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Alaska-bred pilots will fly you over a stunning panorama of forest, rivers and glacial mountains. You’ll touch down on a living glacier and go deep into an adventure that could take you dogsledding, ice climbing, Guided NOVA Adventures, Weddings and more.

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Alaska Helicopter Adventure Tours

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Alaska Helicopter Tour Reviews

Why Outbound Heli? We are local Alaskans veterans who enjoy sharing our knowledge with our guests. We provide unbelievable helicopter adventures but can also help you plan the perfect vacation. Let us help you put together your dream Alaska vacation! 

WOW!! This was the best experience ever. Chris and Bridgette were AMAZING! The nicest people who went above and beyond to make sure we had the best experience. The helicopter ride was breath taking. Chris pointed out wild life and made sure we all saw. Then landing on the glacier was incredible. Chris walked us all around the glacier showing us the coolest areas. He also was a great photographer! Definitely the coolest experience of my life.
Sally Scheuble
Sally Scheuble
00:22 18 May 22
This was such a cool adventure!! Chris (our pilot/photographer) and Nick (our guide) were fantastic. They made us feel safe and comfortable, and made sure we got the whole ice climbing experience. If you're looking for a once in a lifetime Alaskan adventure - we would highly recommend this company!
Alyssa Brown
Alyssa Brown
20:42 17 May 22
Wow! I was really unsure about taking a helicopter flight, and was not fully committed until I got there 😆. But it was definitely one of the coolest experiences in my life! Bridget & Chris were great about explaining everything and making me feel comfortable! Bridget was right….I wouldn’t have know what I was missing. I would definitely fly with Chris again, and would highly recommend them to anyone considering this adventure. They were super helpful in selecting places to land for the best photo opportunities, and I got lots of great video. Definitely worth the $$$ 🚁
Heather Martell
Heather Martell
17:43 17 May 22
If you're in Alaska, a helicopter tour is must. Highly recommend!
Daniel Farrell
Daniel Farrell
18:38 16 May 22
Incredible tour of the Knik Glacier! Breathtaking stops on Grasshopper Ridge & Gannett Point! One of my favorite experiences in Alaska so far. Our pilot Sean was kind, humble, and capable. 10/10 would recommend!
Carolyn Highland
Carolyn Highland
06:21 17 Apr 22
Absolutely stunning and breathtaking experience! Sean was a very knowledgeable pilot, and the whole team was very welcoming and accommodating. Whole experience was absolutely incredible. 12/10 would highly recommend!
Julie Highland
Julie Highland
02:40 17 Apr 22
Bridget and Chris exemplify how a tour/adventure company should be run. They are patient, down to earth, accommodating, and communicative. They worked with us to ensure the perfect day and experience, and delivered in nearly all aspects (forgot to throw microspikes into the cargo hold, but we managed!). They will be the first I contact next time I need a heli in Alaska.
Chris Gering
Chris Gering
00:14 05 Apr 22
Made our wedding day very special. Very professional and kind people. Could not have asked for a better experience on our big day.
Lucas Camac
Lucas Camac
03:25 01 Apr 22
I was the photographer for a couple (Chris and Kate). I can't express how accommodating Bridget and Chris (pilot) were. Such an amazing experience. Chris listened to what we wanted out of the flight, as well as making sure we got the pictures we envisioned as well. Chris was also extremely helpful in grabbing items and helping us out. Definitely recommend Outbound Heli.
Matt Rommel
Matt Rommel
02:14 27 Mar 22
We had a great time with Outboard! It was a once on a lifetime experience and I’m glad we got to enjoy it with Bridgette, Chris and Sean.
Jennifer Draper
Jennifer Draper
01:08 19 Mar 22
This was on of the best days in my life! Words cannot describe how beautiful this entire day was. Wow. This was an experience of a lifetime. Definitely the most Alaskan thing I could have done while I was here. I am so grateful I made this decision to go with Outbound Heli Adventures! The entire experience from planning the trip with Bridget, to flying with Chris, and dog mushing with Nick was amazing. Thank you Outbound Heli Adventures! I am forever grateful for this once in a life time experience. I will definitely be back!!
Marika Sila
Marika Sila
00:52 28 Feb 22
This was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. Words cannot describe the beauty we saw in one day with Outbound Heli Adventures. I am so grateful for the hospitality Bridget and Chris showed us. I will never forget how magnificent this day was with them. Thank you Outbound Heli Adventures!! This was as Alaskan as it gets. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an experience of a lifetime. This is by far one of the funnest things I have ever done. I can’t wait to see the pictures we got from this trip! Thank you Outbound Heli Adventures! I couldn’t thank you enough. 😀
RedPath Talent
RedPath Talent
00:42 28 Feb 22
Truly amazing experience!!! The helicopter ride alone was one of the most exciting things I’ve ever done…and I’m not new to excitement. The glacier was breath taking. It was absolutely beautiful. My kids and I will never ever forget this experience!!
