As soon as you depart from Marathon Helicopters, you're immediately immersed in the Alaskan experience! You'll start your tour by popping up, over the treeline to see if you can spot the white caps of our bald eagles as they survey the salmon-filled streams below. Then, head eastbound past Bear Lake and into the Chugach Mountains on your way towards the United State's 2nd largest icefield, the Sargent. Fly up close to many of this icefield's hanging glaciers along the way and enjoy the views of the gorges and rapids of remote white-water rivers and bursting waterfalls that these glaciers feed.
Have your camera ready as you explore the serene meadows that surround Nelly Juan Lake as its home to a variety of wildlife including moose and some of the largest brown bears we've seen in this area. After a trip around the lake and meadows, your pilot will take you towards Day Harbor, passing over Ellsworth Glacier and its massive sheet-like icebergs, some hundreds of feet across.
Continue cruising over snow-covered peaks into Day Harbor for truly spectacular views of Resurrection Bay and keep an eye out for marine life down below as pods of Orca Whales have been seen feeding throughout the bay. From there, you will fly up, over and down Godwin Glacier before crossing over the braided 4th of July Creek as you return to the Seward Airport.
Tours depart from Marathon Helicopters at the Seward, Alaska airport.
Complimentary shuttle service is provided within the Seward area only.