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Icefield Helicopter Excursion

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Juneau icefield helicopter tours are the best possible way to experience the breadth and beauty of this awe-inspiring region, as they provide the opportunity to see forty large glaciers and around one hundred smaller ones! The Icefield Helicopter Excursion is the most popular of the helicopter tours in Juneau and features a full hour of unforgettable flightseeing. Your helicopter heads for either the Herbert, Taku, Lemon, or Norris Glacier, where your pilot guide will gently touch down on the glacier itself, shut down the engines, and conduct you on a fascinating and informative walk in this other-worldly, frozen environment. The remote beauty of frozen rivers of ice backed by rugged, ice-capped mountain peaks is truly spell-binding, and with helicopter tours in Juneau like this one, you get to experience a 360-degree aerial view, take a walk on a glacier, experience the thrill of a helicopter ride, and encounter a heart-stopping landing right on one of the largest glaciers in the Juneau Icefield!

Dock-to-dock transportation is included, and just a short ride from the cruise docks takes you to the helicopter base, where you’ll be greeted by your pilot/guide and taken through some brief safety instructions. If this is your first helicopter flight, any butterflies will soon be settled as you take off and become totally absorbed in the breathtaking beauty of the landscape below. Juneau icefield helicopter tours are on the bucket list for most travelers to Alaska, and the Icefield Helicopter Excursion is perfect for those who want to experience the thrill of a helicopter flight and glacier landing without additional activities such as dogsledding or airboat rides.

 

For a helicopter adventure combined with glacier dogsledding, you might consider our Helicopter & Dogsled Glacier Excursion.

2 ½ Hours Duration

:30 flight time, :30 on the glacier


Helicopter Flight

Over the stunning Juneau Icefield


Land on Remote Glacier

With time for guided exploration


Limited Seats Available

Book early for this popular heli tour

 

Port

Juneau

Type

Glacier Interaction, Helicopter, Top 10

Length

2 ½ hours

Adult Rate

$299.00

Child Rate

There is no child rate for this tour. All participants will be charged at the adult rate.

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.

Accessibility

To ensure the comfort of all travelers, passengers weighing 280 pounds (clothed weight) or more must pay an additional $100.00 to secure extra space in the aircraft., This tour is for everyone – no minimum fitness level required., 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

In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour., Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty., Including 'Flex Cancel' allows refunds up until 24-hours before the tour., Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with 'Flex Cancel') are nonrefundable.

Customers' review

Rated 4.82 out of 5 stars
28 reviews

28 reviews for Icefield Helicopter Excursion

  1. 4 out of 5

    Flight to the iceStaff & pilot were excellent, actual flight & experience on the glacier were amazing. Only drawback was our fellow passengers who had not done their homework and needed to be back early, so our time was cut short.

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Amazing Experience!We LOVED this!! The weather was good so we were able to go up and over the ice field before landing on Herbert Glacier. The pilot was very friendly and knowledgeable. He was extremely patient with my always curious 9-year-old son. Our boys had a snowball fight which made for awesome pictures and we all filled our water bottles up from a small pond.
    Bucket List item checked off, for sure!

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Glacier Helecpter rideThe staff was great and the excursion was fantastic! They give you boots too put over your shoes for traction and warmth on the glacier and have coats available if yours is not warm enough. Another 15 minutes on the glacier would have been great, my fault for not scheduling a longer trip

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Highlight of the CruiseExceeded all expectations. Everything from the pick-up, check-in, drop-off and of course the helicopter ride was as advertised.

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  5. 3 out of 5

    Glacier landing with dog sledWe loved the helicopter portion of the tour but were disappointed that the dog sled portion was cancelled due to weather.

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    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.

    What if my tour group is larger than 6 people?

    Answer: There are several helicopters available at the base and can make accommodations for larger groups with advance notice. If your group exceeds 6 passengers and requires the use of multiple aircraft, we instruct the pilots to coordinate landing locations on the glacier so that you can have your landing time together.

    Why do you land on the Herbert Glacier?

    Answer: We find the Herbert Glacier to be of particular charm and seclusion. Most passengers on our helicopter tours feel like they’re the only people in the world while on their glacier landing, and we like to keep it unique and exclusive for everyone.

    Will the pilot get out with us?

    Answer: Definitely. Your pilot will act as your guide for your entire helicopter tour, including the time you’ll spend on the glacier. This allows for a truly focused tour experience.

    Will we see wildlife on the tour?

    Answer: There is a good chance wildlife will be seen during your tour, either in flight or while on the glacier. However, this is not a wildlife viewing tour and we cannot guarantee you will see wildlife.

    Can children come on the tour?

    Answer: Absolutely! We are more than happy to accommodate children of all ages and there are several car seats available for customers to use.

    What happens if the weather is too bad to fly?

    Answer: 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 to a later time of day that works for you. If you choose not to reschedule or we can’t find a time that works for you, our refund policy clearly states that refunds due to weather canceled flights are refunded in full.

    What if I need extra help on the tour?

    Answer: Your pilot will be with you the entire tour, so they’ll be happy to lend a helping hand whenever necessary. If you require extra assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us ahead of your tour and discuss your particular needs.

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