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5 Glacier Seaplane Exploration

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1 Hour Duration
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From pick-up to drop-off
Views of Famous Taku Glacier
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Only glacier still expanding in Alaska
Floatplane Flight
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Everyone has a window seat
Limited Seats Available
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Book early for this high-demand tour


Journey through the air as you take in Juneau’s stunning glaciers & soaring peaks on the 5 Glacier Seaplane Exploration. This breathtaking flight takes you by authentic Alaskan bush plane to see Alaska from a whole new perspective, making it one of the best excursions in Juneau Alaska. The views start in Juneau with a birds-eye-view of the areas rich history & beautiful mountains. Then, you’ll see sweeping expanses of ice, plunging crevasses, and unbelievably blue pools as you fly along. And since everyone gets a window seat for once-in-a-lifetime views, you’ll want to be sure to bring your camera fully charged to remember the action.

Your 5 Glacier Seaplane Exploration tour begins right from the historic heart of downtown Juneau. Fly south from here over the Tongass National Forest to glimpse the massive Juneau Icefield. Off-shooting from this massive sea of ice, you’ll have the opportunity to gaze upon the Norris, Hole-in-the-Wall, East Twin, West Twin, & Taku Glaciers. No other method of travel will give you the opportunity to see so many glaciers in one go, making this one of the best excursions in Juneau Alaska. You’ll glimpse crevasses, blue moulins, & stunning icy drops as your soar along these beautiful rivers of ice.

As you soar over the massive Taku Glacier, take special note as this is the only glacier on the Juneau Icefield that is still advancing. With continuous narration playing through your headset, you’ll learn all about what makes this, and the other glaciers around it flow. From your scenic window seat, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take in the sites as they are explained to you & to try to capture the stunning grandeur out your window. Easily one of the best excursions in Juneau Alaska, you’ll leave the 5 Glacier Seaplane Exploration with memories to last a lifetime.

Add a stop at the remote lodge with a delicious freshly-caught King Salmon meal on the Taku Glacier Lodge Feast & 5 Glacier Seaplane tour!

What's Included

Round Trip Transportation
Knowledgable Guides
In-Flight Narration
Guide Gratuities
Food & Drinks

Frequently Asked Questions

What if my tour group is larger than 10 people?
There are several planes available at the base and can make accommodations for larger groups with advance notice.
Can children come on the tour?
Absolutely! We are more than happy to accommodate children of all ages.
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, we will refund you.
How many passengers per plane?
Each plane can seat up to 10 passengers, provided the weight and balance calculations work out in each aircraft.
Do we land on the glacier?
Your floatplane will not land on a glacier, but will provide you with the opportunity to see more of Juneau's stunning glaciers than any helicopter tour.
Will we see wildlife?
There is a chance wildlife will be seen during your tour. However, this is not a wildlife viewing tour and we cannot guarantee you will see wildlife.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: There is no minimum age to join this tour • Maximum Weight: 300 lbs
Not wheelchair accessible. There are ramps down to the plane but you must be able to get on and off the plane with little assistance.
Guests weighing 250 lbs. (clothed weight) or more may be required to pay an additional surcharge of $150.
Small group size. There are a couple different types of planes used for the tour, and you'll typically be in a group of 6-10 guests on the flight. Everyone gets a window seat on these flights.
Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees. Contact us by phone or email to request a cancellation.

Quick Facts


1h 00min

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Itinerary • 1h 00min • 4 activities

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Check-in for your tour at the main office located a short walk away from the cruise ships. Detailed directions are provided.

10 minutes
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Complete the check-in process by presenting your tour voucher, weighing in, and participating in a brief safety overview.

5 minutes
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Take-off from the historic downtown waterfront in a seaplane, where everyone gets a window seat, and soar over the Juneau Icefield.

40 minutes
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Return flight to the docks to grab any belongings before walking back to the cruise docks and downtown Juneau.

5 minutes