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Herring Cove Helicopter Excursion with Alaska Shore Tours
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  • Top of the World Helicopter Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Top of the World Helicopter Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Top of the World Helicopter Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Top of the World Helicopter Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Top of the World Helicopter Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Top of the World Helicopter Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Top of the World Helicopter Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Top of the World Helicopter Tour with Alaska Shore Tours


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Herring Cove Helicopter Excursion


45 Minute Duration

From pick-up to drop-off

A Birds-Eye View

Over the island of Revillagigedo

Wildlife Opportunities

Bear and eagle sightings common

Family Friendly

Suitable for all ages and abilities

Get the thrill of an Alaskan helicopter ride without the crazy price tag that normally accompanies, on the scenic Herring Cove Helicopter excursion! This affordable 20-minute flight takes you soaring high above Ketchikan and it’s home Island of Revillagigedo as you travel to Herring Cove, which features beautiful views and a salmon hatchery you will see from above. As your Herring Cove Helicopter Tour flies through the skies to its destination, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for breathtaking views of Ketchikan, totem poles, and possibly even wildlife. When it comes to helicopter rides in Ketchikan, you certainly won’t find views like this at a more affordable price!

As with all of our helicopter rides in Ketchikan, the Herring Cove Helicopter excursion includes convenient pick up right from your cruise docks. After winding your way through Ketchikan to the take-off location, you will receive a 10-minute safety briefing before hopping into the 7-passenger helicopter set to take you on your adventure. This time also includes the opportunity to take a photo with your pilot and the helicopter so you can cherish the memory for years. Once in the air, you will be treated to views of the diverse Tongass National Rainforest, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of some marine wildlife swimming through the Revillagigedo Channel, so have your cameras at the ready! Herring Cove sits at the far south end of Revillagigedo, so while many helicopter rides in Ketchikan will pass over it, they do not take the time to get a good look at the scenic inlet. With a Salmon Hatchery situated perfectly inside the cove, this is prime bear viewing territory! Though we cannot make any guarantees, keep your eyes trained on the water to see if you can sport a hungry bear looking for its midday snack. With multiple wildlife opportunities, a scenic flight, and a low price tag, the Herring Cove Helicopter excursion easily falls among the best helicopter rides in Ketchikan!


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Family-friendly, Helicopter


¾ hours

Adult Rate


Child Rate

There is no child rate for this tour. All participants will be charged at the adult rate, except for lap children under 24 months.

Infant Rate

Lap children under 24 months ride free on this tour.

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.


This tour is rated 'Easy' in regards to activity level. There are a few steps to get in and out of the plane so a certain level of mobility is required., Please contact us in advance if you require assistance and we will do our best to accommodate!

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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    Can you see wildlife from the helicopter?

    Answer: If you have sharp eyes, it's certainly possible to see wildlife on the mountains below. The helicopter flies low enough to distinguish individual animals, but of course the pilots have to respect local wildlife so it's not an objective of this tour.

    How big are the helicopters?

    Answer: There are a few types of helicopters used for the tour, and you'll typically be in a group of 7 guests on the flight.

    What should we wear and bring?

    Answer: For comfort, we typically recommend long pants, closed-toed shoes and a jacket, as the air temperature will be a few degrees cooler than the ground temperature.

    Do the flights ever get canceled due to weather?

    Answer: Yes, safety is a number one priority so weather conditions are taken into account each day. In certain cases, the weather can lift and a slight delay will still allow the flight to continue. However, if a flight is canceled completely due to weather circumstances, you will receive a refund.

    What if our ship is delayed or doesn't make it into port? Refund?

    Answer: It's very rare that a ship is delayed into port, but in those cases, we will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, we will refund you.

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