Helicopter Glacier Discovery
Skagway Helicopter Glacier Discovery Day Tour
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 helicopter 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.
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.
Reviewer: Lynne Ranney
A highlight of our Alaska trip! Traveling to & from the glacier, the scenery out the window was phenomenal. The pilots' commentary added substance to what we saw across & below. On the glacier, the view was overwhelming. Guides explained the geology, geography, ecology, & history of the glacier. They walked us around different types of terrain (assuming that's what it's called on a glacier) & pointed out what made each type interesting. They helped us drink from glacier streams or gave us glacier ice chips (our choice) so we could taste how pure melted glacier water was (it was delicious!). The office staff, ground crew, pilots, & guides were friendly as well as professional, & extremely attentive to safety. Everyone got a safety jacket & training in how to use it, overshoes with cleats to walk in snow, & more. The trip was simply great. Yes, it was costly. I'll forget the expense within a month or so but will remember the trip for years & years.
Reviewer: Patricia Rothe
Nervous in anticipation following float plane crashes. Very professionally run — May have been highlight of my trip.
Best adventure ever!! My wife and I loooooooved the helicopter ride and the scenic views and the time spent on the glacier. Totally worth it!!!
Reviewer: RONALD HART
We got suited up - staff were friendly and helpful. Flew over amazing scenery on the way to and from the glacier - got some super pictures. At the glacier, the guides were informative and outgoing. We got a real feel for the massive size. We were allowed to taste the fresh glacial water - so pure and clean! Would highly recommend.
Reviewer: Stephanie Miller
This was absolutely worth every penny!! A must do for anyone traveling to Alaska. Will do it again if I ever go back!!