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Old March 8th, 2006, 10:11 PM
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Default Helicopter Tour and weight restriction??

We've been checking into the helicopter tours and according to the Princess website there is a 250lb limit before having to purchase 2 tickets. My husband has been looking forward to this so much but at 6'4" 290 it looks like he may not be able to fulfill this desire without spending far to much money. Does anyone know if there is a company that doesnt have this restriction?

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Unfortunately I think they all do, though it's been a couple of years since I cruised Alaska.

The problem, as they explain it, is the weight in the helicopters has to be distributed properly to fly.
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All of the Alaska helicopter companies have a 50% surcharge for over 250 lbs. The weight limits are very definative. I say pay it, if you want to go, don't have this trip be a regret.
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I have had the same problem...my bf and i are going to Alaska in June 06 and we are both over the 250 limit...we are paying the surcharge as we have read "dont visit Alaska without one plane excursion" and want to have a most memorable trip. We decided on a fixed wing bush plane going over Denali National Park and I can hardly wait to go!
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