Our goal was to see and experience the famous glacial blue ice. Landing and walking on the ice, viewing the beautiful mountain surroundings was magical. Tour times below are approximate: How many passengers ride in the helicopter together? Great time! Only wish we could have stayed on the glacier for a longer time! It was amazing and the tour guide was so interesting and had my attention the entire time. Maybe a little explanation from our pilot/guide would add to the experience. Absolutely! More Info. Juneau Icefield Helicopter Tour ... icefalls hanging from sheer cliffs and some of the most remote peaks and glaciers in the Juneau Icefield. Had a wonderful time safe professional very well organized. Spectacular views and experience. The ride back was over land trying to spot wildlife. Great value when compared to cruise ship offerings. You will then receive your tickets Pilot was guide and answered all questions. The helicopter ride was so smooth and landing on an icefield was so cool! The pilot could have been more communicative. Additionally, they gave us valuable information that helped us to remain safe. The only complaint is wish we had gone during snowier conditions, but that's mother natures fault. Unforgettable moments. This tour was worth every penny! What is the seating arrangement in the helicopter? Would have liked it to be longer for what you pay. Pilot didn't deviate from straight line flight. The views were spectacular!! People were professional and friendly. The tours include the helicopter flight with a glacier landing, appropriate gear, and a guide. If you require extra assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us ahead of your tour and discuss your particular needs. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is that our guide and pilot Ryan didn't talk very much during the tour. The flight seemed so fast and the time at the glacier flew too, but it happens when you have a great time. Land on the Glacier • Experience the thrill of riding in a dog sled * Drive a team of Alaskan Husky Sled Dogs. Highly recommended! From the assistants helping us get our "snow/ice" shoes to the pilot and guide himself, this was a top notch time. It is a MUST do in Alaska. However, this is not a wildlife viewing tour and we cannot guarantee you will see wildlife. The Glacier was exceptional. We accomplished that goal and trip was as advertised. This excursion was breath taking. Beautiful experience. Well worth the cost. The pilot got some great photos of us as a family too which I really appreciated. Your pilot-guide will be with you from start to finish. This was absolutely the highlight of our trip! Plan Your Vacation Right, Get Accurate Booking Availability. I wish we had more time in the Glacier, I feel we were rushed a bit otherwise it was AMAZING! Layered clothing, hats, gloves and sunglasses are strongly recommended. The information will tell you 3.5 hours, but that is total time from when you are picked up. This tour is about 1 hour from take off to landing, 20 min flight out, 20 min flight back and 20 min on the glacier itself. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!! Very well-organized. Check-in process was easy, right by the Tram in Juneau. Get ready for take off and soar over Juneau as you take in all the breathtaking scenery below. Are there any physical requirements for this tour? Pilot took us where it "would not be crowded" with other excursions, and he held up his part. Get Quote Call (907) 983-2886 Get directions WhatsApp (907) 983-2886 Message (907) 983-2886 Contact Us Find Table Make Appointment Place Order View Menu. I felt like someone needed to pinch me the entire time I was standing on the glacier. I highly recommend this tour. Worth the trip even though the actual time on the glacier is about 20 minutes. You have to fly over a glacier and then walk on one to appreciate its size and power. The pilot-guide will choose the ultimate destination to maximize the experience and actually lands the helicopter on a remote icefield miles from the heli-base. Lol, I had a perfectly marvelous time walking on the glacier. There is limited space for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers. The glacier itself was magnificent! So glad I did this and wouldn't hesitate to do it again! Would recommend this excursion! We had beautiful weather and the scenery was fabulous. Tour Overview. Our pilot was very friendly and gave us more than sufficient time at the Hebert Glacier, explained a lot of things by himself, clicked pictures. The pilot was very nice and experienced and we had a smooth flight and both landings were as smooth as smooth. Eric Schlene Well organized. It is completely private, not like those other tour companies where a bunch of helicopters go to the same location, the experience is all about you and your companions. The staff was great and our pilot was awesome! And our pilot Ben was amazing! Guests with limited mobility must be able to climb 4 steps into and out of the bus. Glacier and Dog sledding tours in Alaska’s historic gold rush town of Skagway. Are there any age restrictions for children? If you do no other excursion you need to do this once in a lifetime excursion. The blue ice mixes with the blue skies on a sunny day to showcase some stunning colors! Great crew and unbelievable views. No tricks, no gimmicks, no hidden fees. This excursion was the highlight of our visit to Alaska. Shaun was very informative & a great