Rachel Johnson
Rachel Johnson
18:28 27 Feb 22
Such an amazing experience along with a great company. Bridget went out of her way to make this flight happen. Robert was an amazing pilot. Will definitely use them again. Highly recommend
Kasi Carter
Kasi Carter
19:00 23 Feb 22
We had the experience of a lifetime going ice climbing on the Knik Glacier! Everything went really well and the whole team was really kind and professional. I highly recommend Outbound Heli Adventures!
Antoine ALLAIN
Antoine ALLAIN
17:41 22 Feb 22
Chris and Bridget are amazing and so easy to work with. So professional and on top of things. Even brought a bottle of champagne for my wife and I to celebrate on the glacier our anniversary. Above and beyond and so much time spent making sure our experience was amazing. Highly recommend outbound Heli
Liam Dillon
Liam Dillon
19:29 15 Feb 22
Great people to do business with and ideally situated for adventures in the deep Alaskain wilderness 😀. Friendly and efficient. I plan to use them next year. You can't recommend a company more than that.Kip.
Kip Anderson
Kip Anderson
22:48 29 Jan 22
One of the best experiences of my life! The people were so friendly and knowledgeable. Chris was an incredible pilot and made the whole adventure comfortable.
Andrew Armstrong
Andrew Armstrong
21:10 28 Jan 22
Chris and Bridget are amazing down to earth people with only you having the experience of your life in mind! They take your satisfaction personally and make sure they are able to show you the amazing scenery Alaska has to offer to the absolute best of their ability!
Marcus Barkema
Marcus Barkema
20:30 20 Jan 22
Everything about Outbound Heli Adventures was amazing! They went above and beyond for a truly wonderful experience! The flight was easy to see all the mountains and moose! They helped my boyfriend plan a proposal and created a wonderful place that I will always remember!!! Chris went out of his way to help film the proposal and give a knowledgeable tour!! I would highly recommend and I cannot wait to come back and do a summer tour! If you are considering if whether to do it or not, just do it! You will not regret it!!
Kelsi Lucero
Kelsi Lucero
06:33 06 Jan 22
Super recommended!! The customer service is beyond 5 stars...they will try to accommodate and help you to have the best experience during this tour. You will not regret to go with Outbound Heli Adventures!!Thank you again for this amazing experience!!!
Edgar Crespo
Edgar Crespo
05:43 14 Nov 21
I have tried to write this review a thousand times since coming home and I cannot find the words to express how truly wonderful our experience with them was. Chris and Bridget are the nicest and most genuine people and are excellent at what they do. You are crazy if you book a helicopter tour with any other company. I 1000% recommend and look forward to touring with them again in the future!
Kayla Brady
Kayla Brady
19:20 14 Oct 21
This trip was definitely a must for anyone wanting an exciting adventure . Exceeded our expectations. Thank you!
Mikewh O
Mikewh O
01:29 06 Oct 21
Awesome adventure. Thank you so much for everything.
Jessica Cofrancesco
Jessica Cofrancesco
21:54 05 Oct 21
THIS WAS THE COOLEST EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER DONE! I am sooo happy we went with Outbound Heli Adventures! I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to see the glaciers in Alaska. They were so personable, made the adventure fun, and would do it again the next time I visit! You won't regret your decision for seeing Alaska's greatest wonders with Outbound Heli Adventures!
Annette Ambrose
Annette Ambrose
20:39 28 Sep 21
I wouldn’t have wanted to book with any other company. Outbound Heli Adventures made our aerial experience of Alaska personal and unique and provided us with an amazing view of the mountains, animals, and glacier. Worth every dollar!!
David Triller
David Triller
03:25 26 Sep 21
WOW!BEST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE!I would do It again 1000%He took us to the glacier and was so nice and talked to us throughout the whole trip and gave Information about Alaska and what we passed on the ride!I definately reccomend going to Outbound Heli If you are In Alaska and want something to do!
Savina Welch
Savina Welch
23:24 25 Sep 21
The most AMAZING time you could ever have!!! I liked it so much the first time I went, I booked them for the next day!! You MUST see Alaska this way and these are the only people to do it with!!! LOVE THEM!!!!
Darcy Graf
Darcy Graf
17:00 25 Sep 21
Such an amazing experience!!! Chris and Bridgette are the nicest really made the whole thing so special. We couldn’t be more thankful we found them. Definitely an Alaska MUST do!!!
Alana Bishop
Alana Bishop
00:40 22 Sep 21
One of the best experiences of our lives. Chris and Bridget are some of the nicest and best people we have ever met. We did a glacier landing adventure, and unlike some other companies in the area (who we saw land and leave very quickly) we had a good amount of time on the ice where Chris took us on a mini hike to some of the waterfalls and pools on the glacier. It was truly a memorable experience and highly recommend it to everyone. Also, if your looking for help planning your Alaska itinerary, make sure to reach out to Bridget!
Michael Herrera
Michael Herrera
18:02 18 Sep 21
