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Taku Glacier Lodge Flight & Feast

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Excursion Overview

5-Glacier Flightseeing via Seaplane with an Alaska salmon feast

If you want an Alaska seaplane excursion that takes you completely off the beaten path to remote wilderness, this is the trip for you. Visitors of all ages can enjoy this adventure leaving you with memories to last a lifetime. This breathtaking and quintessential Alaskan experience includes glacier flightseeing, a rustic and historic log cabin, wilderness wandering, and a salmon feast like no other.

Your seaplane will take off from the Gastineau Channel, which separates the city of Juneau on the mainland from Douglas Island. Everyone will enjoy a window seat in the DeHaviland Otter floatplane, so nothing will restrict your view of the 5 impressive glaciers you will fly over on this Juneau seaplane tour. The unique experience of taking off from the ocean is just the beginning of this rustic adventure. Your flight will give you birds-eye views of breathtaking waterfalls, glaciers, icefields, ocean waterways, and maybe even animal sightings high on the mountain peaks.

The Taku River will act as your landing strip as your floatplane arrives at the remote location of the Taku Lodge. Located directly across the river from the Hole In The Wall Glacier, the rustic lodge offers spectacular views of the glacier while you enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of beer or wine. You can wander on one of the short walking paths through the rainforest or explore the lodge full of historic dog sled memorabilia, hunting and trapping gear, and other Alaskan relics. Keep an eye out as you roam the property for a great chance to spot local black bears that frequent the area!

Soon you'll catch the amazing aroma of fresh wild Alaskan King Salmon grilling on the fire, which will clue you in that it's almost time to feast! While you enjoy your meal (along with many amazing side dishes or the option for chicken), your entertaining host will share with you the history of the lodge, stories, and fables of the olden days. Don't be shy about going back for more of this incredible salmon feast as this delicious meal is all-you-can-eat! If you want to touch a piece of the glacier, make sure to grab a chunk of the glacial ice that cools the beverages.

After your meal, you can cozy up next to the fireplace or take some more time to roam the area surrounding the lodge. Options include participating in a guided interpretive nature walk, drinking another beverage as you bask in the glory of the glacier, or shopping in the Alaskan-themed gift shop. This location is so idyllic and cozy you may never want to leave!

When it's time to return back to town, you will re-board the Alaska seaplane for another flightseeing trip back to Juneau. Make sure you have your camera ready to capture the beauty of the glaciers and landscape that surrounds you on the return flight.

Things You Need to Know

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship terminal
  • Headphones to listen to the captain's narration
  • Window seat for every passenger
  • A full meal including fresh grilled king salmon, baked beans, coleslaw, fruit compote, herb biscuits, sourdough bread, ginger cookies, and hot/cold beverages
  • Souvenir flight map

Requirements:

  • Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven surfaces
  • Please note: For this tour only, the times given are approximate. Departure times vary daily due to daylight hours and demand.
  • Maximum weight: 300 lbs
  • Child price for 2-12 years old. Those under 2 years old are free but must ride on an adult's lap.

Duration: 3 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 15~20 minutes - preflight safety briefing and preparation
  • 40~45 minutes - glacier flightseeing via floatplane
  • 2 hours - stay at the Taku Lodge with an optional 20 minutes guided nature walk

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Merchant's Wharf dock which is located at the north end of the cruise ship terminal. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to climb 4 steps into and out of the bus and also up into the floatplane. There is limited space for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers. Guests cannot be confined to a wheelchair. There is no storage available for motorized scooters. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.

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

A chicken or vegetarian option is available upon request when you arrive at the floatplane base.

There is a maximum of 10 passengers per floatplane. If you have more than 10 passengers in your party, multiple planes will fly at the same time to accommodate your group.

The temperature during flight is roughly similar to the ground temperature, and each plane is equipped with heaters if necessary.

Yes, all seats on the floatplane have a window view.

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.

Yes, we provide booster seats for younger guests to see out the plane windows.

Small bags may be brought along but must be stored in the rear cargo area of the floatplane.

Non-alcoholic beverages in closeable containers and snacks are allowed on tour.

The highlight of this tour is the freshly prepared meal which is included. Beer and wine are available for purchase by guests 21 years old and over with valid ID.

Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven surfaces. Wheelchair assistance is available upon request.

Layered clothing and water resistant jackets are recommended.

 

Guest Reviews

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Dan J

On May 2024

What an amazing experience! Our favorite excursion we did in Alaska!

Kyle F

On Sep 2023

This was by far the best experience I've had, not only in Alaska but my entire life. From the moment you jump on the plane, to flying over the first glacier, to touching down at Taku Lodge is just extraordinary. The Taku lodge and staff are a must-see as this needs to be on everyone's bucket list since it's now off mine. :)

Brian R

On Sep 2023

Outstanding experience in all aspects of the excursion. Flight was fun got great views of additional glaciers. Food and staff were excellent. It is a nice way to get away from the crowds and enjoy the beauty of Alaska.

Gregory S

On Sep 2023

Great excursion, floatplane was just steps from the cruise ship. Flight was smooth and scenery was fantastic. Lunch at the lodge was great! Saw a black bear at the lodge.

Nancy C E

On Aug 2023

Really enjoyed the glacier flight, Taku Lodge and the delicious salmon.

$475.00

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$475.00

Duration: 3 hours

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Duration: 3 hours



Ages: 13+

Adult: $475.00

Child (2-12): $425.00

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