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Helicopter Photo Tours

50 minutes, up to 2.5 hours
Helicopter Photo Tours

Helicopter Photo Tours

Embark on an unforgettable flying adventure and witness the breathtaking beauty of the Chugach Range from a unique perspective. As your skilled helicopter pilot takes you on an epic journey, prepare to be captivated by exceptional, unobstructed views of Alaska’s last frontier.

Soar above awe-inspiring mountain peaks and immerse yourself in the untamed wilderness. Keep your eyes peeled for glimpses of wildlife, as you may spot magnificent creatures amidst the rugged landscape. Marvel at towering waterfalls cascading down steep cliffs and be awestruck by the dramatic glacial terrain that defines Alaska’s allure. This is an opportunity to witness the unparalleled beauty that is characteristic of this extraordinary region.

*Hotel pick up is not included. These tours only include your pilot as a guide. To have one of our photography guides join you, you will need to book an extra seat for the guide and secure our guide’s time with a Custom Trek.

Knik Glacier Explorer

$399 Per Person All Ages

See the Chugach Range from the air as your helicopter flight takes you over snow capped mountain peaks and braided river valleys to land on over 300 feet of glacial ice thousands of years old! Experience majestic blue pools, stunning, swirling moulins, deep crevasses and dramatic ice formations that continue to fascinate and attract the explorer in all of us when you step foot and trek around the surface of the Knik Glacier. The mighty Knik, one of the largest glaciers left in southcentral Alaska, is twenty-six miles in length and 6 miles across at its toe and is just one of several glaciers in the ancient river valley. In addition to spotting wildlife from the air (moose, dall sheep, spawning salmon, and bears), you’ll have an eagle’s eye view of towering waterfalls, glacial iceberg-filled lakes, and the untouched wilderness of the Last Frontier! This excursion allows for 40 minutes of flight time and up to 45 minutes on the glacier!

  • Flight Time: 40 minutes
  • Time on Glacier with your pilot/guide: 45 minutes
  • Total Excursion Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Inclusive of Glacier Landing
  • Available All Year
The Chugach Explorer

2 Landings: $498 per person
3 Landings: $597 per person

See the Chugach Range from the air as your helicopter pilot takes you on an epic flying adventure. Experience exceptional, unobstructed views of the last frontier from the air. Take flight over stunning mountain peaks and have the opportunity to spot wildlife, towering waterfalls, dramatic glacial terrain and the beauty that is unique to Alaska! Choose your flight path and destination based on your bucket list items to see. This adventure allows you to choose your number of landings and landing locations: step foot on the exposed ice of a glacier in the Knik Valley and trek with your pilot to explore the many facets of the glacial surface (Moulins, blue pools, and deep crevasses), or land high above in the Alaskan alpine and take in large, sweeping sights of glaciers and rocky ridgelines, choose to land on the shoreline of a massive glacial lake filled with berggie bits and giant floating icebergs, a rocky beach at the face of a dramatic ice wall, and/or let your pilot take you to their favorite landing location! A multiple landing flight is the best option for those seeking varied landscapes for photographic opportunities and filming events.

Flight Time:
2 Landings: 50 Minutes
3 Landings: 60 Minutes
Time at landing location with pilot/guide:30 minutes

Total Excursion Duration:
2 Landings: 1 hour 50 minutes
3 Landings: 2 hours 30 minutes

Custom Helicopter Tours

Starting at $1499 (Good for 2 people & 2 hours of flying time)

Create Your Customized Helicopter Photo Tour!

At Alaska Photo Treks, we understand that each adventurer has unique preferences and bucket list items they wish to experience. That’s why we offer a fully customizable tour option, allowing you to create your dream helicopter tour in Alaska. Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of the Chugach Range as your expert pilot takes you on a personalized flying adventure.

With our customizable tour, you have the freedom to design your own adventure and choose your desired destinations. Whether you have a specific glacial wonder you’ve always wanted to explore or a hidden gem you’ve heard whispers about, we’ll make it happen. Plan your adventure based on your photography goals, filming needs, or simply to witness the awe-inspiring landscapes Alaska has to offer.

NOTE: This does include transportation from Anchorage plus one of our professional photography guides for the duration.

Helicopter Weight Restrictions and Guidelines

*Please note that the aircraft we fly have a seat weight limit of 300lbs. The R44, our 3 passenger helicopters have a total combined passenger weight limit of 650lbs. The R66, our 4 passenger helicopters have a total combined passenger weight limit of 900lbs. If your party exceeds the total weight limit of the aircraft and needs to be flown in multiple helicopters or larger aircraft to accommodate your party, there is an additional fee of $250.

Clothing and Item Recommended to Bring

What to Bring
Layers appropriate for the season and weather, including short sleeve shirt, thermal layers, fleece jacket, and wind/waterproof jacket
Hat and gloves for colder temperatures
Layers including short sleeve shirt, fleece jacket, and wind/waterproof jacket
Rain jacket and pants
Rain gear
Warm hat and gloves
Personal Daypack
Water Bottle for Drinking Glacier Water

Booking Policies & Liability Waiver

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