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30 Minute Glacier Expedition Flight Tour

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    This is our most popular scenic tour, consisting of a full 30 minutes of flight time and highlighting the natural beauty of Kenai Fjords National Park's land and sea features. 
    You'll begin your tour by flying over Resurrection Bay's brilliantly blue waters, home to a variety of Alaskan marine animals including seals, sea lions and even humpback whales!  You'll follow the bay's dramatic, rocky coastline before turning up one of the many valleys in the area to search for wildlife and view impressive waterfalls, salmon filled streams and hanging glaciers.
    Emerging from the coastal mountains, your pilot will take you over an epic reveal of Bear Glacier Lagoon, filled with hundreds of icebergs-some as big as grocery stores! Here you'll zip around the icebergs and fly up Bear Glacier, the longest glacier off of the Harding Icefield at over 10 miles long and 2,000 feet think, before cruising through the aptly named Paradise Valley to look for goats and bear as you pass by even more hanging glaciers and melted, glacier pools. From there, you'll get a bird's eye view of Exit Glacier and then turn to follow the Resurrection River back to the airport. 
    Tours depart from Marathon Helicopters at the Seward, Alaska airport.  
    Complimentary shuttle service is provided within the Seward area only.  
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    This is by far the most amazing experience I’ve had while in Alaska. There is no better way to see the incredible Kenai Fjords area than from the air. You really have no idea what beauty is in this area until you’re above it. I...More

    Thank samncase
    MarathonHelicopters, Owner at Marathon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi Sam n Case! Thank you for sharing your experience with the community. I feel very fortunate to be able to fly helicopters in Seward where we have access to glaciers, wildlife, and dense forests just moments outside of town. I look forward to your...More

    Reviewed June 1, 2019

    This trip is without a doubt the coolest thing I have ever done. Ever. Mike flew us along the coast, then up over Bear Glacier while pointing out wildlife, sharing insider stories of the area, and showing us exactly how special this part of Alaska...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank KatShaugh
    MarathonHelicopters, Owner at Marathon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2019

    Kat....Love it! Coolest thing you have ever done!!! Trip of a Lifetime! I need you to start writing a blog for MH. I’m so pleased you were able to see Bear Glacier and the valleys in all their Alaskan glory. Thank you for sharing your...More

    Reviewed August 12, 2018

    We were in Seward the first week of August and we had to work around some uncooperative weather but when we managed to get a trip window we took to the skies. The 30 minute glacier trip is nothing short of fantastic. The pilot is...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank William G
    Mike C, Owner at Marathon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

    Hi William! Thank you so much for the great review. Glad you had such a nice flight and we all hope to see you next time you are in town.!

    Reviewed July 15, 2018

    This was one of the best parts of our trip! Mike customized our tour to exactly what we wanted! We saw awesome views and we were able to land in a remote area next to a glacier. Smoot ride, great tunes and unbelievable memories! Mike...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
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    Marathon H, Owner at Marathon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

    Thanks for your kind words. We are always happy to accommodate any special requests.

    Reviewed July 11, 2018

    There are no words. Mike took us on a beautiful clear day. We saw a black bear along the way...drank from the glacier...flew over a dog mushing camp...it was so much more than I expected! It takes your breath away!! A must do in Seward!!!

    Date of experience: July 2018
    1  Thank Elizabeth K
    Marathon H, Owner at Marathon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

    That's some high quality H2O! It was aweome seeing the black bear. Thank you for your review.

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