Extended Helicopter Glacier Trek

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    Breathtaking views along the way. Enjoy approximately 30-minutes of flight time to take you to and from your glacier landing site.
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    The guides lead the way to different glacial features to make the most out of your three-hour trek.
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    No experience is required, just an adventurous spirit!
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    Gorgeous views and epic adventures on the icefield.
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    Your highly experienced guides are with you every step of the way.
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    Endless crevasses to explore among many other stunning glacial features.
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    Safely and confidently climb your way to the top with help from the expert guides.
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    Stunning views from every seat in the helicopter.
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    Conquering the glacial terrain with the help of expert guides.
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    Incredible landscapes that can only be accessed by helicopter.
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    All of the necessary gear is provided so you can safely explore remote areas on the glacier.
Have you dreamed of soaring over snow-capped peaks, exploring remote glaciers by foot, and climbing ancient blocks of ice? If so, your search for the best Alaska cruise tours ends with this Extended Helicopter Glacier Trek! With three hours spent on the glacier, this excursion offers the most in-depth glacier exploration of all Juneau Alaska tours. Designed to delight adventurous spirits looking for fun off the beaten path, this tour has it all. You'll begin by taking to the skies to gain a unique perspective of the many glaciers and mountain ranges in Juneau. Then, explore fascinating glacial features and practice ice-climbing under the supervision of knowledgeable and highly-experienced guides. You'll navigate around the ever-changing frozen terrain, filling up your water bottle with refreshing glacier water and posing for pictures next to deep blue crevasses. It’s no wonder this Extended Helicopter Glacier Trek is ranked as one of the best Alaska cruise tours, with an in-depth glacier trek and a stunning helicopter ride over the massive Juneau Icefield!

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

This epic journey begins with pickup at the cruise ship docks and a ride over to the helicopter base. Once arrived, gear fitting and a safety briefing will prepare you for your trip to the icefield. Then, excitement builds as you take off in the helicopter and view this pristine land from above, soaring over remote glaciers and peaks. Once landed, you’ll step foot on the glacier, taking in its other-worldly beauty.

  • Helicopter flights over the Juneau Icefield
  • 3-hour hike & climb on the glacier
  • Great for groups of 3 or more
  • A small-group setting that is definitely off the beaten path

Your enthusiastic guides will explain the different features you’ll come upon, from frozen rivers & deep crevasses to moulins & giant walls of ice. Continuing on, you'll learn basic rope techniques as the guides teach you to safely climb and descend. Don't forget to bring your camera as there are endless opportunities for frame-worthy photos on this popular Extended Helicopter Glacier Trek!

For those looking to pair a glacier helicopter tour with an airboat ride, check out the Taku Glacier Adventure!

Experience the perfect Inside Passage package by pairing this excursion with the Glacier Point Wilderness Safari in Skagway and the Backcountry Zodiac Expedition in Ketchikan!

Minimum Ages, Cancellations, Accessibility, Etc.

JUNEAU TOURS DETAILS:

  • Restrictions: The minimum age for this tour is 15 years old. This trip requires extended physical activity. Participants should be in good physical condition. 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 the 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 250 pounds (clothed weight) or more must pay an additional $150.00 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 long pants, a hat, mid-height athletic socks, and sunglasses! The following equipment is provided: Rain and wind-proof jacket and pants, hard shell mountaineering boots, crampons, gloves, helmet, harness, trekking pole, and pack with tissues, water, and a granola bar. Remember to bring your camera and an appetite for adventure!
For availability and timing, complete the information on the sidebar.
  • Passenger Rate: $529.00
  • 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?
This tour has a minimum age requirement of 15 years old.
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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