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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 years and knows the best routes to take to find hidden gems and wildlife. Join us for an unforgettable experience. We are open from May 1 - September 30
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Glacier Landing Helicopter Tour
Getting to see glaciers from Seward usually involves busy boats or buses. Save time, skip crowds, and add adventure on this helicopter tour. Gaze over glacier-carved valleys, waterfalls, and mountains; watch for wildlife, and learn about the area from the pilot commentary. On landing, walk the ice, perhaps see a cave, take photos, and absorb the scenery before flying back. A choice of departures and round-trip hotel transfers are included.
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30 minutes
from $208.00
30 Minute Glacier Expedition Flight Tour
Kenai Fjords National Park, just outside of Seward, is home to some of southern Alaska’s most beautiful ice fields, fjords, and glaciers. With this scenic helicopter tour, save a ton of time by seeing much of the park from above in just 30 minutes. Fly over glacier-carved valleys, waterfalls, glaciers, icebergs, and rivers.
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30 minutes
from $315.00
1 Hour Flying Expedition
Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the different glaciers that surround Seward during this personalized flying expedition. Board a helicopter and slip on your provided headset to hear commentary from your guide as you explore Alaska’s ice fields. Opt to fly over the Pederson and Holgate Glacier, the Northwestern Glacier, or the Harding ice field, and customize your itinerary to your preferences. Plus, choose from multiple times to best suit your needs.
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1 hour
from $525.00
35 Minute Eastbound Helicopter Tour
Experience rare birds–eye views of Alaska on a helicopter tour over Seward, with guaranteed window seats and personal headsets included. Your pilot, who provides on–board commentary, points out landmarks that include Bear Lake, the country’s second–largest ice field, and Ellsworth Glacier. With a range of departure times offered and complimentary shuttle service in the Seward area, this tour is a popular choice for visitors and locals.
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35 minutes
from $379.00
15 Minute Glacier Discovery Flight Tour
Fly over Alaska's ice fields in just 15 minutes during this helicopter tour of the different glaciers that surround Seward. Settle into your comfortable window seat and slip on your provided headset to hear commentary from your guide as you soar across the bay, over a mountain ridge, and into the glacier carved valley. During your tour, you might also catch a glimpse of wildlife such as mountain goats, moose, and bears.
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15 minutes
from $175.00
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Reviewed October 10, 2019 via mobile

The 30-minute glacier landing experience was unlike anything we’ve ever done, and we were so glad we did it. We were only in Seward for one day and were so thankful for the beautiful weather. We stayed at Harbor 360, the folks from Marathon provided...More

Thank GinaCZ
Reviewed October 8, 2019

This was one of the highlights of our Alaska trip this year. Our pilot, Mike was awesome and knew so much about the area that we went back and did a second day with him.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Tom W
Reviewed September 20, 2019

What a wonderful experience. The staff and pilot were extremely nice and accommodating. The flight itself was beautiful with views of Seward, Resurrection Bay and Bear Glacier. Although it was a scheduled 30-minute we never felt rushed and our pilot took time to explain any...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank storsbergg
Reviewed September 16, 2019

Wow, that was fantastic! Mike is an amazing pilot, fun and filled with knowledge and insight. The glacier landing tour with extra time at the glacier was breathtaking and an all around amazing outing, filled with laughs and AMAZING sights. Can't wait to go out...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank claudias532
Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

We booked a morning flight for a glacier landing with the Marathon team however due to bad weather we were delayed until later that day. The team were great, picked us up and dropped us off twice before we headed out with Mike to drink...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mixey13
Reviewed September 11, 2019 via mobile

We had some friends up from Oklahoma and decided to try Marathon Helicopters, man were we super stoked we did! The process to book the trip was super easy, we called in and Kat really was very helpful on the phone. When we showed up...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 2019

My sister and I took the Glacier Landing flight with Mike, and it was one of the highlights of our 2 weeks in Alaska! This unforgettable experience was everything we’d hoped for and more. Mike, the owner and sole pilot of Marathon Helicopters, has a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 2019

This experience was a once in a lifetime experience. I would rank it right there close to number one on my recent trip to Alaska!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Phyllis R
MarathonHelicopters, Owner at Marathon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2019

Hi Phyllis, Thanks for leaving your review about the trip. I love flying folks around for the first time up here as Seward has so much nice scenery to offer. Hope to see you again! -Pilot Mike

Reviewed September 7, 2019

This was just amazing. The weather wasn’t the greatest, don’t let that scare you. We had the most mind blowing trip. Thank you Mike and Kat. If we ever get back to Alaska/Seward, we will definitely take the big tour. It’s well worth the money😊

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Leamorkore
MarathonHelicopters, Owner at Marathon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2019

Love the title...You have to go! I truly appreciate you leaving a nice review and sharing your experience with the community. See you on that longer tour next time! Thank you! Mike

Reviewed September 6, 2019 via mobile

Amazing trip! Breath taking views. Mike is an awesome guide. Took the glacier landing tour and saw Hawk glacier up close and personal. Saw a bull moose on the way up.

Thank KTRrules89
MarathonHelicopters, Owner at Marathon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2019

The bull moose are so rare to spot from the air....I probably have only seen 5 or 6 this season. Glad you made us a part of your vacation and thank you for the nice review. -Mike

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Response from KristinC353 | Reviewed this property |
We booked in advance but were there in July. I would think late afternoon would be beat but you could call and talk to them. Great group at Marathon Helicopters!
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