When Candice McDonald left her job at a large tour company to start Salmon Berry Tours, her mission was to keep her groups small and personal. So she hired only Alaskans and used vans instead of buses. It’s worked. From Candice’s original Anchorage city tours and Portage Glacier trips, she’s added dog mushing, glacier treks, flightseeing, gold mine tours, custom itineraries, and more. People love these tours not only because they’re great trips with great guides, but also because they’re all-inclusive: transportation, logistics, and entrance tickets are all taken care of. And your Salmon Berry guide will be with you the whole time, so you’re guaranteed professional, seamless service.
Exclusive Dallas Seavey Dog Sledding Tour - Winter
Helicopter Glacier Dog Sledding - Summer
Combine two of Alaska’s most exciting excursions, flightseeing and dog sledding, on this guided tour from Anchorage. Your Salmon Berry Tours guide will pick you up and drive you 45-minutes south to the town of Girdwood. There, you’ll board a helicopter for an exciting, scenic flight over the Chugach Mountain Range before landing atop a glacier. As you disembark you’ll be greeted by the excited sound of dogs ready to run. These dogs are members of Mitch Seavey’s Kennel, home to the first father/son finish in Iditarod history, and Dallas Seavey’s Iditarod Champion teams. You’ll spend about 1.5 hours on the glacier with the dogs and dog musher before boarding the helicopter for Girdwood.
Iditarod Ultimate Family Field Trip
Experience the Iditarod Trail at its most magical time of year—and with your whole family. This special 10-day itinerary—led by a well-versed Alaska guide and mom—offers both close-up access to the world-famous annual race and plenty of hands-on adventures for every family member. The first few days take place in Anchorage for the best of the pre-race festivities: a hike along the actual trail, admission to a dinner with the mushers, meet-and-greets with competitors, and fun at the annual Fur Rendezvous Festival. On the first day of the race, you’ll watch both the ceremonial start in Anchorage and then the Official Start in Willow Lake, and watch the race from the private hot-cocoa-equipped tents. Then, once the Iditarod racers head toward Nome, you embark your own sledding adventure, heading first to Talkeetna—including trying your skills along the training trails of Dallas Seavey Racing—then exploring the winter-friendly parts of Denali National Park, with a trek through the boreal forest. The trip ends in Fairbanks, with aurora-watching and a glimpse at the World Ice Art Championship.