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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 #6 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Any dog lover would love this tour. The Seavey's do a wonderful job handling the crowds and teaching about the dogs and the Ididaride. Worth every penny!

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Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great activity for families. The ride was fun, and you learn about the Iditarod race, the dogs, etc. Kids and adults will enjoy cuddling with the puppies. It never felt rushed or like just another tourist activity but was authentic and engaging.

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Simi Valley, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Loved our tour at Ididaride. Meredith and Grayson were friendly and knowledgable guides. Love the dogs, love the stories, love the ride, love holding puppies. Highly recommend.

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We took the "Real Alaska" tour which included visiting the sled dog lot, holding puppies, riding in a cart pulled by the dogs, lunch, hiking to the toe of Exit glacier, watching sockeye salmon spawn and a driving tour of Seward. It was great to learn about the Iditarod from people who actually do it and their passion for the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The best way to learn about the Iditarod Dog Sled Race is to talk to the folks who've race it. The mushers and their stories are priceless and the opportunity to meet the dogs is as fun as the actual ride.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Take this tour!!!! This was one of the highlights of our trip to Alaska! The sled dog ride was great! It gave us an idea of the pace of a sled dog ride through Alaska. They explained the Iditarod and we were able to play with the puppies (I am a cat person and still enjoyed myself). Part of the... More

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Plymouth, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is such a great way to learn more about the Iditarod.The tour is ideal for all ages. Musher and Junior Iditarod winner Meredith Mapes offered great historical information about the race, demonstrated what attire is required for the mushers and the dogs, and showed us the sled Mitch Seavey designed. Musher Grayson Brugon - who has won a Junior... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What a thrill to ride in a dog sled on wheels, pulled by 16 dogs. My 85 year old mother in law loved the ride. Everyone was very informative on the care of the dogs and the race won in March. Recommend the tour to everyone.

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Bennington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our party of 5 (my mom, dad, aunt, boyfriend and myself who are both 27) all really enjoyed the entire tour. I didn't know much of anything about the Ididarod race and they give you a lot of info about the preparation for the race, the dogs, the history, and the equipment used, all of which was very interesting. Although... More

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Apopka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was absolutely great! On a recent trip to Alaska, my friend and I did the Ididaride Sled Dog tour and it was wonderful. We had the ride of our lives and got to pet the puppies. Joe was a wonderful tour guide and really wanted us to experience the real Alaska, not just the tourist sites. We were very... More

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