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.)
- Roundtrip transportation
- Traction overboots
- Water and hot beverages are available at the helicopter base
- Secure bag check area to store their items
- Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven and occasionally icy surfaces
- No bags, iPads, or Tablets are allowed in the aircraft
- Dress in layers and sunglasses are highly recommended
- Children under the age of 2 are not permitted on this tour
Duration: 2 hours. Tour times below are approximate:
- 40 minutes roundtrip transportation
- 20 minutes preflight safety briefing and preparation
- 30-35 minutes glacier flightseeing via helicopter
- 20-25 minutes guided glacier walk
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.
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