It was trip of our life time. We landed on the glacier using the helicopter ride which is probably the 8th wonder of the world. Bridget and pilot (Chris) were very friendly with top notch customer service and pilot did took us to really beautiful spots on the glaciers. I will highly recommend using this company for the helicopter ride on the glaciers as it exceeded our expectations.
Ashok Tulachan (ash)
Ashok Tulachan (ash)
01:42 09 Sep 21
This was an amazing experience! Our son and his lovely bride eloped to an Alaska glacier and invited us along! Chris and Bridget did everything anyone could do to make it special and to make us comfortable. When we needed to delay for a few hours due to weather, Bridget kept us informed with frequent updates until we were able to fly. Wow! The views were other-worldly! I think it was everything the wedding couple wished for! Chris is a great pilot and made the flights in and out so interesting, pointing out wildlife along the way. Bridget was so kind and thoughtful! Both were careful to preserve the pristine environment. I'd love to fly with them again if I were ever back in Alaska!
Janet Macklin
Janet Macklin
18:30 31 Aug 21
We had a wonderful experience! Our guide Chris made us feel safe, and was quite knowledgeable about the wilderness and glacier. I would definitely recommend Outbound for a helicopter tour and glacier landing 🙂
Randy DeHart
Randy DeHart
21:19 27 Aug 21
Chris and Bridgett were incredible throughout this entire process. We felt safe as they took time to go over safety procedures, and they used quality items on the glacier to keep us safe. Chris, our pilot, was very knowledgeable when it came to the ever changing glacier. We spent about an hour out on the glacier itself exploring and learning what different parts meant. During our flight, Chris kept an eye out for wildlife and we saw a moose bathing in a lake. Make sure you take an empty water bottle to fill up with fresh glacier water! Also, we flew over half of our party while they were eating lunch, that chose the ATV tour. It was an incredible experience. I would do it again and again, and I would choose Outbound Heli every single time. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Aarica Smith
Aarica Smith
19:45 24 Aug 21
Outstanding!!! Awe inspiring!!! This was icing on the cake for our Alaskan adventure. To be flown out onto a glacier and be able to walk around, seeing the unique and ever changing landscape of the ice, brilliant pools, drain holes, waterfalls... there are no words. It was "other-worldly." Chris was an amazing pilot and gave us the most awesome experience. And Bridgett was an awesome host as well. They went above and beyond. We LOVED them!! If you are planning a trip to Alaska - do not miss Outbound Heli Adventures. You will not regret it!
Cathy Little
Cathy Little
07:13 24 Aug 21
This will be the highlight of your trip!!!Chris and Bridget are such an amazing team! I cannot express enough how much we loved this experience. We learned so much from Chris and not once did we feel rushed out at the glacier. THANK YOU!! It was an experience of a lifetime! 🥲🥲🥲
Jaimi Baxter
Jaimi Baxter
13:03 06 Aug 21
You need to take this tour! We came to anchorage with the original plan to hike but had to change plans last minute due to an injury. With a quick phone call we were able to book a last minute helicopter ride to Knick Glacier and it was amazing!! The level of professionalism, ease, and experience with this company is second to none and I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.
Claudia Flores
Claudia Flores
07:49 28 Jul 21
What an amazing experience. Chris was very professional and knowledgeable about the area that we flew over. The Knik Glacier was absolutely beautiful. Landing on the glacier was such a surreal moment and being able to walk around and see it up close with my wife was amazing. I would definitely recommend using Outbound Heli Adventures for any of your tour or backcountry fight needs.
robert martinez
robert martinez
23:41 26 Jul 21
Amazing people, great guides, and overall excellent experience!
Durand Washington
Durand Washington
18:41 25 Jul 21
Great customer service from the first phone call! We looked up a bunch of different helicopter tours, and Chris and Bridget sold us right away. They were kind and helpful on the phone. Chris and another pilot Eric took my group of 4 onto the Knik Glacier. We saw mountain goats and moose on our flight! When we landed on the glacier, we spent around an hour exploring. Chris shared a ton of knowledge about the glacier and wildlife in the area. We grabbed a bottle full of the glacier water, explored the crevices and hills on the glacier, and took tons of great pictures. I highly recommend this tour. Take your time and enjoy it!
Dylon Starr
Dylon Starr
15:36 25 Jul 21
On the morning of 16 July 21, we toured via 2 helicopters the Knick Glacier and surrounding area. The copters were clean and appeared to be well maintained. The two pilots, Chris and Dan, could not have been nicer. They were courteous, helpful, knowledgeable, and professional. Having almost 10,000 hours as a USAF navigator in C-130, T-29, and T-43 aircraft, I thoroughly appreciated the skill and effort these two pilots exhibited flying in both beautiful, yet challenging terrain. Thanks guys for an awesome experience. Dan
Daniel Callahan
Daniel Callahan
04:09 25 Jul 21
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Why Helicopter? Helicopters are more comfortable than an airplane and offer breathtaking views of wildlife, mountains, and the glacier. 

