Experience the thrill of taking off from the water with this Juneau floatplane excursion. Everyone will enjoy their own window seat while flying in a DeHaviland Otter seaplane over 5 glaciers. This is your chance to fly in what us locals refer to as an Alaskan water taxi!
Your floatplane takes off from the water right in downtown Juneau in front of the cruise ship terminal. You will see the city as you take off from the water while listening to the history of mining era. You pilot will take you over picturesque landscape toward the 1,500 square mile Juneau icefield. As you soar through the skies you'll fly over the ocean, rivers, and rainforest on your way to the glaciers that surround Juneau. Keep your eye out for thundering waterfalls, lush forest landscape, and wildlife roaming the mountain peaks! Possible sightings might include bear, moose, goats, and eagles.
As you approach the Juneau Icefield, you will fly over the highlight of this excursion, 5 magnificent glaciers! Though the icefield is massive, only 36 of the glaciers that comprise it are named and far fewer are accessible. You will see the Norris, the Hole In The Wall, the East, the West, and the mightiest of them all, the Taku glacier. Five miles wide at it's base, the Taku glacier is breathtaking, expanding, and well worth the wait.
After your journey through the sky with this Juneau seaplane tour, you will land smoothly back on the water of the Gastineau Channel, right back where you started. From here, it's an easy walk to the shops of downtown, your cruise ship, or to local eateries established on the waterfront.
Included: Everyone always has a window seat. Headset and full narration is provided throughout the tour.
Please note: Flightseeing operated in Otter floatplanes which holds up to 10 guests. There is NO surcharge for guests over 250lbs.
For this tour only, times given are approximate. Departure times vary daily due to daylight hours and demand. Please advise of your preferred time of day and we will make every attempt to accommodate your schedule. Child price is for 12 years and younger. 2 and younger are free but must ride on adult's lap.
Duration: 1 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal. Flight time: 40 minutes.)
How many passengers ride in the floatplane together?
There is a maximum of 10 passengers per floatplane. If you have more than 10 passengers in your party, multiple planes will be used to accommodate your party.
What is the temperature in the floatplane?
The temperature during flight is roughly similar to the ground temperature, and each plane is equipped with heaters if necessary.
Will I get a window seat on the plane?
Yes, all seats on the floatplane have a window view.
Will I see any wildlife or bears on this tour?
Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour, however this is not a designated wildlife tour and nothing can be guaranteed.
Are there any age restrictions for children?
There are no age restrictions for this tour.
Can I bring a backpack?
Small bags may be brought along but must be stored in the rear cargo area of the floatplane.
Can I bring my own food or drink?
Non-alcoholic beverages in a closeable containters and snacks are allowed on tour.
Are food and drink included?
No food or drinks are included.
Are there any physical requirements for this tour?
Guests must be comfortable walking short distances. Wheelchair assistance is available upon request.
What type of clothing should I wear?
Layered clothing and water resistant jackets are recommended
Do you offer any discounts or promotions?
We offer the local wholesale rates for all of our tours because we feel that everyone should get the same lowest price possible regardless of how many excursions you book. No tricks, no gimmicks, no hidden fees.
Do you offer tours for large groups?
Definitely, arrangements of tours for groups or large families are possible. Please contact us with your group requirements.
Can multiple families book this tour and be together?
Yes! Multiple families may join the same tour as long as adequate space is available and the maximum is not exceeded.
What happens if my ship is delayed getting into port?
If your ship is late, please call your tour operator so that your tour time can be adjusted. If an alternate tour time is not compatible with your schedule, your ticket will be fully refunded with no fees or penalty.
What if my tour is cancelled due to bad weather?
All tours that cancel because of weather will be fully refunded with no fees or penalties.
Where do I meet the tour operator to be picked up for my excursion?
All tours pick-up either at your cruise ship or within a short walking distance of your cruise ship unless otherwise noted. When you purchase your excursion, your ticket will be sent to you via email with detailed meeting instructions and emergency contact information. If you have any questions relating to a specific excursion, please contact the tour operator listed on your ticket.
How close is the pick-up location to the cruise ship?
This will vary from port to port. Most excursions meet you either in front of your cruise ship or within a maximum 5-10 minute walk from your ship unless otherwise noted. All pertinent directions and details will be listed on your ticket.
What happens if the excursion runs late and I miss my ship?
We guarantee that your tour will return on time. If you were to miss your cruise ship because the tour did not return on time, we will comp your hotel, food, and flight costs associated with meeting your cruise ship the next day. We have never had a passenger miss their ship.
Does the tour include transportation?
Yes. All tours pick up from the main cruise ship terminal and include round-trip transportation unless otherwise specified for the specific tour.
What if I am unable to print my ticket before I arrive in port?
All reservations are saved under the name you purchased your excursions and are kept on file with your tour operator. Having your tickets in-hand is the optimal choice to avoid confusion because the directions and meeting instructions are included. Please contact us if you are unable to print the tickets.