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Temsco Helicopter Tours

1650 Maplesden Way, Juneau, AK
(907) 789-9501
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Ranked #16 of 81 Activities in Juneau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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147 reviews 147 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I've been on scenic helicopter flights before, but I have never had such a huge, magical experience. Our route took us over what seemed like an endless series of jagged peaks, deep valleys and, above all, those massive rivers of ice with slow-motion movement visible in their crevasses and deep-blue fractures. We landed on the Herbert Glacier, flew over mountain... More

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Chicago, IL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We selected the pilot choice helicopter tour from Temsco. In Juneau, we went from the ship to the Temsco location where we were given a comprehensive safety brief, provided glacier boots (that fit over your shoes) and a life vest (in case of a water landing, your seat cushion CAN be used as a flotation device..). The weather was a... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We have just got back from alaska and canada,we went on the temsco helicopter ride to mendenhall glacier,it was a great experience and one of the best excursions we did,very well organised,and staff were great too,do make sure you wrap up warm it was quite cold on the glacier,loved every minute of it.

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Arlington, VA
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I'll admit, after kayaking in front of calving glaciers, I was a bit nervous at the prospect of landing on them. This evaporated as soon as I saw our pilot, Adam, land the helicopter with precision on its pad with the previous group. There were four of us with him on this flight, and we each had great views and... More

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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went to see the Mendenhall Glacier with Temsco Helicopter Tours. They provide glacier boots to wear over your regular shoes, but be prepared to have a warm jacket, gloves, and a hat as they don't provide those items (but will sell them to you). This was a first ride in a helicopter and I am so glad I did... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took a tour that landed us on Mendenhall Glacier and left us with a guide for about a half hour while the helicopter went back for another group. Our son had taken this tour several years ago and said it was the high point of the cruise he was on. Based on his recommendation we took the tour. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our cruise to Alaska's Inter Passage was spectacular. For budget reasons we limited the number of excursions that we took. We decided that our one splurge would be the Temsco helicopter ride to walk on the Mendenhall Glacier, and it was well worth every penny. To save a little money I booked our tour directly with Temsco over the phone... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We did the pilot's choice trip, I believe Matt was his name. He was amazing! I felt completely confident and safe with him in charge. He took us on a scenic tour of the area then we landed on two separate glaciers. He was very knowledgeable about the area and the glaciers. Definitely one of the highlights of our Alaska... More

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New England
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My family and I did the dogsled ride on the top of Mendenhall Glacier. Before you board the helicopter they have you view a safety video about the helicopter and help you get on all your gear (ice shoes and pfd for the dog sled tour). The tour to the top has absolutely beautiful views of Juneau and the glacier.... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We actually had booked a 6 hour tour with a different company but due to weather it was cancelled, so at last minute we booked the shorter Temsco tour through the cruise line (for nearly the same price) which was running because the Mendenhall Glacier is in the other direction where the weather was better. I cannot compare if it... More

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