Flightseeing Adventure Over Five Majestic Glaciers

.75 Hours
Group Activity
Mild

From (USD) $220 Per Adult / $189 Per Child

Flightseeing Adventure Over Five Majestic Glaciers

.75 Hours
Group Activity
Mild

From (USD) $220 Per Adult / $189 Per Child

Choose your date

change
change

Choose an available time

Choose your language

change

Adult (Ages 12+)

Child (Ages 2-11)

    For Groups of 10 or more, please contact our GoTo Crew.

      $0.00

      JavaScript is required to complete booking

      We'll do our very best to ensure you'll GoBe an explorer in Alaska. Please note there is very limited space available on this tour and all reservations must be reconfirmed. Thanks for your understanding.

      Flightseeing Adventure Over Five Majestic Glaciers

      Juneau, Alaska, USA
      From (USD) $220 Per Adult / $189 Per Child
      Highlights
      • Alaska-style adventure: Your classic seaplane takes off and lands gently on the water in historic downtown Juneau. Thrills (and window seats) are guaranteed for all.
      • Juneau Icefield: View 5 massive glaciers from the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield including the five mile wide Taku Glacier. Of the 36 named glaciers comprising the Juneau Icefield the Taku Glacier is the only glacier that is actually advancing, not retreating – one of only a few in the world. That's one big, beautiful ice cube.
      • Expert commentary: Discover the history, ecology, and geology of one of the Western Hemisphere's largest icefields as its vast expanse unfolds below. Audio and written narrations available in most languages. 
      About this Juneau, Alaska tour

      You have to fly to feel the grandeur of Alaska's glaciers. It's a perspective on a living, evolving landscape you can't see from land or water. And you have to fly to understand why these planes are a way of life here in "The Last Frontier." This authentic seaplane adventure is a must-do Alaskan experience. Nothing compares to soaring above glaciers to stretch your horizons – and shorten that bucket list.

      Most glaciers are retreating, but not the Taku. It's the world's deepest and longest glacier – 4,845 feet thick and 36 miles long. That huge mass helps make it resistant to the warming that impacts all the other glaciers of the icefield. For the past 50 years, the Taku has advanced about a foot a day. They say it's taking a rest right now, but when it starts again, it may dam the Taku River, form a lake, and eventually create a dramatic break in the ice dam. But we're talking glacial pace here. It last happened in 1750. 

      This GoBe adventure may be the ultimate show and tell. You'll learn that Alaska's glaciers are remnants of an ice age that began 2.5 million years ago. And you'll see for yourself how their crushing power can mold the landscape in massive ways, leaving behind the wreckage of moraine, and colorfully staining the rivers and the inlets with silt.

      Alaska's glaciers hold many of the Earth's great secrets. They can tell us when volcanoes erupted, how the planet's climate changed, even where humans migrated. These great gleaming rivers of ice are more than a landscape – they're a brilliant timescape.

      A chill down the spine

      Throughout history, icy glaciers have spawned their own legends. The Tlingit Indians, the indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast, believed Alaska's glaciers held a spiritual aura. They heard deep rumblings within the ice and sometimes saw a supernatural glow from its depths, signs that led them to believe glaciers held human souls.

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Bring money Bring money
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

      100 countries, 915 cities… limitless possibilities

      OurPromise
      Local

      All our tours are offered by expert local guides & operators

      Authentic

      Head off the beaten path with our unique tours & activities

      Experienced

      You can rely on our team of travel industry experts

      General disclaimer

      Your order is subject to TourTrek's Booking Ticket Agreement, including all TourTrek and GoBe policies incorporated therein.

      Have you been on this experience?

      Write a Review

      Fields marked are required.

      Please enter your review.

      or 

      Looking for other experiences in Juneau?