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When your ship anchors in Juneau port, get ready for a 2.5-hour shore excursion pumped with adventure and incredible views. First, soar by helicopter over Juneau Icefield, and then land on Herbert, Taku, Lemon or Norris Glacier to explore the remote landscape by foot. Learn about the surrounding Alaskan wilderness and capture memorable shots during your icefield walk. Round-trip port transport included.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour shore excursion of Juneau Icefield
  • 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

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, Taku Glacier, Lemon Glacier or Norris 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 2.5-hour 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.

Customer Reviews

Ashley P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Awesome!!

Royce R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This is a must when touring Alaska. The crew was friendly, informative and helpful. Was a fantastic opportunity that shouldn't be missed.

Michelle United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Such a special trip! My now husband even surprised me with a proposal once out on the glacier and our pilot captured the whole thing. Highly recommend, especially if you are celebrating a special occasion. :

helton

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was an amazing tour. All the staff were extremely friendly, helpful and professional. They provided shoe covers which were brilliant for walking on the ice on the glacier. There was also wet weather gear available but we were blessed with an amazing day. Because of the weather, we were able to land much further up the glacier. To be in a beautiful space with only the six passengers and pilot was amazing. We also flew over the Mendenhall glacier which was so packed with people. The view from the chopper was amazing. Highlight of our trip to Alaska.

James S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

My wife, son, and I have been on several excursions throughout our travels over the years, I would have to say that this one was one of the best ever. Everyone involved with the company was fantastic, from the bus driver to the helicopter pilot and everyone in between. The flight itself was amazing and the glacier walk is indescribable with words. I HIGHLY recommend this trip to anyone visiting Juneau.

Wanderlust Wahine

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Stick a fork in me, I and #39;m done! One of those things you must see and do before you die! Truly bucket list material!
Easy check-in process, all necessary clothing and shoe wear provided, and safety was bar none. Vistas were awe-inspiring. Landing and walk-around was breathtaking! Saved $$$ thru viator.

deleine.chamberlain

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour was amazing! I can honestly say it was the highlight of our cruise. Juneau was our 2nd port and we met up with Coastal Helicopters staff at the dock. Our helicopter pilot was great and shared a wealth of knowledge with us. Would HIGHLY recommend this tour.

CARLOS M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The highlight of the trip to Alaska. A must in anybody's Bucket List.

Renee' R United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We had an amazing time! This is a must do while in Juneau!!

Terri K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We are so glad we took this trip. Top of the world!

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