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“Mendenhall Glacier Tour - OUTSTANDING”

Temsco Helicopter Tours
Ranked #17 of 80 Tours in Juneau
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

First, I booked the tour through Dolly Varden, rather than through the ship. Temsco didnt offer opportunity for direct booking. Still, saved about $70 a person through Dolly Varden as opposed to the cruse line. As far as the excursion...was a rainy day...thought either it would be off or it would not be good with the weather. Wrong, it was truly incredible. The visability was effected somewhat by the weather in the helicopter, but still was good. The helicopter ride was smooth, the pilot very good as a guide. As far as the glacier experience...just incredible...once in a lifetime. Great walking tour...pictures just incredible. Spend the money...go for it...dress for the rain you almost definitely will have there...you will not be sorry.

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Reviewed September 21, 2011

Pilots Choice Trip

Excellant Trip, well worth the money ! pilot very informative about glazicers and local area!

Highlight of my cruise to Alaska .

4  Thank bellamac7
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

Dont miss this attraction when will you ever go on a glacier or back to Alaska!
What you have to know is put a worm jacket, gloves and a head band because it is very cold nothing to do with people in shorts that we see in the flyers ! Everything is wet so be prepared to have a wonderfull time ! Bring yourself an empty bottle of water so you can put real glacier water in it or bring yourself a cup to drink direct. You can lay down on the glacier to drink but garanteed you will be wet when you get back on your feet. Have a good time this was the best for me in Alaska

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Reviewed August 14, 2011

Flying in a helicopter is amazing, then landing on a glacier and exploring is incredible. Learning has never been so fun. The staff is so friendly and educating as you have the time of your life. Pay to go all the way to Alaska and then skimp on the excursions makes no sense. You only live once, do it all!!

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Reviewed July 19, 2011

Until we did the Temsco Pilot's Choice tour, I had only seen two truly awe inspiring sites, (first glimpse at the Hong Kong Skyline and walking out to the rim of the Grand Canyon for the first time), now I can count three. Words and pictures cannot accurately describe the experience of flying over, landing on and walking on glaciers.

If you are Juneau, do yourself a favour and take the Temsco Pilot's Choice Tour, you have no set route, the pilot picks his favourite spots, can alter the flight based on weather and you land on two different glaciers. Sure its expensive, but absolutely worth ever penny.

Our whole experience was only made that much more enjoyable by our pilot Chip. If you have an opportunity to go with Chip, jump at it. On an amusing note, there was also a commercial airline pilot on our flight named Dale, so he got to fulfill a dream of being able to say this is Chip & Dale coming to you from the flight deck.

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