Helicopter Glacier Trek

4.25 hours | Juneau | J N U - 8 5 5
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$ 569.95
Min. age: 12 years (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Glacier Flightseeing
Includes snack, Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

This action-packed four-hour tour offers you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the stunning Juneau Icefield first hand. Your world-class adventure begins even before you climb aboard the helicopter, with a briefing from your expert guide. Here, you will also be outfitted with rain protective outerwear, mountain boots, crampons, an ice axe, water and an energy bar. Then it's time to hit the skies for the magnificent flight over lush rainforest and granite peaks, so get your cameras ready. Setting down on a glacier, your professional guide will then lead you on this breathtaking two-hour, personalized hike through an awe-inspiring icescape. No experience is necessary, but be prepared for physical activity, including comfortable hiking approximately two miles over uneven and sometimes steep terrain. As long as you arrive prepared to have the adventure of a lifetime, you are guaranteed to enjoy this unique back-to-nature opportunity.

Special Notes:

Minimum age is 12. Participants must be able to hike two miles. Weight surcharge ($200) 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 an extra surcharge ticket and, once onboard, go to the Tour Office to have the ticket charge adjusted down to the surcharge amount. Refer to the FAQ section for important information about flightseeing.

Carry-on bags are not allowed and there is limited secure storage at the heliport. iPads, iPad minis, tablets, drones and Go-Pro Sticks or other extendable items are not permitted on tour. Aircraft fly no higher than 7,000 feet. Due to the activity level of this tour and the time spent on the ice, if oxygen for personal use is necessary, Tour 850 - Helicopter Glacier Walkabout is a more appropriate tour choice.

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

Provided: Outerwear, boots, gloves, gaitors, hiking equipment (helmet, harness, crampons and ice axe) and hip pack

Snack: Granola bar and bottled water

Liability waiver is required to 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.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Check-in & tour to heliport

  • Transport type: Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 53
  • Travel time: 00:20
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Walking distance: 10
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Outfitting, safety briefing & aircraft assignment

  • Time at site: 00:40
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 100
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Flightseeing to glacier - approximate flight time

  • Transport type: Helicopter
  • Transport Capacity: 6
  • Travel time: 00:20
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Steps: 2
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Guided walking tour on glacier

  • Time at site: 02:00
  • Inside visit: No
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 4000
  • Steps: 2
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Return flight to Juneau - approximate flight time

  • Transport type: Helicopter
  • Transport Capacity: 6
  • Travel time: 00:10
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Steps: 2
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Return gear, gift shop

  • Time at site: 00:25
  • Free time at site: 15
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 100
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Tour back to cruise ship pier

  • Transport type: Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 53
  • Travel time: 00:20
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Walking distance: 10
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes