On our 30-minute glacier landing and scenic flight, you'll experience the wonder of nature in Alaska. Your pilot will take you through a magical glacier filled valley on the way to your landing on one of three glaciers, Porcupine Glacier, Snake Tongue Glacier, and Hawk's Glacier. On this exciting tour, you'll see the "toe" of the Godwin Glacier, take unbelievable pictures, and touch glacier ice!
We provide all guests with gear and after a quick safety briefing we'll take off in one of our Robinson 44 helicopters which are great because everyone gets a window seat!
Immediately after take-off, you will fly over a beautiful braided river towards Godwin Glacier. As this area is abundant in wildlife, you may see otters and whales during the flight so definitely keep a look out!
The Godwin glacier will amaze you from the air, but that's not where our journey ends. We'll fly by the toe of Godwin Glacier before we turn into a mountain valley where you will fly by the Porcupine Glacier, Snake Tongue Glacier, and Hawk's Glacier. Depending on the weather, group size, and your preference, your pilot will land near the base of one of these three glaciers. Take as many photos as you desire during this glacier landing so that you can brag to everyone when you return home!
Please note: Minimum of 2 passengers required to book. Maximum weight limit per seat: 300lbs
Duration: .5 hours (Flight time: 15 minutes. Glacier Time: 15 minutes.)
What type of clothing should I wear?
We recommend wearing layers. We have full rain gear available for guests if needed. Comfortable, closed-toe shoes with good traction is strongly recommended for navigating the rocky terrain.
Can you hold my luggage for me?
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.
What glacier do we land at?
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.
What is the temperature on the glacier?
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.
Can we walk on the glacier?
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.
What time of day do you recommend booking your excursion?
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.
Is there a weight limit for passengers?
Yes. We have a 300lbs weight limit per seat.
Can I fly if I am over 300lbs?
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.
Is there an age limit for passengers?
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.
Do you fly if it is raining?
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.
How many passengers ride in the helicopter together?
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!
How many helicopters do you have available?
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.
What type of helicopters do you fly?
We fly Robinson 44 helicopters.
Will I see any wildlife or bears on this tour?
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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