I am sailing on the June 25 Millennium Alaska Northbound cruise. My friends, first time cruisers, have their hearts set on a dogsledding shore excursion. Does anyone have any experience with them? There are several in both Juno and Skagway.
JU54-Sled Dog Summer Camp
JU57-Alaska Sled Dogs & Musher's Camp
JU69-Dogsled Adventure by Helicopter
SK10-Dog Sledding and Glacier Flightseeing
SK36-Musher's Camp & Sled Dog Expereince
I have to admit, I'm torn, I would like to do Skagway's Golden Glassblowing Experience, and White Pass Railway.
This is an AMAZING excursion! In May 2005 while sailing on NCL Star, I did a dogsled tour in Juneau. We took a helicopter out to Mendenhall (sp?) glacier, met the mushers, dogs and spent a few hours out there. We were able to lead a sled, mush, ride etc. It was the best time! Yes, it is expensive, but totally worth it.
Skagway I took the Whitepass Railway, another great tour.
Have a wonderful trip!
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Norwegian Pearl October 2007 (Caribbean, back to back cruises)
Norwegian Dream October 2008 (Bermuda)
Norwegian Spirit September 2009 (Bermuda)
Caribbean Princess May 2010 (Caribbean)