Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration 1 Hour 30 Minutes
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.
Skagway Helicopter Glacier Discovery Day Tour
Take an exhilarating ride above breathtaking Skagway glaciers on this once-in-a-lifetime Skagway helicopter tour. Leave the stresses of civilization behind as you discover the endless beauty of Alaska's remote glaciers on this helicopter tour.
The knowledgeable and friendly heliport staff will assist 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 majestic expanses of nature as your helicopter 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 Alaskan glacier discovery by helicopter, you will land on an actual glacier to experience just 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 knowledgeable glacier guide answers all of your questions and shows you examples of the awesome forces of nature at work.
After about 40 minutes of exploring the cool colors of the glaciers, crevasses, and ice rivers up close, your helicopter 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.