Juneau Dog Sledding Excursion Reviews

Dog sledding is a quintessential Alaskan experience- allow a team of strong huskies to pull you through Juneau's trails and countryside.
We booked the 'on land' type trip where you went to visit the dogs at their summer camp and got to ...
We booked the 'on land' type trip where you went to visit the dogs at their summer camp and got to have a ride sat in a buggy. This was the highlight of the trip for my animal mad 9 year old. It was a short ride out of town to ... Read More
We booked the 'on land' type trip where you went to visit the dogs at their summer camp and got to have a ride sat in a buggy. This was the highlight of the trip for my animal mad 9 year old. It was a short ride out of town to the camp and the driver was very friendly and cheerful and told us lots of interesting things about the area and sledding. We got split on to groups on arrival to ration out who did what, when. The actual ride time is quite short, however the whole experience was lovely. We got to meet all the dogs and pet them, find out about what the races entail, the training, kit, route etc and of course - the highlight - pet the puppies!! Hot drinks were also available. Overall, this was a really nice, feel good trip. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
wonderful experience!
wonderful experience!
wonderful experience! Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We learned about the history, equipments, dogs,and dog selections.
We learned about the history, equipments, dogs,and dog selections. The ride was fabulous.
We learned about the history, equipments, dogs,and dog selections. The ride was fabulous. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
We rode in a helicopter up to the glacier and were able to enjoy dog sledding with a musher.
We rode in a helicopter up to the glacier and were able to enjoy dog sledding with a musher. We each were given a chance to be the rear musher with the team of dogs. We were able to experience petting the dogs as well, and we held puppies. ... Read More
We rode in a helicopter up to the glacier and were able to enjoy dog sledding with a musher. We each were given a chance to be the rear musher with the team of dogs. We were able to experience petting the dogs as well, and we held puppies. The dogs were friendly and affectionate and seemed ready to go at a moment's notice. The scenery was spectacular, and it was very interesting to experience the atmosphere in the camp. We loved this! Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent!!!
Excellent!!!
Excellent!!! Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We were very fortunate to have caught the last helicopter of the day.
We were very fortunate to have caught the last helicopter of the day. All other flights were cancelled because of the weather which was cold, overcast and rainy - it rained all day!! When we reached the glacier we were greeted by eager ... Read More
We were very fortunate to have caught the last helicopter of the day. All other flights were cancelled because of the weather which was cold, overcast and rainy - it rained all day!! When we reached the glacier we were greeted by eager dogs ready to show us how fast they could pull us round in the snow. It was an unforgettable experience. Before we left the glacier we were each given a three week pup to hold. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Excellent tour
Excellent tour
Excellent tour Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Learned more than I thought possible in only 4 hours.
Learned more than I thought possible in only 4 hours. Great presentation on the history on the Ididerod and breeding and raising of the dogs. Being able to hold the puppies was a highlight of the entire trip. DW is an animal lover of ... Read More
Learned more than I thought possible in only 4 hours. Great presentation on the history on the Ididerod and breeding and raising of the dogs. Being able to hold the puppies was a highlight of the entire trip. DW is an animal lover of the enth degree. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was our main choice of excursions and it's also the most cancelled.
This was our main choice of excursions and it's also the most cancelled. We were in the helicopter with the routers going when they cancelled due to incoming weather. Disappointing but they gave a full refund to everyone including ... Read More
This was our main choice of excursions and it's also the most cancelled. We were in the helicopter with the routers going when they cancelled due to incoming weather. Disappointing but they gave a full refund to everyone including those that started the ride. Expensive but came highly recommended Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Helicopter over glacier to a dog sled camp for a 2 mile sled ride.
Helicopter over glacier to a dog sled camp for a 2 mile sled ride. Wonderful scenery getting there and on the glacier. Guides were very good and we had a great time. If you love dogs you will love this.
Helicopter over glacier to a dog sled camp for a 2 mile sled ride. Wonderful scenery getting there and on the glacier. Guides were very good and we had a great time. If you love dogs you will love this. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Worth trying Good experience on dog sledding
Worth trying Good experience on dog sledding
Worth trying Good experience on dog sledding Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This tour was just ok.
This tour was just ok. The facility was nice, the people were knowledgeable and we were able to take a mile trip in a cart with a team of 12 dogs pulling us. We learned a bit about the history of the Iditarod.
This tour was just ok. The facility was nice, the people were knowledgeable and we were able to take a mile trip in a cart with a team of 12 dogs pulling us. We learned a bit about the history of the Iditarod. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
It was exactly as advertised.
