Icefield Helicopter Excursion

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    It’s hard to describe the feeling when the helicopter powers down and you find yourself far in Alaska’s quiet backcountry – it’s priceless.
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    The blue ice mixes with the blue skies on a sunny day to showcase some stunning colors!
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    While many flightseeing options stay high in the sky, this one actually incorporates a remote landing providing a more tangible experience
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    You won’t want to forget the camera on this one as this area is a photographer’s dream
  • Icefield Excursion
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    Your pilot-guide will be with you from start to finish. The trip lasts about one hour from take-off to return.
  • Alaskan glacier terrain
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    Near the edge of advancing glaciers the terrain is most exaggerated with deep crevasses and rugged ice flows.
  • Glacier Ice
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    The glacier ice absorbs most colors of the spectrum but reflects blue light, making for a stunning visual display
Undoubtedly the most sought after Juneau flightseeing option, the Icefield Excursion is our recommendation for those looking to see Alaska from a bird's eye view but not necessarily interested in dogsledding options. Of Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, Juneau is arguably the best destination for flightseeing as it has the largest concentration of glaciers in the immediate area. From take-off at the base, you'll quickly gain elevation on your way up to either Herbert, Taku, Lemon or Norris Glacier. Your skilled pilot-guide narrates the journey, and as you approach your destination, you realize that you're actually going to land on this remote icefield! Hang on as the pilot sets down right on the ice and powers the helicopter down to give you the opportunity to explore this rugged, glaciated terrain. Literally miles away from any crowds, take a deep breath because this is why many come to Alaska in the first place.

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

With dock-to-dock transportation included, a short ride from your cruise ship takes you over to the helicopter base where you meet with your pilot-guide and go over brief safety instructions. This is the first helicopter flight for many guests, so nerves at this point are completely normal! It doesn't take long for the nerves to dissipate after take-off though, because the endless horizon of ice-capped mountain ranges and flowing rivers of ice below are beyond captivating. But this trip is more than just a journey in the skies, because you're actually on your way up to the destination on a remote glacier.

  • Helicopter flight over Juneau Icefield with remote landing on a glacier
  • Time to explore the icefield by foot with your pilot-guide
  • Most popular Juneau flightseeing option
  • About 1 hour duration from take-off to return to heli-base

The pilot-guide will choose the ultimate destination to maximize the experience and actually lands the helicopter on a remote icefield miles from the heli-base. If you were looking to get away from the crowds, well, you've succeeded! Your knowledgeable pilot-guide continues to narrate and describe this geologically inspiring area which is characterized by frozen ice flows, deep crevasses and iconic deep blue glacial ice. If you're looking for a flightseeing option during your Alaskan cruise, definitely choose Juneau and we highly recommend the Icefield Excursion.

Minimum Ages, Cancellations, Accessibility, Etc.

JUNEAU TOURS DETAILS:

  • Restrictions: 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: This tour is for everyone - no minimum fitness level required. 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. You will be outfitted with a glacier over-boot prior to embarking on your trip. Don’t forget your sunglasses! Hats and gloves are available when you arrive at your destination should you forget to bring yours. Oh yea, remember to bring your camera!
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  • Passenger Rate: $299.00
  • 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 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:Why do you land on the Herbert Glacier?
We find the Herbert Glacier to be of particular charm and seclusion. Most passengers on our helicopter tours feel like they’re the only people in the world while on their glacier landing, and we like to keep it unique and exclusive for everyone.
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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Rating of This tour has received an average of 5 stars on a total of 5 Ratings

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Michael and Leslie Vasilakis
Walnut creek, ca
2016/07/03
Life changing

Had a wonderful time safe professional very well organized. Top best things Weve ever done in our lives. Wewill remember it always. We highly recommend your company, felt very safe.

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Lisa Baker
Arlington, TX
2016/06/26
Phenomenal

This was the experience of a lifetime. The pilot narrated throughout the flight and engaged everyone. The info he shared was very informative. The flight was smooth and the landing on the glacier was flawless. He was very helpful offering to take pictures of everyone and sharing as much info as he could about the glacier. This is a trip I would recommend for anyone who is fortunate enough to make it to Alaska.

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Christina P
California
2016/06/17
Loved it!!

Our pilot made the trip the best ever!!!

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Racquel
California
2016/05/31
Best thing to do in Juneau

This was an adventure that I will always remember! The beautiful views and the friendly staff made this excursion worth the price. Bring a camera and take as many pictures as you can! You will never forget this one!

Ryan
Ryan
Juneau
2015/09/23
Board shorts in Alaska on a glacier.

So this dude Jamie was our guide. Flew that helicopter like a banshee!!' This guy is way rad and we had a blast!!! Felt super safe the whole time which was nice because this was my first time in a helicopter. If you want to get off that damn cruise ship your stuck on and rock out on a glacier in Alaska call this company.

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