About Us

Seward Helicopter Tours operates during the summer months giving Glacier Dog Sled Rides and Scenic Helicopter Flights. We are a small, tight-knit crew and are extremely passionate about what we do. We love our jobs and we think getting to share Alaska, especially our glacier dog sledding tour, is one of the best ways we could spend our summer.

Our glacier guides work in shifts of 2-3 guides and routinely spend 4-7 days living remotely before coming back down to Seward where they have 2-3 days off. While on the glacier, they are responsible for taking care of up to 30 sled dogs. After tours are done at the end of the day, many of our guides choose to continue to work with the dogs whether teaching them new commands, taking them on walks on the glacier, or running short teams to work on team dynamics.

On the glacier, guides enjoy the company of the dogs, the serenity of the Alaskan Wilderness, getting amazingly tan, and living a much simpler lifestyle. As a company, we routinely get together and have bbqs, host company dog sled races, and enjoy each other’s company.

Each season’s end, many of our crew go on to new endeavors like college or simply taking time off. We have been extremely fortunate over the last several years to have a high retention rate amongst our seasonal employees. Each winter we have happily kept a few guides on board to help us train and prepare for the 1,000 mile long Iditarod.

Sarah Stokey
Owner

Sarah Stokey is a 2016 Iditarod finisher, writer, and entrepreneur. Sarah moved to Alaska in 2010 where she met her partner Travis Beals. Sarah’s job at Seward Helicopters changes each day as she fills whatever role is needed. During the winter months, Sarah spends her time training for the Iditarod and writing.

Sarah StokeyOwner

Sarah Stokey is a 2016 Iditarod finisher, writer, and entrepreneur. Sarah moved to Alaska in 2010 where she met her partner Travis Beals. Sarah’s job at Seward Helicopters changes each day as she fills whatever role is needed. During the winter months, Sarah spends her time training for the Iditarod and writing.

Travis Beals
Owner

Travis Beals, 24, was raised in Seward, Alaska. He is a 4-time finisher of the 1,000 mile long Iditarod Sled dog race with his top finish being 11th place. Travis is passionate about his dogs and oversees all of the dog care on Godwin Glacier during the summer months.  During the winters, Travis spends all his time training for the Iditarod and guiding dog sled trips.

Travis BealsOwner

Travis Beals, 24, was raised in Seward, Alaska. He is a 4-time finisher of the 1,000 mile long Iditarod Sled dog race with his top finish being 11th place. Travis is passionate about his dogs and oversees all of the dog care on Godwin Glacier during the summer months.  During the winters, Travis spends all his time training for the Iditarod and guiding dog sled trips.

Wyatt Suchecki
Glacier Guide

Wyatt Suchecki is returning for his second summer on Godwin Glacier after spending the winter running and training dogs with Travis and Sarah. He is now officially qualified for the 2017 Iditarod having completed the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300, and the Copper Basin 300. Wyatt was also chosen to be part of the 2016 Mountain Man Of Alaska calendar.

Wyatt SucheckiGlacier Guide

Wyatt Suchecki is returning for his second summer on Godwin Glacier after spending the winter running and training dogs with Travis and Sarah. He is now officially qualified for the 2017 Iditarod having completed the Knik 200, Northern Lights 300, and the Copper Basin 300. Wyatt was also chosen to be part of the 2016 Mountain Man Of Alaska calendar.

Justin Stielstra
Glacier Guide

Justin returns for his 3rd summer on Godwin Glacier after having spent this winter with Travis and Sarah running dog sled races and qualifying for the Iditarod. Justin originally hails from Grand Haven, Michigan and  is now an official finisher of the Knik 200, Copper Basin 300, and the Northern Lights 300 dog sled races.

Justin StielstraGlacier Guide

Justin returns for his 3rd summer on Godwin Glacier after having spent this winter with Travis and Sarah running dog sled races and qualifying for the Iditarod. Justin originally hails from Grand Haven, Michigan and  is now an official finisher of the Knik 200, Copper Basin 300, and the Northern Lights 300 dog sled races.

Brandon Marks
Helicopter

Brandon Marks has been flying helicopters since 2005 and is back in Alaska for his 4th year of flying. Seward is hands down the must beautiful place Brandon has been in his career. Brandon grew up in a small ranching communit in West Text and never dreamed he would be an Alaskan bush Pilot. He hopes you can join him on a flight so he can show you Seward’s breathtaking landscapes.

Brandon MarksHelicopter

Brandon Marks has been flying helicopters since 2005 and is back in Alaska for his 4th year of flying. Seward is hands down the must beautiful place Brandon has been in his career. Brandon grew up in a small ranching communit in West Text and never dreamed he would be an Alaskan bush Pilot. He hopes you can join him on a flight so he can show you Seward’s breathtaking landscapes.

Meret Beutler

This is Meret’s third year working on Godwin Glacier. Meret is from Seward originally but spent her winters in Eureka, Alaska where she gained a passion for mushing small dog teams and skijoring. Meret recently finished her first year at Bowdoin College in Maine and is excited to be back for another fun season of training dogs and enjoying Seward’s fantastic hiking trails.

Meret Beutler

This is Meret’s third year working on Godwin Glacier. Meret is from Seward originally but spent her winters in Eureka, Alaska where she gained a passion for mushing small dog teams and skijoring. Meret recently finished her first year at Bowdoin College in Maine and is excited to be back for another fun season of training dogs and enjoying Seward’s fantastic hiking trails.

Learn more about us and our sled dogs at www.TurningHeadsKennel.com