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“Best Day in Alaska”

Coastal Helicopters
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$299.00*
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Juneau Shore Excursion: Helicopter Tour and Guided Icefield Walk
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$299.00*
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Juneau Helicopter Tour and Guided Icefield Walk
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Juneau Shore Excursion: Helicopter Tour and Dogsledding Experience
Ranked #21 of 81 Tours in Juneau
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Owner description: We are a Helicopter Charter Service based in unique Juneau, Alaska. During the summers we devote a portion of our fleet of helicopters to running tours for visitors coming off of the many cruise ships that pass through our town, or visiting family and friends on an extended holiday. We offer a variety of tour experiences, all accessing parts of the scenic Juneau area via helicopter, to help give visitors the best memories of their time in Alaska. Our staff are locally hired, and trained to insure the most authentic vacation possible. Majestic mountain peaks and plunging crevasses will seem to be at your fingertips when you come with Coastal Helicopters Inc. on the adventure of a lifetime! With our vast reservoir of experience flying in Alaska, you're in for an unforgettable flight as our pilots take you on one of our specially designed tours. From racing across the face of the Taku Glacier in an Alaskan Airboat, to speeding over the glacier on your own dogsled, to simply basking in the awe inspiring vistas of the glacier with our Icefield Tours, there's a tour for everyone! All ages and conditions welcome! We are a handicap friendly company, outfit with lifts for ease of loading. Allow us to be your pathway to adventure when planning your Alaskan experience!
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Brighton, MI
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“Best Day in Alaska”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

After some research we booked directly with Coastal Helicopters instead of via the cruise line (saved a little bit of $). From my first inquiry emails, the CH experience was top notch. Pick-up at the ship was easy, and we had the option to be dropped off downtown on the return. Dane, our pilot, was great.

Mother Nature was kind to us, and we had a wonderful trip out to Herbert Glacier. The views are amazing. I could've spent hours in awe wandering around on the glacier.

When we return to Juneau, I will definitely be booking with CH again!

Visited September 2013
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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Thanks for sharing your experience with the Tripadvisor community!

I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your whole trip so much, from the booking process all the way through your beautiful sounding day! Dane's one of our top notch pilots and we're looking forward to another beautiful season just around the corner.

Thanks, again, for your great review!
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Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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34 reviews
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“One of the highlights of our Alaska cruise”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We will not forget this special excursion we took from Juneau. The weather was perfect that day in September , the flight was breath taking and landing on the glacier was amazing. It was not a cheap tour but you must do it to know and understand the beauty .

Visited September 2013
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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thanks for your great comments!

We really lucked out with the weather this fall, and I'm glad you were able to get up on such a wonderful day! The trip really gives a unique perspective on our beautiful landscape. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts!

Derrick Grimes
Tour Manager
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Columbus, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Amazing Glacier Trip”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Although pricey, it was definitely worth the cost. Heath was our pilot and did an amazing job of narrating the tour, showing us around the glacier, and not killing us. There were 6 of us in the helicopter plus Heath, and we had about a 20 minute flight to Herbert Glacier. The views of the water, the mountains, and the glacier were amazing on the flight there. Once we landed, we had about 30 minutes on the glacier to take pictures, examine the crevices, and even drink ice cold glacier water! We were even able to see a few mountain goats just kicking it on the side of the hill. Overall it was a great trip and I would highly recommend anyone traveling to Juneau to visit Herbert Glacier via Coastal!

Visited September 2013
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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thanks for your wonderful comments!

I’m glad that Heath was able to meet all your expectations, especially your final one. I’m happy to hear that you had such a great time on the glacier, and even got to get a drink of glacier water, the goats are also a definite plus. Thanks for letting everyone know how your trip went!

Derrick Grimes
Tour Manager
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Phoenix, Arizona
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214 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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“Very Exciting Way to See Juneau”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

This was a pricey excursion but we thoroughly enjoyed the flight. Coastal provided spiked boots and we were all well-dressed for the adventure. We loved the flight and got lots of great photos and saw amazing sights. Our only disappointments was that we had maybe 5 minutes actually on the glacier. My husband and I were in the helicopter with the pilot, another couple from our ship and a single woman. They assigned seating so you couldn't control where you were for good photo taking. We got luck that he had a side window view. We only saw Mendanhall Glacier from the distance, but flew for miles over Herbert Glacier. It was quite amazing.

When we landed and got unloaded we took just a couple photos and started walking just feet from the helicopter when fog started to roll in and the pilot sort of spooked us all back into the copter. We truly only had maybe 5 minutes on the glacier. We flew directly back to the helipad. The pilot acted like we normally would have had more time on the glacier if the weather had cooperated but when we landed, they had a load of passengers for the next tour lined up waiting fo take our seats and took right off.

It was wonderful what we got to see, but seemed abruptly shortened. I'm still glad we did it because we would never have understood the enormity of these glaciers and their path if we hadn't done this.

Visited September 2013
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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thanks for sharing your experience with all of us!

I’m happy to hear that you had such a wonderful flight! The seating in each aircraft is based on the weight and balance calculations for each individual group, but it’s always nice when it works out that each group gets a window. Safety is the priority for each group, so thanks for your understanding regarding the fog moving in, and thanks for sharing your comments!

Derrick Grimes
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San Jose, California
Level 3 Contributor
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16 attraction reviews
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“Icefield Excursion on Herbert Glacier”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

My wife and I took their Icefield Excursion and had an amazing time. We were promptly picked up from our cruise ship dock and taken to Juneau Airport, where they we get on the helicopter. After about ~20 mins on the helicopter, you land on Herbert glacier. Walking on the glacier was a surreal experience.
Overall, the guys at Coastal helicopters were very professional. We highly recommend this tour if you visit Juneau.

Visited September 2013
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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thank you for your recommendation!

I’m happy to hear that everything went as planned for you, and that you enjoyed your time with us! Thanks for letting everyone know how your experience went.

Derrick Grimes
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