Now there’s a unique shore excursion that is both a nature lovers’ and dog lovers’ dream. You can get exclusive access to Husky Homestead—home of Iditarod Champion, Jeff King. Jeff is an acclaimed expert, with 35 years of dog sled racing and freight hauling on the great white expanses of America’s last frontier.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating a championship Iditarod dog sledding team. Jeff will share his personal stories from the trail and show you the racing sleds, survival gear and equipment he used to endure crossing 1,100 miles of Alaska’s most rugged arctic terrain.
Hear the excited pants of precious Alaskan Husky puppies as they rush to greet you at the start of your tour. Play, pet and have your photo taken with the cute and energetic young pups. The presentation will begin by introducing you to some of the experienced dogs and their unique personalities. See how they harness the dogs and how they are trained during the spring/summer/fall seasons when there is no snow on the ground. Witness the doggie treadmill as the dog sledding crew describes the process of training the dogs to shape them into champion racers. The tour will then bring you inside for insights into the Iditarod — including how the dogs learn timing, how to run and what it takes to feed them all. If the puppies are awake you can spend a few more minutes with them before your tour ends.
If you prefer your immersion into the Denali wilderness to have more sweeping scenes brought about by an elevated approach to adventure, consider a helicopter joyride over the Alaskan backcountry. Midway through the adventure, you’ll land upon the tundra and walk where few (if any) ever have glimpsed before. With your pilot as your guide, take a moment to explore the mountainside — and snap a storm of souvenir photos in the process.
You can experience all of Alaska’s stunning scenery, charming cities, thriving wildlife and these special excursions — as well as many more — on one incredible voyage.
Princess Cruises® has spent half a century developing their legacy in Alaska — and they bring more guests to the awe-inspiring beauty of the Great Land than any other cruise line. Monumental glaciers, iconic wildlife and towering majestic mountains are only the beginning of what awaits when you set sail with the No. 1 cruise line in Alaska — not to mention the exclusive perks, amenities and benefits when you book with one of our agents.