Heli-Hike & Rail Adventure

SGY-850 | Skagway, Alaska, United States | See Special Notes

Passport required | Min. age (years): 9 | Medical restriction (See special notes)

from $399.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
  • Outdoor Adventures Outdoor Adventures
  • Glacier Flightseeing
  • Nature Hike

You will see:

Strenuous Includes snack

Excursion Length:
Approx. 5 hours

Tour Overview

After a short transfer from the pier, board a helicopter for a flight with views of the glacially carved landscape. You'll lift off from the historic Skagway waterfront and head into a rugged region of sheer mountains, majestic valleys and massive glaciers.

After landing, you'll set off on a four- to five-mile nature hike along the remote upper Skagway River to view magnificent Laughton Glacier. Throughout the hike, your guides will provide information about the region's unique natural history, allowing plenty of time for potential wildlife sightings and photographs. Bears, mountain goats and moose all call the Laughton Valley home.

Upon arrival back at Glacier Station, you'll board the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad for the scenic ride back to Skagway with a snack of salmon pate' and crackers. This historic iron trail was carved through some of the North's most rugged terrain in 1898. So bring your camera as there's plenty of scenery along the way.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes


Minimum age is 9. Participants should be in good physical condition; this is a 5-mile hike over difficult terrain. Wear a lightweight, long-sleeved shirt and/or sweater and shoes with ankle support. Tour may operate in reverse order and flight pattern may vary based on weather conditions. Occasionally weather may cause the flight portion of this tour to be canceled. In these instances a modified version of the tour will be offered at a reduced price.

All guests must carry a passport or other WHTI compliant document. For U.S. citizens these documents include: U.S. Passport, U.S. Passport Card, Enhanced Driver's License, Trusted Traveler Card and Military ID Card (for U.S. armed forces members on official orders). Citizens of certain countries need a visa to visit Canada – visit www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp to see if this applies.

Carry-on bags are not allowed and there is limited secure storage at the heliport. Aircraft fly no higher than 7,000 feet. Oxygen for personal use is allowed but must be in the form of an FAA approved portable oxygen concentrator that can be secured to the user's body.

Weight surcharge ($100) may apply on this flight. Due to weight and balance limitations, as well as passenger safety and comfort, the helicopter companies have advised that guests weighing 250 lbs. or more (fully clothed) will be assessed the weight surcharge to reserve adequate space onboard the helicopter. Guests weighing 250 lbs. or more should reserve 2 tickets and, once onboard, go to the Tour Office to have the extra ticket charge adjusted down to the surcharge amount. Refer to the FAQ section for important information about flightseeing tours.

Helicopter excursions are not refundable unless cancelled by 12:00pm on the day after embarkation.

Provided: Rain gear, gloves, trekking pole, day pack, All Aboard souvenir magazine

Snack: Candy bars, nuts, salmon pate, crackers, bottled water, assorted beverages

Liability waiver must be signed in the presence of the tour operator.

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Passport Requirements:

Since this tour enters Canada, all guests must carry a passport or other WHTI compliant document. Notarized written consent is required for children traveling into Canada without both parents.

Child Price:

(Minimum age is 9)

Medical Restriction:

Guests in their third trimester of pregnancy not recommended.

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

See detailed itinerary for information about walking distance

Wheelchair Accessibility:

See detailed itinerary for information about wheelchair accessibility

Camera/Video Restrictions:

See detailed itinerary for information about camera restrictions

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