Taku Glacier Adventure by Air, Water and Ice
$585.00 per personSCHEDULE INFO: Multiple Departures Daily
DURATION: 3.5 Hrs. (Transportation Time Included)
SUMMARY: The Taku Glacier Adventure by Air, Water, & Ice is
our newest addition to the tour offerings, this experience is an
incredible opportunity to see the Taku Glacier up close and personal. It combines a scenic helicopter flight and an exciting jet boat excursion with a landing on one of the most scenic glaciers in the world.
NOTES: Please read full tour description for weight restrictions, what to wear and other tour specific details.
DescriptionA unique and compelling opportunity to see the exquisite beauty of Southeast Alaska from the Taku River with a glacier landing too!
From the comfort of your helicopter, enjoy breathtaking views of our Nation’s largest National Forest. On the water, take in the panoramic views of the largest glacier of the Juneau Ice Field, cascading mountains and the pristine Taku River.
First you’ll take off on your amazing helicopter flight with spectacular views of ice capped mountains, hanging glaciers and deep crevasses en route to the tour base situated on the Taku River.
After you’ve arrived at the tour base you’ll take in the sights while dressing in your full body mustang suit before boarding the airboat for your experience of a lifetime. Get ready to enjoy an energetic Taku River airboat excursion that provides you the opportunity for an up close and personal look at some of the most gorgeous and inaccessible country in the world.
Receive insightful historical information that will enhance your adventure and your understanding of the region. The river boat captain has 20 years of local knowledge specifically pertaining to the Taku River and is ready to make you an expert too! Once you’re tour of the Taku River and Watershed is completed, you’ll be brought back to the airboat base to bask in the majestic view of the glacier before reboarding the helicopter and taking a flight over the water to your landing site on the Taku Glacier itself!
Your pilot will shut down the aircraft and escort you on a walkabout of the advancing level of the glacier, where key glacial features like crevasses, moulins, blue ice and ice falls are present. The combined experience of seeing the glacier from the air and water and finally, walking on it and feeling the glacier beneath your boots, will surely be a cherished memory of your time in Alaska. The final leg of your journey with us is another breathtaking flight back to the helicopter base where you’ll be able to warm up and share your experiences with our staff and other travelers before your return drive back to your pick up location.
The actual tour is approximately 2 hours from lift off at the heliport to return to the helicopter base. Additional time is estimated for transportation to and from the heliport.
Landings on glaciers inside the Tongass National Forest are under permits issued by the USDA Forest Service.
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
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