Has anyone done this? I am going in mid July, would doing this at 8:15 am or 11:15 be better? Any suggestions.
From Skagway, I would opt for a ride on White Pass & Yukon Route (WP&YR) instead, as it offers absolutely spectacular scenery and you can't do it anywhere else. The glacier viewing by helicopter probably would cost less in other ports of call, like Juneau, because the glaciers are closer to the ports.
This is an excellent tour. And the cost is about the same out of Skagway and Juneau with TEMSCO. There are 2 other venders in Juneau.
I like early tour scheduling, then there is block of time for something else. Skagway is a little less canceled than Juneau, but no longer do the early tours have the option for rescheduling, usually. These tours are extremely popular and usually fully booked.
It's just different ends of the same ice-field... Great tour from either port.
The folks who really want to ride the train in Skagway usually fly helicopters in Juneau. Folks who want to whale watch or fish in Juneau can then fly helis in Skagway....
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If anyone wants advice from a life-long Alaskan resident, please don't hesitate to ask.