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This is our most popular scenic tour, consisting of a full 30 minutes of flight time and highlighting the natural beauty of Kenai Fjords National Park's land and sea features. 

You'll begin your tour by flying over Resurrection Bay's brilliantly blue waters, home to a variety of Alaskan marine animals including seals, sea lions and even humpback whales!  You'll follow the bay's dramatic, rocky coastline before turning up one of the many valleys in the area to search for wildlife and view impressive waterfalls, salmon filled streams and hanging glaciers.

Emerging from the coastal mountains, your pilot will take you over an epic reveal of Bear Glacier Lagoon, filled with hundreds of icebergs-some as big as grocery stores! Here you'll zip around the icebergs and fly up Bear Glacier, the longest glacier off of the Harding Icefield at over 10 miles long and 2,000 feet think, before cruising through the aptly named Paradise Valley to look for goats and bear as you pass by even more hanging glaciers and melted, glacier pools. From there, you'll get a bird's eye view of Exit Glacier and then turn to follow the Resurrection River back to the airport. 

Tours depart from Marathon Helicopters at the Seward, Alaska airport.  
Complimentary shuttle service is provided within the Seward area only.  

Locations visited
Bear Glacier
Kenai Fjords National Park
Marathon Helicopters
Overview
Kenai Fjords National Park, just outside of Seward, is home to some of southern Alaska’s most beautiful ice fields, fjords, and glaciers. With this scenic helicopter tour, save a ton of time by seeing much of the park from above in just 30 minutes. Fly over glacier-carved valleys, waterfalls, glaciers, icebergs, and rivers.
Highlights
  • Save time by seeing a lot of Kenai Fjords on a 30-minute helicopter ride
  • See Bear Glacier Lagoon, Harding Icefield, and Exit Glacier
  • Window seats for good views are guaranteed
  • Hear your pilot’s commentary clearly over provided headsets
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent Ride

We were in Seward the first week of August and we had to work around some uncooperative weather but when we managed to get a trip window we took to the skies. The 30 minute glacier trip is nothing short of fantastic. The pilot is...More

Thank William G
Reviewed 16 July 2018
Worth every penny!

This was one of the best parts of our trip! Mike customized our tour to exactly what we wanted! We saw awesome views and we were able to land in a remote area next to a glacier. Smoot ride, great tunes and unbelievable memories! Mike...More

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Marathon H, Owner at Marathon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words. We are always happy to accommodate any special requests.

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Awe-struck!

There are no words. Mike took us on a beautiful clear day. We saw a black bear along the way...drank from the glacier...flew over a dog mushing camp...it was so much more than I expected! It takes your breath away!! A must do in Seward!!!

1  Thank Elizabeth K
Marathon H, Owner at Marathon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

That's some high quality H2O! It was aweome seeing the black bear. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Make this a priority!

We took the 30 minute trip over Bear Glacier. Our pilot Mike gave great commentary and pointed out seals, sheep and a bear. We absolutely loved it. The booking process was easy and the flight lifted off right on time. Can't recommend this highly enough!

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Marathon H, Owner at Marathon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Thank you for your recommendation. We had an awesome flight that day and saw lots of furry creatures.

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Best experience ever!

We were planning on taking the water taxi and get dropped off at Bear Glacier but due to weather condition, we had to take the helicopter instead. Best decision ever! The pilot and the receptionist at Marathon were very helpful and friendly. And because we...More

Thank David J
Marathon H, Owner at Marathon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Thank you for the review. We were happy we could help you guys get out to your campsite and that you had a good time.

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