guide. From the time the driver picked us up to the end of our excursion we had a lot of fun! A safe well organised tour. The day was sunny and gorgeous! Would have rated 5 stars if time on glacier was 40 minutes vs. the allotted 20 minutes. The tour guide could have been better on the glacier. We find the Herbert Glacier to be of particular charm and seclusion. This excursion was the highlight of our cruise to Alaska. He use to fly Black Hawks and was very experienced. We highly recommend your company, felt very safe. Duration: Approx. Your pilot will act as your guide for your entire helicopter tour, including the time you’ll spend on the glacier. No Alaskan adventure is complete without a Juneau Icefield Tour. Both of my children LOVED this trip the most. Embark on a once in a lifetime ride in the sky for a truly unforgettable experience in Juneau, Alaska. This was the experience of a lifetime. This is a must excursion!! Keep an eye out for glacial streams, and maybe grab a sip! The pilot narrated throughout the flight and engaged everyone. It was amazing! Your pilot will be with you the entire tour, so they’ll be happy to lend a helping hand whenever necessary. Definitely a once in a lifetime type of activity. Trip well worth the money. With dock-to-dock transportation included, a short ride from your cruise ship takes you over to the helicopter base where you meet with your pilot-guide and go over brief safety instructions. We would definitley recommend this tour. This excursion was the highlight of our Cruise. Fly the skies, climb a glacier, or mush a dog sled team. This was the highlight of my trip to Alaska. Flew that helicopter like a banshee!!' It was thrilling being in a helicopter for the first time, and the glacier was so blue and beautiful! The entire operation from pick up to drop off is run like a fine-tuned helicopter. If you would like to exchange one tour for a different one, you must create a new reservation for the new tour and send us an email to cancel the other tour. Staff (from van driver to prep team to pilot) was friendly and helpful. Will our group all be in the same helicopter? Once at the base, guests can be transferred into and out of the helicopter via specialized equipment. This tour is limited mobility and wheelchair accessible. This was the 2nd best excursion of my lifetime! He helped everyone walk around the glacier and took as many pictures as you wanted. The Icefield Helicopter Excursion is the most popular of the helicopter tours in We landed on Herbert glacier and it was amazing! Great excursion, incredibly nice!.The onboarding and preflight process was nice, awesome helicopters, pilot and flying experience were great; and the glacier simply astonishing!!! Charter & Contract Services. Everyone was so friendly! Testimonials. You will never know these glaciers anyway close to when you stand on one. I thought we were booking a trip to Mendenhall glacier...but due to the amazing weather, we went to a different glacier and were the only ones there. be aware that we may not be able to confirm this reservation before your tour date. We had a great time. We had an amazing time on our Juneau Icefield Helicopter tour, it was my first time on a helicopter and I was grateful for our pilot she was a lovely young lady which made the trip so smooth and extremely informative. The time spent on the glacier was absolutely worth every penny spent on this excursion. Fantastic experience. First, soar over the icefield in a helicopter and enjoy unbeatable aerial views. Felt like the meat between a panini sandwich. Soar over awe-inspiring peaks before landing on one of several glaciers where adventure awaits you … We'd do it again!!!! Knowledgeable staff well organized and efficient. It was great being up close and personal with the glacier. Pilot was fantastic, very professional. 3-hour tour that includes 30 minutes of helicopter flying, a landing on one of the Juneau Icefield's glaciers (1,500-square-mile icefield with over 140 glaciers, among the popular ones are: Mendenhall, Herbert, and Taku), and 1 hour at the dog-sledding camp where you will: tour the camp, meet your "musher," and actively sled for 20-30 minutes with Alaskan huskies. Alaska Private Touring has been a leader delivering the best custom-designed Alaska tours for over 20 years. Both drivers were very friendly professional and personable and gave us some info on the town of Juneau while driving. Some commentary on the way to the airport would have been great. We saw so much and our pilot, Michael, was so knowledgable about where we were and what we were seeing. Awsome more than expected very professional operation. 