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Old August 1st, 2001, 12:13 PM
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Default Skagway vs. Juneau Helicopter

We are going to Alaska in two weeks. I have heard that the helicopter glacier flight is not to be missed in Juneau, but my wife would like to take the Mendenhall Float (raft) trip. I also know that a helicopter glacier landing is offered out of Skagway, so we can do both. My question is: how does the helicopter trip out of Skagway compare to the ones out of Juneau?
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Old August 1st, 2001, 03:01 PM
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Default Re: Skagway vs. Juneau Helicopter

When we were there last month, Skagway seemed to be the place where most people took the helicopter rides. They are right at the pier and they were over us like a swarm of bees...... The helicopter excursion costs about $200.00 per person, so taking two of them would have been really steep for me.... Enjoy. Also, there is a bus excursion to the Mendenhall glacier as well......
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Old August 2nd, 2001, 10:25 AM
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Default Re: Skagway vs. Juneau Helicopter

I strongly encourage you to reconsider the Mendenhall float trip. You get only a very brief distant view of the glacier and the rest of the trip is trees and backyards. Money is far better spent elsewhere and this is not a white water trip. I greatly prefer the Juneau icefields having been on several glaciers there for a total of 5 Juneau trips and once out of Skagway. I really like Coastal overall for their great personal tours. If you are in port all day- you could do both out of Juneau if you still go on the float trip. This is all from personal experience and a lot of Alaska tours in 9 trips. The float trip is at the bottom.
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Old August 21st, 2001, 11:53 AM
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Default Re: Skagway vs. Juneau Helicopter

I have to agree with Karen. My boyfriend and I did the Mendenhall Glacier float trip and were disappointed. There are definitely better ways to see the glacier and/or do something fun.
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