Pilot's Choice Ice Age Exploration (with Two Landings)

2.75 hours | Juneau | J N U - 8 2 5
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Points of Interest

  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Glacier Flightseeing
Easy activity

Description

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

What You Visit:

Pilot's Choice Ice Age Exploration
This incomparable journey of discovery is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you help create. The itinerary is flexible and your pilot is free to create the best possible tour under the current weather and glacier conditions. After arriving at the heliport, you'll receive a safety briefing and a general orientation on your day's flightseeing trip. You'll also receive some of the gear you will need to wear as you venture out onto the glaciers. Once you're in the air, you and your pilot will choose two different landings among the most remote peaks and glaciers in the Juneau Icefield like Herbert, Taku, Norris, Gilkey, Hole in the Wall or Mendenhall. As you walk out onto the ice, your pilot will also act as your guide, and you will have the opportunity to explore and take photographs of this stunning, untouched landscape, before heading back to port.

Photo Opportunity:
Keep an eye on the mountain peaks for wildlife including bears, deer, and mountain goats while descending towards your landing sites on the glaciers.

What You See Along The Way:
Enjoy breathtaking views of spectacular rock formations of the mountain peaks, high alpine lakes, "icefalls" hanging from sheer cliffs and some of the most remote peaks and glaciers in the Juneau Icefield.

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 can travel as a lap child at no charge; 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

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 glaciers - total approximate flight time

Transport type:
Helicopter
Transport Capacity:
6
Travel time:
00:35
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Total landing time split between two locations

Time at site:
00:30
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