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Juneau Shore Excursions: Helicopter Dogsledding Experience and Additional Glacier Landing provided by Coastal Helicopters

Juneau Shore Excursions: Helicopter Dogsledding Experience and Additional Glacier Landing

Juneau Shore Excursions: Helicopter Dogsledding Experience and Additional Glacier Landing
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h 30m
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
6
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 6251P8
Important information
Inclusions
  • NA
Exclusions
  • NA
  • Passengers weighing 280 lbs (127 kg) can pay $100 to secure additional space in aircraft
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Coastal Helicopters, 8995 Yandukin Dr, Juneau, AK 99801, USA Turn right into Airport car rental lot and an immediate left. Drive towards end of parking lot, our main office is located on the ground level. It is a greenish large hangar.
  • Ports:
  • Juneau Cruise Ship Terminal Area, 470 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
  • AJ Dock, 1110 Jacobsen Dr, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Seats are assigned due to weight and balance of the aircraft and traveling parties
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please note: All passenger names and weights MUST be advised at time of booking, as they are required by the FAA for weight and balance calculations and flight manifesting. To ensure the comfort of all travelers, passengers weighing 280 lbs (127 kg) or more must pay an additional USD$100 to secure extra space in the aircraft. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • NA
Exclusions
  • NA
  • Passengers weighing 280 lbs (127 kg) can pay $100 to secure additional space in aircraft
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Coastal Helicopters, 8995 Yandukin Dr, Juneau, AK 99801, USA Turn right into Airport car rental lot and an immediate left. Drive towards end of parking lot, our main office is located on the ground level. It is a greenish large hangar.
  • Ports:
  • Juneau Cruise Ship Terminal Area, 470 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
  • AJ Dock, 1110 Jacobsen Dr, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Seats are assigned due to weight and balance of the aircraft and traveling parties
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please note: All passenger names and weights MUST be advised at time of booking, as they are required by the FAA for weight and balance calculations and flight manifesting. To ensure the comfort of all travelers, passengers weighing 280 lbs (127 kg) or more must pay an additional USD$100 to secure extra space in the aircraft. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Coastal Helicopters
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Coastal Helicopters
    See details
  • 2
    Herbert Glacier
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Juneau Icefield
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
13 reviews
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Exploration428247
2 contributions
We booked directly (not through our cruise ship) and the excursion was overall seamless and enjoyable. Our party of six occupied all the seats in the helicopter. The views from the flight were amazing! We lucked out with beautiful sunny weather which I don’t believe is the norm. Our kids loved the dog sledding, taking turns as the secondary musher, and loving on the sled dogs. One downside to our experience was our family size, requiring us to be split (for the dog sledding) into one party of 4, with the remaining two combined in with another family. We would have preferred two groups of 3, since the photos will now have strangers in them. Still, we give a consensus thumbs up for this company and the adventure they provide.
Written 18 July 2022
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qawtrld
4 contributions
Family
I have never been on a helicopter before and when they told me to sit in the front seat, I told them I was nervous. Our pilot Dane said not to worry and that I would be fine. He was right! Except for the times when he made turns and I closed my eyes, the flight and landings were so smooth! The amazing views were breathtaking and my fears just melted away. However, the highlight of our trip was being on the glacier with the dogs. We loved it! It was truly a magical experience! The sled goes around a few times and then stops for the dogs to rest plus you get off and play with these wonderful dogs. It also gives you a chance to just look around and soak in the beauty of your surroundings. We loved the dogs; they are friendly and ready to run! Absolutely worth it! This checked off a bucket list item but guess what? I want to do it again!
Checking in was a bit hectic. You need to have your documents ready and rush to be outfitted with boots, and then watch a safety video. The staff was good about fitting us in boots. There are waterproof jackets and pants if needed. We had our packable down jackets, gloves and hats and while it did snow a little bit, it just added to the experience. Use the restroom here in the office before flying because you won't get another chance until you return.
I wasn't as excited about the additional glacier landing because I was so over the moon with the dogsledding experience. When we got off the glacier, it was very icy, so my husband who just had knee surgery, and I walked around a little bit and then chose to stay near the helicopter while everyone else went a bit further. My adult son went with the pilot and saw deep crevices and blue ice and enjoyed hearing the pilot talk about the features of the glacier.
Written 23 July 2019
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ffkat464
Stuart, FL4 contributions
Couples
The staff met us on time at the said location. Unfortunately, they had bad news for us. Our excursion was canceled due to bad weather. We were so disappointed because this was the excursion we were looking forward to the most. The staff left and we were trying to figure out a plan "B".

Within roughly 15 minutes, they called us back to see if we could do it at a later time; the weather was clearing. We said yes, and around 12:30 they were back to pick us up.

