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Mendenhall Glacier Helicopter & Dogsled

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3 Hour Duration
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From pick-up to drop-off
Dogsled Ride
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An iconic Alaskan sport
Mendenhall Glacier
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An exclusive experience
Family Friendly
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No charge for infants


Experience the thrill of a lifetime and the iconic Alaskan sport of mushing on this Mendenhall Glacier Helicopter & Dogsled excursion! Enjoy aeriel views of Juneau's Icefield as your expert pilot narrates on your flight to the top of the famous Mendenhall Glacier. The snowpack on top of the glacier is your playground and the excited Alaskan Huskies can't wait to pull you across it! You'll be surrounded by breathtaking views as you glide across Mendenhall Glacier with your furry companions. After, hang out at the dog camp to chat with the professional dog musher and cuddle with the adorable puppies!

This adventure includes roundtrip transportation from downtown Juneau near the cruise ship docks. You'll arrive to the helicopter base for a safety briefing and be fitted in glacier boots. Your exhilarating helicopter flights are approximately 15-minutes each way, and the time spent on Mendenhall Glacier is about 1-hour. Don't forget your camera to capture all of the spectacular views, but you'll have the opportunity to purchase photos from the professional photographer to get frame-worthy shots of your once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

All Juneau helicopter dogsled tours: * Helicopter & Dogsled Excursion (Herbert Glacier) * Helicopter Dogsledding with Extra Landing (Herbert Glacier) * Glacier Dogsled Adventure (Norris Glacier) * Mendenhall Glacier Helicopter & Dogsled (Mendenhall Glacier)

What's Included

Roundtrip Transportation
Knowledgeable Guides
Guide Gratuities
Food & Drinks

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I need extra help on the tour?
Your pilot will be with you the entire tour, so they’ll be happy to lend a helping hand whenever necessary. If you require extra assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us ahead of your tour and discuss your particular needs.
What happens if the weather is too bad to fly?
If the weather is just not cooperating and the pilots determine that it’s too bad to fly, we’ll do our best to reschedule you to a later time of day that works for you. If you choose not to reschedule or we can’t find a time that works for you, we will refund you.
How many passengers per helicopter?
Each helicopter can seat up to 6 passengers, provided the weight and balance calculations work out in each aircraft.
How many people per dogsled?
Each team of 10 – 12 Alaskan huskies is hooked up to a double sled arrangement, which allows for up to 5 passengers per dogsled team. We generally keep bookings at 12 passengers each hour, so the usual load out for each team is 4 passengers, but we can make just about any grouping work.
Will I get to stand and mush the dog team?
You do have the option and opportunity to stand in the musher’s position while on the dogsled tour. For safety reasons, the actual dogsled musher will be able to assume control of the dogsled at all times, but will give you instructions on how to safely control the sled for the duration of your trip.
What happens if the weather is unsafe to fly?

If the weather is not cooperating and the pilots determine that it's unsafe to fly, we'll do our best to reschedule you to a later time of day that works for you. If you choose not to reschedule and we can't find a time that works for you, we will refund you. 

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: There is no minimum age to join this tour
Maximum 6 guests per helicopter.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Children ages 0-2 travel free as lap children.
Individuals weighing 250lbs or more are subject to additional fees.
~30 minutes of flight time and ~1 hour at dog camp (20-25 mins of mushing).
Higher than average cancellation rates due to weather. Cancellations are determined by the tour operator.
Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees. Contact us by phone or email to request a cancellation.

Quick Facts


2h 45min

Guest Rate

Itinerary • 2h 45min • 7 activities

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Your tour begins with convenient pick-up from Mount Roberts Tramway, just a short distance from the cruise docks, for transportation to the helicopter base.

20 minutes
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Your guides will outfit you in glacier overboots, best worn over regular tennis shoes, before going through a quick safety briefing and loading up the helicopters.

30 minutes
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Soar above Juneau for stunning views of towering peaks and the Juneau Icefield on your journey to Mendenhall Glacier for the dogsledding portion of your tour.

15 minutes
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Upon landing on the glacier, you'll have time to spend with the dogs, learn about the sport of dog sledding, and even hop in a sled for 25 minutes of experiencing the power of these amazing animals.

1 hour
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At the conclusion of your dog mushing, you'll jump back in the helicopter for your another beautiful flight back down to the helicopter base.

15 minutes
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After your arrival back to base, you'll be given time to remove your glacier overboots, peruse the gift shop for souvenirs of your incredible experience, and use the facilities.

15 minutes
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Your guides will then load you back in the vans for your short drive through Juneau back to Mount Roberts Tramway, where you can hop back on your ship or take some time to check out the nearby downtown.

20 minutes