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Juneau Helicopter Glacier Walkabout | Same Day

Excursion Overview

Your Walk of a Lifetime

Our Helicopter Glacier Walkabout provides a full hour on the glacier to explore, take pictures, and appreciate the magnificent surroundings. The adventure begins with a short drive from our cruise ship terminal or other pick-up location to our helicopter base, located next to the Juneau International Airport.

You will be outfitted in state-of-the-art trekking equipment and given a safety briefing before boarding one of our A-Star helicopters. Once loaded and ready, you will have an opportunity to explore Juneau's incredible range of ecosystems while soaring over old-growth trees of the Tongass National Forest, dramatic mountain ranges, and expansive flows of ice that change from white to brilliant shades of blue, before landing at one of our base camps in the Juneau Icefield. Landing sites will be selected depending on various weather and glacier conditions. You may visit any of the following glaciers: Mendenhall, Taku, Norris, Herbert, Gilkey, Battle, or Thiel.

After carefully unloading, you will meet your guide who will outfit you with crampons to make it easier to walk on the icy terrain and a trekking pole for enhanced stability. Once prepared, your guide will lead you on an interpretive walk to explore the unique glacial features and learn about the local environment. There will be plenty of time to stop and take pictures of your great adventure before your helicopter returns for your flight back to our heliport. At the end of your tour, our comfortable vans will escort you back to your drop-off point.

Reporting Accurate Weights

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.

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Protective layers: rain pants, rain jackets, gloves, and boots
  • Trekking equipment
  • Water and a light snack
  • Hip pack to carry small personal items during the tour


  • Minimum age: 8 years old
  • Guests must be able to walk unassisted for 1 hour on moderately flat but uneven terrain
  • Signed liability waiver
  • Persons weighing 250 lbs or more must pay an additional $150 surcharge for safety reasons. Please purchase the "250lbs+ Adult" ticket if this is the case.

Duration: 3.25 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 15~20 minutes - transfer in a van from the dock to the heliport
  • 30~40 minutes - gearing up, restroom and safety briefing
  • 15~20 minutes - helicopter flightseeing tour over Juneau Icefield
  • 1 hour - guided walk on the glacier
  • 10~15 minutes - reboard helicopter and flight back to the heliport
  • 15~20 minutes - arrive at heliport, de-gear and visit the gift shop
  • 15~20 minutes - transfer in a van from the heliport to dock

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 not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

Refund Policy:

  • Same Day Tours are non-refundable unless the tour is canceled by the tour operator for any reason.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is a maximum of 6 passengers per helicopter. If your party is larger than 6 passengers, multiple helicopters will take your group and land together.

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.

The minimum age for this tour is 8 years old.

Backpacks cannot be accommodated on this tour. Secure storage is available at the helicopter base where you can pick up items upon your return. We provide a hip pack to carry small personal items during the tour. Due to safety protocol, we do not allow selfie sticks, iPads, or drones on this tour.

Food and drink are not allowed during this tour.

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

Adult and child prices are the same for this tour.

Guests must be able to walk unassisted for 1 hour on moderately flat but uneven terrain.

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


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Duration: 3.25 hours

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Duration: 3.25 hours

Under 250 lbs

Passenger (8+): $465.00

250lbs+ Passenger (8+): $615.00

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