• Welcome, Log In or Register
  • 855.OCEANIA (855.623.2642)
  • Guest Services
Oceania Cruises. Your World. Your Way.

Alaskan Grandeur

May we help you

10 Days aboard Regatta | Fares from $2,499 per guest
Request a Quote

À La Carte Excursions | General Information

: Juneau  Go
The following symbols will assist you in choosing the excursion that is right for you:
Oceania Choice Excursions Oceania Choice Excursion Easy Activity Easy Activity
Oceania Exclusive Excursion Oceania Exclusive Excursion Moderate Activity Moderate Activity
Culinary Discovery Tour Culinary Discovery Tour Strenuous Activity Strenuous Activity
Artists Loft Excursion Artists Loft Excursion Meal Included A Meal is included with excursion
Food & Wine Trails Food & Wine Trails Evening Excursion Evening Excursion
Chairman's Choice Chairman's Choice

Excursion 17: Mendenhall Glacier By Helicopter & Guided Walk *
Tour Code: JNU-018
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 2 hours)

Take advantage of incredible savings by purchasing your excursions in advance.
Tour Price: $375
Unlimited Passport Collection Unlimited Passport Collection
– Discounted Tour Price: $205

Add To Plan

Experience the Mendenhall Glacier by helicopter and on-foot during a memorable flight-seeing tour and guided walk on this slow-moving river of ice.

Depart the pier for the brief transfer to the heliport. Upon arrival, you will receive a comprehensive safety briefing and be fitted for special glacier-walking boots before boarding a modern, five-six-passenger turbine helicopter for take-off.

Flying high above wetland habitat, alpine ridges and lush rainforests, you will gain a new appreciation for this rugged land as your pilot shares a lively narrative. As you approach the ice field and its many glaciers, you will marvel at the twisted spires, deep blue crevasses and carved peaks that comprise this ancient landscape. Soaring even higher, you will pass by the Mendenhall Towers, jagged rock sentinels soaring more than 7,000 feet, and the spectacular icefalls that overflow to form the Mendenhall Glacier.

Next, you will view icefalls, spires and many hanging glaciers suspended on the surrounding mountainsides before gently landing on this slow-moving river of ice. As you explore the glacier's surface, your expert mountaineering guide will explain how glaciers form, flow and carve out the rugged landscape.

Following your visit, you will reboard your helicopter for the return flight to the heliport, then be transferred back to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves approximately 30 minutes of helicopter time, and 20-25 minutes of time spent on the glacier. Dress warmly in layers, and bring a hat, gloves sunglasses, raingear, a camera, and film (or memory) from the ship. Glacier-walking boots will be provided. Due to heightened security, no bags, purses, fanny packs, etc. will be allowed on the helicopter. A secure location will be made available to lock up your belongings. A window seat is not guaranteed. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or guests who utilize a wheelchair.

*Due to weight and balance limitations, passenger safety and comfort, passengers weighing 250 pounds or more may be assessed an additional $150 to reserve extra space onboard the helicopter.

NOTICE: All Oceania Cruises shore excursion fares are listed per person, and are subject to change and availability. Some tours are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Tour departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. While Oceania Cruises makes every effort to adhere to the specifics mentioned in each shore excursion description, circumstances may require otherwise. All shore excursion information contained on this website is subject to change without notice at Oceania Cruises’ discretion. Oceania Cruises is not responsible or liable for typographical error, omissions or misprints.

*Click here to view complete terms and conditions associated with this special offer.

Click Here to enlarge map

Click here to register for special offers and itinerary updates.

You have no saved cruises