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Helicopter Zodiac Iceberg Tour & Lower Glacier Landing with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Helicopter Zodiac Iceberg Tour & Lower Glacier Landing with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Helicopter Zodiac Iceberg Tour & Lower Glacier Landing with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Helicopter Zodiac Iceberg Tour & Lower Glacier Landing with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Helicopter Zodiac Iceberg Tour & Lower Glacier Landing with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Helicopter Zodiac Iceberg Tour & Lower Glacier Landing with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Helicopter Zodiac Iceberg Tour & Lower Glacier Landing with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Helicopter Zodiac Iceberg Tour & Lower Glacier Landing with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Helicopter Zodiac Iceberg Tour & Lower Glacier Landing with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Helicopter Zodiac Iceberg Tour & Lower Glacier Landing with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Helicopter Zodiac Iceberg Tour & Lower Glacier Landing with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Helicopter Zodiac Iceberg Tour & Lower Glacier Landing with Alaska Shore Tours

$629.00

Helicopter Zodiac Iceberg Tour & Lower Glacier Landing

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1-844-626-9600
7 Days/Week: 9-5pm (Alaska Time)

Transfers Available for Purchase

Roundtrip from Anchorage to the heli base at Knik River Lodge


Spectacular Flightseeing

Over the Great Gorge of the Knik Glacier, a Natural Landmark


Zodiac Boat Ride & Glacier Walk

1 hour on Lake George & 30 minutes on Knik Glacier


Wildlife Opportunities

Excellent chance of seeing Dall sheep, mountain goats, moose, and black bears

Out of all the Alaska glacier excursions, you won’t find many as unique and fun as the Helicopter Zodiac Iceberg Tour & Lower Glacier Landing! See the progression of glaciers from a birds eye view of the top, to the massive icefall from the lake, as well as the fascinating formations in between. Experience the thrill of the open air boat ride and serenity of the remote and iceberg studded Lake George. Listen for cracking and watch for calving from the giant ice walls of Colony Glacier that feeds into the lake. Additionally, see the deep blue melt pools and other fascinating features on your glacier walk. This and so much more are in store for you on the Helicopter Zodiac Iceberg Tour & Lower Glacier Landing!

Glaciers are constantly changing and they have quite a fascinating life cycle. But, not all Alaska glacier excursions give you the opportunity to see each part of that life cycle first hand. If you’re a glacier enthusiast or adventure-seeker, then this Helicopter Zodiac Iceberg Tour & Lower Glacier Landing is the perfect choice for you!

After takeoff at the helicopter base, the mighty Knik Glacier comes into view within just a few minutes. Excitement grows as you marvel at the stunning birds eye view on your way to the gorgeous Lake George. Here, you’ll gear up and then follow the expert guide down to the zodiac-style boat. As you head across the lake, passing building-sized icebergs, the scale of these glaciers as well as the remoteness of this magical landscape settles in. After a fun-filled hour here, it’s then time for your second helicopter landing on the glacier itself. Your pilot/guide takes you to the incredible natural formations like the deep crevasses, moulins, melt pools and waterfalls. Don’t forget a water bottle, as you’ll be encouraged to take a chunk of this ancient ice from the lake and water from on top of the glacier for quite the crisp and refreshing drink! Lastly, after your 30-minute glacier walk, it’s time for another stunning flight back to the base. You’re sure to get amazing photos and have a grand adventure on this incredibly fun Anchorage glacier tour!

Note: Guests can drive themselves to the base at Knik River Lodge or purchase a roundtrip transfer shuttle from Anchorage (see FAQs for more details).

Interested in this tour but need a more budget-friendly option? Take a look at the Knik Glacier Landing if you have your heart set on a guided glacier walk. Additionally, consider the Helicopter & Zodiac Iceberg Tour without the additional landing. And, browse all of our Alaska glacier excursions here!

Port

Anchorage

Type

Glacier Interaction, Helicopter, Rafting

Length

2 hour duration from helicopter base. Approximately 4 hours including transportation from Anchorage.

Adult Rate

$629

Child Rate

$579 (ages 5-11)

Minimum Age

Children must be supervised at all times. At least one guardian per child is required., This tour is suitable for ages 5 and older.

