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“Saved the day!”

Fox & Franz Josef Heliservices
Ranked #6 of 11 Tours in Franz Josef
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Fox and Franz Josef Heliservices offer scenic helicopter flights and snow landings above the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers. View Mount Cook, Mount Tasman New Zealands highest peaks. 4 and 6 passenger modern turbine helicopters. Private charters available. Easy to find us on the Main Street at Franz Josef and Fox Glacier.
Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

We were booked to do a twin glacier flight with another company from Fox Glacier that got cancelled due to clouds. We were rebooked by them for a take off from Franz Josef that also got canceled due to insufficient people. I walked into the Heliservices Office at 6:15pm and they got me on a chopper in 20 minutes! We had an amazing landing at FJ glacier and great views. The pilot couldn't get onto Fox due to clouds. On return when we mentioned this they refunded part of our payment - really appreciated this gesture.
This was easily one of the best evenings of our lives!
Their rates are marginally lesser than some of the other companies. My 3 year old son travelled free on my lap next to the window with a kids harness and loved it.
Thank you guys for saving the day!!

Thank bjross
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

Took the helicopter for a view of mt cook ,fox and franz glacier. Tremendous views of a breathtaking white landscape. Spotted some mountaingoats. Impressively white/blue ice and a good view of how the glaciers run. Landed in the snow for some nice photos. On a clear day this trip is well worth the money

Thank MattheusAlto
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

We shopped around, looking for the most affordable option, as we are traveling with a 4 and a 5 year old. Fox & Franz was the best family value by far. The experience from inquiry to booking to the friendly safety briefing and driver were just fantastic. Highly recommend the twin glacier tour with snow landing. The kids made a small snowman and the pilot was very informative.

Thank evilexis
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

This was much better than I expected. We were booked on a longer tour that took in Mount cook, but the low cloud prevented this. However the staff couldn't have been friendlier, they offered alternatives or refunds. We loved the 30 mins tour. The pilot was great. the landing on the snow was exciting and the glaciers were reallyn beautiful. II would do this again in a shot.

Thank Sprogg2
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Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get to see both Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers as well as Mt's Cook & Tasman on a beautiful clear Summer morning. The flight was thrilling and the views breathtaking - quite a treat for our 5 & 8 year old kids too - something they will remember for a long time

Thank kiwimumEdTrem
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