Dog Sledding on the Mendenhall Glacier by Helicopter

2.75 hours | Juneau | JNU-845
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Points of Interest

  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Glacier Flightseeing
  • Dog Sledding
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What You Visit:

Mendenhall Glacier
A half-mile wide with ice up to 1,800 feet deep, it's no surprise that Mendenhall is the most visited glacier in Alaska. Add the thrill of driving a dog sled through this impressive ice-blue wilderness and you have memories that will last a lifetime. When you arrive at the heliport, you'll don glacier overboots and board the helicopter for your flight over the Mendenhall Glacier. When you pilot sets down at the dog sled camp, you'll meet top professional mushers and their dogs. After learning the how to handle the dogs, you and your fellow amateur mushers will take turns working the dog team or relaxing in the sled, while you experience the unique thrill of zipping across the snow pack of the Mendenhall Glacier behind a team of huskies.

Photo Opportunity:
Once you've finished your exhilarating sled ride, you will have time to talk with the mushers, take pictures and cuddle with the puppies.

What You See Along The Way:
During your breathtaking flight, you'll get to see some of nature's most beautiful landscapes in areas that are only accessible by air. Marvel at the lush rainforest, deep blue crevasses, alpine ridges and glacier carved peaks as your pilot gives you a spectacular flightseeing tour.

Special Notes:

In order to participate, children must be able to understand the rules of interaction with the dogs and a parent or guardian must be present to supervise any interaction. Weight surcharge ($130) may apply on this flight. Due to weight and balance limitations, as well as passenger safety and comfort, the helicopter companies have advised that guests weighing 250 lbs. or more (fully clothed) will be assessed the weight surcharge to reserve adequate space onboard the helicopter. Guests weighing 250 lbs. or more should reserve an extra surcharge ticket and, once onboard, go to the Tour Office to have the ticket charge adjusted down to the surcharge amount. Refer to the FAQ section for important information about flightseeing.

Tour operation depends on glacier snow conditions and usually runs through early-September. Carry-on bags are not allowed and there is limited secure storage at the heliport. iPads, iPad minis, tablets, drones and Go-Pro Sticks or other extendable items are not permitted on tour. Aircraft fly no higher than 7,000 feet. Oxygen for personal use is allowed but must be in the form of an FAA approved portable oxygen concentrator that can be secured to the user's body.

Helicopter excursions are not refundable unless cancelled by 12:00pm on the day after embarkation.

Provided: Glacier overboots

Liability waiver is required to be signed in the presence of the tour operator.

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children 13 to 17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate without a parent or guardian.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Check-in & tour to heliport

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
53
Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Outfitting, safety video & aircraft assignment

Time at site:
00:25
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
30
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Flightseeing to dog camp - approximate flight time

Transport type:
Helicopter
Transport Capacity:
6
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Dog camp experience

Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
30
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Return flight to Juneau - approximate flight time

Transport type:
Helicopter
Transport Capacity:
6
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Disembark helicopter & return gear

Time at site:
00:15
Free time at site:
10
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
30
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour back to cruise ship pier

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
53
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes