5 Glacier Seaplane Discovery
The grandeur of Alaska’s epic glaciers will thrill and delight you on Juneau’s only 5 glacier flightseeing tour. Seeing glaciers from the air the quintessential Alaskan experience! Your seaplane exploration begins as your aircraft gently takes off from the historic downtown waterfront carrying you over Juneau’s mining past.
En route you will soar over the lush wilderness of the Tongass National Forest until your first glimpse of five distinctly different majestic glaciers making up the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield. Glide over the deep crevasses and azure blue meltwater pools of the Norris, Hole-In-The-Wall, East and West Twin Glaciers, plus the famous five mile wide Taku Glacier. Of the 36 named glaciers comprising the Juneau Icefield the Taku Glacier is the only glacier that is actually advancing, not retreating – one of only a few in the world. Make sure to bring your camera to capture the magical memories this trip is sure to provide.
Note: All participants enjoy a window seat for enhanced viewing and a headset for continuous narration. One of the most important modes of transportation in Alaska is the seaplane (also known as floatplane) allowing you to escape into the true Alaskan wilderness within minutes of leaving your ship, hotel or B&B!
- Participants must be able to enter and exit the plane
Trip Activities: Floatplane flightseeing
Duration: About 1.5 hours
Tour Operator Provides: Plane, recorded narration throughout the flight
You Bring: Dress in layers with comfortable shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, and camera
- Trip departs from the cruise ship harbor