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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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Trip of a Lifetime

You won't worry about the price after you experience this. I booked direct with Coastal, not through our cruise line. It was cheaper and our cruise used a different provider... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

You won't worry about the price after you experience this. I booked direct with Coastal, not through our cruise line. It was cheaper and our cruise used a different provider. Coastal goes to the Herbert Glacier which is much less crowded than Mendenhall. The staff were all excellent and made us feel confident about the flight and all the activities.... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We did the trip across the glaciers and on to the riverboat in Juneau. Absolutely wonderful and an experience of a lifetime. Jamie the pilot was excellent and Brian the riverboat guide truly awesome. I would recommend this over the flight with the dogs because you can do the dogs elsewhere.

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community! It's great to see a review come in for our (relatively) new airboat tour, I'll be sure to pass along your wonderful comments to Brian! He and his wife run an excellent mom and pop sized company, but deliver a truly first class experience for all our guests. We love... More 

Bakersfield
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

What a fun "bucket list" item! I would not hesitate to suggest that you use this company for a helicopter/ dog sled/ glacier landing tour. We were met on the pier by a college student who is working there for the summer. Very personable and efficient. With a full van, they took us on a 30 minute ride to the... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for your dog sledding and glacier experience, and thanks for leaving such an awesome review! You've provided an impressively detailed account of your time with us, and I'm happy to see that every step of the process went so smoothly! We're still in our early part of the season, so I certainly hope we only... More 

Lufkin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is one of the things that we could not wait to do. We had no idea about how much it would exceed our expectations. To start with, the customer service offered by everyone that we came into contact with was fantastic. This is the way a business should be run. Everyone made us feel right at home and that... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your amazing photos with all of us! I'm very pleased to hear that you and your wife enjoyed such a great experience with us. We strive to make sure our tours are accessible to everyone, and that any guests that want to save their energy for the tour experience have every opportunity to have that happen. You... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

So much fun with breath-taking views! How many people can say they have gone dog sledding on a glacier?! This is definitely up there on a list of once-in-a-life-time experiences. I had an absolute blast! The weather was perfect- clear skies and 70 degrees and was warm even on the glacier. The helicopter pilot made sure to show off the... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for spreading the good word about how great these tours are! We know that each part of your tour experience should be an exhiliratingly memorable mini-trip in itself, so it's fantastic to hear that you took so much away from each portion of your tour experience. It looks and sounds like you got to join us in the... More 

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We did the Disney Cruise from Van. to Alaska. By far, the highlight of the trip, was the helicopter tour to the glaciers and riding with the sled dogs. Everyone had a blast. It was very safe yet exhilerating. I would highly recommend this excursion. The helicopter and dog sledding were really peaceful and once in a lifetime type experiences.

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experiences with all the TripAdvisor readers! I'm happy to hear that our commitment to safety came through during your trip with us! We truly believe that your tour experience should be as safe as it is memorable, and we strive to take every precaution to make that happen. I know that each of the cruise ships... More 

Woodridge, Illinois
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I am very happy that I booked directly with Coastal Helicopters. The cruise ships all offer tours such as this, but I'd rather support the local area than another company owned by the cruise lines. Experienced the glaciers on the way up to the dog camp, rode in a dog sled on snow and experienced the real deal (well almost,... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review! (And the cute picture). We really appreciate your choices too! All the excursions available in Juneau are amazing, but having a locally employed, operated, and based operation really helps us bring our guests the best Alaskan experience possible. I think Pepper is back up with us for this season, all grown up and ready to... More 

Terre Haute, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We took the Coastal Helicopter tour up to the Herbert Glacier with our pilot Mike. It was a most memorable experience and one I will not forget. The ride up to the glacier was beautiful but landing on the glacier and getting out onto the ice was incredible. We saw the prints of a wolverine or wolf as well as... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us this spring! Glad to hear you got to fly up to the Glacier in the off season, there are some really incredible sights and sounds that are highlighted during our springtime. It's extraordinary that you got to see the existence of wildlife that travel over the glacier, and your pictures look amazing, I hope your memories... More 

Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We went to Alaska on a cruise and was most looking forward to taking a helicopter to a glacier and walking around. We are from Florida and wanted to experience "ice" up close. We booked our excursion through the ship and half an hour before our tour they cancelled it because of weather. My husband and I were really disappointed.... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review! It's great to hear that you found us after your first tour was weathered out, and that you enjoyed your time with us so much. We like to make sure as many people as possible get to have the same amazing Alaskan experience that you did, and we take pride that our staff are... More 

Owensboro, Kentucky
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113 reviews 113 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Used their services for business related work, they always deliver! Thanks so much Coastal for your friendly pilots and flexibility in schedule changes. You should have given me that sweater for free though ;)

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for giving the TripAdvisor community a peak into the other side of the business. It's great to know that our regular guests appreciate our services just like our one time visitors do, and that after repeated experiences, you still think we're doing alright. Our pilots enjoy the daily charter work every bit as much as the tour side, some... More 

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