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VSHelicopters Tours

Valdez Airport, Valdez, AK 99686
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See, Hear and Taste the Columbia glacier

It's an experience you could only have with a helicopter. The "Everything and the Kitchen Sink... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pat D
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New York City, New York
Glacier Landing Tour

Our pilot was very knowledgeable and friendly. The one-hour trip was adventurous enough for me but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Valdez Airport, Valdez, AK 99686
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's an experience you could only have with a helicopter. The "Everything and the Kitchen Sink" tour first gives you a bird's-eye view of the face of the Columbia glacier. You then land south of the face among school bus size ice chunks where the...More

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AKHeliFlyer, Owner at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wow Pat! You are an amazing writer! Thank you for the incredible review! I'm so glad you came out to fly with us!!! We certainly enjoyed sharing our Alaska with you!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our pilot was very knowledgeable and friendly. The one-hour trip was adventurous enough for me but approachable enough for my mom to have fun too! Would absolutely recommend for small groups and couples.

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AKHeliFlyer, Owner at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your awesome review and for the fabulous photos! Justine had an amazing trip with you all! We hope to see you again in the future!!!

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

Did the everything and the kitchen sink tour on feb 23rd with Al he was the best.Al was very informative and also answered all of our questions land twice took lots of pics of us.This is a once in a life time trip put this...More

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AKHeliFlyer, Owner at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Isn't he the best!!! Al is the man! We are so glad you all enjoyed your trip! We fly tours year round and to experience every season here is truly incredible!!!

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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

We had a great experience with a fantastic pilot. Alvaro showed us everything without any hurry, stopping everywhere we needed to take a picture o just take a look. One of the best experiences of our lives. Totally recommended!

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AKHeliFlyer, Owner at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2017

Thank you so much for the fantastic review! We take a lot of pride in taking our time to make sure everyone has the best experience ever! Alvaro is smiling ear to ear...thanks for making his day!

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

A bit expensive, but SO worth it! Down on the valley floor we had looked up at the ice field and seen the water falls, but that was the tip of the ice berg (so to speak!). Once we had flown along the valley and...More

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AKHeliFlyer, Owner at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We are so glad you had an amazing trip with Mike! And the bears and goats are so cool to find, right!? We really appreciate your taking the time to share your experience, and we hope to see you again one day!

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Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Appreciate VS for fitting me a solo traveller today 10 sep for a heli tour. The views are out of this world and Leigh, the pilot and guide, made this tour perfect with her cheerful and lively disposition. Unplanned landings. Impromptu hiking. Accomodating and adventurous...More

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AKHeliFlyer, Owner at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2017

Wow! Thanks so much for this awesome review! We sure had a lot of fun, didn't we?! We pride ourselves in making every trip a personal experience customized to each person...and I think we got it right that you like hiking....lol. I've got a great...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

We are still dreaming about our amazing flight tour! We did the “kitchen sink” tour and loved every second of it - so worth it! It was definitely the highlight of our Alaska vacation. Sarah was an amazing pilot and tour guide - so personable,...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2017

This was repeat flight with Leigh Coates. Previous was in 2012. Leigh adds zest and enthusiasm with skill and professionalism.. Flying over and around the glacier then landing on a beach facing the glacier are "once in a lifetime" experiences. This should be on every...More

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AKHeliFlyer, Owner at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

It was soooo cool to get to fly with you AGAIN! And to see the changes to the glacier through your eyes was absolutely priceless! Thank you so much for coming back and for bringing your Mom too! Hope to see you in another 5...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2017

What an amazing adventure we had flying with Lee. No words to describe the experience and beauty of the Shoup Glacier. One in our group had never flown in a helicopter so Lee was amazing in walking us thru the steps of take off and...More

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AKHeliFlyer, Owner at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2017

Thank you!!! We soooo appreciate you taking the time to write this awesome review! We really pride ourselves in making these trips an experience to remember for a lifetime. Your feedback means the world to us...thank you!!! Plus, it's easy to have fun out there...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

Our friendly & informative pilot was Al. He flew us over the mountains surrounding Valdez where we saw a mama black bear & 3 small cubs! He gave us ample opportunity to see & photograph them. We flew over some amazing glaciers & spectacular scenery...More

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AKHeliFlyer, Front Office Manager at VSHelicopters Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2017

Thank you for your positive review! One of the things we are most proud of is the ability to turn every tour into a private, intimate experience. Al, and all of our wonderful pilots, give true VIP treatment on every flight! Thank you again for...More

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Linda K
February 5, 2017|
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Response from AKHeliFlyer | Property representative |
I think you are referring to the Everything and the Kitchen Sink Tour which is currently (2017) 595 per person.
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minisnowball
May 12, 2016|
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Response from AK F |
Many people have told us that after flying both places, they were blown away by seeing the Columbia glacier. The mountains and scenery around Prince William Sound are visually so stunning, I truly believe it is the prettiest... More
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shirley k
July 25, 2015|
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Response from AKHeliFlyer | Property representative |
Hello there Shirley, While both the boat and the Helicopter offer a view of the Columbia Glacier, the helicopter offers an up close and personal experience while the boat often times is unable to get through the bay due to... More
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