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Coastal Helicopters

#11 of 85 Tours in Juneau
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Address: 8995 Yandukin Dr, Juneau, AK 99801-8086
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We are a Helicopter Charter Service based in unique Juneau, Alaska. During...

We are a Helicopter Charter Service based in unique Juneau, Alaska. During the summers we devote a portion of our fleet of helicopters to running tours for visitors coming off of the many cruise ships that pass through our town, or visiting family and friends on an extended holiday.

We offer a variety of tour experiences, all accessing parts of the scenic Juneau area via helicopter, to help give visitors the best memories of their time in Alaska. Our staff are locally hired, and trained to insure the most authentic vacation possible.

Majestic mountain peaks and plunging crevasses will seem to be at your fingertips when you come with Coastal Helicopters Inc. on the adventure of a lifetime! With our vast reservoir of experience flying in Alaska, you're in for an unforgettable flight as our pilots take you on one of our specially designed tours. From racing across the face of the Taku Glacier in an Alaskan Airboat, to speeding over the glacier on your own dogsled, to simply basking in the awe inspiring vistas of the glacier with our Icefield Tours, there's a tour for everyone! All ages and conditions welcome! We are a handicap friendly company, outfit with lifts for ease of loading.

Allow us to be your pathway to adventure when planning your Alaskan experience!

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US$ 299.00*
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Juneau Shore Excursion: Helicopter Tour and Guided Icefield Walk
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Juneau Helicopter Tour and Guided Icefield Walk
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Juneau Shore Excursion: Helicopter Tour and Dogsledding Experience

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The very best thing we did in Alaska!

We had pre-booked a tour through the cruise line. When we fronted up to go on it, we were told it had been cancelled. We walked around the corner and there was a billboard saying... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Yass, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had pre-booked a tour through the cruise line. When we fronted up to go on it, we were told it had been cancelled. We walked around the corner and there was a billboard saying "Glacier landing and dog sledding tour". Monty from Panhandle Tours booked us on a Coastal Helicopters tour which, I might add, was $100 cheaper than... More 

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Keller, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

What a great trip. We looked at several companies that do helicopter tours of the glaciers. We decided on Coastal. Really glad we did! Most tours take you to Mendenhall glacier. It is very popular. Coastal takes you to Herbert glacier. It's a bit farther (more time in the air) but it was beautiful. We had the glacier to ourselves.... More 

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Vilnius County, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

All in one - Helicopter, Mountain, Sledding, Huskies... As we came late, we get extra service, we had our own/personal helicopter ride. The pilot was great, view amazing, dogs are friendly and emotions, even difficult to describe. Must to do and the big price is worth it. Great memories for all life.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Arranged this tour ahead of time as we were on a cruise and this was the one thing my husband wanted to do! Pre-Arranged and spoke to the booking agent in effort to make this experience as memorable and easy for my husband as possible, he is claustrophobic. Was assured he would be able to sit in front and NOT... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the Tripadvisor community, I'm sorry to hear that your tour with us was so different from what so many of our guests experienced! We strive to offer the most satisfactory vacation experience possible, from the first phone call to the last interaction with our staff, so I appreciate your... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I visited Juneau June and July on two cruises and we had booked with another company on the first cruise for Dog Sledding on the Glacier which cancelled due to weather. Lucky for me I had a second bite of the cherry and with advice from Walter at the Juneau Tours booth I booked with Coastal Helicopters as they were... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for persevering and coming out to fly with us! I'm so happy to hear that Walter pointed you in our direction and got you signed up for your excellent experience! The weather can definitely be tricky up here, especially with a high altitude landing like our dog sled tour, but the Herbert Glacier holds it's good weather a little... More 

Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Shawn was a great pilot and guide. We had such an amazing experience. Drank water from the glacier, brought some home and let the grandkids taste it. They loved it. Shawn took pictures for us, we were able to walk around and jump over wedges in the ice. What a memory. We enjoyed Coastal, they picked us up at the... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Shawn'll be happy to hear that he got such high praise from another great group! There's really nothing more exceptional than that clean, crisp taste of glacial water, and it's awesome that you managed to bring back some to share with the family. Our limited size and passenger capacity preserves that uncrowded,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We were in Juneau, and we booked a "Toku Glacier by Air, Sea and Land" excursion with the folks at Coastal Helicopters, and it was definitely worth it. After prepping, we boarded a helicopter that took us from the Juneau airport, over the mountains and around some of the area glaciers. This part alone was filled with wonderful views. All... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures with us! This tour is a big favorite among our guests, for all the same reasons you noted on your trip! There's no better way to experience three different aspects of Alaska up close and personal, with such clear focus on the things that make our state worth visiting. The wildlife and scenery... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Run don't walk to the booth on the waterfront and book a glacier landing in the Juneau Ice Fields. I loved the sensation of flying in the helicopter and I am a scared of planes. There is nothing like standing on the ice, drinking glacier water and realizing how small you truly are. This is one of my top experiences... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for your great recommendation! I'll be sure to pass your appreciation along to Evan! Many of our guests express the same awe that you experienced while you were on the tour, there's just nothing that quite compares to being whisked away to the remoteness of the Herbert Glacier and soaking in the wonder that Alaska can inspire. Thanks... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My wife and I visited Alaska in August, and as part of the experience we booked a flight and glacier walk with Coastal Helicopters in Juneau. The pickup from the dock was on time and the staff very friendly when we arrived at the helicopter base. Although the weather was starting to close in, the flight took of on time... More 

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CoastalHelicopters, Manager at Coastal Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor readership! Though we would prefer to land each and every guest on the glacier for their tours, sometimes the weather just doesn't cooperate, and when poor weather conditions press in we trust in our pilots and their training to make a clear and direct decision regarding the safety of the tour,... More 

West Islip, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

one of the highlights of our Alaska adventure. Beautiful scenery and excellent pilot and guide. Would recommend highly

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Thanks for your concise comment and recommendation! Derrick Grimes Tour Manager More 

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