Icefield Excursion

Coastal Helicopters’ most popular tour

Duration : 2.5 hours (transportation time included)

Our Icefield Excursion is, by far, the most popular tour selection. You’ll have the chance to actually take a stroll on a glacier to appreciate the massive scale of it while being awed by your beautiful surroundings. Your pilot is your guide from start to finish to ensure a personalized experience.



Tour Price: $299

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Your helicopter flight will take you over the spectacular rock formations and icefalls of the Juneau Icefield as it heads toward either the Herbert, Taku, Lemon or Norris Glacier. Your helicopter flight will be narrated by our knowledgeable pilot-guide and upon reaching your destination your pilot-guide will shut down the helicopter and escort you on an informative, relaxing walk while describing the area that surrounds you. Our helicopter pilot-guides are put through rigorous preseason training to insure the smoothest ride, and the best possible tour experience available. Coastal Helicopters staff are on hand to facilitate the loading and unloading process, as well as answer any questions you might have.

This tour takes approximately 1 hour from the time it takes off until it returns to the heliport.

Landings on glaciers inside the Tongass National Forest are under permits issued by the USDA Forest Service.

All reservations are reviewed and evaluated by Coastal Staff Members with reference to the expected cruise ship schedule to insure a timely return to your ship.

Coastal Helicopters will provide transportation to and from the downtown cruise ship docking area or select area hotels at no additional cost. Approximate transport time is 25 minutes each direction and is factored into the overall tour length.

$299.00 per seat (includes tax and transport to and from the ship) Persons weighing 280 pounds (clothed weight) or more must pay an additional $100.00 for safety reasons. These prices apply to the 2017 tour season only.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made at least 7 days prior to a scheduled tour will be refunded in full. Cancellations made 4 – 7 days prior to a scheduled tour will be charged 50%. Cancellations within 4 days of your scheduled tour will not be refunded. Cancellations must be confirmed via e-mail or phone with a Coastal employee. If Coastal Helicopters cancels a flight due to weather, cruise ship delay, or flight delay, and we are unable to reschedule to a later time, the passenger will be refunded. Decisions to fly are at the discretion of Coastal Helicopters, Inc.

Any disparity between charge and refund amounts due to currency fluctuations is the sole financial responsibility of the purchaser. All prices and transactions are in US Dollars.

Contact Coastal Helicopters now to schedule your Icefield Excursion, and begin your helicopter adventure today!

Call: 1-800-789-5610 within the US only
907-789-5610 local and outside of the US
Email: tours@coastalhelicopters.com

Dress warmly and in layers, as the temperature on the glacier is often colder than you are used to. You will be outfitted with a glacier over-boot prior to embarking on your trip, please wear rubber soled shoes such as a light hiking boot or athletic shoes to insure a good fit. Don’t forget your sunglasses, scarf, hat and gloves, and remember to bring your camera with space for lots of pictures! These tours are for EVERYONE, no minimum fitness level is required. If you have any fitness concerns or special needs, please contact us directly before booking your tour.

Safety: Customer safety is our primary concern at Coastal Helicopters, Inc. Whether you are joining us for your first helicopter experience or as a seasoned veteran heading back to work in a remote region Coastal Helicopters calls home, our staff is here to make sure you are comfortable from take off to landing. Throughout the year we subject our aircraft, pilots, maintenance and support staff not only to training and inspections required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), but also to independent and internal audits, inspections by the Office of Aircraft Services (OAS) /U.S. Forest Service and are very committed to the Alaska Air Carriers Association’s Medallion Program (providing a level of safety for all passengers above and beyond that required by the FAA).

Restrictions: Passenger names and weights are required by the FAA for weight and balance calculations and flight manifesting. To ensure the comfort of all travelers, passengers weighing weighing 280 pounds (clothed weight) or more must pay an additional $100.00 to secure extra space in the aircraft.

We have a no bag policy in all our aircraft, if you have medical needs that require a carry on, please contact us. All bags brought to base will be stored in the tour office until you return from your flight.