Eagle Glacier Tour
The flight time for this tour is one hour and takes you east from Merrill Field up over the Chugach Mountains to the face of the Eagle Glacier. We take off from Merrill Field, fly up the front range of Chugach Mountains into the Eagle River Valley. Follow the scenic Eagle River upstream, over the Eagle River Nature Center all the way back to Eagle Glacier, to discover an audience of Dall Sheep and mountain goats.
Your pilot will give you ample opportunity to practice game spotting. We parallel Crow Pass trail, a historic Iditarod supply route and follow along Eagle River as we fly back into Anchorage.
A spectacular tour and great introduction to the area if you have limited time available.
- Scenic flight right from takeoff: Ship Creek starts right next to the airport
- Spectacular views of Eagle Glacier
- Great view of the Ft. Richardson Hydro-electric dam
- Dall sheep and mountain goat, moose and sometimes bears
- High alpine lakes, creeks and streams
Take a look at some of our most recent photos from this tour.
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.
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!
"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!