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Address: 8995 Yandukin Drive, Juneau, AK 99801
Phone Number: +1 907-789-5610
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Description: 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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Best Juneau Shore Excursion: Helicopter Tour and Guided Icefield Walk
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Juneau Shore Excursion: Helicopter Tour and Dogsledding Experience

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If your going to do one tour do this!!!!

Nothing can compare to actually being able to fly out to and land on a glacier. This is an awesome experience and one that should not be missed. Our service was awesome and very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Nothing can compare to actually being able to fly out to and land on a glacier. This is an awesome experience and one that should not be missed. Our service was awesome and very accommodating. They all went the extra mile to make sure that your experience was great. One of the things I really liked is that no one... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback! I'm glad you were able to experience a true Alaskan day with us! Weather here in Juneau doesn't always shape up to be blue skies and sunshine, but on our more overcast days the glacier landing is a real treat, as the deep blues of the glacial ice really stand out during your time on... More 

Miami
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

AMAZING experience. I was really put off by the price at first, because there are four of us and kids pay the same as adults because they take up a seat like an adult. However, I am so glad I decided to just do it. It was an experience of a lifetime. The crew was great as well. The pick... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review! We love to see kids' smiling faces before, and definitely after their experiences on the glacier, so thanks for bringing everyone out for the tour! I'm glad that you got to appreciate the Herbert Glacier the way that we always strive to deliver it, in near solitude from everyone except your co-passengers. It really can... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

*Book with TEMSCO or Era before looking at Coastal Helicopters* We traveled to Juneau on a cruise and previously booked dog sledding via helicopter. However, when we got to Juneau we waited a few hours to meet our ride to take us to the heliport only to be told that we couldn't go because of dangerous conditions on the glacier... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! I do apologize that our Dog Camp had such an early and abrupt closure and that it affected your time spent in Juneau. In all cases, our primary concern for our tours is the safety of our passengers and the safe and responsible operation of our tours, so when our... More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We chose Costal for our glacier tour while in Juneau because they have a reputation for great pilots and great customer experiences, and they deserve both. Every interaction we had was professional and courteous. Our pilot Jamie ensured that a bunch of first time flyers were comfortable and informed, and his knowledge of the terrain we saw added greatly to... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for your Alaskan adventure! The Airboat tour is a really fantastic way to get up close and personal with the glacier landscape, offering an arm's distance view of the towering Taku Glacier, and an amazing thrill as you race along the Taku Watershed, taking in the vast scenery. Add to that the glacier landing and... More 

Cayenne, French Guiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Away from the crowdy place as Medenhall glacier, We booked a tour on Herbert glacier with Costal helicopter tour. Very friendly staff and very professional pilote. We landed alone ( 5 people and the pilote) on the glacier. Amazing nature, colorful ice and awesome atmospher. I really recommand this compagny. I took the tour with my daughter of 7.

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us you comments! And thank you for bringing you daughter with you to share your experience! I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us and appreciated that familiarity of our staff and pilot, we know if can make all the difference in the world. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts! Derrick Grimes Tour... More 

San Clemente, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This was truly the highlight of our cruise to Alaska! I knew I didn't want to book a helicopter adventure through the cruise ship, so after looking at reviews on Trip Advisor and another site, I decided Coastal Helicopters was the one! All those other reviewers were right. . . it was just amazing. The day we arrived in Juneau,... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your awesome pictures with us! We encourage all our guests to leave reviews on their preferred tour review sites to help give all our prospective visitors helpful insight into our tour, and I'm glad that it was such a motivating factor for all of you! Having such a large group can make the glacier experience especially unique,... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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118 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was our second visit to Alaska and we knew we wanted to take a helicopter to a glacier but had a hard time deciding between dogsledding or hiking. Fortunately by avoiding the cruise ship options and booking with Coastal, we didn't have to decide! Their dogsled AND glacier trek tour is easily the single best thing I have ever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We took a Coastal Helicopter dog sled adventure and had a blast. My daughters, 9 and 11, loved the dog sledding and especially the puppies. The helicopter ride was phenomenal....oh the views....Great staff, great time.

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! I'm glad to hear you were able to get up on our Dog Sled Tour, and that you enjoyed yourself so much! Kids are a favorite at our camp, and they certainly seem to love mushing with the dogs as well. Thank you for sharing your time with us! Derrick Grimes Tour Manager More 

Hershey, Pennsylvania
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Coastal is a smaller operation than TEMSCO across the airport. One cruise I booked through Coastal and the other I tried TEMSCO. I preferred the flight and pilot interaction Coastal provided over the other. At TEMSCO the helicopter ride was more of a ferry service with robotic pilot interaction. Glad I had an opportunity to try both. Only downside of... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for the favorable comparison! Each of the operators here in town has their own way of conducting tours, and we appreciate that you enjoyed our methods so much! Our smaller size and slower pace gives us that extra bit of leisure that we believe helps make your tour experience a relaxing part of your vacation, as we believe it... More 

San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We booked this combo tour on our own, not through the cruise line. Researching excursions, I wanted to helicopter onto a glacier and my wife liked the sound of the airboat tour. So we did both and you can read my separate review of Airboat Alaska. You need the helicopter portion to do the airboat. Yes, it's an expensive proposition... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing the amazing details of your experience! I'm glad you chose not to pass on the excursion this time around, and that you found a more price friendly way to get your trip booked than through the cruiseship! All our tours have something for kids and adults alike, but our experience shows that the fast and louder the... More 

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