Alaska Glacier Helicopter Tours

Depart from the Knik River Valley and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the braided river bed below, as you look for wildlife and explore the sights that the Chugach mountain range has to offer. Land on the Knik Glacier and spend 30 minutes trekking on the ice.

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Alaska Dog sledding Tours

After a scenic flight through the Knik River Valley and over the stunning Knik Glacier, land at 4,000 ft and mush your own dog sled team across snow-covered glacial terrain. Drive your own team of veteran Iditarod Alaskan huskies or sit back and let your musher guide the pack while you take in the rush of being on the trail.

Alaska Helicopter Climbing Adventure

Access the unexplored, high alpine locations by landing in otherwise inaccessible terrain. Join an experienced alpinist on the trek of a lifetime and discover the allure of the Chugach Mountain Range. Choose between climatic ridgeline traverses or gentle sloping tundra treks. Tailor your hike to meet your skill level.

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Alaska Helicopter Ice Climbing Adventure

Flightsee your way out to the Knik Glacier and put an axe in ice thousands of years old. Whether you are looking for an exciting new adventure or an experienced climber looking for a challenge, join an experienced ice guide on the frozen surface of Lake George at the toe of Colony Glacier and climb an already established route up a gigantic iceberg (winter) or explore the many ice formations on the Knik Glacier (summer). Choose from a half day experience (2 hours) or a full day climbing experience (4 hours). For more experienced climbers, all day excursions are also available.

