Mendenhall Glacier Helicopter & Guided Walk

2.25 hours | Juneau | J N U - 8 1 0
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Points of Interest

  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Glacier Flightseeing
Easy activity

Description

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

One of the most exciting ways to see the Mendenhall Glacier by air is on a helicopter tour. The adventure begins when you travel to the helipad in Juneau. Here, you'll step inside the helicopter, lift off and soar over alpine ridges towards the Mendenhall Glacier. From this unique eagle's-eye-view, you'll marvel at the verdant rain forests, alpine ridges, and mountain peaks that create a dramatic setting for the awe-inspiring Mendenhall Glacier. Gaining altitude, you may pass Mendenhall Towers - rock sentinels that rise over 5,000 feet out of the glacier - and spectacular ice falls. Setting down on the ice you will have 25 minutes to explore the glacier with your expert glacier guide. Learn how glaciers are formed as your camera and binoculars work overtime. Returning to Juneau, you will be treated to the unforgettable sight of Mendenhall Glacier stretching out towards the sea.

Special Notes:

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.

Children under the age of 2 may travel as a lap child at no cost; however, the weight of the child will be added to the weight of the parent on whose lap they will be sitting. 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. 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.

Provided: Glacier overboots

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

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children 13 to 17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate without 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
  • 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: 00:25
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 30
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Flightseeing to Mendenhall Glacier - approximate flight time

  • Transport type: Helicopter
  • Transport Capacity: 6
  • Travel time: 00:15
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Steps: 3
  • 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: 00:25
  • Inside visit: No
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 30
  • Steps: 3
  • 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: 00:15
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Steps: 3
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Return gear, beverage, gift shop

  • Time at site: 00:20
  • Free time at site: 15
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 30
  • 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: 00:15
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes