Wilderness Dog Sled Tour
Dog sledding on wheels, Alaska, a gorgeous view, what else do you need?
1.5 hour Alaska Dog Sled Tour and Kennel Tour
May 12th through October 12th
Adult: $74.00 | Child: $37 (2-12) | Infants free
8:30 am • 10:00 am • 11:45 am • 1:45 pm • 3:30 pm • 6:30 pm (tour times vary by season)
Your adventure begins with a 2-mile dog sled ride. Feel the power, excitement, and energy of our amazing sled dogs as they are harnessed to our comfortable wheeled sleds on this hour and a half dog sled tour. Mush through the Seward Alaska wilderness to the base of Resurrection Mountain and along Box Canyon Creek. Your guide will explain how we train and steer the dogs, and tell stories from the trail.
Upon return to the kennel, tour our beautiful kennel facilities, laugh as a guest is dressed up as an Iditarod musher and cuddle adorable husky puppies. Our guides offer a delightfully humorous, behind-the-scenes look at the Seavey family’s training for the most demanding race on earth.
How long is the sled dog ride and kennel tour?
Our Wilderness Dog Sled Tour is 1.5 hours long. You should arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour to check-in.
Can you pick me up from my hotel? When will you pick me up?
We pick up at most Seward hotels and attractions by reservation. We have a two person minimum for pick-ups and we generally pick up about half an hour before the start of your tour time.
How far out of Seward are you located?
We are ten minutes outside of downtown Seward.
How much time do we spend with the dogs?
Our tour is focused entirely around our dogs. You will get to spend plenty of time with them throughout the tour. We even have time to play with puppies.
How long is the ride?
The ride lasts approximately 35 minutes and we travel about 2 miles.
I am coming off the Major Marine / Kenai Fjords Cruise. What tour time would be best for me?
Our tour at 8:30am finishes at 10, giving you plenty of time to get to an 11:00 boat. Otherwise the 6:30pm tour is an option after your cruise.
What is the weather usually like?
Seward is located in a temperate rain forest so we do get a fair amount of rain, but our tours are almost entirely covered so you will have minimal exposure. Still, it is always best to be prepared. We suggest dressing in layers and bringing a rain jacket if you have one. The temperature is typically somewhere between 50 and 65 degrees.
Do you have a weight limit?
No. We consider the summer as weight-lifting program for the dogs.
Is there any opportunity to talk with musher and ask questions?
Yes. You’ll have plenty of time to talk with your musher guide throughout the tour.
When do you have snow until?
We typically have snow until the end of March. You can mush on snow during the summer, but it requires taking a helicopter to an ice field. Check out our Glacier Sled Dog Tours.
Is one tour time better than another?
The dogs stay excited throughout the day, but you're welcome to call the reservation line and ask which tour is the least busy on a given day.
What type of gear should I bring?
We recommend dressing in layers as you never know that the weather is going to do. A rain jacket is always recommended as if you bring it you probably won’t need it. We also recommend bringing a layer you don’t mind getting soiled as puppies can have accidents!
Are the sleds on wheels?
Yes. During the summer months, our tours are operated using wheeled sleds.
How bumpy is the ride, who can safely ride?
Our sleds have padded seats and airbag suspension. We've had countless guests with bad backs, in the first two trimesters of pregnancy, were elderly, etc. and never had a guest express discomfort. Our tour is not wheelchair accessible, however wheelchairs and walker can be used around the kennel, so long as guests can take the two steps (with help) into the cart, they should have no problem.