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VSHelicopters Tours

#4 of 13 Tours in Valdez
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Address: Valdez Airport, Valdez, AK 99686
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+1 907-831-0643
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Don't miss the trip of a lifetime! The most beautiful flying in all of...

Don't miss the trip of a lifetime! The most beautiful flying in all of Alaska is HERE in the world famous Chugach Mountains and Prince William Sound. Experience walking on a glacier...drink the water, see your reflexion in a crystal clear blue pool of glacier water! See the majestic Columbia Glacier up close. See huge pieces of ice calve off into the ocean and hear the thunderous roar. Walk amongst the massive icebergs that get trapped on the shore as the ocean tide goes out. This is a MUST DO in Alaska!!! It's like having your very own National Geographic experience...in person! An experience to remember for a lifetime! If you are planning a flight seeing tour in Alaska, THIS is the one to do!!! We have the longest tours for the best prices in all of Alaska and the scenery is absolutely breath taking. Read what our guests are saying about us! We look forward to creating a magical experience for you...one that you will be talking about for years to come.

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Far and Away Best Bang For Your Buck!!

My first visit to Alaska was capped off with the greatest experience ever thanks to VS Helicopter Tours and our awesome pilot, Leigh! It was my first time in a helicopter and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beth G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit to Alaska was capped off with the greatest experience ever thanks to VS Helicopter Tours and our awesome pilot, Leigh! It was my first time in a helicopter and the coolest! Leigh took us to the Columbia Glacier where we watched some of nature's most beautiful actions occur. It was a blue bird day and the most... More 

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Thank Beth G
AKHeliFlyer, Owner at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Awe! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! I had so much fun flying with you both and I LOVED that I got to be your first heli experience! We got lucky with a spectacular day, but even when there are clouds, you'd have loved it too. I have to pinch myself that I... More 

Hong Kong
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

After some pretty horrendous weather and a foggy hastart the weather finally lifted and we were able to book this trip. Afer discussing the trip options with Leigh and Evan, we decided on the Everything but the Kitchen Sink Tour. I recommend no less - it was an amazing experience. Leigh has first hand knoweldge of this area and we... More 

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AKHeliFlyer, Owner at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Aaahhh! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review...a wonderful review at that! Evan and I had a great time flying with you two! The best part of our job is seeing it all through your eyes...even though it literally never gets old for us. I could experience the magic of this place every day for... More 

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Our tour was an awesome experience! Although the weather was not good, the ride was smooth and our pilot was able to show us a lot of wildlife, glaciers, waterfall etc etc. I recommended this tour if you are around Valdez.

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Thank Mickael C
AKHeliFlyer, Owner at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review! The saying goes in Alaska, especially here in Valdez, "If you wait for a sunny day to do something, you'll never do anything at all!" I'm glad you didn't wait and you got to experience this magical place. We only fly when we believe we can give you a... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

My fiance and I loved the fact that we had the helicopter to ourselves. We saw some amazing views from above and then there was landing on the glacier itself, spectacular! I wish I remembered the name of the pilot as he was brilliant. He was very knowledgeable about the local wildlife as well as the history of Valdez and... More 

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AKHeliFlyer, Owner at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review! I think it was Shane that flew you...isn't he great!? One of the things we are most proud of is the ability to turn every tour into a private, intimate experience. We fly Robinson helicopters with only 3 and 4 passenger seats, so while we can take larger groups with multiple helicopters, many times... More 

Crestline, Ohio
1 review
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

My husband and I took the helicopter tour of Columbia Glacier.OMG,the scenery was amazing.We landed on a beach at low tide and there was big huge icebergs from the Columbia Glacier floating in the water and on the beach.We could see the Columbia Glacier from the beach and hear it calving.Pretty cool!Our tour guide was Shane.He was absolutely awesome.I asked... More 

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AKHeliFlyer, Owner at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review!! I'm glad you got to experience the magic of this place and I'm so glad you had a great time with Shane and have some fun pictures to truly remember it. Colleen, I know you had high expectations for this trip and I'm just so happy that we met your expectations. Your enthusiasm... More 

Bossier City, Louisiana
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

This trip was a surprise birthday present to me from my husband. It was awesome to say the least. We took the Kitchen Sink tour and landed on Shoup Glacier and at the base of Columbia Glacier. When booking the tour, the website asks if it is going to be a special occasion. My husband not only told them it... More 

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AKHeliFlyer, Owner at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Wow!!!! First off, Thank you for taking the time to write such a fabulous and detailed review! This is an experience that is hard to explain to people, but reading through your detailed account of what to expect will give other folks a really good idea of what to expect. Second, I had sooo much flying with you two! Your... More 

Barrington, Illinois
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

My daughter and I spent 11 wonderful days in Alaska. This was by far the best excursion we did on our trip. Everything from planning and selecting which tour we were going to take with Leah to the actual trip with Shane was outstanding. They really do offer exceptional customer service. We booked the Kitchen Sink tour and I was... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

We took the 1 hour glacier landing tour w/ drinking glacier water. I'm terrified of heights, so I was really nervous about getting on the helicopter. We had Shane and he was awesome. He gave us the safety briefing and helped me get harnessed into my seat. He helped calm me down and made my experience much more enjoyable. Since... More 

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Thank Marie W
AKHeliFlyer, Front Office Manager at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Marie for taking the time to write such a nice review! It is amazing how often we have guests that are afraid of heights or helicopters and end up leaving with the biggest smiles on their faces. We are so happy to provide you with an experience you will never forget. Since you would do it again in... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

Going on vacation can get pricey so I've become a bit of a frugal traveler. However, after reading the glowing reviews here and spending a few days in beautiful Valdez, I just knew I had to see the majestic glaciers up close before they disappear. We did the 1 hour glacier landing to Shoup glacier. I have absolutely no regrets... More 

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Thank Seijiro T
AKHeliFlyer, Front Office Manager at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for adding to our glowing reviews! We are so glad you decided to come on one of our tours. It is amazing how people can be afraid of heights and still love our flights, it is a completely different sensation. Thank you for flying with us, come back soon! More 

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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

The trip was super. We had great weather and Shane did a great job. He shared info of the area and took us on a wonderful trip. The ride was smooth. This is a bucket list must. Worth every penny.

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Thank tfaiken
AKHeliFlyer, General Manager at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for flying with us! We are stoked we were able to check off a bucket list item for you! Come back soon! More 

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