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Juneau Shore Excursion: Helicopter Tour and Guided Icefield Walk

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    What to Expect
    Enjoy convenient pickup from Juneau port’s cruise terminal, and listen to informative commentary from your driver en route to the heliport. After a safety briefing, board your helicopter for a ride into Alaskan landscapes difficult to reach by vehicle.

    Soak up unforgettable views as you fly over icefalls and rock formations. Gain insight into Alaska’s natural history and meteorology from your pilot-guide.

    Then, your pilot navigates to Herbert Glacier depending on weather conditions. Touch down right onto the glacier surface. Leave the helicopter and do something few people get to do — take a guided walkabout on a glacier nestled high in the mountains, covered with snow and ice. Your pilot-guide points out notable landmarks and explains the local geology.

    Take your final picture of your stellar surroundings and step back aboard the helicopter. Enjoy the bird’s-eye perspective during your return flight to Juneau. Your Juneau shore excursion ends with van transport back to the cruise terminal.

    Worry-free Shore Excursion:

    We will ensure your timely return to the Juneau port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of- call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Juneau Cruise Ship Docking Area
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Round-trip helicopter flight
    • Guided glacier walk
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Pilot/guide
    • Boots and raincoats, if needed
    • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • A maximum of 6 people per booking
    • Please note: All passenger names and weights MUST be advised at time of booking, as they are required by the FAA for weight and balance calculations and flight manifesting. To ensure the comfort of all travelers, passengers weighing 280 lbs (127 kg) or more must pay an additional USD$100 to secure extra space in the aircraft. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour
    • Please note: transportation to and from the heliport is 30 minutes in each direction
    • No-bag policy. If you have medical needs that require a carry on, please note at time of booking. All bags brought to base will be stored in the tour office until you return from your flight
    • Dress warmly and in layers, and wear rubber-soled shoes such as a light hiking boot or athletic shoes. The tour company will provide overshoes and can supply raincoats as needed. Remember to bring your camera, film and binoculars!
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative time or full refund
    • Cancellation policy: 100% non-refundable
    • Please ensure your weight is in the correct format (kgs/lbs) when you include your weight at checkout
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Popular mentions
    We would have loved to have taken this tour of a lifetime and were very excited to see there was a company advertising ADA compliance. That changed when I tried to book the tour. First the tour company said service dogs were not allowed per FAA, then the company emailed that
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    Response from SarahL8823, Manager at Juneau Shore Excursion: Helicopter Tour and Guided Icefield Walk
    Responded 5 days ago
    We appreciate feedback and TripAdvisor reviews, thank you for taking the time. We were very accommodating to your concerns and made the necessary and suggested changes on our website. There were a few notes that were untrue in the review: 1. The FAA was never mentioned, this is a company policy and I was very clear on that. 2. You also stated that it took a long time to respond and you stated it was because we were changing our policy. Not correct. Your email was sent Feb 11th @ 3:59am (Alaska Time) and I responded on Feb 12th @ 1:58pm (Alaska Time). We accommodate wheelchair guests utilizing our ADA lift. These guests are seated behind the pilot who have control over the exit door. We have made changes on our website and are not advertising ADA complaint. We changed our verbiage to accommodate ADA lift assistance only. We also provide information regarding service animals on our FAQ page.
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    Highly recommend this helicopter tour. We didn't get a lot of time on the glacier but the pilot made up for it with drive bys to other glaziers.
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    We had a great time. The pilot was great and narrated the flight to and from Herbert glacier. Much cheaper than than the same tour through the cruise line. No worries about returning back to the cruise ship on time.
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    This is an experience I will always remember for a lifetime. Flying above the glaciers then landing on the glaciers and drinking glacial water. The pilot was very nice and offered to take pictures. Don't forget your camera. You will be able to capture such beautiful pictures.
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    To be honest, I was not expecting much. I was blown away though. Our Help pilot, Casey, was excellent. He took care of us and his flying was professional and smooth. We landed on a glacier and he stayed there with us and let us look around. We got to taste glacier water,
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    About the operator
    By: Coastal Helicopters
    Herbert glacier
    My wife and I took our first helicopter ride to Herbert glacier-what an amazing time! We were both in ahh of the
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    Vinh Tran
    Glacier visit with family
    Had a great time and highly recommend. We had group of 10 people including 4 kids ( Ages 10,7,5,5). 2 helicopters
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    Awesome Helicopter Tour to the Herbert Glaicer
    One of the best tours I've ever done. Coastal Helicopters were very Professional from beginning to end. We had a
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    Roxanne A
    Breathtaking Ice Excursion
    Having a great experience and maintaining safety is clearly evident. Morning fog cancelled our original trip and
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    Awesome excursion and highly recommend!
    We booked an excursion directly with coastal helicopters ahead of our cruise stopping in Juneau. Glad we did that
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    Diane G
    Austin, Texas
    Helicoptor trip to the Herbert Glacier
    My family traveled to Juneau together on a cruise ship and booked the helicoptor tour with Coastal. Most of my
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    Perry D
    Spectacular Glacier views of blue ice and deep crevices
    We landed on what felt like a cloud. Explored the crevaces and streams of crystal clear water and were in awe over
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    Eileen T
    Glaciers are Amazing!
    Wonderful trip from start to finish! Dan was a great pilot and told us so many interesting things about Herbert
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    Shelley M
    Experience not to be missed!
    Yes it’s not cheap. Helicopters and their maintenance is expensive. We had a great experience. We got our own
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    Denver, Colorado
    Dog sledding
    What an amazing excursion! We booked directly with Coastal Copters for this excursion, The helicopter ride to the
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