Surrounding Juneau is the Juneau Icefield, a massive 1,500 square mile area of snow and ice! This Icefield spawns 36 named glaciers in the Juneau area, and flying over them is a life-changing experience.
The grandeur of Alaska’s epic glaciers will thrill and delight you on Juneau’s ONLY five glacier seaplane tour. Your adventure begins the moment your floatplane departs the waters of the historic downtown Juneau waterfront. Fly in a classic, 10 passenger, deHavilland Otter floatplane which offers each guest an individual window seat view and headset for continuous narration throughout the flight. En route, you’ll soar over the lush wilderness that is the Tongass National Forest until your first glimpse of five distinctly different and majestic glaciers within the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield.
Glide past deep crevasses and azure blue meltwater pools of the Norris, Hole-In-The-Wall, East and West Twin Glaciers, as well as the famous Taku Glacier. With a base of 5 miles wide, the Taku Glacier is the largest out of the entire Juneau Icefield. Of the 36 named glaciers comprising the Juneau Icefield, the Taku Glacier is the only glacier that is actually advancing, not retreating – one of only a few in the world. Seeing glaciers from the air and doing so by authentic bush plane, is a MUST DO and is the quintessential Alaskan experience!