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Marathon Helicopters

Seward, AK, USA
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About Marathon Helicopters
Marathon Helicopters offers helicopter flight seeing tours departing from the Seward Airport. Shortly after take off you will be soaring over massive glaciers, buzzing around icebergs the size of buildings, and viewing a variety of Alaskan wildlife from above! Your pilot has been flying in the Seward area for over 10 years and knows the best routes to take to find hidden gems and wildlife. Join us for an unforgettable experience. We are open from late April through September.
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Dennis Marrero wrote a review Sep 12
Baton Rouge, Louisiana8 contributions
Awesome!!! We rented two helicopters for four of us and combined two different 30min glacier tours together for one exciting helicopter ride to and around several glaciers. The combined tour included landing on a glacier and spending 15minutes walking, climbing and drinking the pristine water and ice. We saw plenty bears and mountain sheep. Wonderful company and experience. Don't pass up this adventure!
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Paula wrote a review Sep 5
United States156 contributions33 helpful votes
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WoW! What an incredible experience! Yesterday (early September) we scheduled a 15 min helicopter tour with glacier landing through Marathon Helicopters and it was all that and then some! Mike, our pilot, was fantastic. The ride was honestly more than what we expected; the scenery is BREATHTAKING and I was just taking it all in… then he’d point our attention to a moose, or bears, or dall sheep, or… the list goes on. It was approximately 15 min total in the helicopter and then 15 min at the glacier. I can’t stress enough what an incredible memory that will be… my only regret is we didn’t book a longer tour.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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ItchyFeet wrote a review Aug 2022
Camarillo, California7611 contributions757 helpful votes
Since it has been raining for the last three days nonstop we were hoping that we could take a helicopter trip however the weather wasn’t looking great. I called Janielle yesterday as it was pouring rain and discussed options for if and when the weather cleared today. I was on the phone several times today with Alissa discussing weather updates and coordinating possible options for a flight between visiting the sea center and hiking to exit glacier. One of the things I was most impressed by for us was Alyssa‘s flexibility due to the ever changing whether because of the rain and win the last few days flight predictability was very irregular so we stayed flexible and in touch as we were doing other things locally. After dinner tonight I got a call that the pilot Mike said the weather had cleared and it would be a good time to go flying. So we headed out to the airport at 7:15 pm and had a great hour long flight with a stop at Godwin glacier. Since it has rained 12 inches in the last 3 days the water flowing through the glacier what is the fastest and most of what Captain Mike had seen previously. All the rain that we have had here in the last three days made for a lot of beautiful waterfalls and scenery. The flight over Bear glacier and the ice in the water nearby as well as looking at the crevices in the ice and the Harding Icefield field was truly a spectacular site. We had a great flight and felt very safe with Mike’s piloting skills. He was also very informative of what we were seeing as we flew over several different glaciers, the Harding icefield and saw mountain goats and by the eagles on the hills and even the most maximum security prison in the state of Alaska which is just across the bay from the town of Seward. We would highly recommend marathon helicopters and greatly appreciated the flexibility to fit us in when the weather allowed us to fly.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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varinahaney wrote a review Aug 2022
Fayetteville, North Carolina37 contributions16 helpful votes
The folks at Marathon Helicopters were so helpful and friendly. They picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel, which was very helpful. The flight experience was fantastic. The view out the front of the helicopter is unbeatable. The pilot was so friendly and knowledgeable. We loved every minute.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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OnawaSpiralDancer wrote a review Jul 2022
Redmond, Washington1 contribution1 helpful vote
Simply the best adventure of our lives! Mike the owner/pilot was amazing as he showed us the glaciers, animals, and stunning beauty in the area around Seward. We saw Dahl Sheep, bears, moose, otters and seals as we flew for one hour in the most beautiful area on the planet. We added on a beach landing by the crystal clear waters in the lake below Bear Glacier where wildflowers covered the ground and hundred of icebergs floated majestically in the blue water. We have traveled the world and flown in helicopters on the Napali coast in Kauai and elsewhere and this trip far surpassed the other wonderful adventures. Felt totally safe with Mike at the controls and my wife and I both give this trip the best review possible! My wife said she smiled so much her cheeks hurt:)
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Date of experience: July 2022
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