Taku Glacier Helicopter Landing & Airboat Tour - a Discovery Exclusive

3.5 hours | Juneau | J N U - 8 3 0
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Min. age: 7 years (See special notes)
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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.

Soar over the rugged beauty of the Juneau Icefield, cascading mountains, pristine glaciers and the Taku River basin on an exhilarating flightseeing tour. Your approximately 3.5-hour tour begins with a ride to the airport where you'll board your comfortable aircraft. Then, feel the rush of excitement as your helicopter lifts off on a 15-minute sky-flying adventure over the Tongass National Forest. At over 16 million acres, it's renowned as the largest national forest in the United States and home to nearly 24 national monuments, preserves and wilderness areas, and the awe-inspiring Juneau Icefield. Then, you'll descend to Taku Point and transfer to an airboat for an up close look at the mighty Taku Glacier. At the conclusion of this memorable tour, you'll reboard your helicopter to fly to the top of the glacier to land and step out onto this amazing mass of ice. Take photos and learn about this natural wonder before the return flight to the airport, where you'll rejoin the shuttle back to your ship.

Special Notes:

Minimum age is 7. Dress warmly in layers with hats and gloves as it may get chilly by the glacier. 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 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.

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

Provided: Float Coat, hearing protection, beverage at heliport

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.

Transfer from pier to heliport

  • Transport type: Van
  • Transport Capacity: 14
  • Travel time: 00:25
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No

Transfer back to cruise ship pier

  • Transport type: Van
  • Transport Capacity: 14
  • Travel time: 00:20
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No

Safety briefing and aircraft assignment

  • Time at site: 00:20
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Walking distance: 20
  • Steps: 10
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes

Helicopter flightseeing

  • Transport type: Helicopter
  • Transport Capacity: 6
  • Time at site: 00:15
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Land at Taku Point, don gear and board airboat

  • Time at site: 00:15
  • Inside visit: No
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 35
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Airboat tour in front of Taku Glacier

  • Transport type: Motorized Vessel
  • Transport Capacity: 6
  • Time at site: 00:40
  • Inside visit: No
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Return to Taku Point for photo opportunity, refreshment and helicopter boarding

  • Time at site: 00:15
  • Inside visit: No
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No

Helicopter flight and landing on Taku Glacier for brief walk

  • Transport type: Helicopter
  • Transport Capacity: 6
  • Time at site: 00:30
  • Inside visit: No
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No

Return flight to Juneau

  • Transport type: Helicopter
  • Transport Capacity: 6
  • Time at site: 00:15
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Restroom and souvenir opportunity

  • Time at site: 00:15
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 20
  • Steps: 10
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes