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Coastal Helicopters

8995 Yandukin Drive, Juneau, AK 99801
907-789-5600
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Ranked #18 of 75 activities in Juneau
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
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Brighton, MI
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

After some research we booked directly with Coastal Helicopters instead of via the cruise line (saved a little bit of $). From my first inquiry emails, the CH experience was top notch. Pick-up at the ship was easy, and we had the option to be dropped off downtown on the return. Dane, our pilot, was great. Mother Nature was kind... More

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience with the Tripadvisor community! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your whole trip so much, from the booking process all the way through your beautiful sounding day! Dane's one of our top notch pilots and we're looking forward to another beautiful season just around the corner. Thanks, again, for your great review! More

Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We will not forget this special excursion we took from Juneau. The weather was perfect that day in September , the flight was breath taking and landing on the glacier was amazing. It was not a cheap tour but you must do it to know and understand the beauty .

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for your great comments! We really lucked out with the weather this fall, and I'm glad you were able to get up on such a wonderful day! The trip really gives a unique perspective on our beautiful landscape. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts! Derrick Grimes Tour Manager More

Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Although pricey, it was definitely worth the cost. Heath was our pilot and did an amazing job of narrating the tour, showing us around the glacier, and not killing us. There were 6 of us in the helicopter plus Heath, and we had about a 20 minute flight to Herbert Glacier. The views of the water, the mountains, and the... More

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful comments! I’m glad that Heath was able to meet all your expectations, especially your final one. I’m happy to hear that you had such a great time on the glacier, and even got to get a drink of glacier water, the goats are also a definite plus. Thanks for letting everyone know how your trip went!... More

Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This was a pricey excursion but we thoroughly enjoyed the flight. Coastal provided spiked boots and we were all well-dressed for the adventure. We loved the flight and got lots of great photos and saw amazing sights. Our only disappointments was that we had maybe 5 minutes actually on the glacier. My husband and I were in the helicopter with... More

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience with all of us! I’m happy to hear that you had such a wonderful flight! The seating in each aircraft is based on the weight and balance calculations for each individual group, but it’s always nice when it works out that each group gets a window. Safety is the priority for each group, so thanks... More

San Jose, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

My wife and I took their Icefield Excursion and had an amazing time. We were promptly picked up from our cruise ship dock and taken to Juneau Airport, where they we get on the helicopter. After about ~20 mins on the helicopter, you land on Herbert glacier. Walking on the glacier was a surreal experience. Overall, the guys at Coastal... More

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation! I’m happy to hear that everything went as planned for you, and that you enjoyed your time with us! Thanks for letting everyone know how your experience went. Derrick Grimes Tour Manager More

Shanghai, China
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

My wife, daughter, and her extended family (age range from 4 years to 73 years) used Coastal Helicopters to land a glacier and go on a dog sled tour. The service was excellent. They let my daughter sit in the front, and she was absolutely delighted. Staff was friendly, helpful, and everyone got great pictures. Of course, it's expensive but... More

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! The dog sled tour is a great family experience and it’s great that your daughter had such a wonderful time on the flight and the dog sled! It is certainly a high end tour, and I’m glad that you had a good time with our entire staff. Thanks for the feedback! Derrick Grimes Tour... More

Stanley, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We had a fantastic trip. It was just my husband and I in the helicopter with the pilot. The weather was amazing and the pilot made sure we had a perfect flight and landing on the glacier. The views were incredible and seeing through the floor in the front seat of the chopper was a highlight of the experience. We... More

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for letting us know how we did! All our helicopter flights are great, but it’s certainly a treat when it winds up being a completely private tour with just you and the pilot going out for your experience, and I’m glad to hear that that was the case for you! It definitely sounds like your pilot... More

Western NY
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

What a thrill to see the glaciers from above and to actually walk on one. Our ride was excellent and the guide great. We traveled with a family with 2 young girls and they added to the fun, with their enthusiasm and wonder. Landing on the glacier was so fun and we had plenty of time to actually explore the... More

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments with all of us! Having kids along for the ride, even if they’re not your own, brings a great energy to the trip, and it’s awesome to hear that you had so much fun with the other passengers! All our staff really enjoy the work we do, but our driver’s take extra pride in... More

Fresno, Ohio
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
18 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Great weather made this trip GREAT! The entire staff is very friendly and the helicopter/pilot were top-rate. The glacier landing was smooth and we had plenty of time to walk around, take pictures and have our picture taken. We would HIGHLY recommend taking this tour...there's others out there, but the friendly helpful crew/staff are great!

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We all thoroughly enjoy our work, and the nice weather always makes it that much better, it’s great that you had such a wonderful day! I’ll be sure to pass along your comments to our staff, thanks for letting us know how we did! Derrick Grimes Tour Manager More

Aventura, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

My husband, grandson and I took this tour over the glaciers and landed on an icefield. The trip to get there was exquisite as we were able to fly low over over the area. Once we landed we were thrilled by the blue crevasses that were deep into the glacial ice. My 16 year old grandson was so excited he... More

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great endorsement! From your picture, it definitely looks like you guys had a wonderful day up on the glacier, with big smiles all around. I’m happy to hear that you were able to share the experience with your grandson, and that he had such a fantastic time! Thanks again for sharing your experience with us!... More

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