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Helicopter Glacier Discovery

Price: $359.00
This tour operates from May to September.
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Glacier Discovery by Helicopter Day Tour in Skagway, Alaska

Take an exhilarating ride above majestic Skagway glaciers on this once-in-a-lifetime Alaska shore excursion adventure. Leave the stresses of civilization behind as you discover the infinite beauty of Alaska's remote glaciers on this Skagway tour.

The knowledgeable and friendly heliport staff will guide you as you climb aboard your helicopter and take off from the historic Skagway waterfront. Stunning views are ahead as you venture into a rugged region of sheer mountains, splendid valleys, and massive glaciers. Your experienced pilot will maneuver you past breathtaking expanses of nature as your Alaska helicopter excursion hovers past natural wonders like the jagged peaks towering over the Chilkat Glacier, the cascading waterfalls surrounding the Ferebee Glacier, or the spectacular river of ice known as the Meade Glacier. Flight routes and landing zones are selected daily to ensure a truly unique experience that delivers views unlike anything else in the world.

After your Alaska helicopter glacier discovery tour, you will actually land on a glacier to experience how massive these ice formations are up close. Once you have reached your destination, you will be given the extraordinary opportunity to explore one of Mother Nature's greatest marvels. Enjoy the walking tour of a lifetime in Skagway as your experienced glacier guide answers all of your questions and shows you examples of the awesome forces of nature at work.

After about 40 minutes exploring the cool colors of the glaciers, crevasses and ice rivers up close, your Skagway helicopter excursion lifts off to give you a bird's eye view of the vast natural beauty of Alaska. You'll spend about 40 minutes in the helicopter, but times may vary due to weather and glacier conditions.

Don't miss this experience of a lifetime to see nature's breathtaking ice sculptures both high above their peaks and with the ice and snow crunching under your boots. It's an Alaskan Adventure you will never forget. Sign up today, because space is limited.

Please Note: According to Federal Aviation Administration regulations, individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device may not transport the device on any flight on their person, in carry-on baggage, in checked baggage, nor offer the device for air cargo shipment. For security, no carry-on bags or water bottles will be allowed on helicopters. A secure location will be provided at the office for storing personal items. For safety reasons, all electronic tablets of all sizes (IPADS etc), drones, GoPro sticks, or other extendible items are not allowed on helicopters. Please do not bring them on tour, as there is no place to store them.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Active
Tour Duration
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
A shuttle (not included, approximately $2 US per person each way) or a 20 to 30 minute walk is required to reach your departure location. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
As you will be visiting a river of ice, dress in warm layers with a coat, gloves, and a hat. Sunglasses are highly recommended for glare off the ice. You will be provided with glacier over-boots which fit over your tennis shoe or walking shoe. Shoes with heels can not be accommodated. Socks are highly recommended.
Restrictions
All guests, including all children over 24 months old, must purchase a seat and be able to be belted in. The tour cannot accommodate wheelchairs, canes, or walkers. Upon arrival at the glacier, guests will be given a trekking pole, which can be used as a third point of balance. Walking on the glacier involves moving over slippery, uneven surfaces. Guests must be able to walk unassisted to and from the helicopter, a distance of 50 feet, and climb two 18 inch steps in and out of the helicopter.

Due to weight and balance limitations, as well as guest safety and comfort, passengers weighing 250 pounds (113 kilograms or 18 stone) or more are charged an additional fee to reserve adequate space onboard the helicopter. Any guest checking in who is more than 249 pounds (total weight includes shoes and clothing) and did not purchase the additional 1/2 seat will only be allowed to board if there is additional space available. If not, they will try to accommodate you on a later flight, if space is available.

Guests under 12 must have an adult with them on the tour. Guests 12 to 17 must have a legal adult guardian escort them to the heliport and sign a special waiver to participate. We must be advised in advance, so special waivers are available at the heliport. Infants up to 24 months can be considered a lap child and sit on the parent's lap during the flight. They will not be charged, but the infant's weight MUST be added to the parent's total weight. If this puts the combined weight at 250 pounds or more, the weight surcharge would be in effect.

According to Federal Aviation Administration regulations, individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device may not transport the device on any flight on their person, in carry-on baggage, in checked baggage, nor offer the device for air cargo shipment. For security, no carry-on bags or water bottles will be allowed on helicopters. A secure location will be provided at the office for storing personal items. For safety reasons, all electronic tablets of all sizes (IPADS etc), drones, GoPro sticks, or other extendible items are not allowed on helicopters. Please do not bring them on tour, as there is no place to store them. Tour timing, flight routes and landing sites may vary due to weather and glacier conditions.
5 Stars5Based On 139 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsGlacier and Helicopter what could be betterAugust 20, 2018

Reviewer: Diane Barnes
The naturalists on the glacier gave a great tour. The helicopter ride was smooth with the take off and landing smoother than any I have ever experienced.

5 StarsAn excursion of a lifetime! August 13, 2018

Reviewer: Michele
While the cost of the excursion may give you pause ... get over it and book! This was truly an excursion of a lifetime! Our family has 2 fixed wing pilots and a 3rd in training, so when we saw the winds blowing in town, we were nervous about the helicopter ride, but our pilot Garrett was phenomenal - smooth flying, great attitude, wonderful information and just couldn't have made for a better trip to/from the glacier. On the glacier the guides were very informative and let us explore ... but kept us safe. Having the opportunity to stand on a glacier and drink from its water made one really appreciate Mother Nature's great strength. Highly recommend this trip.

5 StarsBest Excursion of AllAugust 06, 2018

Reviewer: Deanna Carman
This excursion exceeded all our expectations. The helicopter pilot was very professional and I felt safe. The sight of the glacier was breathtaking. It was so exciting to step foot on the glacial ice myself. The interpreters were very informative and able to answer any questions asked. We even sampled the taste of glacier ice. I would take this trip again.

5 StarsPut this on your bucket list!August 06, 2018

Reviewer: Carol Ritter
The air and land adventure were incredible. We had a host of characters happy to show us the lay of the land and air with much enthusiasm. From the moment you arrive to the time you depart, your movements are well orchestrated and everyone handles you with care and attention. Don't spend all your time taking pictures or you will miss hearing and seeing some of natures most beautiful work.

5 StarsBest trip of our livesAugust 06, 2018

Reviewer: Heather
When we first got there everybody was so nice! I was scared and our pilot put me right at ease! He was very knowledgeable and a very nice guy!!! If I could go on a ride like that with him again I would go tomorrow we all enjoyed him going and coming!

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