Extended Helicopter Excursion Glacier Landing and Dog Sledding

Extended Helicopter Excursion Glacier Landing and Dog Sledding

Extended Helicopter Excursion Glacier Landing and Dog Sledding

Can you imagine yourself standing on the runners of a dog sled with a team of huskies loping across the ancient snowfields, nestled among the peaks of the vast Juneau Icefield? Then follow the lure of the trail to this once in a lifetime experience in Juneau! You will be conveniently picked up at the main cruise ship terminal and transported to the heliport where you will start this very special adventure.

The helicopter flight is only the beginning of this legendary experience that includes flying over the Icefield to the dog camp, a kennel tour, and the dogsled ride! When you take off, glaciers are seemingly within arm's reach. Glacier-carved mountains will unfold in front of your eyes as you embark on your flight to the camp.

Upon arrival at your destination, you will share this adventure with 80 Alaskan huskies and hear unique personal accounts of the Iditarod, back country experiences and have an opportunity to ask questions. Feel the excitement as the team is hooked up, andů.you're off! The thrill of driving a dog team and participating in a great Alaskan pastime creates this ultimate experience!

Our extended version includes an extra landing! On your return leg, we can land your party at a lower level of the glacier to see some beautiful features of glacial movement that are really highlighted at the more advanced edge of the glacier.

No minimum fitness level required. Please dress with warm water-resistant coat, hat, gloves and protective foot gear. If you don't have it, we do. Flight times and routes may vary slightly due to inclement weather or other safety concerns. Please allow approximately 3.5 hours from when you are picked up.

There is a no bag policy for the helicopter; it is a safety issue and an extension of an FAA policy regarding unsecured baggage in the aircraft. All items taken on board must be in pockets or in something like a waist pack, no backpacks, purses, bags, camera bags. Bins are available where you can leave a bag(s) during your tour. The tour facility is staffed at all times for security, however the bins are not locking.

Please indicate the weight of each participant in the comment section of the order form. For those guests weighing more than 280 lbs or more you will need to book as the "280lbs+ Adult" ticket.

Children weighing under 40 pounds will require a car seat.

Departures (Local Time)

8:15 AM (Hours: 3.5)

9:15 AM (Hours: 3.5)

10:15 AM (Hours: 3.5)

11:15 AM (Hours: 3.5)

12:15 PM (Hours: 3.5)

1:15 PM (Hours: 3.5)

2:15 PM (Hours: 3.5)

3:15 PM (Hours: 3.5)

4:15 PM (Hours: 3.5)

5:15 PM (Hours: 3.5)

Duration:

Hours: 3.5

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(Prices Vary by Group Size)

Adult

 

$0.00

280lb+ Adult

For Passengers Over 280lbs

$0.00

Total Cost
$0.00

Activity Level:

5

Inclusions

  • Warm water-resistant coat, hat and gloves
  • Protective foot gear, available if needed
  • Fifteen minute Helicopter flight each way
  • This tour is weather dependent, generally shutting down for the season anywhere from early to mid-September. If the Dog Sled operation is shut down due to snow levels, we will convert you to the Above and Beyond Helicopter Tour.
  • The weight restriction is 280 pounds (clothed weight, including cameras, shoes, coat, etc.). Passengers 280 pounds or more should book as the "280lbs+ Adult" ticket.

Tips

Please indicate weight of each participant in the comment section of your order form. Due to weight and space limitations for the helicopter, persons weighing 280lbs or more will need to book the Helicopter Dog Sledding tour with supplemental fee. As you are weighed prior to flight, please be advised that if the supplemental fee has not been paid in advance, the supplemental fee will be charged prior to boarding, and depending on availability of seats you may be denied boarding and no refund will be issued. The dog camp is about the 3800 foot level,and the helicopter can reach heights of up to 5000 feet, possibly a bit more. Children weighing less than 40 pounds will require a car seat. Please advise when placing your tour request if you will need the tour operator to provide a car seat. Due to safety reasons lap children are not allowed onboard the helicopter. PLEASE NOTE: There is a no bag policy for the helicopter, it is a safety issue and an extension of an FAA policy regarding unsecured baggage in the aircraft. All items taken on board must be in pockets or in something like a waist pack, no backpacks, purses, bags, camera bags. Bins are available where you can leave a bag(s) during your tour. The tour facility is staffed at all times for security, however the bins are not locking.

Departure Location

At the cruise ship pier. The specific meeting location at the pier will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.

Redemption and Voucher Details

  1. After you complete your booking, your credit card will be charged and our expert Shore Excursion Concierge agents will 'hand'-review your shore excursion selections against your cruise itinerary to confirm compatibility. Your credit card statement will list the merchant for the charges as Port Promo Cruise Tours.
  2. You will receive an email within 72 hours of booking from info@portpromotions.com which confirms your booking and contains the vouchers required for your shore excursions. Please print these vouchers and bring them with you on your cruise. You will be required to turn the voucher(s) in to the corresponding shore excursion supplier(s). The vouchers feature information regarding how to meet up with the tour leader upon arrival to a port and other important details.
  3. Your tour is completely refundable if your ship is unable to get into port or due to weather cancellations. See our terms and conditions for complete details.
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