A truly memorable excursion, this outing flies you over and to the Mendenhall Glacier. Once you land, spend time on the glacier with our expert guides, all eager to show you the backyard they call home.
Season DatesApril 24 - October 6
PriceAdults $349.95 (tax included)
Children $349.95 (tax included: no charge under 24 months)
Tour Highlights• Fly high above alpine ridges and lush rain forests. Marvel at the glaciers twisted spires, deep blue crevasses and carved peaks that make up this ancient landscape.
• Soaring high, you may pass the Mendenhall Towers, jagged rock sentinels that climb more than 7,000 feet, and the spectacular icefalls that overflow to form the Mendenhall Glacier.
• Spend time on the glacier with our expert guides, all eager to show you the majestic backyard they call home
Activity LevelModerate - Guests should be in good health and if any questions please have them contact their personal physician. All guests must be able to get in and out of the helicopter with an 18 inch step, with minimal assistance. Guests must be able to walk on the glacier for a minimum of 30 yards at a time on possible uneven slippery surfaces. Guests are not able to stay on the helicopter on the tour as the helicopter will drop them off and return to pick them up. Tour is not wheelchair accessible - No canes, crutches, wheelchairs, etc. allowed on the tour. TEMSCO can provide a walking stick on the glacier to help the guest if needed.
Special NotesA $100 surcharge fee will be applied to guests who are 250 pounds and above (including all clothes, cameras, etc.). The surcharge fee will secure an extra half seat in the aircraft
InclusionsCoffee and tea at the helicopter facility, and NEOS glacier boots
What to BringWarm clothes, comfortable walking shoes, and rain gear if needed (no umbrellas allowed in the helicopter or on tour), and sunblock
CancellationWe have a 10% cancellation fee from the time of the booking up until 24-hrs before the tour. There will be no refund for cancellations made less than 24-hrs prior to tour. In the event of a weather cancellation, guest will receive a 100% refund
After transferring and checking-in at the heliport, view a safety video and be outfitted with glacier boots. Next, board a modern, turbine-powered helicopter for your flight-seeing adventure. Moments after liftoff, you will enjoy breathtaking vistas as you make your way to the awe-inspiring Mendenhall Glacier. Set amid thriving rain forests, alpine ridges and rugged mountains, the glacier’s setting is as dramatic as the glacier itself.
Your pilot will guide the aircraft over the glacier, giving you an eagle’s-eye perspective of its ice spires, blue-tinted crevasses and meltwater pools. Descending toward the landing site, you may fly past the Mendenhall Towers, amazing rock sentinels that rise nearly 7,000 feet into the air.
A gentle landing brings you to the ice itself, where you will explore the glacier’s surface with your highly experienced, knowledgeable guides. Bring your camera, because this is a wonderful opportunity to take breathtaking photographs. You might wish to bring binoculars as well, as you may spy some of Alaska’s famous wildlife.
Returning to TEMSCO base, enjoy refreshments before joining the 15-minute transfer to the pier.