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Guest Reviews

Over the years Alaska Helicopter Tours has had the pleasure of flying guest to some of the most remarkable places in Alaska! Take a look at some of our highlighted guest reviews. Read what they had to say about their experience flying with Alaska Helicopter Tours.


If I can give them more than five stars, I would! This is possibly one of the best experiences of my life, also I got to propose to my girlfriend during this tour! It all started with me calling Peter and asking for his help in setting it all up and he was amazingly patient and cooperative. We were originally supposed to land at the Knik Glacier however due to bad weather we had a slight change in plans and we ended up going to a landing site on a mountain top!

My girlfriend always wanted to be proposed in a secluded area - well what better spot than a mountain top, right? She was pleasantly surprised and when I got down on a knee, she said yes 🙂

In a nut-shell: if you are looking for a out-of-this-world-proposal-idea, look no further - the awesomeness, warmth and the goodness of folks from this company will leave blow you away, leaving a forever imprint in your memory.


Jeff, our pilot, was great. You have to do this tour! We learned so much about glaciers. I’m at a loss for words to describe the beauty and magnificence of the scenery.

"Dog Sledding Experience of a Lifetime!"

After a breath taking scenic and informative commentary by the very experienced helo pilot - Jemiah, we came into view of the Dog Sledding and Mushers Camp. As we set down and began to offload we were greeted by the barking of excited dogs ready and waiting near by to take us on our tour. The mascot and baby of camp - Silver was very much the favorite in everyone's hearts, the camp team included. After an interactive encounter with the dogs and our tear around the snow on a led we got he chance to discuss life on the frontier and spend more time with the dogs. Then, back to the chopper to make our descent to Knik River Lodge landing but not before taking off over the edge of the cliff for another breath taking view of the gorges and rivers below. Scenic cruise around the mountain tops searching for wildlife and a closer look at the glacier. before setting back down at the landing.

"Glacier Landing!"

This is a splurge but definitely worth it. The glacier was truly an amazing sight. Our helicopter pilot Pam was great! She landed on the glacier and took some photos of our family. Thank you to Bridget for recommending we go to Hatcher’s Pass while in the area. It made for a great day.

"Knik Glacier tour and dogsled"

Amazing day! Once in a lifetime! Must do if near anchorage. Walked on Knik Glacier, drank glacier water, landed via helicopter ON the glacier. The dogs and dogsled are amazing. They live ON the glacier all summer. Our pilot, Josiah (taught us a ton about the glacier & was perfect pilot/guide), dogsled captain (wow!), and all with the company made our day spectacular! Bucket list - amazing day! Worth every penny!

"Beyond amazing"

Nature this grand is majestic and awesome. Seeing it from a helicopter and from the surface of the glacier is indescribable. Evan was a gracious pilot and guide for our adventure. This was an experience of a lifetime and I highly recommend it. Knik Lodge was an easy drive from Anchorage with more beautiful scenery. Just do it!

"A dream come true."

This tour was without doubt the best experience ever. Jeff, the chopper pilot, was such a great guy. Great sense of humour and loads of interesting information. The dogs, including Nigel the very vicious terrier and Silver, the six month pup in training, were amazing. It was very clear from the moment we landed that the relationship between the mushers and their dogs was something I could have watched all day. The dogs love them and equally they loved their dogs. We were permitted to interact with the dogs as much as we liked and it was obvious that they were more interested in getting picked to be hitched to the sled to go for a run, than talking to us. These dogs are so fit and clearly love what they do. I could write about this fantastic adventure for hours but rather than reading my review, do yourself a favour and just go see and experience it for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.

Our thanks to the very experienced team of mushers for answering all our questions and sharing your dogs with us. We enjoyed telling you all how life is like in the Australian outback too.

"Awesome Experience"

Absolutely loved this tour! Every moment was well organized from the chopper flight to the glacier landing and meeting the mushers. Friendly guides all round and really enjoyed talking to the head musher about working dogs in such extreme conditions, and he was also interested in my working sheep dogs out where I live, in central australia (very hot). The young girl leading our team of dogs was absolutely lovely and did a great job of controlling the dogs. We had a great time and I could have stayed easily there all day just talking to the mushers!!!

Highly recommended and well worth every penny! Made a little girls dream come true!

"Amazing experience"

This was hands down the best experience we’ve had in Alaska. We did the glacier tour with landing. Our pilot was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He explained what we were seeing - from why the ice is blue to moulins and more! Walking on the Knik Glacier was surreal. Highly recommend.

