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Address: 8995 Yandukin Drive, Juneau, AK 99801
Phone Number: +1 907-789-5610
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We are a Helicopter Charter Service based in unique Juneau, Alaska. During...

We are a Helicopter Charter Service based in unique Juneau, Alaska. During the summers we devote a portion of our fleet of helicopters to running tours for visitors coming off of the many cruise ships that pass through our town, or visiting family and friends on an extended holiday.

We offer a variety of tour experiences, all accessing parts of the scenic Juneau area via helicopter, to help give visitors the best memories of their time in Alaska. Our staff are locally hired, and trained to insure the most authentic vacation possible.

Majestic mountain peaks and plunging crevasses will seem to be at your fingertips when you come with Coastal Helicopters Inc. on the adventure of a lifetime! With our vast reservoir of experience flying in Alaska, you're in for an unforgettable flight as our pilots take you on one of our specially designed tours. From racing across the face of the Taku Glacier in an Alaskan Airboat, to speeding over the glacier on your own dogsled, to simply basking in the awe inspiring vistas of the glacier with our Icefield Tours, there's a tour for everyone! All ages and conditions welcome! We are a handicap friendly company, outfit with lifts for ease of loading.

Allow us to be your pathway to adventure when planning your Alaskan experience!

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Amazing dog sled and glacier landing tour!

We were traveling on an Alaskan cruise, and while I have always booked our excursions through the cruise ship, for our stop in Juneau, I decided to book a helicopter ride up to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Deb O
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Laguna Niguel, California

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Laguna Niguel, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We were traveling on an Alaskan cruise, and while I have always booked our excursions through the cruise ship, for our stop in Juneau, I decided to book a helicopter ride up to Herbert Glacier to go dog sledding with Coastal Helicopters (which is not the tour company affiliated with the ship.). We absolutely loved this tour!!! Herbert Glacier is... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful endorsement! Vacation are all about trying something new and I hope we've provided a convincing reason to book with independents! Not being affiliated with the cruiseships, we know that all our guests make a conscious decision to book directly with us, and we work hard to make sure no one has any regrets. As you... More 

San Diego, California
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is another must-do in Juneau. I will definitely do this adventure again; flying up to the ice field that feeds Herbert Glacier and being greeted by excited, friendly sled dogs that are ready to run. We even got to hold the new puppies on site; and lots of photo ops. I felt like I was in a National Geographic... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review! The dog camp tour is a huge favorite among Alaskan visitors, and it's great to hear that your tour held up to your expectations! The combination dog sled with an extra landing experience adds extra depth to the entire tour, and I'm happy to see that you took full... More 

Beaverton, Oregon
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This tour operator really is top notch! We were picked up right on time at the ship dock and promptly taken on a 15 minute ride to the airport. Upon arriving, we were weighed in and then helped by the staff to put on over-boots that are specifically designed for proper grip while walking on the icy glacier. They also... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent comments! You've given excellent details all around and I'm sure all our potential guests will appreciate all the information you've provided, I know I do! As the saying goes, time flies when you're having fun, so it's no surprise the glacier landing flies by, but I'm happy to hear that our pilot worked hard to make... More 

albany
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91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The tour company picked us up at a designated area off the cruise ship. We were bused to the heliport and entered the waiting area. Here we were weighed, had boots with grips put on, offered waterproofed jackets, and saw a safety film on helicopters. Our personal belongings were placed in a locked box, and with camera in hand we... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments with the TripAdvisor community! It's awesome to hear that you enjoyed your flight so much! Each tour group is unique, but we have worked extensively to make sure our tour procedure is as smooth and streamlined as possible, and I'm glad that you received our very best. All our pilots are prepared as completely... More 

San Diego, California
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

So this was my first helicopter ride and my first time walking on a glacier. It was awesome and the glacier was fabulous but when all was said and done, we left a little under whelmed. Sort of a fast way to blow $300. But still, I don't regret going at least once.

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us your thoughts! Glad to hear that you thought the glacier was a fabulous experience and that you got to join us for your first helicopter ride! The sheer size of the glacier can certainly be awe-inspiring and make for a very memorable experience. I'm sorry to hear that you weren't totally blown away like so many... More 

Sorrento, Florida
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We booked this trip online a few months before our cruise and it was totally worth it! We booked the earliest flight out because we were contemplating going whale watching after and wanted plenty of time to do and see everything. We REALLY lucked out because there was no one else booked for that early in the morning so we... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your time with us! An unexpected solo tour is a real treat for both our guests and our staff! I'm glad that your husband's concerns were put at ease, and that you were able to take a little taste of the glacier with you. All our pilots are excellent, but Drew has a special kind of personality... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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174 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Though we were on a cruise ship, we booked this tour at Juneau when we got off , there are a no: of agents lined up who you can book thru and its much cheaper than on the cruise. We took the Dog Sled Tour with Coastal Helicopters from Juneau, what a fantastic tour. You ride up the Herbert Glacier,... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for the excellent comments! Great tip about the dock vendors! We work with a variety of sales staff that are not directly associated with our company, and they're all very dependable and trust worthy, whether they be the on dock sales staff or our online vendors, and it's always encouraging to hear that someone's had a good experience with... More 

Kansas City, Kansas
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We booked this excursion directly with Coastal Helicopters online even though we were on the Norwegian Pearl cruise ship. I didn't see this excursion listed as one you could book via the ship, but perhaps I missed it. This was our most favorite excursion while we were in Alaska. The shuttle picked us up in the parking lot which is... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We're firm believers in making the glacier accessible to any and all visitors, and I'm thrilled that you had such an enjoyable experience with us! We work as a strictly independent tour provider, so our tour is not actually offered aboard the cruiselines, preferring instead to work directly with our customers and sales vendors.... More 

California
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I was soo looking forward to this excursion but it was cancelled because of the weather in Juneau. There was a lady waiting at the pier and offered quick full refunds..

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us your review! I'm sorry to hear that you weren't able to join us for tour tour experience. The weather can be very unpredictable here in Alaska, and even the best laid plans can sometimes fall through. Notification is often the most difficult aspect of the cancellation process, so I'm happy to hear that our staff member... More 

Collaroy Beach, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I took the Dog Sled Tour with Coastal Helicopters from Juneau, what a fantastic tour. You ride up the mountains so close you could step out on to a ridge and then you come to a soft landing on the Herbert Glacier where you meet a real Alaskan Dog Sled owner who takes you on a ride around the Glacier.... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for the great advice! Getting up on the glacier on a beautiful sunny day is one of the best Alaska experiences we can make happen! Our Dog Camp leader is very involved with his camp and loves to get out on the trail and run a team with a few lucky guests whenever he can. Thanks, again, for taking... More 

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