What is that Dogsledding and Glacier Flightseeing helicopter all about?
The Dogsledding and Glacier Flightseeing helicopter shore excursion is the best. Just look at it!
The premier Skagway shore excursion is the Dogsledding and Glacier Flightseeing helicopter tour. On this tour, you take a helicopter to a pristine glacier and ride with a dog sled team in the snow. It’s an incredible authentic Alaskan adventure for which there is no substitute. In today’s blog, we are going to dissect this tour and describe how to maximize your chances of going on the tour. Why? Because it sells out every day.
The Dogsledding and Glacier Flightseeing Helicopter tour is a great value
Let’s address the elephant in the room. The Dogsledding and Glacier Flightseeing helicopter shore excursion isn’t cheap. In fact, it’s one of the most expensive tours in Alaska. However, it is also one of the greatest values. How is this possible?
Consider what it would take to experience riding with a dog sled team if the tour didn’t exist. You would have to travel to Alaska during the winter months. That would require paying airfare from your home to Alaska. You would also need hardcore winter clothing. Coat, hat, gloves, everything. You would have to get a hotel room and pay Alaskan prices for food. You would also have to find someone willing to let a total stranger lead their dog sled team. That ain’t gonna happen.
In total, you would pay between $5,000 to $10,000 on this trip for one person. The cost of the Dogsledding and Glacier Flightseeing helicopter tour is a bargain by comparison. Live a little. After all, how often do you visit Alaska? How many chances will you get in your life to ride with a real dogsled team in the snow? Exactly.
Dissecting the tour
From the time you’re picked up to the time you’re dropped back off is about two hours. You will spend about 25 minutes on the helicopter portion of the tour. You will fly over glaciers and in between two mountain peaks, just like in those IMAX movies. Pretty cool.
You will spend a little over an hour at the dog camp on the Denver Glacier. There, you will have time to talk to mushers and pet the little husky puppies. They are very good boys, yes they are! You will drive the dog sled team for about 20 to 25 minutes. They go fast. It’s the experience of a lifetime. I’m not just saying that either. Check out the online reviews and you will see what I mean.
Sometimes the weather creates disappointment
We can’t control the weather. If we could, I would have a BBQ every night. The dog camp is at an elevation of 5,500 feet. Weather in Alaska could cause your tour to be canceled. You should mentally prepare yourself for this scenario to minimize disappointment if it happens. It’s also good to have a backup plan. How often is the Dogsledding and Glacier Flightseeing helicopter tour canceled? One season there may be few cancellations and the next there may be many. It is weather and it is unpredictable.
You should dress in layers and be prepared for any weather. Glaciers are large chunks of ice at high elevation on a mountain. Remember, you can always remove lawyers in you’re hot, but you can’t add them if you don’t have them.
If you have any more questions about the Dogsledding and Glacier Flightseeing helicopter shore excursion, give us a call. This tour will sell out every day so book it well in advance.