"A must-do activity!"

This was incredible! My husband and I are so glad we splurged and bought a tour with this company. The staff were nice, and the pilot was funny, knowledgeable, and an excellent flier. I even got to "help" by pulling the lever that shut off the helicopter! The views were beyond words, and it was cool to hear about the landscape while flying over it. Make sure to dress warmly. I highly recommend trying this.

Highlight of our trip!

It was our last day in Alaska and decided to try this excursion after several failed attempts at a small plane landing near Denali. Stopped at the office by the airport and we were lucky to get a 12:30 flight for 4. We did go to the lodge which is about an hour away but again we were very happy to be accommodated at the last minute. It was a beautiful sunny day. Our pilot was Pam, she was very sensitive to the fact that one of us (me) was apprehensive about our first helicopter flight. The trip to and from the glacier was very smooth. We landed next to a Glacier Pool and had time to wander around the glacier. Quite simply, it was magical! What an awesome experience. I can't recommend this trip highly enough!


What an amazing and truly phenomenal experience! This was a bucket list item. The views from the helicopter were amazing. The pilot, Pam, was so informative. The crew at the sledding were wonderful and very knowledgeable. Getting to experience the dog sledding on this glacier was truly an experience I'll never forget. This trip is highly recommended by me!

"Breathtaking flight"

The world is full of beauty and wonder. Sights to fill the imagination with awe. The breathtaking flight to the top of Ruth Glacier, is a fairy tale unleashed. Words give no meaning to the rugged sheer beauty that engulfs you upon arrival. The 360° panoramic view rapidly cascades into euphoria. Life is good. I'm walking on heaven's door step. A must see and do.....

"Just go!"

Incredible flight to the Sheldon Chalet for a picnic! Just go! The views are spectacular! The staff are great!

Absolutely amazing!

We were just hanging out in Talkeetna when my father-in-law met Austin (I believe the director of marketing) and he booked us a spontaneous flight. Our pilot, Santi was very informative, knowledgeable, and very determined for us to see some wildlife! We ended up spotting a black bear and a moose. We landed at the Sheldon Chalet, where we got to take in more of the beautiful views. Unfortunately it was too cloudy to see Denali, but were told on clearer days you can see it better. Once in a lifetime trip that everyone should experience!

"Highly Recommend"

Had the chance to take the family up to Mt Denali from Talkeetna today. Had an amazing trip with Santi as our pilot... highly recommend and hope to do this again!

"Will not disappoint!"

This is by far the best tour in the area and will not disappoint! We loved every minute of it and it was worth every penny! We even said we would have paid double! This is an amazing once in a lifetime experience to be able to land on the Sheldon Mountain Lodge property. Safe well maintained helicopter with an extremely experienced pilot.

"Bluebird day"

A clearly knowledgeable pilot who puts his passengers first. Chad flew us over the Alaska Range on a bluebird day for views this Alaskan has never seen! Highly recommend.

"Amazing pilot!"

Breathtaking views and an amazing pilot! Thanks Alaska Helicopter Tours!

Awesome Scenery

We were in Anchorage the for a few days the week of June husband Ed (an airplane and helicopter pilot) and his buddy Jim booked the 2 hour excursion. They were flying high from the experience. Super easy to book; Alaska Helicopter Tours did the pickup and drop off at the hotel; and the experience and scenery incredible!

Excellent experience!

Today Josiah took us flight seeing and to a dog camp to dogsled on a glacier. What a phenomenal experience! Highly recommend this company for a personalized experience where you can be up close and see nature from a high up perspective.

See Alaska from a new point of view!!

First off, I'm a local, born and raised Alaska but this is one touristy thing I strongly suggest everyone does. Absolutely impressed. So cool to see Alaska from a new perspective. Alaska Helicopter Tours has a good selection of tours to go on. Our pilot Matt was awesome, friendly and you can tell he has a passion to fly. He did a great job explaining what was going on and pointing out interesting sights. Live life and do it!

