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Old May 2nd, 2002, 01:43 PM
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Default Helicopter/dog sled

We will be going to Juneau and Skagway. Is there an advantage to doing the helicopter ride over the glacier (and dog sledding) at one location over the other? Any recommendations. WE are going in early June on Princess.
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I've heard on another message board that the Juneau excursion gets cancelled a lot. We're booked in Skagway (independantly through Temesco) in early July. Hope this helps.
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i too agree with rick and thats why i booked skagway over juneau. also booked on my own and saved bucks over the cruise ship price
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Default Re: Helicopter/dog sled

I've done heli tours out of Juneau twice. Once with the sledding, once without. Both great experiences, but the sledding was GREAT Fun!

Skagway seemed to me to have alot of other interesting tours to chose from, whereas Juneau's were more limited, so we chose Juneau.

For less busy flight areas choose a flight that doesn't go to Mendenhall.

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Juneau glacier dogsledding tours are the most canceled of all tours. TEMSCO discontinued their Juneau tours last year. Skagway is far less canceled. Consider booking direct via TEMSCO for significant savings. I've been canceled upon twice and haven't made the glacier dog sledding yet.

TEMSCO is the only company is Juneau that has permits to land on Mendenhall- so in my opinion it is NOT much more "busy" than other Juneau glaciers. I have taken Juneau helicopter landings 5 trips and Skagway 1.
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