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Coastal Helicopters

8995 Yandukin Drive, Juneau, AK 99801
907-789-5600
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Ranked #11 of 81 Activities in Juneau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
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Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Without a doubt, this was one of the most amazing shore excursions I have ever done!!! There were three adults in our group and we all felt this excursion was worth every penny!! Our pilot, Dane, was amazing!! He spotted bears and whales for us from the air and did everything he could to ensure our 8 year old had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Excellent dog sled tour with blue kennels. Feels like the real thing! You get to drive your own tag sled! Herbert glacier is beautiful and helicopter ride was exhilarating!

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for the great comments! We strive to make the Dog Sled Tour as authentic as possible, and it's always nice to hear when someone feels that way too! The combination of the glacier flight and the dog sled run is really an amazing package. Thanks for letting everyone know what you thought! Derrick Grimes Tour Manager More

bayside,newyork
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I booked Directly with Coastal Helicopters after reading a review on cruise critic and this was an amazing tour! Our Pilot Luke was Great!! I highly Recommend this Tour. It should not be missed. we went to Herbert Glacier and it was truly amazing to see. I recommend booking directly with them and not with the cruise ship, much cheaper,... More

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

We love those review sites, and this one too! Booking direct, or even though a vendor, definitely has advantages for any passengers that are willing to put the leg work in, and we're always happy to take a tour call and chat with any interested parties. We know the cruise sales teams have you as a captive audience, so we... More

Palm Coast, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Quite an experience. Have been in a helicopter once before; this was much more thrilling; felt like Magnum P.I. Rode to the top of the glacier and walked around the flat surfaces; scooped some ice cold water; got some great pics. Our guide was both informative and fun. P.S. loved the ice boots.

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for the great comparison! I think we all really enjoy doing what we do, and the pilots most of all! No matter how many times they go up and land on the glacier, there's always something new to find or see, and having new passengers up with them each time only heightens their enjoyment of the experience! Those... More

Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Book this tour now! I would absolutely do this again in a heartbeat. The helicopter ride was fabulous, beautiful views! And I fell in love with the dogs at the camp. We did a whale watching tour in the morning and the organizers did a great job of transferring us between excursions. Worth every penny.

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience with us! I always like to hear from passengers that manager to fit in several tours throughout their stay here in Juneau. It can definitely get tricky with the early or late port calls and the all aboard times that seem to be just too early to fit in that one extra trip, but for... More

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

When we decided to go to Alaska, we realized it may be a once in a lifetime experience. If you can afford the trip, spend the extra however much to do the top excursion (in my opinion). It is the most expensive excursion I could find, but it really is worth the price (and I am pretty cheap). You can... More

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for giving some excellent advice to future travelers! You're spot on with our feelings regarding the difference between the basic Dog Sled Tour, and the Dog Sled Tour with an Extra Landing that we offer. The Dog Sled Camp itself is a magnificent experience, brimming with energy and enthusiasm, it's tough not to enjoy that part of your tour,... More

FLORIDA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
46 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Simply the most amazing experience and the most awesome sight when we landed on a glacier. It is just like the pics on their site, white,aqua blue,sparkling,crunchy underfoot,and not cold to be there on a sunny day. The neatest tour I've ever done- between my first helicopter ride, going up over very high snow covered peaks and finally the glacier.... More

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for telling the Tripadvisor community how your first helicopter flight went! And thanks for letting us help make that happen! First flights can always be a little nerve-wracking especially if all your preparation and research doesn't line up with your actual experience, so I'm glad that our efforts to pick authentic, actual representations of your helicopter flight and... More

Pasadena, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Amazing views on our flightseeing tour. The pilot took us over glaciers and we landed on top of one! After some instruction of wearing spiked snow shoes. We hopped out of the helicopter and got to walk around on the glacier. Our guide was fantastic. It was kind of pricey but after our whale watching experience we were happy

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us your opinion of the tour! It sounds like you got to view our beautiful state both from the air and on the water, and I'm happy to hear that both were such a big hit for you and your party! The boots definitely make the walkabout quite a bit more enjoyable, though they do take some... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I did the Vancouver to Whittier cruise recently aboard the Coral Princess. At Juneau we decided to do the dog sledding at Herbert Glacier. It was a wonderful experience and the highlight of what was a pretty amazing holiday. The staff were fantastic from the moment we were picked up from the cruise boat. I have been... More

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a comment! We always like to hear from passengers who have some other experiences with helicopter tours in other parts of the world so we can see how we stack up, and it's fantastic to hear that we're the new top of your list! The dog sled visit is a real treat... More

Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Thank you Shore Excursions for offering the best of the best! Coastal Helicopters and Blue Kennels provide excellent tours and amazing guides! Coastal staff picked us up at the cruise ship dock and was very organized. The drivers made sure all the guests were on board! When we arrived at the heliport, we were outfitted with glacier and dog sled... More

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience with the Tripadvisor community! First off, thank you for the individual compliment, it's always easy to be so nice when we have such great passengers out on our trips with us! I'm happy that we were able to get you up on the Dog Sled with the Extra Landing while you were here in town,... More

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