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Mountains & Ocean

Leaving Merrill Field in the heart of 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 it’s 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. Transfers from any hotel in Anchorage included.

Tour Details
  • Adult:$319
  • Child (2-11):$269
  • Private Surcharge:$50
  • Tour Duration:1:15 hours
  • Flight Time:30 min
  • Landing:Flightseeing only
  • Departure:Merill Field - Anchorage
  • Transfers:Hotel in Anchorage
  • Dates of Operation:Year Round

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Tour Highlights

  • 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
  • Great view of the Ft. Richardson Hydro-electric dam
  • Dall sheep and mountain goat, moose and sometimes bears
  • High alpine lakes, creeks and streams
  • Return via spectacular Turnagain Arm

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Our Reviews

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 Anchorage 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 Anchorage Helicopter Tours and pilot Mark!

Mary P
Mountains & Ocean - 08/13/2017

"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 Anchorage Helicopter Tours.

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

Dave G
Mountains & Ocean - 08/6/2015

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