Helicopter Icefield Excursion
Scenic Glacier Tour via Helicopter
Take a thrilling helicopter tour of Alaska's magnificent glaciers before landing on one to explore it up close. This Alaska helicopter icefield excursion is perfect for adventurers of all ages.
To start off your helicopter icefield Juneau tour, the helpful and courteous ground crew will help you board your modern helicopter before take off on this fantastic Juneau glacier tour. In Alaska, helicopter tours are only the first step on your journey into the wild. Your experienced pilot will fly you over the enormous ice formations, deep-blue crevasses, and glistening ice rivers of Alaska while pointing out the once in a lifetime views out each window.
Your Juneau shore excursion will take you over the spectacular rock formations and icefalls of the Juneau Icefield as it heads toward the Herbert, Taku, Lemon, or Norris Glacier. Depending on weather conditions, your skilled pilot will choose the best glacier to touch down on, so you can do a little ice exploration.
Upon reaching your destination, your expert pilot becomes your knowledgeable guide, shutting down the helicopter to escort you on an informative, relaxing walk across the glacier. Your guide will give you some details on your natural surrounding and deep history of these immaculate ice formations. Snowshoes are provided to give you an authentic Alaskan experience on the frozen glacier.
After 20 minutes or so strolling the blue-hued face of the glacier, you'll climb back aboard the helicopter and lift off, watching your tracks in the snow disappear below you as you climb high into the crisp, cool air of Alaska. Your helicopter tour continues as you head back to the heliport and snap pictures of the breathtaking scenery of the Alaskan wilderness on the way.
The Juneau helicopter excursion lasts approximately one hour from the time it lifts off until it returns to the heliport, but will vary depending on which glacier your pilot determines to be the best on the day of your tour, based on weather and glacier conditions.
See the glaciers before they disappear on this truly unforgettable Juneau tour of Alaska's icy giants. Get the full picture of these behemoths from the helicopter before landing amongst the glaciers to get a greater understanding of their majesty.
Reviewer: Cindy Parr
From start to finish, Coastal Helicopters (the operator for this excursion) was incredible! They were right on time to pick us up from our ship, gave us a thorough safety briefing and the trip up to the glacier, on the glacier and back were second to none! Would highly recommend this company to anyone traveling to Juneau and looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!!!
Reviewer: Jarren Mohanna
We planned this helicopter excursion for Juneau knowing that we would have two more ports to reschedule in case of inclement weather. Fortunately, the skies were clear! Walking on the glacier was exhilarating! The pilot was experienced, and we felt very safe. Our only frustration was not having clear directions for the meeting point. We waited in the parking lot closest to where our ship was docked as instructed. When no one showed up, we called the number on our ticket and discovered that the meeting point was actually in a different parking lot closer to where a different ship was docked. There must be a better way to communicate the meeting point.
Reviewer: Margaret Tillis
Wonderful! what a ride. I will admit, i was nervous, but our pilot was great. Loved the walking on the ice, and drinking the water! This was great trip. Would recommend.
This was the most magical experience and the highlight of an amazing trip. We were on the fence about spending the money and whether to book through the cruise line or through costco. So happy we booked through costco with Shore Excursions...this trip was amazing!!! My 4 year old loved every minute of it and the views and helicopter ride were spectacular.
Reviewer: Aretha Sales
Oh My!!!!! This ride was worth every dime!!!!! The scenery from the helicopter ride was breathtaking, then we landed on the glacier and walk around for a while!!!!!! Just Beautiful!!!!!!!!