Seward Scenic Flight over Kenai Fjords and Chugach National Forest

1 reviews

Excursion Overview

The Grand View Tour

This 1-hour helicopter tour brings you through the incredible scenery surrounding Seward, Alaska.

You can choose between going to the Kenai Fjords and Harding Icefield, where the Bear, Aialik, Holgate, and Northwestern Glaciers are located, or you can take the land-based route to Bear Glacier, Exit Glacier and over the Chugach National Forest.

On the land-based tour, you'll see Excelsior Glacier and Ellsworth Glacier. Be on the lookout for brown and black bears, moose, mountain goats, bald eagles, whales, harbor seals, otters, and sea lions.

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation


  • Minimum of 2 passengers required to book
  • Maximum weight limit per seat: 300lbs
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Ability to enter and exit the helicopter with minimal assistance and to navigate rocky terrain
  • Participants must sign a liability waiver (parent must sign for minors)

Duration: 1 hour (Roundtrip transportation.)

  • 1 hour - scenic helicopter flight

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the airport office. 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 enter and exit the helicopter with minimal assistance. There is no storage available for motorized scooters or wheelchairs. These must be left at our airport office. Please leave a comment during checkout if you plan to bring accessibility equipment on this excursion.

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

In general, we recommend booking your trips in the morning so that if we do encounter weather problems we can push your tour back to later in the day. We have tour times throughout the day. Otherwise, we recommend choosing a departure that would work best with your schedule.

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.

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.


Guest Reviews


1 total


Stephen W

On Aug 2023

Very knowledgeable pilot, always felt safe, reasonable cost. Highlight of our 2 week Alaska trip. Would highly recommend.


Best Price Guarantee!


Duration: 1 hours

Best Price Guarantee!

Duration: 1 hours

Age: 2+

Passenger: $599.00

Infant - Free (Under 2): $0.00