5 Glacier Seaplane Exploration

1 Hour Duration
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From pick-up to drop-off
Views of Famous Taku Glacier
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Only glacier still expanding in Alaska
Floatplane Flight
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Everyone has a window seat
Limited Seats Available
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Book early for this high-demand tour


Experience the stunning glaciers of Juneau from above on one of the best excursions in Juneau Alaska for seeing these massive rivers of Ice. The 5 Glacier Seaplane Exploration will take you from historic downtown Juneau, over its winding roads & mining history, to the massive Juneau Icefield. This 1,500-square-mile chunk of ice is home to 36 glaciers. These include the Norris, Hole-in-the-Wall, East Tower, West Tower, and Taku Glaciers. As you fly over,  you’ll have aerial views of all 5 of these magnificent glaciers. Your aerial views will allow you to capture stunning crevasses, plunging meltwater falls, and unbelievably blue pools as you fly between Juneau’s surrounding peaks. And, don’t forget your cameras on this stunning experience; the 5 Glacier Seaplane Exploration is one you’ll surely want to remember.

Beginning with takeoff right from the historic docks of Juneau, you’ll receive a full narration from start to finish. First, you’ll go over Juneau’s rich history and the diverse Tongass National Rainforest. Then you and the narration that follows along will reach the Juneau Icefield. Here, your 5 Glacier Seaplane discovery reveals why it is one of the best excursions in Juneau Alaska. It is one of the only tours that allows you sweeping views of FIVE of the area’s stunning glaciers. And because everyone on the 5 Glacier Seaplane Exploration gets a window seat, you’ll have completely uninterrupted views! Keep a special eye out the window & ear to your headset as you reach the Taku Glacier. This is the only Juneau Glacier that is still advancing, and one of few in the entire world for that matter!

You’ll explore the stunning icy landscape around Juneau for a full 40 minutes before returning to Juneau for a thrilling landing right on the water. As one of the best excursions in Juneau Alaska, you’re sure to leave the 5 Glacier Seaplane discovery with a full camera & memories to last a lifetime.

Pair this tour with a freshly caught salmon feast at the scenic and remote Taku Lodge on our Taku Lodge Feast and 5 Glacier Discovery.


What's Included

Round Trip Transportation
Knowledgable Guides
In-Flight Narration
Guide Gratuities
Food & Drinks

Frequently Asked Questions

What if my tour group is larger than 10 people?
There are several planes available at the base and can make accommodations for larger groups with advance notice.
Can children come on the tour?
Absolutely! We are more than happy to accommodate children of all ages.
What happens if the weather is too bad to fly?
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, we will refund you.
How many passengers per plane?
Each plane can seat up to 10 passengers, provided the weight and balance calculations work out in each aircraft.
Do we land on the glacier?
Your floatplane will not land on a glacier, but will provide you with the opportunity to see more of Juneau's stunning glaciers than any helicopter tour.
Will we see wildlife?
There is a chance wildlife will be seen during your tour. However, this is not a wildlife viewing tour and we cannot guarantee you will see wildlife.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: There is no minimum age to join this tour • Maximum Weight: 300 lbs
Not wheelchair accessible. There are ramps down to the plane but you must be able to get on and off the plane with little assistance.
Guests weighing 250 lbs. (clothed weight) or more may be required to pay an additional surcharge of $150.
Small group size. There are a couple different types of planes used for the tour, and you'll typically be in a group of 6-10 guests on the flight. Everyone gets a window seat on these flights.
Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees. Contact us by phone or email to request a cancellation.

Quick Facts


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Itinerary • 1h 00min

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Check-in for your tour at the main office located a short walk away from the cruise ships. Detailed directions are provided.

10 minutes
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Complete the check-in process by presenting your tour voucher, weighing in, and participating in a brief safety overview.

5 minutes
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Take-off from the historic downtown waterfront in a seaplane, where everyone gets a window seat, and soar over the Juneau Icefield.

40 minutes
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Return flight to the docks to grab any belongings before walking back to the cruise docks and downtown Juneau.

5 minutes