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Dog Sled Discovery & Musher's Camp

#20 of 72 Outdoor Activities in Juneau Features Animals
Juneau, AK
+1 907-983-4444
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dog sled/musher's camp - thoroughly enjoyed

the dogs are actual iditarod dogs and this excursion helps to keep them in shape during the summer... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Loved the puppies - learned so much!!

We didn't get to do a dog-sled excursion on our last Alaskan cruise and knew we wanted to this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Experience a true Alaskan adventure while supporting the official state sport! Take an exhilarating sled ride and play with our husky puppies, all in the heart of the lush Alaskan rainforest.When you arrive at our authentic summer training camp for mushers and their sled dogs, you will participate in a sled dog summer training run on our custom-designed, wheeled summertime sled. Discover the power in a team of Alaskan huskies as they whisk your sled down a mile long trail through the depths of the Tongass National Rainforest! Then join one of our dog handlers and sled dogs for interactive demonstrations on mushing equipment and the impeccable care the dogs receive. Your dog handler will also entertain you with knowledge about the training, history, races, and inspiring efforts required by this sport.Marvel at the untamed beauty that has lured you to Alaska when you walk across our suspension bridge overlooking Fish Creek. Our Musher’s Camp is surrounded by moss-covered forest with huge spruce and hemlock trees. The views are simply awe-inspiring.Finally, cuddle up with our husky puppies, and take your picture with these adorable future athletes!This excursion is the perfect mix of Alaska’s culture, history, adventure, ruggedly gorgeous wilderness, and of course sled dogs and puppies! Notes: All ages welcome, and most special needs may be accommodated. Round trip transportation and complimentary refreshments are provided.
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Juneau, AK
+1 907-983-4444

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Reviewed 3 days ago

the dogs are actual iditarod dogs and this excursion helps to keep them in shape during the summer months. as like most tours in AK, the cost is a bit high, but the people of Alaska have such a short time, only a few months,...More

Thank kae106
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't get to do a dog-sled excursion on our last Alaskan cruise and knew we wanted to this time. We were not disappointed!. We learned so much about the history of dog sledding, how the dogs are bred, trained, kept, etc. And these dogs...More

Thank RazorbackWARD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group included ages 26-77. We LOVED the sled dog adventure! Our musher was Derrick. He was great with the dogs on his team. We enjoyed the informative session given by one of the other mushers, too. All the mushers answered our questions and gave...More

1  Thank Priscilla S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really good time at this excursion we booked through our cruise line. Even my toddler enjoyed it - and it's hard to keep a 2 year old occupied for any length of time. We learned a lot about the sport of dog...More

Thank firewife1111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a vet and animal lover I highly recommend this tour it was amazing to meet the dogs and sled with them, and the glaciers around it's everything. The mushroom camp that I went there wasn't puppies but there are some that have if you're...More

Thank Mariana S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this. We actually got to ride on a sled with dogs pulling it around curves pretty fast. There was no snow but it did not diminish the experience. The dogs and the people who handle them are amazing. We got to pet the...More

Thank gbwcs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very enlightening experience. We booked this through our cruise line and had a wonderful time. The driver who shuttled us from the pier gave us history of the Juneau area and local climate and culture info. Our guide at the camp was...More

Thank somo624
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like dogs, you will love this excursion. We signed up for this on a Celebrity Cruise and it was a blast. The dogs strength train the summer by pulling sleds of heavy cruise ship passengers. They clearly love to run and it is...More

Thank JT1952
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fun day! After traveling through the rainforest, we arrived at the Mushers' Camp. The dogs were anxious to get going. We learned a little about each of the dogs and boarded the sled. What a thrill ride! We were able to love on...More

Thank mkfrey53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We bought dog sled on glacier but canceled because no copter could fly in such foggy weather. So we switched to dog sled in the forest and we visited dog summer camp by bus. Mostly Husky but fews are not. We were dragged by twelve...More

Thank eljees
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8 July 2016|
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Response from RussnRebecca | Reviewed this property |
In our experience, they were very much loved! These are personal animals of the handlers and are given breaks after just a few runs. The yelping is them saying "let's go!" they just love to run! I'm huge on animal rights, we... More
13 March 2016|
Response from Robert M | Property representative |
Thank you for the concern! We had 3 teams racing in the Iditarod this year- luckily none of them were impacted by the incident you read about. We appreciate your love for the dogs and we apologize it took so long for us to... More