Accessibility

A few steps are required to get in/out of the helicopter. Additionally, there is a short but steep hill and ladder to get to/from the boat., To ensure the comfort of all travelers, passengers weighing 250+ lbs (clothed weight) must pay an additional $150 to secure extra space in the aircraft., Passenger names and weights are required by the FAA for weight and balance calculations and flight manifesting.

Other Restrictions

There is a no bag policy in the aircraft, if you have medical needs that require a carry on, please contact us. All bags brought to base will be stored in the tour office until you return from your flight.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14-days before your tour for a refund, less any non-refundable fees., If for any reason the tour is canceled (due to unpermitting weather, for example), or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund minus any non-refundable fees.

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    How is transportation arranged?

    Answer: You can drive yourself to the Knik River Lodge helicopter base which is about 1-hour northeast of Anchorage. Alternatively, you can add a roundtrip transfer shuttle to your booking. The 10:15 am and 4:30 pm departures have scheduled transfers from most major hotels in Anchorage as well as the log cabin visitor center on 4th Avenue in downtown. If choosing either the 10:15 am or 4:30 pm tour times, you'll purchase the $59 'transfer shuttle' option. For any other tour time, you'll need to purchase the $98 'Custom Transfer'. As always, detailed instructions are provided in your confirmation email and voucher.

    How long is the flight, boat ride, and glacier walk?

    Answer: The helicopter flight is 15 minutes each way (30 min total) with a 1 hour boat tour at Lake George. The guided walk on Knik Glacier is 30 minutes.

    What kind of boat is it?

    Answer: This is a 15.5' long Zodiac-style boat, the same model used by Special Forces. It is equipped with a small, super quiet 4-stroke outboard motor.

    What type of helicopter will I be in?

    Answer: We fly Robinson 44s and ASTAR helicopters. We can't guarantee the type of helicopter you will be flying in, however if requested we will do our best to accommodate your request. Parties of more than 3 guests may be in 2 helicopters, but will always be together for the tour. In all our years of flying, we maintain a perfect safety record and are meticulous about maintenance and safety. Helicopters are FAA inspected, certified, and fully insured. Flying with us is very safe.

    How many passengers per helicopter?

    Answer: Each helicopter can seat up to 6 passengers, provided the weight and balance calculations work out in each aircraft. Please contact us if you are interested in booking a party larger than 6 people.

    Who sits where?

    Answer: Our ground crew and pilots balance the helicopter based on passenger weight. We cannot make any promises for specific seating because safety cannot be compromised. If you have a preference, ask us and when it’s safe we will try to accommodate you. If you want you can book a private tour to ensure there are no other people in the helicopter – that way you have more control over who sits where.

    Will we see wildlife on the tour?

    Answer: While we can never guarantee wildlife sightings, chances are excellent on this tour! We often see moose, bear, mountain goats, and Dall sheep.

    What if I need extra help on the tour?

    Answer: Please contact us for wheelchair or limited mobility access so that we can discuss your needs.

    Is the morning or afternoon tour better?

    Answer: It's really your preference that matters most here. Typically, the mornings have slightly less wind. The afternoon temperatures tend to be a bit higher.

    What should I wear?

    Answer: The temperature near the glacier is often colder than you may be used to. Layered clothing is the key to comfort. Wear a long sleeved shirt, sweater, wind/waterproof outer layers, and sturdy shoes. Bring a light hat, gloves, sunglasses, a reusable water bottle, and don't forget a camera! We provide expert guides, waterproof boots, and Coast Guard approved marine grade life jackets that are fully insulated to keep you warm and safe. For the glacier walk, we provide crampons that allow you to walk safely on the ice.

    What happens if the weather is too bad to fly?

    Answer: The Knik Valley sees more sunshine and less rain than other popular flightseeing areas. However, we do have bad weather days and there is no way to tell far ahead of time when that is going to be. If the weather is just not cooperating and the pilots determine that it’s too bad to fly, we’ll do our best to reschedule you. If you choose not to reschedule or we can’t find a time that works for you, we will refund you.

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