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“An adventure not to be missed... don't forget the camera!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Era Helicopters

Era Helicopters
Ranked #6 of 84 Tours in Juneau
Certificate of Excellence
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“An adventure not to be missed... don't forget the camera!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

We were scheduled on to this trip by Holland America and it was our first shore excursion we were looking forward to it a lot.

We were met at the dockside and bussed to the Era Helicopter centre where we were fitted with life jackets and glacier overboots. (Well, I wasn't as I have US size 16 feet but I was wearing stout walking boots so they said it was fine.)

We watched 4 helicopters from the previous tour land then were introduced to our pilot who got us all on board and off we went. The pilot gave a commentary of what we were seeing and was answering our questions as we flew along.

When we came to the glacier I thought there was a special landing place that all the helicopters would use then you'd walk off a bit. I was wrong! The pilot plonked us down on the glacier at what he said "looked like a good spot" and we had arrived.

We all climbed out and the pilot offered to take pictures of us together and showed us some of the wonders of the glacier. Standing on clear ice seeing a river of meltwater running under you is weird and a little scary... as are the huge cravasses that go on forever. I was able to take some great photos throughout. Oh, and don't step on the snow as you never know if there is anything under it!

We had a flight of 4 helicopters and you could make out the 1st in the distance as we landed, we were number 2 but there was no sight of 3 or 4 so you felt pretty isolated.

All too soon it was time to take off and go back to base having had an experience not to forget. Just remember the camera, a jacket and most definitely some sunglasses.

Visited July 2013
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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22 reviews
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“Excellent! Worth every penny”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

Everyone was great from the pick-up to the gear preparation and of course the flight! The views were phenomenal. Wonderful experience.

Visited September 2013
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Tennessee
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33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“What a View!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

What a spectacular view! We landed on the largest Alaskan Glacier, walked around, and tour more of that and other glaciers. One of the spectacular ways to view the Glaciers is from the air. Our pilot, Wayne, was very informative and an all-around good guy. Definitely recommend a helicopter tour, it's well worth it!

Visited June 2013
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Helicopter tour and landing on Glacier. Don't Miss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

The pilot was knowledgeable and fun. It was a beautiful day we were lucky. I would do it again in a heartbeat. This is the only way to see the mountains the glaciers and the landscape. It was an experience of a lifetime. I had been on Helicopter tours before this company offers a very personal trip.

Visited August 2013
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Jarrettsville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Totally Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

If you love a unique adventure this is the one for you. It is spendy but worth every single dollar.
We truely came away with a better understanding of the mushers way of life and the magnificant accomplishments of their dogs. To actually mush your own sled on a glacier for 5 miles was amazing, it was the top excursion of our 18 day Alaska trip.

Visited August 2013
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