The Grand View
60 Minutes of Alaska at Its Best
Explore the Harding Icefield, Watch Bears fish for Salmon, and Soar Through Incredible Mountain Valleys
60-Minute Epic Helicopter Flight
The Best Scenic Flight We Offer
See Skilak Glacier, Bear Glacier, Aialik Glacier, and Countless Other Smaller Glaciers
Gorgeous Mountains, Valleys, and Countless Alpine Lakes and Waterfalls
Fly Over the Harding Icefield
Visit an Active Salmon Spawning Stream
Fly to An Incredibly Active Bear Area and Look for Brown and Black Bears Fishing for Salmon
Fly Up and Down the Face a 500 Ft. Wall of Ice
Zoom through Icebergs at Bear Glacier Lagoon
Fly Over Gorgeous Alpine Meadows and Lost Lake
Custom departure times available by request
More flight time or a landing may be arranged in advance for an added fee.
What To Bring
Depart the Seward Airport and fly north over Box Canyon over gorgeous alpine meadows towards Lost Lake a dazzling blue. Look for bears and moose at elevation and enjoy the many hanging glaciers, snow-capped peaks, and the beautiful wildflowers that bloom throughout the summer. You will then fly over Cooper Lake and the Upper Russian River where we often see bears fishing for Salmon from mid-June through late-August. This is a great spot to let the aircraft hover from above as you watch the bears fish.
Follow the river through a beautiful valley and look for Skilak glacier before flying up and over parts of the beautiful 700 square-mile Harding Icefield. Emerge from the Icefield near Aialik Glacier, which boasts an impressive 500ft ice face that descends directly into the ocean. Explore the ice face and watch for pieces of the glacier to calve off.
Then, fly through a mountain pass towards Bear Glacier. Zoom through icebergs, watching for seals, and fly over the beautiful double medial moraine. Finally, fly back through Paradise valley, searching for mountain goats and more bears or along the beautiful coastline towards Fort McGilvary.