great experience.
      Heather_K, Mar 2024
      This was one of the highlights of our trip. You are with actual racing dogs. They are so fast you buckle into the sled!!! There is no wifi so bring cash to tip. It is worth doing this trip. You learn a lot but have a great time.
      A mush-do!
      Melissa_M, Sep 2023
      A mush-do on your trip to Juneau! The service and experience were spectacular and the puppies were the cutest!
      Dog Sled
      Janet_L, Sep 2023
      Wonderful people. Would do this excursion again . Well done despite bad weather. Highly recommend !!!
      Dog slid
      RODGER_B, Sep 2023
      Must do. This was a totally amazing experience. The tour guide explained everything and was very knowledge
      The dog handlers really...
      Paul_H, Sep 2023
      The dog handlers really cared about the dogs. They're well cared for and very friendly. This is a good excursion if you want to see sled dogs work.
      Pure joy and professionalism
      Linda_T, Aug 2023
      It was an honor to mush with Robert Riddington (grandson of Iditarod founder) and some of the 2023 Iditarod winning dogs. And of course holding puppies was the icing on the cake. Such a perfect day.
      The best part of the...
      Jeri_B, Aug 2023
      The best part of the excursion was holding the 4 week old puppies. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience.
      Fun excursion great for kids of all ages
      Berta_B, Aug 2023
      Holding adorable puppies, getting to know the mushers and their lives, and riding on a sled pulled by a team of great dogs made this a great excursion
      So much fun!
      Jane_B, Aug 2023
      Had a great time with the dogs. Excellent guide who was very informative about her dogs and the races. You could feel the dogs excitement when they knew it was time to pull the cart we were on and then, meet and learn about each dog and their temperament. Very informative, even my friend who doesn’t care and is somewhat fearful of dogs, enjoyed the ride. Plus, holding the puppies was a plus!
      Awesome
      Thomas_K, Aug 2023
      Love the dog sled ride and time with the puppies. It was an amazing time. The puppies are adorable. Very friendly staff
      If you love dogs, don’t miss this!
      Heidi_N, Jul 2023
      From start to finish I was welcomed by friendly, knowledgeable staff that provided easy instructions on shuttle services to arriving at venue. Well organized and timely group assignment were made to sled leaders. I loved the energy and felt completely safe with all the dog teams. Enjoyed learning from our guide and the actual ride was unforgettable! Then the grand finale was the puppy encounter! Definitely a highlight of our entire Alaska experience! Thank you for
      Great family adventure for dog lovers
      Jessica_O, Jul 2023
      The bus driver was great. The dog handlers were great and very patient with my kids. The dogs were very well behaved and the puppies are adorable. The camp site is very peaceful and beautiful.
      Lack of communication
      Nicole_H, Jul 2023
      Tour guide never called or texted us where he was We were out by the ship between 5:10- 5:20 Noticed there was another meeting spot and began walking there. Tour guide claimed he called my phone and met me at my ship my phone never rang. Needless to say missed this tour I will never book through this company again lack of communication
      Response from Host, Oct 2023
      Nicole, we are so sorry to hear that you missed the tour during your time in Juneau. Our guides are instructed to contact the guests if they do not see them at the meeting location at the meet time, but sometimes the cell service in Alaska does not work in our favor. Regardless, we apologize for the lack of communication and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your Alaska trip.
      Great experience, BUT
      Bernice_V, Jul 2023
      The adventure was phenomenal. It was professional and courteous. However my only complaint is the persons who answers the phone for the Alaska X. She was condescending, rude and unhelpful. Because I never received any information regarding the meeting spot, the day of I called the company. Whereas the person who answered the phone was belligerent AND told me if I had booked directly with them, I would have received the meetup information. And after her saying that statement she was less than forthcoming regarding the meeting location.
      Response from Host, Oct 2023
      Thank you for taking the time to leave this review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time on tour. However, we are sorry about your unpleasant phone conversation with one of our guest service agents. That is certainly not the type of service we want to provide. We have addressed our guest service team about this to avoid future negative interactions. Again, thank you for the review and for making us a part of your Alaska vacation plans!
      Enjoy the ride. Stay for the puppy time!
      ERICA_T, Jun 2023
      This family of 5 had a great time learning about the dogs, the race, and Douglas Island. We enjoyed the sled ride and felt completely safe. The puppies are the cutest! Tip: We went in mid-June, bring your mosquito repellent!!!!!
      Response from Host, Sep 2023
      Thank you for the positive review! We agree that the puppies are absolutely adorable! We appreciate you making us part of your Alaskan vacation.
      Pups, Mushers and Sled Ride
      Vance_D, Jun 2023
      Our musher was knowledgeable abd answer all the questions we threw at him. The Iditarod talk was good, and of course cuddling with the pups was so enjoyable. I would highly recommend this tour.
      Response from Host, Aug 2023
      Thank you for your positive review! And yes, the puppy cuddles are the best part. You are welcome back anytime!

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