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“See the Chugach Range from the air as your helicopter flight takes you over snow capped mountain peaks and braided river valleys to land on over 300 feet of glacial ice thousands of years old! Experience majestic blue pools, stunning, swirling moulins, deep crevasses and dramatic ice formations that continue to fascinate and attract the explorer in all of us when you step foot and trek around the surface of the Knik Glacier. The mighty Knik, one of the largest glaciers left in southcentral” “Alaska, is twenty-six miles in length and 6 miles across at its toe and is just one of several glaciers in the ancient river valley. In addition to spotting wildlife from the air (moose, dall sheep, spawning salmon, and bears), you’ll have an eagle’s eye view of towering waterfalls, glacial iceberg-filled lakes, and the untouched wilderness of the Last Frontier! This excursion allows for 40 minutes of flight time! Once you have landed let NOVA Guides introduce you to the world of glacier ice climbing. No previous experience is necessary. Your guides will spend a few minutes setting up and explaining the rope systems while you snack on provided treats, take in the scenery, and learn about Alaska’s wild glaciers. Your guides will equip you with everything necessary for a successful trip including; a harness, helmet, boots, crampons and ice tools to ensure a successful ascent up the glacier wall. You can choose to take on a steeper challenge or stay in your comfort zone. Our all day tours include lunch! Trek to a scenic picnic spot and enjoy your meal that is provided by one of Palmer’s finest restaurants. With our all day tours, you will have more time to explore this amazing glacier. This will be a trip that you will tell stories about for years to come! Every day and tour is a little different out on the glacier. It’s always a good idea to be prepared in Alaska. We recommend bringing a personal backpack on the tour to store items such as raincoats, extra layers, snacks, cameras, sunglasses, hats, gloves, water bottles for drinking glacier water or anything else you would like to bring on the tour. This trip is highly customizable, so people of all abilities and experience levels are sure to have an amazing adventure.”

Fly down the Knik river valley and past the towering Pioneer Peak with views of The
Sleeping Lady and Denali to Big Lake, Alaska, where you will be welcomed at The
Dogstead! Home of respected Iditarod musher Nic Petit and his kennel of lovable
pups. You ‘ll be greeted and shown to your overnight accommodations on the 160
acre property that offers views of the Talkeetna, Chugach and Alaska Mountain
Ranges. Enjoy a night’s stay in a comfortable and cozy yurt…with a woodstove for
added ambiance. Choose between an evening dog sled ride (offered only to yurt
guests) or a morning mushing experience. In the spring and summer get pulled on a
cart, specially designed by Nic for a unique riding adventure, and in the winter
enjoy a snowy ride on a traditional dog sled.

“Fly down the Knik river valley and past the towering Pioneer Peak with views of The Sleeping Lady and Denali to Big Lake, Alaska, where you will be welcomed at The Dogstead! Home of respected Iditarod musher Nic Petit and his kennel of lovable pups. In the winter enjoy a ride atop snow packed trails under the alpenglow on a traditional dog sled. In the fall, take in the sights of changing leaves and termination dust and the feel of crisp air on your cheeks, as the dogs give you the” “ride of your life! Feel the rush of racing dogs and see why Nic and his pups consistently finish in the top 10 of every race they run! After your mushing experience, get back in the chopper and continue flightseeing your way out to the Knik Glacier for a landing and some trekking on exposed glacial ice. In the winter explore the ice caves as everything freezes solid and is blanketed in snow.”

“Fly down the Knik river valley and past the towering Pioneer Peak with views of The Sleeping Lady and Denali to Big Lake, Alaska, where you will be welcomed at The Dogstead! Home of respected Iditarod musher Nic Petit and his kennel of lovable pups. In the winter enjoy a ride atop snow packed trails under the alpenglow on a traditional dog sled. In the fall, take in the sights of changing leaves and termination dust and the feel of crisp air on your cheeks, as the dogs give you the ride of your life! Feel the rush of racing dogs and see why Nic and his pups consistently finish in the top 10 of every race they run!”

