Alaska Heli Hiking & Outdoor Photography
From June until mid- September you can enjoy the thrill of a helicopter flight combined with high alpine walking and photography in South-central Alaska. Come and experience the rugged Chugach Mountains away from the crowds! We offer guided tours for small groups of 2 – 5 people, so you’ll have plenty of quality time in the wilderness with outstanding opportunities to see wildlife. This tour can easily be upgraded to be a photographers dream: we add a relocation with the helicopter to explore two different areas. Typically we choose a high alpine location and a good spot right on the glacier so you get a good variety of scenery, but if you want to focus on another alpine location or two different glacier area's we can make that happen :-)
Amazing scenery and great guides
Veteran pilots operate our helicopters, so you can be assured that you are in the best hands. Your tour starts at Knik River Lodge where meet your guide and pilot. After a quick safety briefing and gear check you’ll board the helicopter and whisk off to the alpine meadows, well above timberline. Your guide is an experienced naturalist, knowledgeable about the area and the abundant wildlife and vegetation. June is mating season for the bears and they’ll be very active after a long winter hibernation. In July expect endless wildflowers, in August and September it’s berry galore plus the vibrant colors of fall. We often see bears, moose and Dall sheep on our hikes and your guide will make sure these are safe and enjoyable encounters for you and the animals.
Hike on top of the world
The helicopter will drop you off in the high country where spectacular scenery surrounds you. Together you determine ahead of time how long and strenuous you wish to hike. Some people just want to stretch their legs and take pictures for one or two hours while others want to scramble all the way to the top of one of the peaks and spend up to 4 hours in the mountains.
While the heli-hiking tour offer plenty of ‘Kodak’ opportunities, the true photographer may be tempted to add some fight time and have the helicopter relocate you to a second location where you’ll have a totally different view of the area. You can land right in the middle of the glacier near a beautiful melt pool or ice formations. The glacier is very dynamic so the features change constantlyt and our pilots know exactly where the best spots are through the year. Our guests always come back with a very big smile from this tour…
Prices Heli Hiking
$675 per adult, 2 person minimum. Family pricing available, call us for a custom quote.
Included: helicopter flights, 4 hours expert naturalist guide, complimentary beverages.
Prices Photography Tour
$750 per adult, 2 person minimum. Included: 50 minute helicopter flight with one relocation, 4 hours professional photographer/guide, complimentary beverages.
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Discounts of 20 - 40% available if you combine multiple helicopter tours. Ask us about the details.
Why book this tour?
• Helicopter tour with spectacular scenery
• Private guided tour: just your party plus a guide
• Photography tours guided by renowned professional photographers & naturalists
• Better weather than Girdwood, Seward, Juneau, Haines and Skagway
May 6 - Oct 30
Morning and afternoon departure available daily.
Due to limited availability of the photographer / guides we recommend planning this tour on a weekday and to reserve your spot as early as possible.