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Way to see glacier up close

My husband and I had the BEST airboat ride. Brian and McKenzie did an amazing job!! We were able... read more

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Rhonda M
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Cocoa, Florida
Helicopter and Airboad ride on the Tacu river

Booked this on the cruise ship dock on Joanna’s recommendation. The shuttle driver was on time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nantucket_mom02554
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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Take a helicopter over the Tongass National Forest & the Juneau Ice Field in Juneau Alaska. Land at Taku Point in the pristine Taku River Basin, just across the river from the Taku Glacier. Board a river boat and tour the 5-mile terminus of the Taku Glacier - the only advancing glacier of the Ice Field. Get away from the crowds of people and experience real Alaska on the wild Taku River!
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Taku Point, Juneau, AK 99801
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I had the BEST airboat ride. Brian and McKenzie did an amazing job!! We were able to get up close and personal to Taku Glacier. We booked through our cruise line, Princess, because we have an airboat ourselves so we thought this...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this on the cruise ship dock on Joanna’s recommendation. The shuttle driver was on time, friendly and informative. We arrived at North Star helicopters where we were outfitted in warm pants and slip proof boots for our walk on the glacier. Our pilot Jenny...More

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Julie T, Manager at Airboat Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Traveler, Thanks so much for the review! Wow, bear sightings are common for locals in Southeast Alaska, but what a treat that you were able to see them during your visit! We’re so glad that the NorthStar Helicopters and Airboat Alaska team took good...More

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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

We booked this trip independently because Princess Cruises let us down badly, and it is a fabulous excursion. The helicopter pilot, Brian the airboat rally driver, everybody concerned were first class. If you get the chance ride up top with Brian, yes you get wet...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Wow! Did not expect this tour to be as awesome as it was! Brian was an skilled airboat captain who made the ride out to the ice super fun! Dodging in and out of the icebergs and took use along the entire 5 mile length...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2017

My parents recently got back from Alaska Ruby Princess cruise. Prior to them booking their excursions I did alot of research especially because of this excursion. All the reviews said it was worth it and I wanted them to do a helicopter ride and my...More

Thank NewYorkVacationmom02
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

We initially weren't planning on doing this excursion, however since our initial activity was cancelled due to foggy conditions, we ended up going to see the Taku Glacier instead. I'm so glad we did. This was an amazing experience. We were bussed to the Juneau...More

1  Thank MandyJennifer
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

My brother and I had an amazing adventure! Awesome airboat and helicopter ride with incredible views. The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour...it is an experience you will not forget.More

Thank kpaquelet
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Julie T, Manager at Airboat Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Dear Traveler, Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Taku Glacier Airboat and Helicopter Tour! We are glad you loved it, and that the views of the icefield, mountains, rivers and glaciers were just as impressive to you as they are...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic tour. Helicopter takes you to the terminus of the Taku Glacier. The views during the ride were breathtaking. Airboat takes you all along the face of Taku. Again, the "up close and personal" view of the glacier takes your breath away. I strongly advise...More

Thank Jim D
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Julie T, Manager at Airboat Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Dear Traveler, We're so glad you thought the Taku Glacier Helicopter and Airboat adventure was fantastic. The Taku Glacier is pretty amazing, especially since it is one of the few that still advance! Thanks for the review, and thank you for making our tour a...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2017

From beginning to end the best Alaskan experience We've ever had. This is no small event as we lived in Alaska for 15 years and experienced many exciting adventures.More

Thank rwdonald2017
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Julie T, Manager at Airboat Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Dear Traveler, Wow, that is a big compliment coming from an Alaskan resident! We strive to offer a genuine Alaskan adventure that is exciting, interesting and that fills the desire to see and experience the beautiful Alaskan wilderness and glaciers. Thank you for the wonderful...More

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Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

We got picked up my minivan and driven to the airport for our helicopter ride. Our driver guide was Jenna. We saw a quite a few Bald Eagles along the way which was a nice bonus. Our helicopter pilot was Ryan who flew us 15-20...More

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Julie T, Manager at Airboat Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Dear Traveler, We're so glad you loved the Taku Glacier Adventure by Air, Water and Ice! The combination of the flight, airboat ride and the glacier landing allow our guests to get out of the crowds, and get a feel for the size of the...More

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DebbieGragg1
June 5, 2018|
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Good morning Traveler. You can contact us at either of these phone numbers: P. 907-586-2030 P. 907-209-1891 We look forward to hearing from you!
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Michael H
February 8, 2017|
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Response from Julie T | Property representative |
Hi Michael! Thanks for your question! The helicopter flight is approximately 15 minutes each way, so a total of about 30-40 minutes. You'll be on the airboat for about 45 minutes, and the walkabout on the glacier is about... More
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