Explore the largest glacier in the Juneau Icefield by helicopter, by airboat, and on foot with one of the best Alaska helicopter tours! The Taku Glacier Adventure features an exciting airboat ride along the Taku River and right up to the face of the glacier. Perhaps even more exciting, this adventure, one of the best Juneau helicopter tours, also includes a chance to explore the glacier on foot, as well as the thrill of flying in a helicopter over the stunning Juneau Icefield and snow-capped Coast Range. Why visit the Taku Glacier, in particular, out of some 140 glaciers in the Icefield? It’s the deepest and thickest alpine temperate glacier known, is some 36 miles long, and is the only glacier in the Juneau Icefield that is advancing rather than retreating. Plus Alaska helicopter tours are without doubt the best way to experience this remote and beautiful icy landscape. Once on-board your helicopter, any first-time nerves quickly give way to wonder as you soar above some of the most spectacular terrain in the world. After landing at the Taku tour base, you’ll climb aboard an airboat and zip along the Taku River as your experienced guide navigates the boat up close to the face of Taku Glacier, which is advancing at up to 100 feet per year. Back at the tour base, you’ll have the chance to walk on the advancing level of the glacier itself, where you’ll see crevasses, moulins (deep shafts), eerie crystal-blue ice, and ice falls before another breathtaking flight back to the helicopter base.
For another in-depth helicopter experience, consider the Helicopter & Dogsled Glacier Excursion with Extra Landing.
3 ½ Hours Duration
From pick-up to drop-off
Scenic Helicopter Flight
Over the Juneau Icefield
Guided Glacier Walk
Following landing on Taku Glacier
River Airboat Ride
Up to the face of the tidewater glacier