Tours

Coastal Helicopters offers three different helicopter tours that provide astounding opportunities to see the Juneau Icefield and its amazing rock formations, plunging ice falls and towering spires. You’ll soar over the mountains, valleys and glaciers on your way to your chosen landing site by your Pilot-Guide, where you’ll have the opportunity to spend time basking in the magnificent landscape or take an invigorating and breath-taking dog sled tour with Alaska Icefield Expedition on the Herbert Glacier.  Want the best of both tours?! Join us for our once in a lifetime combo tour where you will get the full experience at the dog camp as well as an incredible walkabout at the lower lever of the Herbert Glacier with your Pilot-Guide.

If you have questions, please call 800-789-5610 / 907-789-5610 or email tours@coastalhelicopters.com

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.  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.

Persons weighing 280 pounds (clothed weight) or more must pay an additional $100.00 for comfort seating.  Not claiming the comfort seat may cause tour delays and cancellations.

Cancellation Policy – Cancellations made at least 7 days prior to scheduled tour will be refunded in full.  Cancellations made 4-6 days prior to a scheduled tour will be charged 50%.  Cancellations within 3 days of your scheduled tour will not be refunded.  Cancellations must be confirmed via e-mail or phone with a Coastal Helicopters 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.

Are you a guest with limited mobility?  We provide an ADA option with our Icefield Excursion.  Click here to learn more. (would like this hyperlink to direct them to our Icefield Excursion page to the information on our ADA access).

Coastal Helicopters provides transportation to and from all cruise ship piers and major hotels at no additional cost. Approximate transport time is 25 minutes each direction and is factored into the overall tour length. The pick-up time (tour time) is 1 hour before the actual flight takes off.

Dress warmly and in layers as the temperature on the glacier is often colder than you are used to. You will be outfitted with our glacier over-boot prior to embarking on your trip, please wear comfortable walking shoes to insure a good fit. We recommend bringing sunglasses and a camera that is fully charged with space for lots of pictures!

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 280 pounds (clothed weight) or more must pay an additional $100.00 to secure extra space in the aircraft. All guests, no matter the age, are required to sit in their own seat onboard the helicopter. We provide FAA certified car seats for infants and small children.

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 in locked benches until you return from your flight.

Cancellation Policy – Cancellations made at least 7 days prior to scheduled tour will be refunded in full. Cancellations made 4-6 days prior to a scheduled tour will be charged 50%. Cancellations within 3 days of your scheduled tour will not be refunded. Cancellations must be confirmed via e-mail or phone with a Coastal Helicopters 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.

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 takeoff 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).

To view a more detailed description of each of our helicopter tours, as well as pricing & tour itinerary details please make your selection below.

Icefield Excursion

Take a flight to the glacier and be awed as you soar over Alaska’s natural wilderness and touch down on a beautiful glacier for your walkabout of a lifetime.

Dog Sled Tour

True Alaskan Experience! Join us for a spectacular flight on to the Herbert Glacier to a winter wonderland, complete with an authentic dog sledding experience.

Dog Sled with Additional Landing Tour

Get the best of both tours! You will get the full experience at the dog camp as well as an incredible walkabout at the lower lever of the Herbert Glacier.