Alaska Journals

A-Z: Alaska on the Zuiderdam

A June 2006 trip to Alaska by bathtubjake

Dog Sledding Photo, St. Michael, Alaska More Photos
Quote: The last 4 days of our Alaskan tour were spent cruising the Inside Passage, through Glacier Bay National Park and Misty Fjords National Monument.

Dog Sledding

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Dog Sledding Photo, St. Michael, Alaska
This was the most expensive excursion available on HAL, and that's saying a lot. However, it was most definitely a unique experience. We were picked up at the cruise ship dock and bused over to the nearby heliport. After receiving a lifejacket and snowboots, were given a brief lesson on helicopter safety. All bags and camera cases had to be left in a locker in the heliport. Then we were loaded into a five person helicopter. We flew brief sightseeing tour over the harbor and some local mountains before landing on the glacier. The arrival flight took about fifteen minutes. The trip back was more direct and lasted only five minutes. The staff chose our seats for us based on weight distri...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 2, 2006

Dog Sledding
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St. Michael 99659
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