Just a little bit more flight time, but a lot more air covered when you opt for a full 60 minutes in the helicopter. Experience unobstructed, bird’s eye views of stunning mountain peaks, local wildlife, towering waterfalls, dramatic glacial terrain, iceberg filled lakes and the beauty that is unique to Alaska! Choose your flight path based on your bucket list items to see and let your pilot show you what you would be missing if you stayed on the ground! An hour flying in the chopper and you will have a new favorite mode of transport!

“Get a little taste for the epic scenery Alaska has to offer when your helicopter flight gives you 40 minutes of unobstructed, eagle’s eye views of stunning mountain peaks, local wildlife, towering waterfalls, dramatic glacial terrain, iceberg filled lakes and the beauty that is unique to Alaska! Choose your flight path based on your bucket list items to see and let your pilot show you what you would be missing if you stayed on the ground.”

“See the Chugach Range from the air as your helicopter pilot takes you on an epic flying adventure. Experience exceptional, unobstructed views of the last frontier from the air. Take flight over stunning mountain peaks and have the opportunity to spot wildlife, towering waterfalls, dramatic glacial terrain and the beauty that is unique to Alaska! Choose your flight path and destination based on your bucket list items to see. This adventure allows you to choose your number of landings and landing locations: step foot on the exposed ice of a glacier in the Knik Valley and trek with your pilot to explore the many facets of the glacial surface (Moulins, blue pools, and deep crevasses), or land high above in the Alaskan alpine and take in large, sweeping sights of glaciers and rocky ridgelines, choose to land on the shoreline of a massive glacial lake filled with berggie bits and giant floating icebergs, a rocky beach at the face of a dramatic ice wall, and/or let your pilot take you to their favorite landing location! A multiple landing flight is the best option for those seeking varied landscapes for photographic opportunities and filming events.

 

*In the winter months, landing directly on the surface of the glacier may not be safe due to snow depth. Landing may be at the terminus of the glacier near an ice”

 

“wall, on the shoreline of a frozen iceberg filled lake, or in the gorge of the glacier to explore ice caves.. All offer an opportunity to experience the tones of blue infamous of glacier views.”

“See the Chugach Range from the air as your helicopter flight takes you over snow capped mountain peaks, through the Knik River valley, up the Knik Glacier in its 26 mile entirety, over into Prince William Sound and back via Colony Glacier. You won’t believe the grandiosity of the sights below you as you take in views of wildlife,” “glaciers, alpine lakes, towering waterfalls, dramatic icewalls, iceberg filled lakes and steep valley gorges. A grand flightseeing excursion that gives you the ultimate views of some of the best scenery Alaska has to offer. This adventure allows you to choose your landing location: step foot on the exposed ice of the Knik Glacier and trek with your pilot to explore the many facets of the glacial surface (Moulins, blue pools, and deep crevasses), or land high above in the Alaskan alpine and take in large, sweeping sights of glaciers and rocky ridgelines, or choose to land on the shoreline of a massive glacial lake filled with berggie bits and giant floating icebergs.”

“See the Chugach Range from the air as your helicopter flight takes you over snow capped mountain peaks and braided river valleys to land on over 300 feet of glacial ice thousands of years old! Experience majestic blue pools, stunning, swirling moulins, deep crevasses and dramatic ice formations that continue to fascinate and attract the explorer in all of us when you step foot and trek around the surface of the Knik Glacier. The mighty Knik, one of the largest glaciers left in southcentral Alaska, is twenty-six miles in length and 6 miles across at its toe and is just one of several glaciers in the ancient river valley. In addition to spotting wildlife from the air (moose, dall sheep, spawning salmon, and bears), you’ll have an eagle’s eye view of towering waterfalls, glacial iceberg-filled lakes, and the untouched wilderness of the Last Frontier! This excursion allows for 40 minutes of flight time and up to 45 minutes on the glacier!

 

*In the winter months, landing directly on the surface of the glacier may not be safe due to snow depth. Landing may be at the terminus of the glacier near an ice wall, on the shoreline of a frozen iceberg filled lake, or in the gorge of the glacier to explore ice caves.. All offer an opportunity to experience the tones of blue
infamous of glacier views.”

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