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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 144 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsAmazing!September 17, 2018

Reviewer: Dave
Just spectacular and very memorable! Worth every penny! Wish they provided air sickness bags for sensitive passengers, though it was no worse than a roller coaster in terms of motion.

5 StarsAmazing stunning brilliant September 10, 2018

Reviewer: Lyn Piper
One of the best excursions I/We have ever done. The professionalism of the ground crew and pilots gave us full confidence to just enjoy the trip. Educational guides gave informative info on the glacier and showed us how the glacier forms, moves and sadly dissolves. Seeing the crevasses and fissures 100s of feet deep, drinking pure glacier water and watching the choppers return and land on the glacier just added to a fantastic trip. Highly reccomend.

5 StarsA MUST DO!!August 27, 2018

Reviewer: Janice Eavenson
This is a definite must do during your Alaska cruise. We were able to take beautiful pictures from the helicopter and on the glacier. The staff of helicopter service were pleasant and professional. We had the "Jedi Master" pilot for the flight to the glacier. He did a great job explaining the landscape and sites.

5 StarsAmazing experience August 27, 2018

Reviewer: Regina Granlund
This is a must do excursion. You can't really get a good feel for the glacier on land or sea but in the Helicopter you are amazed at the vastness and beauty. Try to go to the first one of the day they are able to take a little more time in the air plus you have the rest of the day in town to do other excursions or sight seeing

5 StarsWorth every penny!August 27, 2018

Reviewer: Terri Rose
One of the highlights of our trip. Flying over the Juneau ice field then exploring on the surface of a glacier was magnificent!

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