If you are looking for a unique adventure, this is it! The Juneau Icefield is made up of over 1,500 square miles of ice and the Taku Glacier is one of the few glaciers in the area that is still advancing. This glacier is recognized as the deepest and thickest alpine temperate glacier in the world and with this Juneau helicopter excursion, you will fly over and land on the massive sheet of ice!
While you soar high over the endless expanse of ice, you will hear information through headsets on all of the different glacial stages and formations you will see right below you. In this personal experience, your helicopter pilot is also your guide and will point out features of the icefield, provide you a bit of history, and fly you past some of the most spectacular scenery Alaska has to offer.
Have your cameras ready as you descend to land on what can only be described as an ancient landscape. Once your pilot has secured the aircraft, you will get the chance to walk around and explore the surface of the Taku Glacier, look into crevasses, and touch the ancient ice home to glacial streams and pools. Every landing is different, as your pilot will pick your landing spot according to the day's conditions and interesting landscapes.
This Juneau helicopter tour is just right for the adventurer that wants an experience "off the beaten path"!
Please note: Persons weighing 240lbs or more must pay an additional 0 surcharge for safety reasons. Please purchase the "240lbs+ Adult" ticket if this is the case. Child prices are the same as adult prices. Children under the age of 2 are not permitted on this tour.
Duration: 2 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal. Flight time: 30-35 minutes. Glacier time: 20-25 minutes.)
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 take your group and land at the dog sled camp together.
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?
Children under 2 years old are not permitted.
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.
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.