THE GRAND VIEW
60 MINUTES OF ALASKA AT ITS BEST
Explore the Harding Icefield, Watch Bears fish for Salmon, and Soar Through Incredible Mountain Valleys
60-Minute Epic Helicopter Flight
See Skilak Glacier, Bear Glacier, Aialik Glacier, and Countless Other Smaller Glaciers
Gorgeous Mountains, Valleys, and Countless Alpine Lakes and Waterfalls
Fly Over the Harding Icefield
Visit an Active Salmon Spawning Stream
Fly to An Incredibly Active Bear Area and Look for Brown and Black Bears Fishing for Salmon
Fly Up and Down the Face of a 500 Ft. Wall of Ice
Zoom through Icebergs at Bear Glacier Lagoon
Fly Over Gorgeous Alpine Meadows and Lost Lake
9:15, 10:45, 1:25, 2:45, 5:30
This excursion lasts approximately 60 minutes. . We ask you to arrive 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled departure. We advise blocking off approximately 1.5 hours for this tour.
More flight time or a landing may be arranged in advance for an added fee.
We cannot fly passengers over 300lbs due to FAA regulations.
Due to the weight and balance of the helicopter, a combined weight limit of all passengers cannot exceed 530lbs for 60 minutes of flight time.
For 45 minutes of flight time with a landing, the maximum combined weight of passengers cannot exceed 560lbs.
All passengers are weighed at check-in.
$569 per seat. Children under 2 are complimentary but must ride on the lap of an adult.
Price excludes a 1.6% online booking fee capped at $20.
What to Bring
Camera, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Jacket, Sneakers, or Boots
If we cannot fly, there is a full refund. If you have the time, we will work to reschedule your tour.
We ask that all cancellations be made at least 48 hours in advance to avoid charges.
Depart the Seward Airport and fly north over Box Canyon over gorgeous alpine meadows towards Lost Lake. Look for bears and moose at elevation and enjoy the many hanging glaciers and snow-capped peaks. You will fly over Cooper Lake and the Upper Russian River where we often see bears fishing for Salmon from mid-June through late August. This is a great spot to let the aircraft hover from above as you watch the bears fish.
Follow the river through a beautiful valley and look for Skilak glacier before flying up and over parts of the beautiful 700 square-mile Harding Icefield. Emerge from the Icefield near Aialik Glacier, which boasts an impressive 500ft ice face that descends directly into the ocean. Explore the ice face and watch for pieces of the glacier to calve off.
Then, fly through a mountain pass towards Bear Glacier. Zoom through icebergs, watching for seals, and fly over the beautiful double medial moraine. Finally, fly back through Paradise valley, searching for mountain goats and more bears or along the beautiful coastline towards Fort McGilvary.