We recommend wearing layers. We have full rain gear available for guests if needed. Comfortable, closed-toe shoes with good traction are strongly recommended for navigating the rocky terrain.
For a worry-free day, we highly recommend storing your luggage at your hotel or the Seward Train Depot before embarking on the tour. We also recommend seeing if your cruise line can transfer your bags directly to your hotel or the Train Depot for you. We can hold your luggage, but only during the time of the tour.
We land at the toe of one of the following three glaciers: Porcupine Glacier, Snake Tongue Glacier, or Hawk's Glacier depending on weather and group size.
The average temperature is between 15-20°F cooler than on the ground. However, there are some days that it is warmer on the glacier than it is on the ground. This is the reason why we recommend dressing in layers. The weather in Seward typically ranges between 55°F and 75°F.
No. Guests are able to walk up to the glacier and touch it but due to safety reasons, guests are not permitted to walk on the glacier.
In general, we recommend booking the excursion in the morning for this tour, so that if we do encounter weather problems we can push your tour back later in the day. We have tour times throughout the day, so book what works best with your schedule.
Yes. We have a 300lbs weight limit per seat.
No. Due to FAA regulations for the helicopters that we fly, we cannot fly anyone over 300lbs. This weight includes all clothes/gear guest may be wearing.
No. Passengers under 24 months are required to sit on a guardian's lap. You must be able to get in and out of the helicopter without assistance.
We fly as long as visibility permits us to do so. Our flights generally go out unless there is a considerable amount of cloud coverage or high winds. We have an impeccable safety record and only fly if the conditions warrant.
Our helicopters can accommodate 3 passengers in addition to the pilot. There are two seats in the back and one located in the front next to the pilot, so everyone gets a window seat!
There are 2 helicopters available throughout most of the summer season. If you are part of a large group and give us advance warning, we will try to make more machines available.
We fly Robinson 44 helicopters.
Wildlife is abundant in the area and sightings of bears, moose, bald eagles, mountain goats, and marine life are very possible on this tour, however sightings of specific animals are not guaranteed.
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