Duration : 3.5 hours (transportation time included)
The only way to experience the best of both tours. If you’re having trouble picking between a landing at the lower level of the glacier to view crevasses and beautiful features of glacial movement, and an authentic dog sled tour on an amazing expanse of glacial snow, look no further. This tour combines the best of both options, providing the full experience at the dog camp with an incredible walkabout at the lower level of the glacier.
Dogsledding on the Herbert Glacier is a one of a kind experience, but we’ve made it even better with an extra landing at the lower level of the Herbert Glacier! Working in cooperation with Sebastian Schnuelle and his team of mushers at Blue Kennels, we orchestrate a thrilling adventure over vast expanses of Alaskan snow on the Herbert Glacier. You’ll spend an hour at the dog camp, learning about the lives of mushers and the lifestyles of their dogs and mushing an authentic racing team. On the trail you’ll have plenty of stops to ensure that each passenger has the opportunity to actually mush the dogs, you’ll wish you could be up there year round!
Then, on the return leg of your experience, we land your party at a lower level of the Herbert Glacier to see some beautiful features of glacial movement that are really highlighted at the more advanced edge of the glacier. There you’ll have the opportunity to add the memory, and photos, of moulins, crevasses, ice falls and the iconic blue glacier ice to your experience.
The tour is approximately 2 hours from take off to landing at our helicopter base.
Landings on glaciers inside the Tongass National Forest are under permits issued by the USDA Forest Service.
All reservations are reviewed and evaluated by Coastal Staff Members with reference to the expected cruise ship schedule to insure a timely return to your ship.
Coastal Helicopters will provide transportation to and from the downtown cruise ship docking area or select area hotels at no additional cost. Approximate transport time is 25 minutes each direction and is factored into the overall tour length.
$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.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made at least 7 days prior to a scheduled tour will be refunded in full. Cancellations made 4 – 7 days prior to a scheduled tour will be charged 50%. Cancellations within 4 days of your scheduled tour will not be refunded. Cancellations must be confirmed via e-mail or phone with a Coastal employee. If Coastal Helicopters cancels a flight due to weather, cruise ship delay, or flight delay, and we are unable to reschedule to a later time, the passenger will be refunded. Decisions to fly are at the discretion of Coastal Helicopters, Inc.
Any disparity between charge and refund amounts due to currency fluctuations is the sole financial responsibility of the purchaser. All prices and transactions are in US Dollars.
Contact Coastal Helicopters now to schedule your experience, and begin your dog sled tour today!
Call: 1-800-789-5610 within the US only
907-789-5610 local and outside of the US
Dress warmly and in layers, as the temperature on the glacier is often colder than you are used to. You will be outfitted with a glacier over-boot prior to embarking on your trip, please wear rubber soled shoes such as a light hiking boot or athletic shoes to insure a good fit. Don’t forget your sunglasses, scarf, hat and gloves, and remember to bring your camera with space for lots of pictures! These tours are for EVERYONE, no minimum fitness level is required. If you have any fitness concerns or special needs, please contact us directly before booking your tour.
Safety: Customer safety is our primary concern at Coastal Helicopters, Inc. 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).
Restrictions: Passenger names and weights are required by the FAA for weight and balance calculations and flight manifesting. To ensure the comfort of all travelers, passengers weighing weighing 280 pounds (clothed weight) or more must pay an additional $100.00 to secure extra space in the aircraft.
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.