Buckle up for a thrilling helicopter adventure as you soar over Juneau’s incredible scenery and land on 2 different glaciers! Your pilot will choose two different glacier landings among the 36 named glaciers stretched across 1,500 square miles of the Juneau Icefield; a few landing possibilities include the Herbert, Taku, Norris, Gilkey, Hole in the Wall or the famous Mendenhall Glacier.
After arriving at the heliport, you will be outfitted in glacier boots and given a safety briefing by friendly tour attendants. Your pilot will choose two different glacier landings among the 36 named glaciers stretched across 1,500 square miles of the Juneau Icefield; a few landing possibilities include the Herbert, Taku, Norris, Gilkey, Hole in the Wall or the famous Mendenhall Glacier. Moments after departing the heli-base, you will enjoy a breathtaking view only seen by few. Your flight takes you over ice spires, deep blue crevasses, and meltwater pools. With approximately 50 minutes of helicopter time you will have plenty of opportunities to take in views of steep alpine ridges, lush rainforest, and the incredible glaciers below.
For an up-close opportunity to appreciate this ancient landscape, your pilot will land in two different locations, where you will continue the tour on foot for approximately 15 minutes at each location. You will have the opportunity to explore and take photographs of the stunning untouched landscape. Once on the ice, your pilot will escort you on an informative walk on the glacier’s surface while describing the magnificent area that surrounds you. The Pilot’s Choice tour is an incomparable dynamic journey of discovery, a once-in-a-lifetime experience sure to provide enduring memories of Southeast Alaska.
INCLUDED: Round trip transportation to and from the helicopter hangar, over-boots for walking on the glacier.
RESTRICTIONS: All ages welcome. Any passenger weighing more than 270 lbs will be charged a comfort seat charge.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate activity level. Passengers must be able to get in and out of the helicopter. Passengers must be able to walk short distances on uneven glacier surfaces.
CANCELLATION: Cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to departure in order to receive a full refund.
WHAT TO WEAR: Dress warmly, and prepare for rain. Wear breathable layers, rain jacket with a hood, hat, gloves and sunglasses.
MEETING INSTRUCTIONS: Pick up locations are at the cruise ship docks by the Mt. Roberts Tramway, and at all of the major hotels in Juneau.