Alaska Dog Sledding Tours & Cabins
COVID-19 Update July 2: WE’RE OPEN!
The Wilderness Dog Sled Ride and Tour and Cabins in Seward are open with a full schedule. Group sizes are being kept <25%, but all departures are operating. Alaska is open to out of state travel with testing requirements outlined here https://covid19.alaska.gov/travelers/. Glacier mushing tours are running daily from the Girdwood location only. Fortunately dogs don’t seem to be affected by this strand of coronavirus, and they’ve all been vaccinated for the canine version.
We do recommend guests wear the same gloves our guides wear, not the surgical sort, but lightweight nitrile gardening gloves work great for playing with dogs, and can easily be washed in a sink. We also encourage guests to wear face masks (we have plenty if you need one!) and will continue to provide hand sanitizer.
What we do
The Seavey family arrived in Alaska four years after statehood, and moved to the Seward homestead in the aftermath of the great Alaska Earthquake. Over the course of 56 years and four generations, they’ve become the preeminent mushing family, winning seven Iditarod races and Mitch holds the Iditarod speed record of 8 days 3 hours 40 minutes and 13 seconds to cover 1049 miles by dog team.
For the past 28 years, the Seaveys have invited guests to visit their homestead during the off season, providing summer dog sled rides and kennel tours to the public to keep the pups in shape and out of trouble. Check out the tours, and you’ll be helping train the next Iditarod champions!