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“Amazing Scenery but not quite the experience I would have hoped for”

Temsco Helicopters Inc.
Ranked #26 of 86 Tours in Juneau
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

I really have mixed feelings about this tour. The helicopter ride and landing on the Glacier were amazing and we loved meeting the dogs and going on the dog sledge ride. On the ride you have a few stops so you can change your seating location and you also get the chance to travel standing at the back of the sledge. At the end of the ride we got to meet and hold two of the puppies. I did feel though that we were rushed and it was all over two quickly considering the amazingly high cost of the trip. They do take a photo of you which they tried to sell to us for $30. The picture was not that great and didn’t come in a gift card or something similar (which we noticed one of the other tour companies did). Also I heard one of the guides say to the group behind us that you could only hold the puppy if you purchased your photo. I know it was only meant as a joke but I didn’t think it was something that needed to be said.
All in all a great experience, but just felt it could have been made a little but more special.

1  Thank dsykes65
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

Unforgettable trip by helicopter to the glacier dog camp. Pilot gave great commentary on way up and return trip. Mushers very informative, dogs well trained and excited to take us for a ride. So many dogs up on the glacier. Waterproof overshoes provided and safety/high vis vest. Not cheap, but unforgettable experience!

Thank mimi110022
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

Wow wow wow wow. My wife and I did this as part of our Alaskan cruise tour shore excursion in Juneau, and what an experience it was. It was our first time riding in a helicopter, which was thrilling enough, but flying over mountains, looking at numerous glaciers from on high, spotting wildlife along the way, and finally landing on the Mendenhall glacier and being guided around was simply one of those once in a life time experiences. Any nerves we had about flying in a helicopter were immediately forgotten as the pilot smoothly took off and took us up - the views were breathtaking. Coming in for a landing on the glacier was thrilling and amazing, as was the guided walk for about 20 mins. Wish we could have spent more time on the glacier, but overall the team at Temsco was super professional (thank you Chris!) and we enjoyed every minute of it. Definitely worth the price.

1  Thank felixhong
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

I wasn't sure what to expect and not sure about going in a helicopter, but definitely recommend.
Snow/ice boots to go over your shoes are provided.
The helicopter pilot provided a good narrative on the way up to the glacier and back.
Temsco flew several helicopters in a sort of convoy ferrying people up to and down from the glacier. On the way up we got a little tour of the area.
The staff at the glacier was knowledgeable and did not hesitate to answer any
questions.
The helicopters sat 5 people, 6 with the pilot, and were clean and comfortable.
Being on, standing and walking around a glacier is something you do not get to do everyday.
Weather when we went was great. It was 80 degrees F in Juneau and 70 degrees F on the glacier. Although very warm, it was very windy on the glacier and medium weight jackets were needed.

Thank Ellen M
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

This was probably the best tour I have ever taken. It was an almost "out of body" experience when you exit helicopter onto glacier. You feel like you are on another planet. Helicopter flight is only 10/15 minutes to glacier but views along the way are outstanding. You spend 30/40 minutes on glacier with a guide that provides much insight into how glacier was formed and evolution of the region. Expensive but well worth it.

Thank a b
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