Memorable Helicopter Ride

We visited Anchorage with our almost thirteen year old grandson. His wish was to go up in a helicopter in Alaska--someday he would like to be a pilot! The hotel concierge recommended Alaska Helicopter Tours and we made a reservation for a flight. The adventure was all he had hoped for and more. Our pilot, Mark Barker, sat our grandson upfront with him and shared information about helicopters and the controls as we traveled over magnificent Alaskan scenery. Mark is a skilled, informative, and seasoned pilot and we enjoyed every moment of the flight. The helicopter ride was a highlight of our trip to Alaska. Highly recommend Alaska Helicopter Tours and pilot Mark!

Absolutely Wonderful

What a great trip our pilot Pablo was great. I am a pilot and was impressed with his skills and professionalism. That said he was a great guide and much fun.

Great helicopter experience

Flew with Pablo to the glacier. Fantastic flying experience. Highly recommend this trip and adventure. Pablo wasn't just there to fly us to the glacier, he went out of his way to show us some of the scenic views. He also did a few circles over the scenic sights so people on both sides of the helicopter had an opportunity for great photos. Safety was treated very seriously.

Definitely recommend this company for any helicopter flights.

"Surprise birthday charter for my husband"

For any folks considering a tour or just want to charter a helicopter for a special occassion I HIGHLY recommend this company. First of all, it was the only company that replied to my emails, and I sent emails to all the helicopter companies. From the first point of contact (Thank you Doc), to the friendly staff (Thank you Nora) to the awesome pilot (Thank you Jeff) it was very professional but down to earth. I felt comfortable right from the start and appreciate the effort put forward by the team to pull off my surprise birthday charter for my husband.

The team was in constant contact with me to ensure me that things were set up and ready to go on the day of our charter. My husband believed that we were going downtown for dinner and to have our pilot greet us at the door and say, "Happy Birthday" to my husband when we entered the building was just perfect.

I chartered a helicopter to fly us to Whittier and drop us off, and the sites along the way were just breath taking. I can't thank the team enough for being so gracious and genuine. I plan on using them again for our Anniversary.

You can take their regular charters or charter a flight to fit your special occasion, because this company will do their level best to make it a happy occasion and I can't thank them enough. It will be a trip my husband will remember for a very long time.

"Would definitely recommend"

Had a great time. Very fun and very safe. Dude has a fun personality as well. Would definitely recommend.

"By far the highlight of the trip"

Our Alaska trip has included bear watching, rafting, a train ride, a day cruise and many activities, but the helicopter landing on the glacier was by far the highlight of the trip. There are not enough superlatives to describe walking on Knik glacier. Our pilot, Pablo, was excellent and a perfect guide. Do not miss this!!

"This is a must do adventure in Alaska"

Amazing experience!! The pilot was very informative and a great tour guide of the glaciers. I would strongly recommend the combination package of dogsledding and the glacier stop. This is a must do adventure in Alaska.

"Definitely worth every penny!"

You gotta do this! Some friends and I took the glacier Landing Tour and it was awesome. The views are incredible and Alaska is beautiful from the air. We actually landed on a glacier and walked around. it was like a postcard in every direction. Our helicopter pilot, Jeff Freeman, is a skilled pilot we felt safe with right from the start and the birds are state of the art for private helicopters. Definitely worth every penny!

"What an amazing company!"

OMGosh! What an amazing company! The day before we were to fly out of Anchorage my Dad who is 86 ,Had seen an ad on the Alaska channel for helicopter flights. He asked if my brother, my husband & I would be interested in a helicopter tour. I grabbed some brochures from the hotel as we were on our way to Whittier for a glacier cruise. I called a couple companies who were on phone mail &/or couldnt return my call til after 7pm or we're booked til the end of July. I then called Alaska Helicopter Tours - no phone message, Joel the owner answered the phone. We wanted a flight out of Anchorage for 4 but what was available would have meant we'd be split in 2 groups. He suggested a flight an hour north of Anchorage that would accommodate the 4 of us and would cost less IF we were willing to drive up there & IF he could get it arranged for the next AM. We said "yes" & he text later with a time that worked for us & a price we couldn't refuse! (Thanks, Joel!)

This was so last minute for us & they were great at getting this arranged on such a short notice & allowing payment the next AM. We arrived a few minutes before our expected time. Pablo was our pilot. He was so kind to my dad helping him in& out of the helicopter, applying cleats to his shoes, got him a heavier coat to wear & took several pictures with our cameras. He allowed us plenty of time on the glacier & in the air. Pablo was very knowledgeable & seemed to enjoy his job.He even gave my dad a nice gift at the end of the flight! Thank you, Pablo!

