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Ketchikan Roundabout Tour via Helicopter

This is a one-of-a-kind tour highlighting the townsite of Ketchikan in a manageable 10-15 minute scenic flight that allows guests to take photos of their cruise ship, and of the town.

Ketchikan isn't a huge city, so this is the perfect amount of time to take it all in from the sky. Your pilot guide will point out the highlights and do their best to give you the best viewing angles of SE Alaska.

Guests may also get the chance to see some of Alaska's most notable wildlife while airborne! Sit back, relax, and enjoy your ride!

After the tour, you will be transported back to your cruise ship terminal which is within walking distance of the local shops and eateries.

Please note: The minimum number of passengers required to book is 2. Maximum weight for this tour is 300lbs.

Duration: .75 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal. Flight time: 10-15 minutes.)


  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Coffee, tea, water
  • Safety equipment
  • Infants under 2 years old are free and do not require a ticket. Please indicate that you are traveling with an infant during checkout.


  • Guests must be under 300lbs

Duration: 45 minutes. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 10 minutes - transfer to the airbase
  • 10 minutes - safety briefing and waiver signing
  • 15 minutes - flight time
  • 10 minutes - transfer back to port

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Liquid Sunshine Rain Gauge. 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 independently get themselves into and out of the helicopter. There is a step stool available for getting into the helicopter. Additionally, guests must be willing to walk to the helicopter pad which is located about 500 feet from the office on a wooden dock. There is limited space for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers. There is no space for motorized scooters. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations will be required during the tour for collapsible wheelchairs.

How many passengers ride in the helicopter together?

There is a maximum of 3 passengers per helicopter. 

What is the seating arrangement in the helicopter?

There are two front seats and two rear seats; FAA safety guidelines require seating positions to be assigned based on weight and balance of all passengers for each helicopter.

Will I see any wildlife or bears on this tour?

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.

Are there any age restrictions for children?

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

Can I bring a backpack?

All bags must be stored at the helicopter base and are not allowed on tour.

Can I bring my own food or drink?

Food and drink are not allowed during this tour.

Are food and drink included?

Water and hot beverages are available, no other food or drink is provided while on tour.

Are there child prices?

Adult and child prices are the same for this tour.

Are there any physical requirements for this tour?

There is a 300 lb weight limit per passenger.

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Customer Reviews
Jun 2023 - Kristina P.

Fantastic tour! We were running late getting there but they were very accommodating to ensure we did not miss out on our trip. This was a great quick way to see Ketchikan from above and experience a quick trip in a helicopter. It was a blast!

Aug 2021 - Sheila T.

We absolutely enjoyed the helicopter tour and to boot, we saved money. The two folks that handled this excursion were so sweet and both are assets to this excursion company. Would certainly take this excursion again in the future.

Jul 2019 - Linda G.

Great experience thank you. Our pilot was very knowledgeable. Due to another helicopter in the vicinity we were lucky enough to have extra time in the air.

Sep 2018 - Renato V.

Although we didn't do the normal route due to fog issues we still enjoy the tour of your beautiful Ketchikan. Oh and they gave us an option for refund but we want to go ahead. Thank you.

Sep 2018 - IAIN S.

We were collected by a friendly girl on time who drove us to the helicopter pad - under 5 minutes away. We were given safety instructions, the girl took many photos for us on our own phone and off we went with our Spanish pilot. It was a four seater helicopter. I sat in the front beside the pilot and my husband sat behind me. He took us up, up and away to a stunningly beautiful lake over the top of the mountain, we saw a mountain goat, flew up the waterway and over the ship we were cruising on and back to base. It was an exhilarating experience and one to treasure in our memory bank. We were then driven back to the cruise terminal. All in all absolutely wonderful.

May 2018 - Brenda T.

It was beautiful. The history of the glacier amazing how it formed.

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Duration: .75 hours

Number of Passengers *

Adult: $132.50

Child (2-12): $132.50

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