Picking Your Scenic Flight
“What flight should I pick?” We get asked all the time. We’ve outlined how we think you should make this decision. All our flights are spectacular. We guarantee you will enjoy it. Simply put, the longer you fly the more you will see and experience.
1. Determine Your Budget
Your budget should be an important factor in deciding your tour. On vacation, we want to do “all the things” but it’s important that you prioritize and choose what makes sense for your group. We know that our flights are expensive; that’s simply part of operating helicopters. The reality is that flying in a helicopter will offer you an unparalleled glimpse of Alaska’s majestic backcountry. We stand by our tours; if you don’t think the experience we offer is worth it, then we want to hear about it.
2. Figure Out What You Want to See
Everyone has different ideas about what they want to see during their flight. We have an incredibly varied backdrop. If your priority is wildlife viewing, we recommend doing a 45-minute or 60-minute flight. Late June through late August, our flights frequent an active salmon run with extremely high bear activity. In early May and in September, we will cruise the mountainsides looking for Bears above the treeline.
3. Decide if You Want to Do A Landing
Everyone has different ideas about what they want to see during their flight. Considering the importance of a landing should factor into your decision. We can add a landing onto any advertised flight for an added fee. Our Glacier Landing has a landing included. Our Bear Glacier Extended has the option to land or to fly longer.
SCENIC FLIGHT COMPARISON
We know that picking a tour can be difficult. We’ve been there too. Our goal in providing the table below is to better guide your decision-making based on what you are hoping to see. Please note that all wildlife seen is a generalization and that we cannot guarantee you seeing wildlife on any of our flights. All flight routes are suggestions and we are happy to customize them based on what you are particularly interested in. We have determined our routes after flying thousands of hours in the Seward area and basing it on past customer feedback.
Any item marked optional is dependent on the flight route; the flight route chosen is ultimately determined by weather and by your pilot based on their local knowledge of what is best at that time of the summer.