This Juneau helicopter icefield tour will make you feel as though you're traveling through time as you fly over million year-old glacial icefields. Enjoy breathtaking views of spectacular rock formations of the mountain peaks, rainforests, glaciers, icefalls, ice spires, and vibrant-blue crevasses of the Juneau Icefield.
Keep an eye on the mountain peaks for wildlife including bears, deer, and mountain goats during this Juneau helicopter tour while descending towards the landing site on the Herbert Glacier.
Upon reaching your glacial destination your pilot/guide will shut down the helicopter and escort you on an informative, relaxing walk along the glacier's surface while describing the magnificent area that surrounds you.
This Juneau glacier helicopter excursion will be one you won't soon forget!
Included: Boots and outfitting are provided if necessary.
Please note: Persons weighing 280lbs or more must pay an additional $100 surcharge for safety reasons. Please purchase the "280lbs+ Adult" ticket if this is the case. Child prices are the same as adult prices.
Duration: 2.5 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal. Flight time: 30 minutes. Glacier time: 30 minutes.)
- Roundtrip transportation
- Headset to enjoy the pilot's narration during the flight
- Traction overboots
- Rain suit if needed
- Water and hot beverages are available at the helicopter base
- No bathrooms available during tour
Duration: 2.5 hours. Tour times below are approximate:
- 20-30 minutes roundtrip transportation
- 30 minutes preflight safety briefing and preparation
- 30 minutes glacier flightseeing via helicopter
- 20-25 minutes guided walk at glacier landing
- This tour meets in front of the Mt. Robert's Tramway building. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.
ADA Accessibility of Tour:
- This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to climb 4 steps into and out of the bus. There is limited space for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers. Guests who are confined to a motorized scooter can arrange special transportation to and from helicopter base. Once at base, guest can be transferred into and out of the helicopter via specialized equipment. During the glacier landing, guest will remain in helicopter where doors will remain open for optimum viewing. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required or if additional information needs to be provided for motorized scooter accommodations.
How many passengers ride in the helicopter together?
There is a maximum of 6 passengers per helicopter. If your party is larger than 6 passengers, multiple helicopters will fly your group up to the landing spot at the same time.
What is the seating arrangement in the helicopter?
There are two front seats and four rear seats; FAA safety guidelines require seating positions to be assigned based on weight and balance of all passengers for each helicopter.
What is the temperature on the glacier?
The average temperature is between 15-20°F cooler than on the ground.
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?
All bags must be stored at the helicopter base and are not allowed on tour.
Can I bring my own food or drink?
Food and drink are not allowed during this tour.
Are food and drink included?
Water and hot beverages are available at the helicopter base, no food or drink is provided while on tour.
Are there child prices?
Adult and child prices are the same for this tour.
Are there any physical requirements for this tour?
Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven and occasionally icy surfaces.
What type of clothing should I wear?
Layered clothing, hats, gloves and sunglasses are strongly recommended.
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