Mendenhall Glacier By Helicopter & Guided Walk Shore Excursion Detail
Activity Level
  • 5.0/5 Stars.
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Port: Juneau, Alaska
Approx. Duration: 2¼ hours
Adult Pricing: $299*
Child Pricing: $299*
*Prices vary by sail date.
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Adventurous:
  • 5.0/5
Cultural/Educational:
  • 5.0/5
Family Oriented:
  • 5.0/5
Wildlife/Scenery:
  • 5.0/5
Soar over the highest glaciers, above the 7,000 ft. high Mendenhall Towers and Mendenhall Glacier. Then land on a slow moving river of ice to explore the glacier's surface with your expert guide.
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Mendenhall Glacier By Helicopter & Guided Walk

Flying high above wetland habitat, Alpine ridges and lush rainforests, you’ll gain new appreciation for this rugged land as your pilot shares a lively narrative. As you approach the icefield and its many glaciers, you’ll marvel at the twisted spires, deep blue crevasses and carved peaks that make up this ancient landscape. Soaring even higher, you may pass the Mendenhall Towers jagged rock sentinels that climb more than 7,000 feet and the spectacular icefalls that overflow to form the Mendenhall Glacier.


View icefalls, spires, and the many hanging glaciers suspended on the surrounding mountainsides before a gentle landing on this slowly moving river of ice and explore the glaciers’ surface with your expert glacier guide. See and understand how glaciers form, flow and carve out the landscape. Following your glacier landing, you’ll depart for a thrilling flight back to civilization. Flying over these icefields and the Mendenhall Glacier, you’ll know that you have just experienced something special, walking on water, viewing ancient sights and witnessing dramatic natural beauty in a way, few ever do.


Note: Flight time is approximately 30 minutes, with an approximately 20-25 minute landing on the glacier. This tour operates under a special use permit issued by the U.S. Forest Service. This tour is non-refundable. Guests 250 lbs. and over are charged an additional rate to reserve two seats for safety and comfort. These spaces are capacity controlled. You will not be able to book this option online. Please call 1.866.625.1167 for assistance with these reservations. Approximate weight of each participant must be provided. Time spent on the glacier is approximate and may vary due to weather and glacial conditions. Glacier boots are provided at the heliport. All times are approximate and due to security purposes, no bags are allowed on the flight.
Activity Level
  • 5.0/5 Stars.
(1 Review)
Write a Review
Port: Juneau, Alaska
Approx. Duration: 2¼ hours
Adult Pricing: $299*
Child Pricing: $299*
*Prices vary by sail date.
rollover for activity details:
Adventurous:
  • 5.0/5
Cultural/Educational:
  • 5.0/5
Family Oriented:
  • 5.0/5
Wildlife/Scenery:
  • 5.0/5

  1. Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  2. Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
  3. Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.