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Extended Dog Sled Tour $ 599

The Ultimate Adventure. Glacier Landing AND a Dog Sled Tour.

Blue Kennels and COASTAL HELICOPTERS  have teamed up for this "once in a lifetime" tour. You will be picked up at your cruise ship dock and transported to the heliport where you will start this very special adventure. The helicopter flight is only one part of this legendary experience that includes flying over the Juneau Ice Field 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. When you arrive at your destination, you will share this adventure with 60 Alaskan huskies and hear unique personal accounts of the Iditarod, back country experiences and have an opportunity to ask questions. After a short safety briefing you will meet your musher and team of 12 to 14 Alaskan Huskies. The dogs are eager to head down the trail. We run a loop around the Herbert glacier and stop 2 times for photo opportunities and to switch tag sled drivers. The main sled is driven by the musher, while guests take turns to drive the 2nd sled, the tag sled. There are unparalleled views of the East Icefalls, a 600 foot towering wall of glacier ice and numerous waterfalls line the glacier valley. While stopping the mushers are happy to take pictures of you and your dog team.
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FEEL THE EXCITEMENT as the team is hooked up, then….YOU'RE OFF! 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. The lure of the trail and the thrill of driving a dog team creates this "ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE!" Along the way we stop for photo opportunities and also to change sled drivers. You have the choice between being comfortably seated or to actually drive the tag sled.
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Then, on your return flight, you'll descend to the lower level of the Herbert Glacier and land amidst towering mountains and centuries old ice. You'll have the opportunity to gaze deep into natural formations of the glacier and walk about the massive expanse of frozen wilderness. The total tour time is approximately 2 hours from lifting off at the heliport to return and is out longest and most adventurous tour. What sets this tour apart is the fact that we are running a small and personable operation.
If you have a special family occasion, or more than 12 people and want to ensure privacy, please ask us about booking a Private Tour, where you are the only group at dog camp. You dream it, we will make it happen!

Landings on glaciers inside the Tongass National Forest are under permits issued by the USDA Forest Service.

Contact Coastal Helicopters now to schedule your Icefield Excursion!

Call: 1-800-789-5610 within the US only
907-789-5610 local and outside of the US
Email: tours@coastalhelicopters.com

TRANSPORTATION:

Coastal Helicopters will provide transportation to and from the downtown cruise ship docking area at no additional cost. Please add an additional 45-60 minutes in each direction.

PRICE:

$599.00* per seat (includes tax and transport to and from the ship) Persons weighing 280 pounds (clothed weight) or more must pay an additional $100.00 for safety reasons. These prices apply to the 2017 tour season only.

RESERVATIONS:

The first day of scheduled Tour Operations is Monday May 8th 2017

You can directly book the tour online over a secure server in real time depending on space availability. Departures are hourly. If an hour is not shown, that means it is sold out. Each hour shown is available. If your choice is not available, than please call or send an email. We can see if we have an additional aircraft on to accommodate your group. Here the link to the online reservation: http://www.coastalhelicopters.com/tourbooking/

Call 1-800-789-5610 to make your reservations. Advance reservations are recommended and must be confirmed with a credit card. Coastal Helicopters accepts most major credit cards. Please take a moment to review our cancellation and weight restriction policies.

Please click on Youtube picture below to watch a 90 second Movie about Glacier Life:

And here a second video, showing you what to expect up at dog camp. Enjoy!

Dress warmly and in layers. Wear rubber soled shoes such as a light hiking boot or athletic shoes. If needed, we can provide boots and raincoats. REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR CAMERA, FILM and BINOCULARS!

*Restrictions: Passenger names and weights are required by the FAA for weight and balance calculations and flight manifesting. To ensure your safety and comfort, passengers weighing weighing 280 pounds (clothed weight) or more must pay an additional $100.00 for safety reasons.

We have a no bag policy in all our aircraft, if you have medical needs that require a carry on, please contact us. All bags brought to base will be stored in the tour office until you return from your flight.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made at least 8 days s prior to a scheduled tour will be refunded in full. Cancellations made 5 to 7 days prior to a scheduled tour will be charged 50%. Cancellations within 4 days to the same day of tour ( no shows ), will not be refunded. If Coastal Helicopters cancels a flight due to weather, cruise ship, or flight delay, and we are unable to reschedule, the passenger will be refunded. Decisions to fly are at the discretion of Coastal Helicopters, Inc.

Safety: Customer safety is our primary concern at Coastal Helicopters, Inc. and Blue Kennels LLC. Whether you are joining us for your first helicopter experience or as a seasoned veteran heading back to work in a remote region Coastal Helicopters calls home, our staff is here to make sure you are comfortable from take off to landing. Throughout the year we subject our aircraft, pilots, maintenance and support staff not only to training and inspections required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), but also to independent and internal audits, inspections by the Office of Aircraft Services (OAS) /U.S. Forest Service and are very committed to the Alaska Air Carriers Association's Medallion Program (providing a level of safety for all passengers above and beyond that required by the FAA).