5 star rating: Highly Recommended 56 Reviews

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  • Location: Juneau, Alaska
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
While in port in Juneau, take advantage of Alaska’s incredible scenery on this two-part shore excursion. Take to the skies on a helicopter tour over the stunning Juneau Icefield, and land on the awe-inspiring Herbert, Taku, Lemon or Norris Glacier for an astounding walkabout amidst the spectacular glacial landscape.


  • Experience Alaska’s glacial scenery from two perspectives
  • Fly over the Juneau Icefield on a narrated helicopter flight
  • Land on a glacier for a guided walk on the Juneau Icefield
  • Learn about your surroundings from your expert pilot-guide
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Juneau Shore Excursion: Helicopter Tour and Guided Icefield Walk

Helicopter Tour and Guided Icefield Walk

When your cruise ship docks at the Juneau port, you’ll be picked up from the cruise terminal and you’ll kick off your Alaskan experience with an informative and entertaining van ride from your Juneau hotel to the heliport to begin your amazing helicopter tour.

Enjoy stellar aerial views as you soar over rock formations and icefalls while learning about the spectacular sights from your knowledgeable pilot, who’ll act as your guide for your entire experience, including your landing and walkabout on the glacier. Make your way by helicopter to either the Herbert Glacier, Taku Glacier, Lemon Glacier or Norris Glacier, descending to the glacier below for the second part of your tour.

When you land, you’ll be taken on a serene walk along the glacier surface, nestled among mountain peaks blanketed in ice and snow – a beautiful sight! You'll learn about your surroundings and be free to ask your pilot-guide any questions you have about Alaska’s natural history, geology, meteorology and more. Be sure to dress warmly, as it can be quite cold on the glacier.

After your time on the icefield, savor more aerial views on your helicopter flight back to Juneau. Upon landing, you’ll have the oppurtunity for final photos and time to warm up before enjoying a return van trip back to your cruise port.

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Extraordinary. Our Pilot, Casey, a nice guy. Polite, gentle. Good. We enjoyed our trip. It was the best on our visit to Alaska.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our favorite part of the trip to Alaska!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We felt completely safe with Jamie, our Pilot. The company was professional and well-prepared. The views on the glacier were spectacular. Would recommend to anyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The pilot was amazing, very knowledgeable. It was an experience of a lifetime would recommend doing this excursion.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Helecoptered into the Herbert Glacier right next to the Mendenhall glacier and got to actually walk around and explore for quite a while. This was on the bucket list, and it was everything I hoped it would be. It was a pleasant 50F and a little rainy, but that didn't bother anybody. Just an amazing trip, will worth the time and cost.

United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fantastic tour and well worth the expense although it is expensive. Highly recommend Coastal Helicopters and especially Katie who works there, she is a ROCK STAR. Here's why... My wife and I were doing this tour and I needed a seat belt extender. After a long while searching for one they found they did not have one for the helicopter I was in. Katie kept us informed throughout and then the decision was made to pull us out of the helicopter we were in and put us on a different one with seat belts that I could use. The end result was a private tour with just us and the pilot at no additional expense! Katie took care of everything and was great throughout, she really made us feel at ease and was very professional.

Flying to the glacier was smooth and easy and we felt very safe. Once we got on the glacier it was freakin awesome! To jump around on it, see the blue pools of water that were so deep you can't see the bottom, drinking the water and the overall beauty was fantastic. Simply a thrill!

Highly recommend and saved a lot of money doing this directly instead of through the cruise ship. I will say it again - Coastal was great and made it even more special by how they handled everything.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was an amazing experience. The helicopter ride was smooth and our pilot/guide found perhaps the best spot on the glacier to land. We were able to get an epic photograph out of it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

DO IT! We booked outside of the cruise, saved money and see something no one else does as they go to a different glacier. Staff was awesome as well.

Madelyn C
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Wow, this was great, blue ice how beautiful. All employees were wonderful. Everyone knew there job and we had a excellent pilot, knew all about the area. If I had the chance I would go again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Although the weather was rainy when we left the ship, we waited for the pilot to confirm an okay for flight and it was great, no precipitation on the glacier. It was awesome to walk on the glacier and drink glacial water! The whole family was overwhelmed. Well worth it, and we are still talking about it.

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