Mendenhall Glacier Helicopter, Guided Walk & Salmon Bake

3.75 hours | Juneau | J N U - 8 1 5
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Points of Interest

  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Glacier Flightseeing
Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal, Easy activity

Description

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

What You Visit:

Mendenhall Glacier Helicopter Tour
Flying over and walking on the magical Mendenhall Glacier is a bucket list experience few will ever forget. It all begins with a short transfer to the heli pad base. After checking in and a safety briefing, you're ready for takeoff. Soon, you'll be up in the wild blue yonder, enjoying breathtaking views seen by a few. Your flight will take you over the glacier, ice spires, deep blue crevasses and meltwater pools. A gentle landing brings you onto the ice itself, where you'll explore the glacier's surface for approximately 25 minutes with highly experienced, expert guides.

Salmon Creek All-You-Can-Eat Salmon Bake
After a short, narrated bus ride you'll arrive at Salmon Creek, the outdoor site for your salmon bake. Listen to folk music while you dine under translucent, heated domes shielding you from the elements. Watch Tlingit master carver, Doug Chilton and his son sculpt two ten-foot, red cedar totems and authentic silver jewelry.

Photo Opportunity:
From the lush rainforest setting to the hand-clapping, foot stomping entertainment to the live-sized God Rush mural, it's a postcard everywhere you point your camera.

Meal:
Savor Alaska-caught wild salmon barbecued over an open alder wood fire and accompanied by parmesan chicken, au gratin potatoes, baked beans with reindeer sausage, wild-rice pilaf, a variety of salads, cornbread, lemonade, hot apple cider coffee and tea, as well as blueberry cake for dessert. Beer, wine and soda are available for purchase for those 21 and older.

What You See Along The Way:
Take a short walk along Salmon Creek, a salmon spawning stream, to a breathtaking waterfall, where you can explore the remains of the historic Wagner Mine and try your hand at gold panning.

Special Notes:

Weight surcharge ($130) 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.

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

Provided: Glacier overboots

Meal: Wild Alaska salmon, chicken parmesan, au gratin potatoes, baked beans withe reindeer sausage, rice pilaf, salads, cornbread, blueberry cake, coffee, tea and lemonade. Beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase.

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.

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 to Gold Creek Salmon Bake

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Enjoy Salmon Bake Meal

Time at site:
01:10
Free time at site:
70
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
50
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:
40
Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes