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VSHelicopters Tours

#4 of 14 Tours in Valdez
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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.

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Amazing!

Going on vacation can get pricey so I've become a bit of a frugal traveler. However, after reading the glowing reviews here and spending a few days in beautiful Valdez, I just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Going on vacation can get pricey so I've become a bit of a frugal traveler. However, after reading the glowing reviews here and spending a few days in beautiful Valdez, I just knew I had to see the majestic glaciers up close before they disappear. We did the 1 hour glacier landing to Shoup glacier. I have absolutely no regrets... More 

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AKHeliFlyer, Front Office Manager at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for adding to our glowing reviews! We are so glad you decided to come on one of our tours. It is amazing how people can be afraid of heights and still love our flights, it is a completely different sensation. Thank you for flying with us, come back soon! More 

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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trip was super. We had great weather and Shane did a great job. He shared info of the area and took us on a wonderful trip. The ride was smooth. This is a bucket list must. Worth every penny.

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AKHeliFlyer, General Manager at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for flying with us! We are stoked we were able to check off a bucket list item for you! Come back soon! More 

Canton, Georgia
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254 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We took the tour to Columbia Glacier with Shane. My first time in a helicopter, he soothed any fears and took us on an amazing journey. Words simply cannot describe what you see from a helicopter. We took some of the most beautiful photos we've ever done on this tour, and we've been to most of the U.S. National parks... More 

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AKHeliFlyer, Front Office Manager at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Our staff is very in tune with guests that are unsure about flying. We do all that we can to put them at ease. We often hear that they are more comfortable flying with us than in an airplane. Thank you so much for your great review! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

It is definitely a once in a lifetime experience! It's like living a national geographic episode in 3D!! Even better...you get to touch, hear, and taste the pure glacier water!! We were fortunate enough to see plenty of wildlife to include bear, Eagles, seals, mountain goats, and a humpback whale!! It's been 2 days since we went and I am... More 

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AKHeliFlyer, Front Office Manager at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

We love reading detailed reviews like this! Thank you for sharing your excitement with us. We had a pleasure sharing our gorgeous back yard with you all. The national geographic 3D sounds very accurate! Leigh is an incredible pilot. She had an amazing time sharing her love of flying and Alaska with you guys. Thank you for flying with us! More 

WestPoint
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

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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AKHeliFlyer, Front Office Manager at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! That is amazing that you witnessed a calving event that spectacular! We pride ourselves on our safety and experience of our guests. Thank you for flying with us, come see us again soon! More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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AKHeliFlyer, Front Office Manager at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review! We appreciate all of the wonderful feedback. I am so glad that you were able to take our tour last minute and that it was such a memorable experience. We love hearing that we are the highlight of the trip. Thank you for flying with us, come see us again! 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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AKHeliFlyer, Front Office Manager at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Carrie! We agree that it is a must when you are traveling to Valdez. The scenery is incredible, thank you for letting us share it with you. Come back soon! More 

murrieta cal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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AKHeliFlyer, Guest Relations Manager at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for flying with us! We are so glad you all decided to make the trip. It was our pleasure flying you. Thank you so much for your wonderfully detailed review. We are honored to provide you with your most thrilling experience you have ever had. Come see us again! More 

Aruba
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66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

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