Absolutely the best experience ever. Took helicopter to Herbert Glaciers and then went dog sledding on the glacier for about 1-1/2 to 2 miles. We stopped twice along the way to change places so I got to be in front taking pictures and video and standing in the rear helping to steer and brake. Booked the excursion through Shore Trips, via Cruise Planners, a division of American Express.
The location for the dog sledding adventure was gorgeous. Tucked away, up in the mountains, with a river running through the property. They have a swing bridge built over the river, connecting the land with a tree house.
This adventure is very well run and efficient. The people are friendly and knowledgeable.
The time spent holding the puppies at the end, was the best part of the adventure.
They provided free hot beverages and hot a camp fire to warm up around. Very nice touches.
This is a must, it's an experience of a life time. Cannot say more positive things about this activity. I would love to do it again. The dogs are so cute, there were 3 week old puppies, it was a magical day.
Unfortunately this day was foggy - we took off in the helicopter and flew over the glacier but didn't land. The weather was deteriorating so the pilot decided we needed to return to base. Disappointing, but the right call AND they refunded our money in full!
We booked this because our helicopter/glacier excursion was cancelled due to weather. The people were so friendly and the dogs very enthusiastic to take us on a ride! Needless to say, puppy cuddling was the highlight. These people really know and love each of their dogs and it was lovely to witness.
We were supposed to take the dogsledding to the glacier but it was cancelled due to weather. We were very disappointed because this was to be our most significant excursion of the cruise. We didn't find out until that morning and couldn't book anything else because it was too late. There's no priority for rebooking for people whose excursions are cancelled, you have to scramble with all of the folks who are booking last minute. Overall we didn't have a lot of time in Juneau with the above. We walked around the town for a while and had a drink and some appetizers in the Red Dog Saloon, which was OK.
Very interesting trip with the dogs eager to get going and went at speed. The guide monitored the sled and stopped to take photo's for everyone of the dogs and us! We had information given to us throughout and could hold the new puppies before refreshments were provided before we left.
We (my friend and I) went on the dog sledding tour. It was a bumpy ride to the top but the dogs were worth it. You can learn as much or as little as you want about the sled dogs. It is very informative and the dogs are precious. They are skinny compared to our dogs. I would recommend this excursion
The dogs were cute, our guy was leading the pack is competing in the dog mushing competition they all talk about, did not go fast because of tourist rules/guidelines boo haha he would've if that was not the case
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