After a short passenger briefing video, they got us the boot covers we needed. We were then led out to the helicopter and met our pilot, Ben. They made sure we were all safely belted in and had hearing protection. Once we were all set, Ben began our ascent to take us to the glacier where we would be dogsledding.

Upon our arrival, the staff there greeted us and talked briefly about the dogs and the camp there. Then they assigned us a musher and introduced us to the dogs. Off we went. It was amazing! We all took turns in different seats and standing on the back of the sled (simulating mushing). After we were finished, we got to visit with the dogs and even hold the resident puppy. They then packaged us up and off we went with Ben to land on another glacier.

Words cannot describe the beauty, tranquilness and smell of the glacier. The turquoise pools in the ice were incredible. We even drank water from one. It was the purest water I've ever tasted. After approx. 20 minutes,it was time to head back to base. Ben pointed out things along the way.

Simply can't say enough about the professionalism and safety of the staff. The excursion was outstanding and created memories for a life time.
Written 4 June 2019
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RLin
Hong Kong, China1 contribution
Family
Definitely my worst experience I have ever had. Am on a special family cruise trip with my parents to celebrate my mom's retirement and decided to do this ultimate once-in-a-lifetime experience, but we ended up with a once in a lifetime stressed-out situation due to severe delays of the helicopter ride without prior notice. Our tour was supposed to start at 4.40pm but in reality it never began until 6pm. What's worse, nobody gave us heads-up about this delay prior to changing into warm clothes to prepare for the glacier. My old parents ended up in warm boots and heavy coats waiting for more than 1 hour in a warm room. Plus all of us are no longer in a relaxed mood to enjoy the ride but only to stressfully worry on whether we can make it back to the cruise ship in time which is due to depart at 8.30pm. We on the same ride as @274tedh and cannot echo more about all his points, esp. that the management here is lacking people skills. We ended up on a panic run to the van for the return to the cruise ship with our glacier boots on and almost missed our ship departure (we certainly missed our planned celebration dinner for my mom). This is for sure a once in a lifetime experience but in order to make sure it's a positive wow rather than a negative one would suggest to consider options from other operators.
Written 24 May 2019
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Australians
Greater Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Couples
My husband and I were on a cruise to Alaska and took this helicopter ride / dogsledding/ glacier walk last week. It was truly the highlight of our trip. Every single second was wonderful!
The staff on the ground - every one of them - was polite, professional and safety conscious.
The helicopter pilots that flew us there and back were informative and skillful.
The dog handlers and the mushers were friendly and really keen to have us get the best out of our experience during the dogsledding. They answered every question we had about their sport which I found fascinating.
The second stop on the lower part of the glacier was the cherry on the top. The turquoise of the melted glacier water was like no colour you can imagine regardless of how many photographs you may have seen of glacier water.
Luckily we had taken an empty water bottle with us like so many reviewers suggest, so we filled it up with this beautiful, pure, ancient water which tasted like it looked - magical, clear, cool and unique! Heaven!!
We have both said we never want to forget even a minute of that experience.
Thank you to everyone involved who made it go so smoothly for us. 10/10 **********
Written 16 June 2019
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JennJWhitt
Ocala, FL21 contributions
Family
I cannot even begin to express how amazing this experience was. I literally teared up posting our pictures the next day. We absolutely loved our pilot, Josh. He was so kind, patient and informative. The sights from the helicopter were breathtaking and the glacier landing was unreal. Not to mention the dogsledding experience! James & Josie were our guides and did an awesome job. (The entire staff was awesome, actually.) TBH, for our family, it was painful booking such an expensive excursion, but it was worth every penny and we CANNOT imagine our trip without it. The adventure of a lifetime. It will not disappoint!
Written 26 May 2019
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Michelle
27 contributions
This was by far the highlight of our cruise to Alaska. We lucked out with perfect weather, it was sunny and surprisingly warm even up on the glacier for the dog sledding portion. You’re not allowed to take anything up in the helicopter with you besides your phone and a water bottle (don’t forget this so you can fill it with fresh glacier water!). They have lockers to lock your personal items in to keep them secure. Our helicopter pilot was an extremely great pilot. I unfortunately can’t remember her name. The ride was smooth and the scenery was unmatched. You see these massive snow topped mountains everywhere in Alaska but there’s nothing like seeing them up close and personal from the air. I was placed in the front seat next to the pilot so I had a great view and got to watch her use the controls which was awesome. Once we got to Hubert glacier the whole experience just kept getting better. We were met by a really cool guy who gave us an overview of general information about the dog camp. Then our family group was led to our musher. We were with Josie. She was amazing. She introduced us to her dogs, explained the sled and let us take our places and then hooked up the dogs. They were barking and pulling at their ties so bad you could tell they were ready to go and run. There’s no way that anyone can think that these animals don’t love this when you see how excited they get as they’re being hitched up. Finally it was time to go and Josie said the magic word and the dogs took off, literally smiling and yipping in excitement. I can tell you that there is nothing in my life that I have experienced as phenomenal as gliding over the top of a glacier being