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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 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 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 Sledding On the Mendenhall Glacier Via Helicopter*

Light Activity /Walking Regent Choice

Duration: 2 3/4 hours

Tour Code: JNU-021

Explore the spectacular beauty of the Mendenhall Glacier in a unique new way during this memorable helicopter and dog-sledding adventure.

Depart the helicopter base for a flightseeing tour helicopter tour over the glaciers of Southeast Alaska. You will take in spectacular views and photo opportunities as you fly over the lush rainforest, deep blue crevasses and glacier-carved peaks en route to a dogsled camp on the Mendenhall Glacier.

Upon arrival at the dogsled camp, you will meet the professional mushers and Alaskan sled dogs, then have an opportunity to drive the team or relax in the sled as you take in your awe-inspiring surroundings. You will also have time to talk with the mushers about the famous, 1,000-mile Iditarod race and take pictures with the dogs before re-boarding your helicopter for the ride back to the helicopter base.

Please note: Guests are advised to wear warm clothing and sunglasses. Glacier-walking boots will be provided. The duration of the trip includes approximately 30 minutes of helicopter time and 1 hour at the dogsled camp, with 20-25 minutes of dogsledding. Times and routes may vary due to weather and glacier conditions. Due to increased security, carry-on bags are not permitted on the helicopter. A secure place at the office will be provided to store personal items. A window seat is not guaranteed.

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