Taku Glacier Adventure & Airboat Tour
Air, Water, & Ice! See it all! Flightseeing over the Juneau Icefield! Touring by water in front of the Taku Glacier and a walk on the advanced edge of the only advancing glacier in Juneau!
An incredible opportunity to see the Taku Glacier up close and personal! Your airboat captain, piloting his uniquely modified airboat, takes you on a ride up the Taku Watershed, right up to the face of the Taku Glacier for an amazing chance for breathtaking photographs!
From the comfort of your helicopter, enjoy breathtaking views of our Nation’s largest National Forest. On the water, take in the panoramic views of the largest glacier of the Juneau Ice Field, cascading mountains and the pristine Taku River.
Take in the sights at the tour base, while dressing in your full body mustang suit before boarding the airboat for your experience of a lifetime. Your energetic Taku River airboat excursion provides the opportunity for an up close and personal look at some of the most gorgeous and inaccessible country in the world.
Receive insightful historical information that will enhance your adventure and your understanding of the region. Your river boat captain has 20 years of knowledge pertaining to the Taku River and is ready to make you an expert too!
Following your boat tour of the Taku River and Watershed, you’ll return to base to bask in the majestic view of the glacier before reboarding the helicopter and taking a flight over the water to your landing site on the Taku Glacier itself!
Your pilot will shut down the aircraft and escort you on a walkabout of the advancing level of the glacier, where key glacial features like crevasses, moulins, blue ice and ice falls are present. The combined experience of seeing the glacier from the air and water and finally, walking on it and feeling the glacier beneath your boots, will surely be a cherished memory of your time in Alaska.
The final leg of your journey with us is another breathtaking flight back to the helicopter base where you’ll be able to warm up and share your experiences with our staff and other travelers before your return drive back to your pick up location.
A truly unique and compelling way to see the exquisite beauty of the Taku River and Glacier!
- Must be able to walk for 20 minutes over uneven terrain.
- Weights over 250 may be subject to a surcharge
Trip Activities: Helicopter flightseeing, airboat adventure, glacier hike
Duration: About 3 hours with transportation
Tour Operator Provides: Transportation from/to cruise ship harbor
You Bring: Dress warmly in layers, rubber soled shoes (light hiking boots or athletic shoes)