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Juneau Icefield Helicopter Tour

4.9
267 reviews

Excursion Overview

Explore the Herbert Glacier and make memories you won't forget!

This Juneau helicopter icefield tour will make you feel as though you're traveling through time as you fly over million-year-old glacial icefields. Enjoy breathtaking views of spectacular rock formations of the mountain peaks, rainforests, glaciers, icefalls, ice spires, and vibrant-blue crevasses of the Juneau Icefield.

Keep an eye on the mountain peaks for wildlife including bears, deer, and mountain goats during this Juneau helicopter tour while descending towards the landing site on the Herbert Glacier.

Upon reaching your glacial destination your pilot/guide will shut down the helicopter and escort you on an informative, relaxing walk along the glacier's surface while describing the magnificent area that surrounds you.

This Juneau glacier helicopter excursion will be one you won't soon forget!

Reporting Accurate Weights

Pricing per passenger is by weight (fully clothed). We offer the following options:

Standard - Weight Class 1-259lbs
Standard Plus - Weight Class 260-299lbs
Premium - Weight Class 300lbs+

Please report proper weights of all guests (including the weight of clothes and boots). Inputting improper weights, or selecting the wrong passenger type can lead to cancellation without refund. Please be aware that every guest is individually weighed at the helicopter base. On occasion, groups may be split between multiple helicopters during the flight portion for the safety of all on board.

Variable Pricing

Prices for this tour vary based on tour date and time, where the 'from' price represents the lowest discounted price. All prices are the lowest possible rate and are backed by our price-match guarantee.

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Things You Need to Know

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Headset to enjoy the pilot's narration during the flight
  • Traction overboots
  • Rain suit if needed
  • Water is available at the helicopter base
  • No bathrooms are available during this tour

Requirements:

  • Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven and occasionally icy surfaces
  • Seating arrangements are subject to availability and safety. Passenger names and weights are required by the FAA for passenger safety and comfort, as well as weight and balance calculations for flight manifesting. Although your family may be on the same tour departure, you are not guaranteed seats in the same helicopter.

Duration: 2.5 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 20~30 minutes - roundtrip transportation
  • 30 minutes - preflight safety briefing and preparation
  • 30 minutes - glacier flightseeing via helicopter
  • 20~25 minutes - guided walk at glacier landing

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets in front of the Goldbelt Mt. Robert's Tramway building. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility and wheelchair accessible. The tour provider has an ADA-compliant vehicle and can transport guests with wheelchairs and walkers, with advance notice. Once at the base, guests can be transferred into and out of the helicopter via chair lift. During the glacier landing, guests who utilize the lift will remain in the helicopter where doors will remain open for optimum viewing. Please leave a comment during checkout and select the ADA Standard Passenger type if accessibility accommodations will be required.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is a maximum of 6 passengers per helicopter. Seating arrangements are subject to availability and safety. Although your family may be on the same tour departure, you are not guaranteed seats in the same helicopter. If your group is split, the helicopters will land together on the ice.

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.

The average temperature is between 15-20°F cooler than on the ground.

Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour, however, this is not a designated wildlife tour and nothing can be guaranteed.

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

All bags must be stored at the helicopter base and are not allowed on tour. The helicopter base has locked benches at the base for you to securely and safely store belongings while on your tour.

Yes, you can bring your DSLR camera on this tour.

Food and drink are not allowed during this tour.

Water is available at the helicopter base, no food or drink is provided while on tour.

Adult and child prices are the same for this tour.

For safety reasons, service animals are not allowed on this tour.

Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven and occasionally icy surfaces.

Layered clothing, hats, gloves and sunglasses are strongly recommended.

There are restroom facilities at the helicopter base before you depart on your tour, but there are no restrooms available on the glacier.

 

Guest Reviews

4.9

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Ismael R

On Jul 2024

This was a bucket list excursion for my family. We enjoyed everything from this tour. Pilot was very informative and the crew personnel on ground were outstanding and very nice. I recommend this tour to everybody going to Alaska.

Deborah W

On Jun 2024

This was the best excursion we could have asked for. Our pilot was amazing and so full of information. The time on the glacier was also amazing. We got some great pictures and lots of memories. Thank You

Patricia B

On Jun 2024

Entire process was smooth and tour was outstanding!

Deborah D

On Jun 2024

This was the highlight of our trip! We had plenty of time to walk around in and see the glacier and the views. Alaska Shore Excursions. It's a wonderful company to work with .

Patricia M

On Jun 2024

Amazing experience! Very knowledgeable pilot and got the opportunity to drink fresh glacier water!

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$395.00

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$395.00

Duration: 2.5 hours

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Duration: 2.5 hours



1 Standard Seat

Standard Passenger (1-259lbs): $395.00

1 Large Seat

Plus Passenger (260-299lbs): $545.00

2 Standard Seats

Premium Passenger (300+lbs) : $790.00

ADA Standard (Under 250lbs): $395.00

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