Thanks to this whole company who had prompt & polite service. My Dad is 86, he never thought he'd have a chance to go to Alaska much less take a helicopter flight & walk on a glacier. He was so happy to have the experience - & I was very happy with the service provided!

Thanks again, Joel, Pablo, Doc & Nora!

"Truly made this trip to Alaska special"

Lief was our pilot. He went over and beyond to try and find moose, bears. We saw both. Even about 8 swans. It was a spectacular trip. The landing on the glacier was Amazing with a capitol A. Truly made this trip to Alaska special.

"Terrific experience"

Deciding on a tour on short notice, hotel concierge contacted Doc. As I was without a car, he graciously agreed to pick me up the next day. Very friendly, professional and down-to-earth guy. Joined by a couple at airfield, pilot Leif did a terrific job explaining safety and previewed our tour up the Eagle River. Being solo I had the front seat! Extremely professionally, also fun and engaging, Leif described many details about the city, valley, glacier and the flight in general. Terrific experience, and extra accommodating of my disability. Thanks!

"A flight of a lifetime"

What a way to be welcomed to Alaska. The front staff, pilot and owner were so friendly and made sure I was treated right. Joel was kind of enough to take my early morning phone call and Evan ensured it would be a flight of a lifetime. Alaska Helicopter Tours is professional, personal, and has the experience needed to make sure your tour is one to remember. Thank you!

"As good as it gets"

Excellent service. Great people. as good as it gets in this business.

"Fabulous experience for the last day of our Alaskan experience"

This helicopter flight was a first for my husband and myself. Our pilot, Jason, used humor introducing us to his helicopter. He told us which parts of the helicopter to walk past and which parts to never walk toward upon entering and existing the helicopter. He quickly informed us of his flying experience and experience in the Air Force. He was serious about watching and noting gauges during takeoff and landing. The flight was smooth. We had a beautiful day. After the dog sledding, upon our return, he gave us significant views of the glacier and searched for animals on the hills. This was a fabulous experience for the last day of our Alaskan experience.

"My first trip to Alaska one I won't forget!"

I was in Anchorage for a very short time on business and wanted to see the sights. Doc worked with me to get me on a tour on very short notice! My pilot, Leif, was very knowledgeable about the area and a pleasure to spend a couple hours of my day with. Alaska Helicopter Tours made my first trip to Alaska one I won't soon forget!

"One of the most memorable and worthwhile experiences we've had"

My wife had never been to Alaska, so on a recent visit to Anchorage we decided to see some sights and booked a tour with Alaska Helicopter Tours to do a helicopter tour of the Knik Glacier. Doc (Joe) worked with us a week prior to smooth out some issues in our booking and even drove us up to the Knik Lodge to get picked up by the chopper.

Our pilot (John) was amazing, swinging across the landscape to point out mountain goats and sheep on the hills before landing us in an amazing spot on the glacier between two pools of azure blue glacier water. The day was amazingly perfect and we spent a glorious time hiking on the glacier and taking tons of photos (of which both John and Joe were exercising their artistic talents by assisting with photographs).

I'll admit when I booked the tickets, I was slightly apprehensive. The tickets were expensive, I'd never flown in a helicopter, and landing on a glacier seemed somewhat, I'm a rather large man (6'5", 350+ lbs). I couldn't have been more mistaken...for it was one of the most memorable and worthwhile experiences we've had. The ride was practically spacious, smooth, and the experience well worth it.

Special thanks to Joe and John for making our day with such an amazing life experience! We'll definitely tell our friends!

"Highly recommend Alaska Helicopter Tours"

What an AWESOME adventure!!! We were picked up from our hotel by Evan and Erin, taken to the hanger. We met our pilot was Pablo, he took my sister (Tammy) and I out over the breathtaking scenic landscapes, and gave a very informative tour. He flew low and slow over the glaciers, doing a second pass for us to see as much as possible - before a gentle landing near the Knik Glacier.

Although we had an unexpected "extended" tour.. 🙂 - we had the best time! Pablo was fantastic...cannot speak more highly of an experienced, knowledgeable, friendly & warm guy! ..We returned back to the hanger with another pilot, Josiah, another knowledgeable and friendly guy.. We had brilliant time out in the snow and up in the air - highly recommend Alaska Helicopter Tours.

From two Aussies, who haven't seen all that much snow or picturesque landscapes - this was awe inspiring and flat out breathtaking!!! Hats off to Pablo!!!!

