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
Explore Juneau’s largest glacier by helicopter, by airboat, and on foot with one of the best Juneau helicopter tours! The Taku Glacier Adventure by Air, Water, & Ice features an exciting airboat ride along the Taku River and right up to the face of the glacier. This triple adventure also includes exploring the glacier on foot, as well as a stunning helicopter ride over the Icefield. 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 and is the only glacier in Juneau’s Icefield that is advancing. 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. Your guide navigates the boat up close to the face of Taku Glacier for a unique perspective. 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 Taku Glacier Adventure by Air, Water, & Ice 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. Then, your thrilling ride begins 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. Enjoy an informative walkabout and the opportunity for some incredible photographs of the icy wonderland around you. After another extraordinary flight back to the heli-base, you too will be of the firm opinion that the Taku Glacier Adventure by Air, Water, & Ice is a top contender for the best Juneau helicopter tours. With such a small and intimate group size and limited availability, be sure to reserve your spot early!
For another in-depth glacier experience, consider the Helicopter Dogsled Glacier Excursion with Extra Landing or the Mendenhall Glacier Paddle & Trek.