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Taku Glacier Adventure by Air, Water & Ice


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.

Without doubt one of the best Juneau helicopter tours, your adventure begins with pick-up at the cruise docks in Juneau, followed by a short drive to the heli-base. Here, you’ll meet your pilot-guide and receive a safety orientation before lift-off and your thrilling ride over temperate forests followed by glaciers, deep crevasses, and towering snow-capped peaks. On arrival at the Taku tour base, you’ll be fitted with a full-body waterproof suit and greeted by your experienced riverboat captain before your exciting airboat ride right up to the face of the Taku Glacier. Back at the tour base, a short helicopter flight will land you on the advancing level of the glacier for an informative walkabout and the opportunity for some incredible photographs and video footage of the icy wonderland around you. After another extraordinary flight back to the heli-base, you too will be of the firm opinion that Alaska helicopter tours are the best! The best Juneau helicopter tours, including the Taku Glacier Adventure, are in high demand, so be sure to book early.


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




Flightseeing, Glacier, Off the Beaten Path


3 hours

Adult Rate


Child Rate

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

Minimum Age

The minimum age to participate on this tour is 7 years.


Passenger names and weights are required by the FAA for weight and balance calculations and flight manifesting., To ensure the comfort of all travelers, passengers weighing weighing 280 pounds (clothed weight) or more must pay an additional $100.00 to secure extra space in the aircraft.

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.

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3 reviews for Taku Glacier Adventure by Air, Water & Ice

  1. 5 out of 5

    Excellent PilotsThese guys are good. We encountered a Gen1 TIE Fighter 21 parsecs southeast of Juneau, but the captain made quick work of him. He eliminated the threat entirely, and the rest of our excursion was excellent.

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Out of this world! Magical

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Unforgettable MemoriesOnce in lifetime excursion. Air/Water/Ice great pilot and wonderful and informative air boat captain. Could have stayed all day.

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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 we 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.

    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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