It was exactly as advertised. The dogs are incredibly friendly and the people we dealt with were friendly as well. The bus driver also narrated the ride to the camp and informed us about the area. The big negative was that it was too ... Read More
It was exactly as advertised. The dogs are incredibly friendly and the people we dealt with were friendly as well. The bus driver also narrated the ride to the camp and informed us about the area. The big negative was that it was too fast and they really rushed you out of there. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
this was great experience.
this was great experience. though bit costly at over $ 600 pp, but worth it. it was very exeelarating going above the mountains in helicopter and landing in the middle of mendehall glacier, but the best part was the sledge ride with ... Read More
this was great experience. though bit costly at over $ 600 pp, but worth it. it was very exeelarating going above the mountains in helicopter and landing in the middle of mendehall glacier, but the best part was the sledge ride with huskies, Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We were the only two on this trip and fly by helicopter to the dog waiting area.
We were the only two on this trip and fly by helicopter to the dog waiting area. Unusual sight to see all the dog kennels in the snow. Once we were introduced to the dogs who all had different personalities it was time to go. The ... Read More
We were the only two on this trip and fly by helicopter to the dog waiting area. Unusual sight to see all the dog kennels in the snow. Once we were introduced to the dogs who all had different personalities it was time to go. The experience was awesome and the fact we were alone made it even better. The dogs seem to enjoy the work and thrive on activity. Recommend this highly (but not cheap!) Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Took a helicopter tour to Mendenhall Glacier and went dog sledding- one of the most incredible ...
Took a helicopter tour to Mendenhall Glacier and went dog sledding- one of the most incredible experiences! The ride up is fantastic and the mushers were friendly and informative. You do not get to ride the sled for long but many stops to ... Read More
Took a helicopter tour to Mendenhall Glacier and went dog sledding- one of the most incredible experiences! The ride up is fantastic and the mushers were friendly and informative. You do not get to ride the sled for long but many stops to play with the dogs and ask questions. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Amazing experience, played with puppies, and got a great lesson about the historical, and modern ...
Amazing experience, played with puppies, and got a great lesson about the historical, and modern aspects of dog sledding. The only reason it got 4 stars was because the actual sledding part wasn't on snow, and it was a little short. ... Read More
Amazing experience, played with puppies, and got a great lesson about the historical, and modern aspects of dog sledding. The only reason it got 4 stars was because the actual sledding part wasn't on snow, and it was a little short. Didn't take away from the experience too much, though. Read Less
Sail Date July 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Really enjoyed Juneau and our excursions.
Really enjoyed Juneau and our excursions.
Really enjoyed Juneau and our excursions. Read Less
Sail Date July 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Era Helicopter tour with dog sledding is described above.
Era Helicopter tour with dog sledding is described above. One tour. Expensive but absolutely worth it.
Era Helicopter tour with dog sledding is described above. One tour. Expensive but absolutely worth it. Read Less
Sail Date June 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The dog sled experience was wonderful.
The dog sled experience was wonderful. The best part was getting to hold the small puppies.The setting was nice and we learned a lot about the dog sledding competitions. Worth the price.
The dog sled experience was wonderful. The best part was getting to hold the small puppies.The setting was nice and we learned a lot about the dog sledding competitions. Worth the price. Read Less
Sail Date June 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Juneau was great.
Juneau was great. We took the Dog Sled Excursion and it was lots of fun. Great bus driver who gave lots of information. The dogs and puppies were amazing. Juneau is a lot of fun to wander around. Boat docks right in the heart of ... Read More
Juneau was great. We took the Dog Sled Excursion and it was lots of fun. Great bus driver who gave lots of information. The dogs and puppies were amazing. Juneau is a lot of fun to wander around. Boat docks right in the heart of everything. Since were were on the last cruise of the season, there were some good sales. Read Less
Sail Date September 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Daughter did the dog sledding and found the puppies absolutely adorable.We took the "big blue bus" ...
Daughter did the dog sledding and found the puppies absolutely adorable.We took the "big blue bus" based on other reviews and I'll warn you now - they ask for CASH up front for both up and return trips - and their buses DO ... Read More
Daughter did the dog sledding and found the puppies absolutely adorable.We took the "big blue bus" based on other reviews and I'll warn you now - they ask for CASH up front for both up and return trips - and their buses DO NOT LEAVE at the expected times. We ended up running for the bus 10 minutes before it was scheduled to leave and the driver did not stop so we had to wait another 30 minutes for the next bus. As it was a rainy day, that was the one downside to our entire cruise. Read Less
Sail Date August 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Helicopter trip was spectacular!
Helicopter trip was spectacular! Puppies were lots of fun!
Helicopter trip was spectacular! Puppies were lots of fun! Read Less
Sail Date August 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
We went to see sled dog summercamp and were amazed at seeing these talented animals up close.
We went to see sled dog summercamp and were amazed at seeing these talented animals up close. Our guide provided more than enough information, he was knowledgeable and he answered all of our questions in an unrushed manner. Our sled ride ... Read More
We went to see sled dog summercamp and were amazed at seeing these talented animals up close. Our guide provided more than enough information, he was knowledgeable and he answered all of our questions in an unrushed manner. Our sled ride behind a dozen dogs was interesting. We got to hold and pet a few 2 month old pups. I definitely recommend this activity while in Juneau. Read Less
Sail Date July 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises