We did the dog sledding and glacier landing tour and it was excellent. We didn't get to see or pet the puppies, but I didn't see them so it may have been too late in the season and they may have been moved already (the rest of the camp was going to have to move out in a couple weeks themselves b/c of ice). It was okay because we were cold and wet from the rain, but still had a great time. Definitely bring a cup or straw like we did to takes the pure glacier water. Coastal Helicopters was great!
This was THE MOST AWESOME EXCURSION! It's so hard to grasp the vastness of everything Alaska and this tour only underscored the absolute enormity of it all. You fly over the ice field and you go "wow, incredible". Then the pilot tells you what you are seeing is the size of Rhode Island and you are dumbfounded. You swear you are so close to a mountain that it's scary just for a second, then you notice the helicopter ahead of you, how it looks like a speck on the horizon and you feel lost to find words for how significant you are in relation to the size of that mountain you seemed so close to. You ask the pilot how fast you are flying and the answer is an incredible 140 mph and yet you seem to be creeping along. All this before you even land on the ice field and get to experience the beauty of it up close and personal. It's just incredible and words fail me.
We did a hike after landing, drank water from the glacier and took many pictures. Tour was well organized and professional. You are outfitted in their equipment head to toe (wind pants and jacket, boots, gloves, hat if needed)
Worth every penny!!
Alaska Shore Excursions - Juneau Glacier Dogsled Extended Tour via Helicopter
Our group ranged in age from 12-71. Everyone truly enjoyed this excursion. The process was very organized and efficient.
The heli pilot and dog mushers were very knowledgeable and friendly. The extra stop on the icefield was well worth it. Our favorite part was walking on the icefield, jumping crevasses, and drinking glacier water! This is an experience that we will never forget. * Plan to wear extra layers, scarf, and gloves!!
Took a helicopter ride to Mendenhall Glacier, got out and walked around a few minutes, took a picture, looked at a crevice, drank water from a little stream on the glacier, got in helicopter and went back. Way overpriced. We regret having spent $700 for the two of us to do this excursion. We would not recommend it based on our experience and for the price. The price did not match the experience at all.
The weather was the typical cold and rainy Juneau weather, but the trip to and landing on two different glaciers was exhilarating. We landed on Humphry and Mendanhall Glaciers. We also saw mountain goats at Humphry and got to fly right up to them. All in all it was outstanding
This was a once and a lifetime experience. First flying over the beautiful Glaciers of Juneau and then to be able to land and walk around on one, drink the crystal blue glacial water! Our pilot was very passionate about the glaciers and was very happy to share his wealth of knowledge. He was very helpful with my Mother so she was also able to get out and have a walk around too!
Juneau: Extended Helicopter Glacier Trek (JU10)
Beyond Amazing. This is by far my favorite excursion that I’ve ever done. The helicopter ride was amazing. We had such a great clear day with amazing views. Our glacier trek was gorgeous and the ice climbing was so much fun. Our two guides were excellent. I really cannot recommend this tour enough. We were certainly hesitant due to the cost but we both agreed that it was well worth it.
I was very impressed with the organization of this company. On meeting at the dock they took our weight and shoe size so that when we arrived at their shop all of our gear was ready to go. They provided waterproof pants, jacket, gloves, boots, and backpack. You had to wear their jacket (unless your own was red) and boots, but you had the choice on the pants and gloves. I already had my own but was happy that I took theirs as an additional layer. My gloves got soaking wet climbing and I was happy that I had my own dry ones in the backpack to switch to. They provided a labeled tote bag to leave behind anything that we wanted. Such an excellent system.
One of the most fun things I've ever done. Got to be brakeman while the dogs ran their training course. Just thrilling, but I am a dog person. Helicopter pilots were super smooth. Great views of the glaciers.
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