Mt. Denali is a spectacular sight to see, however we do not guarantee that our tours will provide you with a view. Denali is so massive that it creates its own weather system, making it nearly impossible to predict whether it will be visible or not.
Predicting the weather in the interior of Alaska is nearly impossible, especially far in advance. The best time to book your tour is whatever time works best for you!
Wildlife is abundant and sightings are possible, however this is not a designated wildlife tour and nothing can be guaranteed. On occasion, we may see Dall sheep, moose, bears, caribou or golden eagles.
You should discuss this with your doctor prior to your trip.
Unfortunately, this tour cannot accommodate a person who is confined to a wheelchair. The only exception is to charter the helicopter. There is an ADA lift that can raise the guest into the helicopter, but they must be able to move from one seat to another. This is on a case by case basis and needs approval from the operator management.
Seating in the aircraft generally consists of 2 passengers in the front and 4 in the back seat. Seating is based on weight and balance of all guests in the helicopter. Requests of where you sit cannot be guaranteed, nor can who you fly with however, we will strive to keep your groups together if possible.
Our helicopters are climate controlled. They are kept at a comfortable temperature for everyone on board. Guests are encouraged to dress in layers.
Each passenger has a headset with the ability to talk with the pilot and everyone else in the aircraft. Feel free to ask questions.
We typically fly between 500 and 2,000 feet above the ground on our tour. Generally, we do not exceed 7,000 feet in altitude.
There is a weight surcharge, not a restriction. This is for safety, weight, and balance of the helicopter and passenger comfort. The weight surcharge is $100 for any passenger 250lbs or over.
Adult and child prices are the same for this tour. Children under 24 months will not need a ticket because they are considered lap children. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to fly without a guardian. A parental consent form is required for all passengers ages 12 to 17 that will be flying unaccompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
It wouldn't be Alaska without the occasional inclement weather. If the weather is going to affect the quality of tour, we will cancel the departure. If you are not able to reschedule, you will receive a full refund.
The average temperature is between 15-20°F cooler than on the ground.
Wildlife is abundant and sightings are possible on any tour, however this is not a designated wildlife tour and nothing can be guaranteed.
Children must be at least two years of age to participate.
All bags must be stored at the helicopter base and are not allowed on tour.
Food and drink are not allowed during this tour.
No food or drink is provided while on tour.
Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven and occasionally icy surfaces.
Layered clothing, hats, gloves, and sunglasses are strongly recommended.
We provide NEOS brand glacier overboots. The boots have thick soles with excellent traction for our guests' walk on the glacier experience. Boots are available in a wide variety of sizes from XS to XXL. Guests should wear sturdy and comfortable shoes. NEOS are functional, user friendly, and they slip on right over your shoes.
We offer the local wholesale rates for all of our tours because we feel that everyone should get the same lowest price possible regardless of how many excursions you book. No tricks, no gimmicks, no hidden fees.
Definitely, arrangements of tours for groups or large families are possible. Please contact us with your group requirements.
Yes! Multiple families may join the same tour as long as adequate space is available and the maximum is not exceeded.
All reservations are saved under the name you purchased your excursions and are kept on file with your tour operator. Having your tickets in-hand is the optimal choice to avoid confusion because the directions and meeting instructions are included. Please contact us if you are unable to print the tickets.