"Aircraft condition was pristine, it was a pleasure!"

Chartered to inspect a remote property for a property appraisal. Pablo was the pilot and could not have been nicer. I have chartered with many different companies over the years and felt very safe with Pablo, who was very careful and very considerate in making sure he did all he could to make the job go well. The aircraft condition was pristine, it was a pleasure.

"Want to come back for more!"

Experience of a lifetime. A surprisingly quiet, tranquil helicopter ride into the mountains, just marvelous. Pablo was fantastic, an experienced, friendly pilot who made us want to come back for more. Thanks again!

"Spectacular pilot, we had a blast!"

Josiah was a spectacular pilot and flew the Raven like it was an extension of his mind! Safety and comfort were paramount with the experience. We had a blast! Awe struck by the beauty of the mountains, water and glaciers. We were up here on business and took some time to enjoy a spectacular tour to celebrate Veteran's Day with our Paw! We will definitely be back!

"The entire experience was unforgettable!"

I am so grateful for Alaska Helicopter Tours and the life time experience that they provided for my daughter and I. It was my daughters 10th birthday and it was a surprise gift to land on a glacier in a helicopter and play on 500ft of ice underneath of us! It was one of the most breathtaking and spectacular views you will ever see.

Our pilot was very accommodating and gave so much interesting facts of nature all around us, it was great! The entire experience was unforgettable and it is a day neither my daughter nor I will ever forget. Thank you Alaska Helicopter Tours, we can't wait to do it again!!

"Comfortable and thrilling glacier landing!"

Alaska Helicopter Tours and their personnel, Joel, Josiah and Pablo provided my wife and I with a once in a lifetime experience. Their friendliness and attention to safety made the helicopter tour and glacier landing comfortable and thrilling. I would 100% recommend this tour and Alaska Helicopter Tours to anyone going to Alaska! See some of Alaska's majesty in a most unique way.

"Absolutely loved our trip!"

We went out with Pablo three weeks ago to Knik Glacier and it was truly amazing. He was fantastic about putting me in great positions for the best photographs which is important since I'm a photographer. He would go higher, lower, make a second (or third) pass, and find great angles. We absolutely loved our trip and would recommend it a hundred times over.

"I would never dream of using another company!"

My wife and I used Alaska Helicopter Tours for a vow renewal on a glacier. Our pilot, Chuck, was great! Chuck is retired military and his aircraft handling abilities show it. The helicopter was clean, the pilot was prompt, entertaining, and knowledgeable! I would never dream of using another company!

"Great & professional company!"

We wanted to get married on a glacier and decided to use this company after speaking with Joel, the owner. He was very patient with all of our million questions and dozens of phone calls! In typical bride fashion I arrived at our pickup site over an hour late, but our pilot, Josiah, was very kind and understanding about it. He even had some great suggestions for pictures! This is a great, professional company and we're already planning another trip up!

"Best Wedding Ever! Alaska Helicopter Tours is the BEST!"

I cannot say enough good things about Alaska Helicopter Tours... they made our big day an experience of a lifetime. We arranged our wedding with these guys to get married on Knik glacier, just outside of Palmer, AK. The people that work at Alaska Helicopter Tours are really what makes that business so special. They are truly good hearted & go above and beyond to bring out the best. We had the best time for our wedding, thanks to them.

"Most amazing experience ever!"

It was without a doubt our favorite part of our vacation. We had the most amazing day of our lives and it wouldn't have been possible without Alaska Helicopter Tours.

Our pilot Mark was amazing! He was very knowledgable, fun, enthusiastic and showed us some of the most amazing places on earth.

"Definitely recommend Alaska Helicopter Tours!"

I recently led a photography workshop that focused on glacier aerials and we used Alaska Helicopter Tours for our helicopter support. I can say that the experience far exceeded not only the expectations of my workshop participants, but my own expectations as well. Our pilot Mark was awesome!!

I would definitely recommend Alaska Helicopter Tours and can't wait to use them again.

"Alaska Helicopter Tours does it best!"

Alaska Helicopter Tours was the highlight of our Alaskan vacation. Booking process was smooth and they responded promptly to emails or phone calls. Our pilot, Mark, was fabulous! Helicopter tours are absolutely the best way to take in the vastness and scenery of Alaska.

The glacier landing was the ultimate experience and Alaska Helicopter Tours does it best!!

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