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VSHelicopters Tours

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Valdez, AK, USA
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About VSHelicopters Tours
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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Jess wrote a review Jun 2020
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I’m a local to Valdez and my boyfriend and I went up in the heli with Pilot Casey for the first time today. We went to Valdez glacier, and it was awesome. You really can’t grasp how vastly beautiful this place is unless you see it in the air. Casey’s piloting was smooth as butter (I was worried about getting motion sick, it wasn’t a problem at all) and he gave the tour well, pointing out all the cool sites and searching for critters. The heli was super clean and we felt comfortable considering the current COVID protocols. We will be recommending VS Helicopters to all of our friends and family who come to visit, and will most likely be taking another tour with them in the near future. Don’t miss this while in Valdez!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Sheila M wrote a review Jun 2020
Valdez, Alaska1 contribution
This has been by far the best adventure we have had since being in Alaska. Our vacation was planned several months ago and with covid affecting travel a lot of activities are being cancelled. This was a last minute decision. A BIG shout out to our pilot Casey for making the trip extra special. He is very knowledgeable of the area. Not only did we see awesome views of the mountains and glaciers, we also saw a Black bear with 2 cubs and several mountain goats. Would do this trip again in a heartbeat. Thank you to VS Helicopter tours for making our Alaska trip so memorable.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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HelenWanderlust wrote a review Sep 2019
Singapore, Singapore905 contributions103 helpful votes
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Vertical Solutions is an excellent helicopter flightseeing company, who gave us an spectacular scenic magical carpet ride. We were picked up by the lady boss Leigh, and driven to Valdez airport. Leigh is extremely courteous and engaging. We took the incredible Glacier Explorer tour, and I was blessed to be sitting in the front seat of our Eurocopter AStar helicopter. The flight time was around 35 minutes, and we spent around 35 minutes walking on a glacier, where we got to drink the purest and freshest-tasting glacier water around. It is an exciting experience to land on a glacier, where there is no-one else present, except for your flight party. Do dress warmly as it does get cold up on the glacier. The weather co-operated, and was clear. Hence, we were thrilled with the awesome Alaskan scenery over the colossal Chugach mountain range, and great glaciers. We also hovered over the ruins of an abandoned mine. Our pilot is fantastic, and interacted well with us. We greatly appreciated his exceptional narration and interaction. This was my 5th helicopter flightseeing, and you really cannot get a more professional and friendly company to ride with, than with VSHelicopters. Do dispense with any trepidation of flying, as the take off and landing (both from the airport and glacier) is superbly smooth. HAPPY FLYING and enjoy the awe-inspiring aerial adventure with VSHelicopters Tours please. Helen Lim Singapore
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from AKHeliFlyer, Manager at VSHelicopters Tours
Responded Sep 26, 2019
Wow, it sounds like you had a wonderful time! Thank you for coming to fly with us!
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RaviChourdia wrote a review Aug 2019
North Wales, Pennsylvania4 contributions11 helpful votes
We took the everything tour and columbia glacier stop (where we saw the ice bergs which were just awesome). Next up, the sheep glacier where we landed for the glacier water was too chilly and we could hardly stay there on the glacier for 10 minutes. That was not that great. Our pilot was great though. I wish we could have seen the kitchen sink like the way other travellers have seen or might be landed on a different glacier to do some glacier walk etc..
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from AKHeliFlyer, Manager at VSHelicopters Tours
Responded Aug 21, 2019
Hello Ravi, We are glad you had a great time seeing the Columbia and experiencing the icebergs. That is one of my favorite things about the Everything Tour. The kitchen sink is not actually a landmark or something that you can go see. It is a term referring to everything being included in the tour. If you are referring to a blue pool, we are sorry that we could not show you one on this flight, but we are unable to guarantee such a thing considering the landscape is so dynamic and changing by the minute. We are glad you had fun with your pilot and hope you were able to get some amazing photos.
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Bigboy2612 wrote a review Jul 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom11 contributions
We went on this tour as an excursion from our cruise, and whilst it was a touch pricey, (not sure what percentage the cruise company adds on), it was worth every penny. Our pilot Lee was amazing. She flew within inches of the glacier walls it seemed, giving all passengers the best possible views. The experience was biblical with all four of the passengers shedding a tear or three. I would go again right now, cannot recommend highly enough.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from AKHeliFlyer, Manager at VSHelicopters Tours
Responded Aug 6, 2019
Hey there! Thanks so much for the great review! We always enjoy working with the cruise ship passengers and are glad you and your group had a wonderful time. Thanks again!
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