We are planning on taking a glacier tour via helicopter in late July. Do you recommend doing this out of Juneau or Skagway,-- or doesn't it make a difference? Are both more likely to go off in the afternoon vs. morning?
There is no way to predict the cancelations- I have seen them throughout the day. If it is a MUST DO, then double book and be prepared to either go twice or eat some cancelation fees. A possibility would be to book with TEMSCO who flys to both Juneau and Skagway- they may offer more generous cancelation policies if you book both trips with them???
As for the experiences from each city- a glacier landing is excellent no matter which area you go out of.
we booked with temesco this past aug for a glacier/dog sled ride and they fly out of juneau and skagway-----the concenus was that juneau cancels more often then skagway--so we booked skagway------the weather in juneau was sunny warm and perfect flying weather-------skagway was cancelled because of bad weather---it seems that you pay your money and you take your chances
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For clairfication, TEMSCO operates glacier helicopter landings out of both Juneau and Skagway BUT the glacier dog sledding only out of Skagway. These are 2 different trips going to 2 different locations with the dog sledding being fixed.