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Juneau, Alaska-port

In 1880, Joe Juneau and Richard Harris were prospecting for gold with the help of Indian guides. Here they discovered nuggets “as large as beans” at the mouth of the aptly named Gold Creek. Out of their discoveries came three of the largest gold digs in the world where more than $150 million in gold was mined. Juneau’s surrounding beauty and natural wonders have attracted cruise ship travelers for over a century, with steamship companies bringing tourists here since the early 1880’s.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Dog Sled Adventure By Helicopter*
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Dog Sledding On the Mendenhall Glacier Via Helicopter*
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Evening Whale Watching Quest
    Seated TourRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Five Glacier Seaplane Exploration
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Flavors of Juneau
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Fly-in Fly Fishing
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Glacier Landing Adventure By Helicopter*
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Glacier View Sea Kayaking
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Helicopter Glacier Trek
    Most Active or StrenuousRegent Choice
  • Historic Gold Mining & Panning Adventure
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Mendenhall Glacier - Guide's Choice Adventure Hike
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Mendenhall Glacier & Evening Whale Watching Quest
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Mendenhall Glacier & Gardens
    Seated Tour
  • Mendenhall Glacier & Juneau Highlights
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Mendenhall Glacier and Whale Quest
    Seated Tour
  • Mendenhall Glacier By Helicopter & Guided Walk *
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Mendenhall Glacier Explorer
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Mendenhall Glacier Native Canoe Adventure
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Mendenhall Glacier River Float
    Seated Tour
  • Pilot's Choice Glacier Helicopter Explorer*
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Taku Glacier Lodge Flight & Feast
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Whale Watching & Wildlife Quest
    Seated Tour
  • Whales, Glaciers & Rainforest Trails
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice

Dog Sled Adventure By Helicopter*

Light Activity /Walking Regent Choice

Duration: 2 3/4 hours

Tour Code: JNU-013

Experience Alaska's glacial beauty in a unique new way during this picturesque helicopter flightseeing tour, glacier walk and dogsled ride.

Depart the pier for the brief drive to the helicopter base. Upon arrival, you will take a helicopter flight over the massive Juneau Icefield before landing on a nearby glacier for a visit to an exclusive dog-sledding camp. Upon arrival at the dog-sledding camp, you will meet the professional mushers and Alaskan sled dogs, learn about the famous, 1,000-mile Iditarod race and take an exciting dogsled ride; the highlight of your visit.

Next, your flightseeing expedition will continue over the majestic Juneau Icefield and its wonderous glaciers. Your pilot will fly you over the ice spires and pinnacles of the cascading, advancing or retreating glaciers below. As you glide over the elegant rivers of ice, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife below.

Following your visit, you will re-board your helicopter for the return flight to the helicopter base, then be transferred back to the ship.

Please note: This tour involves approximately 30-35 minutes of total flight time, and 1 hour on the glacier. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. Guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with asthma, heart or respiratory conditions, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilize a wheelchair will not be permitted on this tour. Guests are advised to wear warm clothing, including mittens and sunglasses; glacier-walking boots will be provided. Due to the high altitude of the dog camp, frequent weather-related cancellations occur. Weather permitting, there will be a possibility of converting to the Glacier Landing Adventure by Helicopter (JNU-010). A window seat is not guaranteed. The minimum age to participate on this tour is two years old; children must be accompanied by a parent.

*Due to weight and balance limitations, passenger safety and comfort, passengers weighing 250 pounds or more may be assessed an additional $150 to reserve extra space on board the helicopter.