Flightseeing Adventure Over Five Majestic Glaciers
During your flight your audio guide is offered in English. Written language guides are offered in Arabic, Catalan, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
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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.
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.