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“Amazing Park Views”
Review of Glacier Heli Tours

Glacier Heli Tours
Ranked #5 of 10 Tours in West Glacier
Certificate of Excellence
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Brunswick, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Amazing Park Views”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Amazing park views. We chose the hour option to go to the border (It was neat to see the line cut through the trees for the border division). It is west side access close to the NP and easy to spot on hwy. Staff was friendly but not a super Hi-tech operation. If you are used to helo rides at other destinations (Vegas/Hawaii/NYC) - they do not offer a video of trip (bring your own camera) nor interactive microphones to ask pilot questions. Bight side to that is they do not try to upsell you on pictures or video sale. We had to revise our original plans of an afternoon ride due to wind and they found a slot the next morning to accommodate us. Wear darker cloths if you go in the morning as flying into the sun creates a reflection that impact picture taking. We had a group of 5 and no one joined us so got to chose where we sat. Only 4 customer seats face the front so if you are #5 or 6 you fly backwards. Pilot was knowledgeable and friendly. They were patient about us taking pictures outside the helo before and after which was nice - no rushing like you find in more commercial operations. Since we went to Glacier at beginning of July and some trails still closed this was a perfect option to see more of the park. Plus being so close to the mountain tops was an adventure as well as seeing the beauty reflected in the lakes.

Visited July 2014
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great Experience!”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We had a great experience! Stopped by to see about a reservation, and there was another couple waiting for someone to share a tour. We did the 30 minute tour, so it was $125.00 each for 4 of us and they were able to take us for our flight on the spot. The pilot was a great tour guide, and we were able to enjoy a lot of beautiful scenery that cannot be seen from an automobile or a very long hike. Never having been on a helicopter, I was a little apprehensive, but the pilot was great and the flight was smooth. I would definitely do this again - and take the longer 1 hour tour.

Visited July 2014
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East Moline, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We took the 1 hour tour. The pilot narrated the entire trip. He knew the names of mountains, lakes, glaciers, rivers and the valleys. The ride was smooth and beautiful. What a great way to see Glacier National Park!

Visited July 2014
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Chappell, Nebraska
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“One hour helicopter tour of Glacier Park”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We found Glacier Heli-Tours to be a very well run operation, with real concerns for safety and customer service. We shared a one-hour flight with another couple and the scenery was truly spectacular. Our pilot/guide was very knowledgeable regarding the park and it's glaciers. I used to regularly lease helicopters for my work and I know what they cost. We thought the $500/couple price for a one hour flight was very reasonable. The tour was one of the highlights of our recent visit to Glacier.

Visited July 2014
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

My husband and I took the 1 hour tour. Everything from making our reservation to the tour was top notch. Staff was friendly, professional & helpful. Our pilot was fun, knowledgeable & made us feel safe the entire trip. Seeing Glacier from a helicopter was a very unique and amazing way to see the park. Going to the sun was still closed, as were many trails while we were there and seeing the park from the air gave us a new appreciation for the scenery and views that Glacier has to offer. I would highly recommend Glacier Heli Tours and would strongly encourage the 1 hour trip.

Visited June 2014
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