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Seavey's IdidaRide Sled Dog Tours

12820 Old Exit Glacier Road, Seward, AK 99664-2231
907-224-8607
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Ranked #9 of 46 Activities in Seward
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Mush the 2013 Iditarod champion sled dogs! Visit Seavey's IdidaRide racing kennel, where four generations of the Seavey family and 100 of the toughest... more » Owner description: Mush the 2013 Iditarod champion sled dogs! Visit Seavey's IdidaRide racing kennel, where four generations of the Seavey family and 100 of the toughest dogs in the world train during the summer months. You'll be helping train their 46th Iditarod team for their 4th championship. Cuddle the adorable husky puppies, try on the gear worn when it's 40 below, and get a pawtograph from their Golden Harness winning lead dogs. Sleds with padded seats and suspension, fully covered tour, and dog themed gift shop make this the most fun you can have in Seward in the rain. Voted "Best Sled Dog Ride in Alaska" by readers of the Alaska Magazine. « less
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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

As a full-grown woman, I was skeptical of asking a little dog to drag me around in a sled. Was I ever wrong! The sled is on wheels and the dogs would rather run than eat. What a wonderful experience we all had; educational and exhilarating at the same time. One could just see the intelligence shining in these remarkable... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I wasn't very sure about this dog sledding thing. I thought it was something mean, but it turned out that there are a lot more into it than my poor mind could think of. They explained everything about the Iditarod race, they talked about their experience and also explained a lot about this culture. Its very interesting, and you can... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect but it was very good. After walking into the clearing where the dogs were kept I have to admit I got a fright when I saw 50+ dogs chained to barrels, barking and yelping, but the staff explained the reason why. I did not know anything about the Iditarod race ( I'm Irish and... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Since we were staying down the road in one of the cabins I decided we should swing by to see the dogs; it was a very informative experience getting to know more about the different races, equipment and dogs. I think this is certainly more geared towards kids, but it is still interesting regardless! There are lots of people leaving... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Everything was good... we were fitted out in weather proof gear and flown up to the glacier... Peter was brilliant - friendly, informative and a great photographer. The dogs are amazing... loved the ride, especially standing on the back. A must do if you are in Girdwood!

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New York City, New York
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Our guide was great and very knowledgeable about the Iditarod. It's amazing all the preparation and grit that goes into this race. We were expecting the dogs to be huskies, but they are not. They are a mixed breed and much smaller than one would expect. My husband thought they looked sad and malnourished, but they sure made quite a... More

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Choctaw
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Tho we had a great guide with lots of stories and a great personality. I was not thrilled with the whole ride with the dogs. They were huskies as I expected they were a variety of mixed breed dogs either retired from the races or never did one. The dogs are kept on short chains and plastic barrels for protection.... More

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Ididaride, Owner at Seavey's IdidaRide Sled Dog Tours, responded to this review

While they aren't the the Hollywood dogs many people imagine, the dogs we use on the tours are the real Iditarod dogs. Every dog here either has run the Iditarod (our family has won the last three) or is a young dog that will race once they're older. They take no offense at being called mutts, but they are not... More

Morro Bay, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed this tour. It was interesting and informative. The dogs seem happy and eager to pull the sled. The puppies were adorable!

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Woodinville, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The dog sledding itself is not that interesting - you're riding on a wheeled cart for about 15 minutes with a bunch of strangers, on not the most scenic trails. I would almost recommend skipping the ride. The musher's talk about his experiences on the Ididarod Trail were riveting, however, and the kids liked trying on the equipment and playing... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our family really enjoyed the sled dog tour. We liked hearing about the training the dogs experience and the preparation for the Iditarod race. The ride with the sled dogs was fantastic; our guide was gentle and knowledgeable. He was kind enough to take pictures of our whole family with the dogs. Our children are 11 and 9 years old.... More

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