pulled by a team of sled dogs. It was amazing. We did a large loop on the glacier and she stopped multiple times so we could switch places in the sled, get photos, pet the dogs and ask questions. They have a professional photographer that takes photos of you during the ride and you can purchase them before you leave the glacier. They prefer cash so bring up to $50 or a credit card. Then it was time to get back in the helicopter and head to the ice part of the glacier for the ice walk. This was cool (literally) it was freezing on this part of the glacier. The views were so majestic. There’s no other blue like glacier blue water, which is so clean and refreshing (don’t forget your water bottle). After our ice walk we headed back to town in the helicopter getting outstanding views of Mendenhall glacier from the air on the return. We got our stuff, gave them back theirs (shoe covers) and boarded the bus to head back to the port. Everyone with this company was personable, professional, nice and fun. You can tell everyone loves working here and they run a really exceptional operation. We felt safe the whole time, and it really was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. I can’t recommend them enough. It’s pricy but 200% worth it.
Written 29 June 2022
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Kafreena
Philadelphia, PA346 contributions
Couples
Be prepared to wait. They do not respect their customers’ time or schedules. They book too many people and are only interested in money. They do not mind making you wait over an hour for a helicopter.
Written 30 May 2022
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SarahL8823
I'm sorry your experience was not acceptable. We do not over book any of our tours however we are extremely short staffed. Our flights were delayed due to passengers providing inaccurate weights and having to make last minute accommodations due to this. It is unfortunate cruise ship passengers try to cram in back to back excursions since they are only in port for a few hours. I would not recommend this due to factors out of your control. Again, sorry your experience was not pleasurable.
Written 2 June 2022
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Mita Chak
Norwalk, CT3 contributions
-Brilliant sunshine, warm and pristine whiteness all around, amazing view of the mountains, the only sound is of the yapping of the darling huskies, all raring to go for a run. Sledding there was quite exciting especially as you are allowed to be at the helm, with of course the musher guiding the dogs. Highly recommended.
Written 30 December 2019
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lnnj861
NJ USA37 contributions
We booked this through Coastal Helicopters not the cruise line. They were great from booking with prompt answers to questions and friendly service. The ground team was helpful and professional. Pilot did a great job and it didn't hurt that it was a beautiful sunny afternoon after a rainy morning. This really was one of the highlights of our cruise. The tour gave us plenty of time to dogsled and time with the dogs and puppies and time to walk around on the 2nd stop . Just beautiful! Would highly recommend them .
Written 16 August 2019
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Helicopter ride
Our helicopter pilot was great then we went with Chris and his huskies for a ride so much fun then we got to hold t
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Memories to last a life time
Coastal Helicopter and our pilot Ms. Jessica are very safe and capable tour to take a helicopter ride and trek on t
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Exhilarating and made memories to last a life time
Amazing experience flying over Juneau, the bay, and the forest on our way to the Hubbard Glacier last July 18, 2022
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Very cool (literally) trip!
Highlight of our Alaska adventure! We flew up the Herbert glacier with Jessica and got to explore the ice field. W
deejenna
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An amazing experience!
This was such an amazing experience, we only wish it was longer! Staff was very friendly and very detailed in th
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cancelation due weather conditions
Was our highlight of our trip and was canceled due Wether conditions. I think the operator should have a “plan b” e
Paul W
Paul W
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Highly recommend this company
Once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the Juneau icefield. Anna was an incredible pilot. We enjoyed all as
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Buyer Beware of Weather Cancellations
You need to warn people you cancel trips due to weather. Cruises only stop for 1 day and if the weather is bad even
Dawn A
Dawn A
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Amazing experience!
Amazing! The weather wasn’t the best so we were unsure of how good the helicopter tour would be. Can I say it was
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F4477KMjuliah
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So good!!
Literally the best excursion we have ever been on and we have been on many. Take a helicopter ride out of Juneau to
uwis66
uwis66
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Excellent, with one important tip
We had a wonderful experience with Coastal Helicopters. The pilot was excellent. We loved the ride and the vie
pattim1007
pattim1007
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Check this off your bucket list!
We took this helicopter ride to the dog sledding area in July. The helicopter ride was not very long but beautiful.
S4659BD
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High risk of cancellation with ruined day / no backup plan
I was booked on the helicopter/dogsled trip for today and, unfortunately, when I showed up at the meeting point, I
MargoM863
MargoM863
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One of a kind experience!
We loved this experience so much! The helicopter trip was gorgeous and the glacier is surreal. I'd highly recommend
BoardingPass633750
BoardingPass633750
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Worth every penny
What a great adventure! Helicopter ride over beautiful mountains and glaciers and dog sledding on the glacier. Wo
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