surprised my boyfriend with this tour on his birthday and he absolutely loved it!! We decided to take a weekend getaway trip up to Maine and I was looking for a fun, unique activity for us to do. I found Ultimate Dog Sledding Experience online, fortunately it was relatively close to Portland where we were staying. I reached out to Alex, the owner, who was very courteous and accommodating with our schedule. Upon arriving at the meeting point, we were met by Alex, his team of mushers, and 40 of the most energized dogs! After receiving some general tips and instructions we began our trek. The trip took us through some of the most stunning winter scenery of the Maine wilderness. Snow covered trees, mountainsides in the background and ice-covered lakes. Our guide, Austin, was the best. He was super kind and informative about the dogs, dog sledding and Maine. We took turns riding on the sled, and on the back in the mushers position. We were able to take plenty of pictures of us with the dogs and the wilderness. Highly recommend the 2 hour trip. For those of you who have any reservations about the treatment of the dogs, I'm going to squash that right now. These dogs LOVE nothing more then to pull and run. They were so excited to have the freedom to run together in the beautiful outdoors. They were also so friendly to us and wanted to play around. Following the tour, Alex and his team showed us his stable of dogs. We learned so much about dog sledding and the dogs themselves. Would definitely do again and highly recommend for anyone looking for a unique experience.