Alaska is beautiful, yet largely inaccessible. To truly appreciate and experience this incredible land, one must take to the air and ultimately land in a remote setting. A short van transfer will take you from the ship to the heliport. Here meet your guide and listen to a safety briefing before being outfitted with your mountaineering equipment for this world -class adventure: rain and windproof outerwear, mountaineering boots, crampons, harness, gaitors, helmet, hip pack, gloves, and an ice axe. Board your modern turbine helicopter and soar over the glaciers of the Juneau Icefield. This magnificent flight over lush rainforest, granite peaks, and glacier provides extraordinary photo opportunities. After 15 -20
minutes aloft, touch down for this unique glacier experience, as your guide will lead you on a 2-hour trekking adventure. No experience is necessary and your guide will teach you the proper use of the mountaineering gear so that you can access and explore some of the glacier's remote areas. Your trek is interspersed with detailed explanations of the glacier environment and surrounding area. At the end of your hike, your helicopter awaits to lift-off for the 10-minute flight back to the heliport.
Please note: This tour is recommended only for those guests who are physically fit; walking is over varied terrain. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility, poor coordination, balance and stability problems, or those who utilize a wheelchair. Guests must be a minimum of 12 years of age and sign a waiver attesting to their physical and medical condition to participate. Total flying time is approximately 30 minutes and 2 hours is spent trekking on the glacier. Mountaineering gear as described is provided. Dress in warm layers and wear mid-calf length socks and sunglasses. Use of IPads, selfie sticks and handheld GoPro mounts is not permitted inside the heli or on the ice while trekking for guests’ comfort and safety. Due to flight weight and balance limitations, as well as passenger safety and comfort,
passengers weighing 250 pounds or more will be charged an additional half fare to reserve adequate space on board the helicopter.