Taku Glacier Adventure by Air, Water & Ice

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    With the Taku Glacier Adventure, experience a thrilling ride led by an expert guide.
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    With the Taku Glacier Adventure, you’ll soar over some of the most spectacular scenery in Alaska (or the world?)
  • Taku River airboat tour
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    You’ll be directly connected to the Alaskan wilderness on this one, feeling the wind as you zip along the Taku River
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    The 36-mile-long Taku Glacier is a stunning anomaly among Juneau Icefield specimens!
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    The Taku tour base: trade out the helicopter for the airboat on this adventure tour
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    From your helicopter, you’ll see countless massive Alaskan glaciers perched on the peaks around you!
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    Looking down onto Taku Glacier is a bit like looking down onto an ocean frozen solid in time: Waves of ice reach up into the sky, calling for willing explorers.
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    Taku Glacier, one of the few advancing ice flows in Alaska, looks a bit different week to week and even day to day, so you’ll find features truly meant for your eyes only!
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    From your vantage point on a custom airboat, you’ll see the nooks and crannies of this monster glacier,
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    If you’ve ever wanted to experience the excitement of flight, this exhilarating Alaska shore excursion could be your chance!
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    During a landing directly on Taku Glacier, you’ll have the chance to explore stunning glacial features up close and personal.
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    Talk about killing two birds with one stone: For many visitors, the Taku Glacier Adventure means experiencing for the first time both a helicopter flight and an airboat ride!
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    It’s not just Taku Glacier you’ll behold from the air: Keep your eyes peeled for other massive icefields as you make your way toward the field base!
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    Bring extra memory cards, as you just might fill the whole camera on this lovely and underrated outing.
  • Airboat & Helicopter Excursion
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    After seeing the Icefield from the air, get a different perspective from the airboat. Unbelievable pictures!
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    During your landing on the glacier, check out crystal meltwater streams and moulins!
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    The enormous Taku Glacier is THE deepest glacier in the Juneau Icefield!
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    A fleet of high-speed, custom airboats will be geared up and ready for your arrival at Taku Glacier. Hold on tight!
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    During the airboat portion of the tour, you’ll zoom in close and check out the face of the gorgeous glacier!
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    It’s not just the glacier that’s stunning! You’ll zoom along beautiful, lush-green fjords en-route to your adventure.
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    You won’t find many tours quite like this one: combining two of the best glacier experiences into one comprehensive tour
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    Your guide has 20 years of experience of local knowledge in and around the Taku River
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    The Taku Glacier is the single glacier in the Juneau Icefield that is advancing year-to-year rather than retreating!
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    The Taku Glacier Adventure is truly one of a kind among Juneau tours, with both an airboat and flightseeing component!
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    From high above, you’ll have a vantage point far off into the gorgeous and massive Juneau Icefield, home to numerous glaciers and jagged peaks.
Exclusive to Juneau, the Taku Glacier Adventure by Air, Water & Ice combines a scenic helicopter flight over the Juneau icefield with an adventurous airboat ride right up to Taku Glacier! Take off in the helicopter, quickly changing zones from temperate rainforest to the next layer of ice-capped peaks. Flying over to the Juneau Icefield, you'll be soaring over expansive glaciers, deep crevasses and some of the most beautiful terrain found anywhere. Landing at the Taku tour base, trade the helicopter for an airboat, and speed along the Taku River as your guide will navigate right up to the face of Taku Glacier. An exclusive, small-group tour that just may be the highlight of your Alaskan vacation!

What to expect and what not to expect with this Juneau shore excursion

This Juneau adventure excursion begins with a pick-up at the cruise docks and a short ride over to the heli-base. Meet your pilot-guide and go over a brief safety orientation before lifting off for an unforgettable ride. Nervous excitement during take-off is quickly overwhelmed by the majestic views of the expansive glaciated icefields, snow-capped mountain peaks and a seemingly endless horizon of mountains. Your knowledgeable and skilled pilot-guide narrates the journey, and soon enough, you'll arrive at the Taku heli-base; don't forget this tour is just beginning!

  • Helicopter flights over the Juneau Icefield
  • Airboat along the Taku River right to the face of Taku Glacier
  • Great for groups of 3 or more
  • A small-group setting that is definitely off the beaten path

Take a deep breath as you've just arrived to a remote wilderness in the heart of the Taku watershed. You'll be fitted with full-body mustang exposure suits, before boarding a customized airboat to continue this journey up the Taku River towards this tour's ultimate destination: the face of the Taku Glacier. Your guide has 20 years of experience and knowledge in this exact area, and the insightful narration is a welcomed backdrop to complement views that you may never forget. For those looking for a bit more adventure, this tour packs it all into one.

Minimum Ages, Cancellations, Accessibility, Etc.

JUNEAU TOURS DETAILS:

  • Restrictions: The minimum age for this tour is 7 years old. In the event that 3 seats are not secured by the date of the tour, an alternate tour or full refund will be offered. There is a no bag policy in the aircraft, if you have medical needs that require a carry on, please contact us. All bags brought to base will be stored in the tour office until you return from your flight.
  • Accessibility: Passenger names and weights are required by the FAA for weight and balance calculations and flight manifesting. To ensure the comfort of all travelers, passengers weighing weighing 280 pounds (clothed weight) or more must pay an additional $100.00 to secure extra space in the aircraft.
  • Cancellation Policy: In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour. Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty. Including 'Flex Cancel' allows cancellations and refunds up to 24-hours before the tour. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with Flex Cancel) are nonrefundable.
  • What to Wear: Dress warmly and in layers as the temperature on the glacier is often colder than you are used to. We recommend rubber-soled hiking boots or athletic shoes (boots are available if you don't have any). Don’t forget your sunglasses! Hats and gloves are available when you arrive at your destination should you forget to bring yours. Remember to bring your camera and plenty of film.
The Taku Glacier Adventure by Air, Water & Ice is a customized adventure and times vary day by day. For availability and timing, complete the information on the sidebar.
  • Passenger Rate: $549.00
  • There are no child rates available for this tour
    + 5% sales tax
You've got questions, we've got answers
Q:How many passengers per helicopter?
Each helicopter can seat up to 6 passengers, provided the weight and balance calculations work out in each aircraft.
Q:What if my tour group is larger than 6 people?
There are several helicopters available at the base, and we can make accommodations for larger groups with advance notice. If your group exceeds 6 passengers and requires the use of multiple aircraft, we instruct the pilots to coordinate landing locations on the glacier so that you can have your landing time together.
Q:Will the pilot get out with us?
Definitely. Your pilot will act as your guide for your entire helicopter tour, including the time you’ll spend on the glacier. This allows for a truly focused tour experience.
Q:Will we see wildlife on the tour?
There is a good chance wildlife will be seen during your tour, either in flight or while on the glacier. However, this is not a wildlife viewing tour and we cannot guarantee you will see wildlife.
Q:Can children come on the tour?
Absolutely! We are more than happy to accommodate children of all ages and there are several car seats available for customers to use.
Q: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, our refund policy clearly states that refunds due to weather canceled flights are refunded in full.
Q:What if I need extra help on the tour?
Your pilot will be with you the entire tour, so they’ll be happy to lend a helping hand whenever necessary. If you require extra assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us ahead of your tour and discuss your particular needs.
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