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Address: Valdez Airport, Valdez, AK 99686
Phone Number: +1 907-831-0643
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Fantastic Glacier Tours! The majestic Columbia Glacier is calving into the...
Fantastic Glacier Tours! The majestic Columbia Glacier is calving into the ocean...come see it up close! See the 300 foot face of the most dynamic glacier in Alaska and listen to its thunderous roar! Or bring your friends out on a Glacier Landing Tour and get your Christmas Card photos on top of a glacier with sparkling blue pools of water. Experience the Magic!!! Look for wildlife in the stunning Chugach Mountains and out in Prince William Sound. An experience to remember for a lifetime!
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If there is severe clear in Valdez, do it. What an enjoyable time. Cloudy might be good too. Jenny is a great pilot, smooth as riding on a cloud. So happy to meet the owner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Palm Springs, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

If there is severe clear in Valdez, do it. What an enjoyable time. Cloudy might be good too. Jenny is a great pilot, smooth as riding on a cloud. So happy to meet the owner, Leigh. Never dreamed I wanted to be that near a glacier, but sure glad I got to.

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Jeju-do, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It seems like an age ago when Jenny took us up in her shiny orange helicopter. I'm back home now and sat looking at the million photographs I have and now I've time to write a review for this great company and an excellent trip. We wanted some wedding photo's taking up on a glacier and not only was Jenny... More 

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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

3 couples(all family) booked with VS Helicopters as soon as we got to Valdez.We went in the morning-beautiful day,no wind,and blue skys ---so Awesome. We loved that all 6 of us could go at one time in 2 helicopters.We all wore jackets,long pants,boots or tennis shoes with socks----Don't forget your camera or IPhone--our pictures were fabulous. Everything about this "trip"... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is must for anyone wanting to see the Columbia Glacier at Valdez The folks who fly the choppers are Outstanding and know there stuff They know a lot of the area and care about this glacier It was a highlight of our trip to Valdez Would do this again for sure

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AKHeliFlyer, Pilot at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

WOW!!! What amazing shots you got of the helicopter in front of Columbia Glacier's face!!! Absolutely stunning. We love taking 2 or 3 helicopters out for group trips so we can have awesome photo opportunities just like this one. Thank you for sharing!! Evan and I had a blast with you guys out there and in the air. Come see... More 

Banks, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I first talked to Jenny of VS Helicopters after seeing their ad in the Valdez handout I got from the RV Park. Her friendly manner and excellent information about types of tours got my husband and I interested. With the weather "iffy", when we called back to book an afternoon tour, they were willing to call us in the morning... More 

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AKHeliFlyer, Manager at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us!! We are glad you were flexible with your vacation time so we could get you up just at the right time! That means the world to us that we were your highlight of 6 weeks vacation! It truly is a fantastic time in the air and walking around on the glacier. Thank... More 

Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Such a fun trip and total worth the anxiety! Neither of us had ever been in a helicopter and the low key approach was great. Our pilot was very easy to talk with, fun to hang out with, and while she was new to the area, she was very knowledgeable about the land and it's history. The views were amazing... More 

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AKHeliFlyer, Pilot at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for an awesome review! You two were a blast to have up in the air with me and you got some amazing photos as well! I'm glad to hear that your anxiety went away and that now you are hooked on helicopter flying!! Its like your own personal magic carpet ride! Thank you for sharing your vacation with... More 

Santa Clara, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I had a chance to go Columbia Glaciers with VSHelicopters and I completely enjoyed seeing the Glacier from the above. The tour service operator was prompt, friendly and they try to give you a best experience. I would specially like to thank my Pilot "Jennie" who was really sweet, extremely safety conscious and descriptive about what we were flying over.... More 

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AKHeliFlyer, Manager at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review!! I had a lot of fun with you and the other couple. I hope the meditation video you took turns out well, what a wonderful idea you had!!! It simply is nature in its purest form out there. The beauty is indescribable and as you said "breath taking". Thank you for allowing... More 

Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Columbia Glacier Tour was Awesome, Leigh was our pilot! Went on the tour summer 2014! Valdez Alaska is an awesome area to visit and VS helicopters is a must to do on anyone's list of things to do in Alaska!

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AKHeliFlyer, Manager at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Blast from the past! Thank you so much for the review from last summer!!! Just goes to show that it is an experience that stays with you forever and well worth it!! If you are traveling back this way, we would love to take you up again as the Columbia is an ever changing beauty!! More 

Sunbury, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I can't possibly say enough good things about our experience with Leigh and VSHelicopter tours today. It was cold and rainy in Valdez and Leigh called us to tell us that the pass to Columbia Glacier was closed, but don't give up hope. As long as we were flexible, she was positive that she could take us on our trip.... More 

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AKHeliFlyer, Owner at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for taking the time to write a review right away and an AWESOME one at that! I had a lot of fun with your family and I enjoyed the look of wonder and amazement on all of your faces! It never gets old for me going out there to Columbia, but really the best part is being... More 

Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Words can't describe the flight and the scenery. It was absolutely breathtaking. My mom had flown to Fairbanks to visit me where we are currently stationed so we headed to Valdez for an adventure and true Alaskan scenery. Our pilot Evan was incredible. we had told him we were flexible on when we could fly. The weather had been kinda... More 

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AKHeliFlyer, Owner at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

We are so thrilled that you came down from Fairbanks to fly with us! As you know, this is an incredible place to fly and even people who live in Alaska are awed by it. We hope you come back and see us again. The summer season brings with it a whole different kind of scenery...it just never gets old.... More 

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Address: Valdez Airport, Valdez, AK 99686
Phone Number: +1 907-831-0643
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Valdez
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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