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Coastal Helicopters

8995 Yandukin Drive, Juneau, AK 99801
+1 907-789-5610
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$275*
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95%
Ranked #6 of 88 Activities in Juneau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
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Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
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Western NY
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
37 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
88 reviews 88 reviews
21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 

West Seneca, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Amazing, amazing, amazing tour and experience during the flight in the helicopter to the dog sled camp. God's Country on the glacier, very serene. Staff at Coastal helicopters very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful along with the staff at Blue-kennels on the glacier. Dan ( helicopter pilot) little did he know took my fears away after a few seconds, excellent pilot... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great comments! Our pilots and mushers enjoy sharing the glacier experience with all our customers and I’m happy to hear that you had such a good time. Ginger’s definitely a popular dog up on the glacier, and every one of them loves the attention. Thanks for sharing your experiences with the Tripadvisor community! Derrick Grimes... More 

Newton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

We had a great experience with Coastal helicopters on our trip to the glacier! The staff was knowledgeable, competent , and helpful. We were very pleased with the service before, during, and after the flight! We took the flight to the Herbert glacier, walked around, saw incredible views, and we were there only with the other Coastal copter..... On top... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your impressions! We do love what we do, and I'm pleased to know that you enjoyed your time with us! July is definitely one of our busiest times of year, and it's great to hear that you were able to get booked up with us. Thanks for sharing your experience! Derrick Grimes Tour Manager More 

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Dog sledding on the herbert glacier was an amazing experience. What made it even better was the staff, they were super nice and friendly. Lucas drove us over and was very informative and friendly. Scott flew us over to the glacier and eric was our musher. They were all so nice, it felt good being treated like friends and not... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments! I'll be sure to pass along your compliments to all our staff, we strive to tailor each tour to the participants in any way we can, and that starts with your pick up from the dock, before you even set foot in a helicopter. We love to share our experiences with everyone who comes... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I took the costal helicopter tour to a glacier and then to a dogsledding camp! This had to be the highlight of my alaskan adventure. Not many people can say they took a helicopter to a glacier and then went dogsledding on the glacier! This is simply a bucket list item that is now checked off! I was a little... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

I'm thrilled to hear you had such a great time with all the different parts of your tour! The dog sled tour is definitely an experience of a lifetime and our mushers love to share their stories with you while you make memories of your own! It's great to know that you had such a fantastic experience and had a... More 

Long Beach, California
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Booked via Dolly Varden Tours whose agents were friendly, warm and informative (I very HIGHLY recommend as this was the best price I could find and almost $70 less than booking on board the Diamond Princess), our Coastal Helicopters Pilot's Choice Glacier Landing (not Mendenhall) was spectacular! Couldn't have asked for a better experience!

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great comments! We do enjoy a healthy relationship with all of the agents here in town and love to have customers join us for a tour any way we can get them! It never hurts that you can catch a break from the cruise ship pricing too! Thanks so much for sharing your experience. Derrick... More 

San Juan Bautista
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Our 50th anniversary.. taking our granddaughters to Alaska on the Disney Wonder. We were having a great time and looking forward to the helicopter trip to see the sled dogs. We were left waiting at the dock as other groups left. Then we were told that ours could not go because of weather, but others were going lower on the... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience with the Tripadvisor community, even if it doesn't match up with the experiences of so many of our other travelers. We truly value your comments, and the opportunity to adjust, repair, or alter procedures as brought to our attention. I do apologize that you felt that you were not treated with the utmost care during... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Dog sledding was amazing. Snuggling with the pooches is awesome! Be sure to drink water from the glacier flows!

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

You really can't get anything fresher than glacial meltwater, glad you had the chance to experience it! Thanks for the great review. Derrick Grimes Tour Manager More 

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