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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
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Don't miss the trip of a lifetime! The most beautiful flying in all of...

Don't miss the trip of a lifetime! The most beautiful flying in all of Alaska is HERE in the world famous Chugach Mountains and Prince William Sound. Experience walking on a glacier...drink the water, see your reflexion in a crystal clear blue pool of glacier water! See the majestic Columbia Glacier up close. See huge pieces of ice calve off into the ocean and hear the thunderous roar. Walk amongst the massive icebergs that get trapped on the shore as the ocean tide goes out. This is a MUST DO in Alaska!!! It's like having your very own National Geographic experience...in person! An experience to remember for a lifetime! If you are planning a flight seeing tour in Alaska, THIS is the one to do!!! We have the longest tours for the best prices in all of Alaska and the scenery is absolutely breath taking. Read what our guests are saying about us! We look forward to creating a magical experience for you...one that you will be talking about for years to come. Call us now!

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Great trip!

We saw about 1/4 of a mile of the glacier calf into the bay. It was fantastic. Amazing sights during the flight and fun playing around the beach area. Pilot was very safe and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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WestPoint
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WestPoint
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw about 1/4 of a mile of the glacier calf into the bay. It was fantastic. Amazing sights during the flight and fun playing around the beach area. Pilot was very safe and friendly and made sure we got good pictures!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Here's the actual deal, our plans to take the kayak tour to the glacier fell through due to ferry scheduling issues. So this was truly a last minute decision and I was concerned about the cost. My wife said we should go for it and I couldn't be more delighted that we did. It truly was the most spectacular HIGHLIGHT... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

VS Helicopters was AMAZING... Nick can take you to so many locations, Ice Caves, Glaciers, unbelievable scenery. This is a must when you are visiting Valdez.

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murrieta cal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

From lift off to touch down our pilot Leigh was first name friendly, providing complete background information about the area, its past, points of interest, with special commentary about wildlife. The flight took us right across the front of the mountain overlooking Valdez. We went up and over the mountain and into a visual experience beyond imagination. I have seen... More 

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Aruba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

wanna see what Alaska is all about? VS helicopters picks you up at your hotel and you never look back! I was with pilot Leigh and although I have a SERIOUS case of vertigo I enjoyed this trip from the moment they helped me to strap in.There were 3 helicopters on this trip,so when one of them comes into view... More 

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AKHeliFlyer, Owner at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you came out with us! With your vertigo, I know that couldn't have been easy! I hear that from so many people who are nervous to fly in a helicopter that as soon as we pick up into a hover and slowly float on up into the beautiful glacier filled mountains that it feels more like... More 

Peshtigo, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We were touring Alaska. We took boat cruises, plane rides over Denali and train rides but nothing compared to this. The views of the Columbia glacier was fantastic along with the views of bear and sheep. Until you've flown in one of these it is almost indescribable. As there were four of us we took two helicopters and the two... More 

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AKHeliFlyer, Owner at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for sharing your great photos! And what a fantastic review! We love getting feedback like that because there are so many amazing things to see and do in Alaska. We think our trip is an absolute must do when visiting Alaska, but to hear it from you with all your experience with fun activities throughout... More 

Sofia, Bulgaria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

We took the one hour flight and I can say that it couldn't be better. Our pilot, Leigh, was amazing. She took us to great spots and we saw more things than we expected. She was very professional, but personable at the same time, making that experience educational and fun. WOULD RECOMMEND TO EVERYBODY! !!!!

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AKHeliFlyer, Owner at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! You two were so much fun and I really enjoyed flying with you! What an adventure! I hope we see you again! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

While visiting Valdez, we decided to explore the possibility of seeing a Glacier from above. We placed the call and were advised they had a pilot available, in 20 minutes. Being it was so close to town, we headed to the airport. We were excited to fly with the Awesome Pilot Jenny! She was very knowledgeable and spotted a black... More 

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AKHeliFlyer, pilot at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Lucy and Ethel!! Thank you, thank you for the kind words!! I'm glad you two decided to come out on a quick trip with us, perhaps next time we will do a landing and drink some of that delicious glacier water! Even not landing, you seemed to have gotten some amazing photos!! You ladies are too cute and great travel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

We six Hoosiers (three couples) were totally in awe of our helicopter excursion over the glaciers and gold mine of Valdez. We had to take two copters at the same time and had the time of our lives exploring the beauty of the mountains. Pilots Jenny and Kevin were as excited to show us the ever changing glaciers as we... More 

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AKHeliFlyer, pilot at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Highlight of your 7 week trip!!!! WOWZA! Thanks!! We love to share all the treasures Valdez and the glaciers have to offer and we enjoyed your great company as well! Come back and see us the next time around! ~Jenny and Evan More 

Valdez, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This helicopter experience was amazing! You get to fly right over the Shoup and Columbia glaciers! Then the pilot landed the helicopter on an island right next the glacier! On top of the amazing breathtaking views the pilot Jenny was very informative and took some awesome pictures for the group! If you are in Valdez make sure to take the... More 

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AKHeliFlyer, Pilot at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Awe Brittany!!! Thank you so much for the awesome review!! Columbia IS breathtaking and changing so fast! I'm glad you got to get out there and see it in all its glory before it reduces to a small baby glacier. Can you believe its receded 13 miles in 35 years?!? Come back next year and compare pictures! Thanks again for... More 

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