Mountains & Ocean
Leaving Merrill Field in downtown Anchorage, your flight will head east toward the front range of the Chugach Mountains where we meet up with Ship Creek at the Ft. Richardson Hydro-Dam. From there we head up Ship Creek to its headwaters at the top of Indian pass, dropping into Turnagain Arm. As you climb up the creek on each side you have spectacular rural Alaska scenery just a few minutes from Alaska’s largest city.
This tour has great possibility of seeing moose and other wildlife. Like most of our tours, this one takes you through the remote back country of Anchorage and is loaded with stunning views. The return flight over Turnagain Arm affords some prime Dall sheep and mountain goat viewing along the cliffs. Keep your eyes peeled for eagles and Beluga whales as we fly back up the coastline.
An optional add-on to this tour is a landing on a remote mountain top with view over the city and the inlet. On a clear day you can see the peaks of the Alaska Range on the horizon, more than 250 miles away.
- Scenic flight right from take off: Ship Creek starts right next to the airport
- Follow Ship Creek up to Arctic Valley high into the Chugach Mountains
- Optional Mountain Top Landing
- Dall sheep and mountain goat, moose and sometimes bears
- High alpine lakes, creeks and streams
- Return via spectacular Turnagain Arm
Take a look at some of our most recent photos from this tour.
"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.
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!
"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.