2.25 Hours. The ride there and back to the airport were beautiful and memorable Extremely interesting trip to walk on the 'blue' ice. Top best things Weve ever done in our lives. Really a trip of a lifetime, unforgettable. No one around but us! Our pilot/guide was fantastic. The color of the ice is incredible. There are restroom facilities at the helicopter base before you depart on your tour, but there are no restrooms available on the glacier. We are more than happy to accommodate children of all ages and there are several car seats available for customers to use. The process to take a shuttle to and from the airport was fun and short. WOW!! Guests who are confined to a motorized scooter can arrange special transportation to and from helicopter base. He even took my camera and took pictures down the crevasse that he didn't want me to get too close too. Your knowledgeable pilot-guide continues to narrate and describe this geologically inspiring area which is characterized by frozen ice flows, deep crevasses and iconic deep blue glacial ice. The staff was very friendly and helpful. If this is the case, you will still land with the rest of your party on the glacier, and will be able to spend this time with them. The info he shared was very informative. Glacier overboots are provided. Mendenhall Glacier and Guided Walk. What happens if the weather is too bad to fly? Robbie our pilot was awesome! This is a trip I would recommend for anyone who is fortunate enough to make it to Alaska. Juneau and Skagway Alaska summer glacier sled dog tours. Want to learn more about our glacier tours? Wow. Would have liked just a little more time on the glacier given the fact the glacier was not far from meeting point, but overall a really great tour, Our pilot Robby exceeded our expectations. Our pilot was informative, skilled and personable. It’s hard to describe the feeling when the helicopter powers down and you find yourself far in Alaska’s quiet backcountry – it’s priceless. Please send an email to [email protected] letting us know which tours you would like to cancel as we must have all cancelation and change requests in writing. Awesome experience! It was an amazing experience. Really enjoyed the landing on the glacier and be able to walk around. via email. 1650 Maplesden Way, Juneau, AK. Please call us at 800-789-5610 to schedule your tour! As another reviewer had mentioned, this is a once in a lifetime experience that should be crossed off your bucket list. Great experience! Walking on the glacier was just amazing. Would recommend 100%. This guy is way rad and we had a blast!!! Will recommend you! Helicopter ride was real smooth and views amazing. A must see in Alaska! He was very knowledgeable. Josh our pilot was very friendly knowledgeable and made our trip one we will never forget!! Actual flight is only about 10min with 20 minutes on the Ice and then 10min flight back. Most of the Juneau Icefield is inaccessible without taking to the skies, which is why the Mendenhall Glacier helicopter tour is a perfect choice. What an amazing trip. Juneau Helicopter Tour and Guided Icefield Walk provided by Coastal Helicopters. Because we only had 4 people rather than the maximum of 6 our pilot was able to take us to a place he usually can't get to due to the extra weight of 2 people. One of the coolest things I have ever done. Pilot did a great job of guiding us on this trip. Loved every minute. Near the edge of advancing glaciers the terrain is most exaggerated with deep crevasses and rugged ice flows. So much better than ever anticipated!! There is a good chance wildlife will be seen during your tour, either in flight or while on the glacier. The average temperature is between 15-20°F cooler than on the ground. Some tours include guided walks. The beautiful views and the friendly staff made this excursion worth the price. Drinking from the cold, flowing water was refreshing. Helicopter tours in Juneau are the best possible way to experience the breadth and beauty of this awe-inspiring region, as they provide the opportunity to see forty large glaciers in addition to around one hundred smaller ones! He was super attentive to making the adventure safe and memorable. Dan was an excellent pilot and guide. Enjoyed tour. Smooth flight on a beautiful day was amazing. But this trip is more than just a journey in the skies, because you're actually on your way up to the destination on a remote glacier. Take to the skies and enjoy aerial views of Juneau Icefield’s unruly rock formations and icefalls, with a knowledgeable pilot explaining what you see along the way. Save. All reservations must be made through the website as our customer service representatives cannot take credit card information over the phone. Helicopter to the icefield and meet the dogsled husky team on your Juneau Alaska or Skagway Alaska Cruise Ship shore excursion. They gave us all the equipment we needed to safely navigate the glacier, got to drink glacier water and took beautiful pictures of the ice blue glacier! Juneau's experienced glacier tour operators make the icefield easily accessible for most everyone. Highly recommend. Headset to enjoy the pilot's narration during the flight, Water and hot beverages are available at the helicopter base, 30 minutes - preflight safety briefing and preparation, 30 minutes - glacier flightseeing via helicopter, 20~25 minutes - guided walk at glacier landing. Book a tour online. Will be back again! Loved it all. Share. Paddock. Our pilot was AWESOME and gave us the best ride of our lives. Sydney The pilot was wonderful. I would highly recommend these tours to everyone. This was the highlight of my trip! I would recommend Alaska Shore Excursion, great tour. NorthStar Helicopters offers helicopter, glacier, and dogsledding tours in Juneau, AK. There are two front seats and four rear seats; FAA safety guidelines require seating positions to be assigned based on weight and balance of all passengers for each helicopter. Amazing from start to finish. I had a very good experience. The views were spectacular and getting the opportunity to walk and explore Herbert Glacier was amazing! Excellent experience with outstanding service from a professional company. Wonderful trip with a great pilot. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Had a little trouble finding it - make sure to print out ticket. Our landing will be on either the Herbert, Taku, Lemon or Norris Glacier, during the landing your pilot becomes your guide and you are free to ask questions. He was a good tour guide on the icefield and pleasant during the flight. See reviews and photos of the best helicopter tours and rides in Juneau. There is no experience in the world like being on top of/walking around on a glacier. Take in all of the beauty Southeast Alaska has to offer on this once in a life-time helicopter tour to the Mendenhall Glacier. The professionalism of the company & pilot was exceptional & we were blessed with outstanding weather making the experience that much more exciting. Not going to lie, I didn t want to cough up the money but everyone said it was worth it, so I did it. Shawn was a consummate professional. It doesn't take long for the nerves to dissipate after take-off though, because the endless horizon of ice-capped mountain ranges and flowing rivers of ice below are beyond captivating. Our family had a great time. The glacier ice absorbs most colors of the spectrum but reflects blue light, making for a stunning visual display. Activity Level: Moderate. Nov 30, 2020 - Check out the top Juneau Helicopter tours. There is a maximum of 6 passengers per helicopter. Wonderful views and great times. Wonderful experience! Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable. Fun time. He was great! The helicopter ride to the ice field was great & landing on the ice field was spectacular. Pilot was awesome with lots of knowledge of the glaciers, area and helicopter. Possibly the coolest thing I ve done in my life. This trip is the best part of the vacation. Landing back at the airport we observed other helicopters and a jet taking off; he banked us around and landed. The tour was interesting, and informative, but very short (maybe 1 hour from lift off to return). 92 reviews. The excursion was breath taking and unforgetful, Great company...highly recommend! Literally miles away from any crowds, take a deep breath because this is why many come to Alaska in the first place. Pilot was pleasant and vigilant. To stand on a glacier while they still exist. Would do it again in a heartbeat!!! This was the highlight of our vacation. Margot. Experience the spectacular snow-covered landscapes of the Juneau Icefield and take part in two thrilling outdoor activities with this combo tour. Possibly the most spectacular shore excursion we have ever taken. We had Scott as our tour guide and he was amazing, knowing exactly where to caption the perfect photograph. After I thought about it and what a once in a lifetime experience this was going to be, I decided I wanted to actually land and walk on a glacier. Staff were organized and pilot was experienced as well as excited to share information about the glacier. We had most amazing time. I wish I'd had a chance to sit in front. Once we arrived at airport we were greeted by more friendly staff that helped us get into gear and prepare us for the flight. Don't hesitate. Our pilot was awesome, informative, funny and ready to take lots of pics of our family. Great experience! Our pilot Shane was great and very informative ! Quite steep if you ask me, especially since the round trip to and from the glacier was less than an hour. Coastal Helicopters will cancel any flight if there is any concern for the safety of the passengers or our employees. This was an amazing experience!!! Worried about the ice? Alaska Icefield Expeditions - Glacier Dogsledding Tours. Great plight & guide were both nice. Highly recommend. For additional information regarding Alaska Covid-19 updates please visit https://covid19.alaska.gov/ Are you traveling to Juneau and interested in a flightseeing tour? Your skilled pilot-guide narrates the journey, and as you approach your destination, you realize that you're actually going to land on this remote icefield! While we strive to keep all groups under 6 together, in order to balance the weight distribution in the helicopter & ensure a safe flight, groups may be split up into separate helicopters upon reaching the helicopter base. While many flightseeing options stay high in the sky, this one actually incorporates a remote landing providing a more tangible experience, You won’t want to forget the camera on this one as this area is a photographer’s dream. Enjoy breathtaking views of spectacular rock formations of the mountain peaks, rainforests, glaciers, icefalls, ice spires, and vibrant-blue crevasses of the Juneau Icefield. For all other questions, please email [email protected] or call 1-888-586-8489, In order to check the status of your reservation request, please use the following link: alaskashoreexcursions.com/order-status. Then, land at a remote glacier camp and set out on an adrenaline-fueled dogsledding excursion, pulled by Alaskan huskies. From. The tour company was very easy to work with and we throughly enjoyed our excursion. Holy Cow this was the most spectacular excursion ever! Our pilot was knowledgeable and extremely nice. This was the best experience ever; thanks for making this a memory of a lifetime! Highly recommended! Very good organization. The ice was slippery! This tour meets in front of the Mt. This is absolutely a must see, and this company did an outstanding job making our transfer from the boat to the helicopter seamless.
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