Helicopter with Airboat Excursion to the Base of a Glacier

Helicopter with Airboat Excursion to the Base of a Glacier

Helicopter with Airboat Excursion to the Base of a Glacier

A unique and compelling opportunity to see the exquisite beauty of Southeast Alaska from the Taku River with a glacier landing too! From the comfort of your helicopter, enjoy breathtaking views of our Nation’s largest National Forest. On the water, take in the panoramic views of the largest glacier of the Juneau Ice Field, cascading mountains and the pristine Taku River.

First you’ll take off on your amazing helicopter flight with spectacular views of ice-capped mountains, hanging glaciers and deep crevasses en route to the tour base situated on the Taku River.

After you’ve arrived at the tour base you’ll take in the sights while dressing in your full body mustang suit before boarding the airboat for your experience of a lifetime. Get ready to enjoy an energetic Taku River airboat excursion that provides you the opportunity for an up-close and personal look at some of the most gorgeous and inaccessible country in the world.

Receive insightful historical information that will enhance your adventure and your understanding of the region. The river boat captain has 20 years of local knowledge specifically pertaining to the Taku River and is ready to make you an expert too! Once your tour of the Taku River and Watershed is completed, you’ll be brought back to the airboat base to bask in the majestic view of the glacier. When you're ready, reboard the helicopter and take a flight over the water to your landing site on the Taku Glacier itself!

Your pilot will shut down the aircraft and escort you on a walkabout of the advancing level of the glacier, where key glacial features like crevasses, moulins, blue ice and ice falls are present. The combined experience of seeing the glacier from the air and water and finally, walking on it to feel the glacier beneath your boots, this will surely be a cherished memory of your time in Alaska.

The final leg of your journey with us is another breathtaking flight back to the helicopter base where you’ll be able to warm up and share your experiences with our staff and other travelers before your return drive back to your pick up location.

The actual tour is approximately 2 hours from lift off at the heliport to return to the helicopter base. Additional time is estimated for transportation to and from the heliport. Landings on glaciers inside the Tongass National Forest are under permits issued by the USDA Forest Service.

Due to weight and space limitations for the helicopter, there is a supplemental charge for persons weighing 280 lbs or more. Please book the "280lb+ Adult" ticket if you weigh over 280lbs. As you are weighed prior to flight, please be advised that if the supplemental fee has not been paid in advance, the supplemental fee will be charged prior to boarding and depending on availability of seats you may be denied boarding and no refund will be issued.

PLEASE NOTE:
There is a no bag policy for the helicopter, it is a safety issue and an extension of an FAA policy regarding unsecured baggage in the aircraft. All items taken on board must be in pockets or in something like a waist pack, no backpacks, purses, bags, camera bags. Bins are availabe where you can leave a bag(s) during your tour. The tour facility is staffed at all times for security, however the bins are not locking.

Departures (Local Time)

8:15 AM (Hours: 3)

9:15 AM (Hours: 3)

10:15 AM (Hours: 3)

11:15 AM (Hours: 3)

12:15 PM (Hours: 3)

1:15 PM (Hours: 3)

2:15 PM (Hours: 3)

3:15 PM (Hours: 3)

4:15 PM (Hours: 3)

Duration:

Hours: 3

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Number of Passengers
(Prices Vary by Group Size)

Adult

 

$0.00

280lb+ Adult

For Passengers over 280lbs

$0.00

Total Cost
$0.00

Activity Level:

5

Inclusions

  • Helicopter flight
  • Airboat Tour
  • Round trip transportation

Tips

Remember to bring your camera. Please indicate weight of each participant in the comment section of your order form. Due to weight and space limitations for the helicopter, there is a supplemental charge for persons weighing 280 lbs or more and must be paid in advance. As you are weighed prior to flight, please be advised that if the supplemental fee has not been paid in advance, the supplemental fee will be charged prior to boarding and depending on availability of seats you may be denied boarding and no refund will be issued. PLEASE NOTE: There is a no bag policy for the helicopter, it is a safety issue and an extension of an FAA policy regarding unsecured baggage in the aircraft. All items taken on board must be in pockets or in something like a waist pack, no backpacks, purses, bags, camera bags. Bins are availabe where you can leave a bag(s) during your tour. The tour facility is staffed at all times for security, however the bins are not locking.

Departure Location

At the cruise ship pier. The specific meeting location at the pier will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.

Redemption and Voucher Details

  1. After you complete your booking, your credit card will be charged and our expert Shore Excursion Concierge agents will 'hand'-review your shore excursion selections against your cruise itinerary to confirm compatibility. Your credit card statement will list the merchant for the charges as Port Promo Cruise Tours.
  2. You will receive an email within 72 hours of booking from info@portpromotions.com which confirms your booking and contains the vouchers required for your shore excursions. Please print these vouchers and bring them with you on your cruise. You will be required to turn the voucher(s) in to the corresponding shore excursion supplier(s). The vouchers feature information regarding how to meet up with the tour leader upon arrival to a port and other important details.
  3. Your tour is completely refundable if your ship is unable to get into port or due to weather cancellations. See our terms and conditions for complete details.
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