Juneau, Alaska, US
Five Glacier Seaplane Exploration
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Approximately 1¼ Hours
The grandeur of Alaska's epic glaciers will thrill and delight you on Juneau's only five-glacier flightseeing tour. Seeing glaciers from the air is an Alaskan must-do, and doing so by authentic Alaskan seaplane is the quintessential Alaskan experience. One of the most important modes of transportation in Alaska is the seaplane (also known as a floatplane), allowing you to escape into the true Alaskan wilderness within minutes of leaving the ship.
Your own seaplane exploration begins as your aircraft gently takes off from the historic downtown Juneau waterfront, carrying you over the remnants of Juneau's mining past.
You will soar over the lush wilderness of the Tongass National Forest to catch your first glimpse of five distinctly different, absolutely majestic glaciers making up a section of the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Ice Field. 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 Ice Field, the Taku Glacier is the only glacier that is actually advancing -- not retreating -- and indeed is one of only a few advancing glaciers in the world.
All participants enjoy a window seat for enhanced viewing and a headset for continuous narration. Narration can be provided in writing during the flight for the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, Catalan, German, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian and French.