Coastal Helicopters- Icefield Tour
$299 per personSCHEDULE INFO: Multiple Flight Times Daily
DURATION: 2.5 hours (transportation time included)
SUMMARY: A very popular excursion. After a scenic flightseeing tour, you’ll have the chance to actually take a stroll on a glacier to
appreciate the massive scale of it while being awed by your beautiful
surroundings. Your pilot is your guide from start to finish to ensure a
Please read full tour description for weight restrictions, what to wear and other tour specific details.
DescriptionYour helicopter flight will take you over the spectacular rock formations and icefalls of the Juneau Icefield as it heads toward either the Herbert, Taku, Lemon or Norris Glacier. Your helicopter flight will be narrated by our knowledgeable pilot-guide and upon reaching your destination your pilot-guide will shut down the helicopter and escort you on an informative, relaxing walk while describing the area that surrounds you. Our helicopter pilot-guides are put through rigorous preseason training to insure the smoothest ride, and the best possible tour experience available. Coastal Helicopters staff are on hand to facilitate the loading and unloading process, as well as answer any questions you might have.
This tour takes approximately 1 hour from the time it takes off until it returns to the heliport.
Landings on glaciers inside the Tongass National Forest are under permits issued by the USDA Forest Service.
Coastal Helicopters will provide transportation to and from the downtown cruise ship docking area or select area hotels at no additional cost. Approximate transport time is 25 minutes each direction and is factored into the overall tour length.
WHAT TO WEAR
Dress warmly and in layers, as the temperature on the glacier is often colder than you are used to. You will be outfitted with a glacier over-boot prior to embarking on your trip, please wear rubber soled shoes such as a light hiking boot or athletic shoes to insure a good fit. Don’t forget your sunglasses, scarf, hat and gloves, and remember to bring your camera with space for lots of pictures! These tours are for EVERYONE, no minimum fitness level is required. If you have any fitness concerns or special needs, please contact us directly before booking your tour.
Passenger names and weights are required by the FAA for weight and balance calculations and flight manifesting. To ensure the comfort of all travelers, passengers weighing weighing 280 pounds (clothed weight) or more must pay an additional $100.00 to secure extra space in the aircraft.
We have a no bag policy in all our aircraft, if you have medical needs that require a carry on, please contact us. All bags brought to base will be stored in the tour office until you return from your flight.