Fox Glacier Tours

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Fox Glacier Tours

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  • Mexx0077
    Vienna Region, Austria31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked this tour since it included a landing on the Glacier. Original time was 09:30, however there were some clouds not allowing the original flight time.

    The whole thing was handled highly professional and we got re.scheduled to the afternoon. Clouds opened up and off we went.

    Dion was our pilot and his comments and explanations were great. He helped us to take pictures and all of us truly enjoyed every moment.

    Fantastic scenery, great pilot, safe aircraft, all was perfect.

    We did Heli flights before, amongst them also the Grand Canyon, the Great Ocean Road, the Iguazu Waterfalls and some other places but this was by far the best we have done!

    Thanks to the whole team, you made our experience unforgettable!
    Written 9 April 2024
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  • Lucas H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    All the staff were helpful and friendly. They joked with me, which I appreciated. They were very professional and knowledgeable. The trip itself was awesome!
    Written 21 March 2024
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  • Jill
    New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was out of this world. The scenery can only be experienced first hand. Totally recommend this family run business if you're thinking of taking a trip to the glacier in Franz Josef.
    Really enjoyed our pilot Poppy. Thank you for being informative and entertaining 🙂
    Written 31 March 2024
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  • Robin K
    Torrance, CA47 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If the weather is partly cloudy or clear and not too windy, you really can't go wrong booking this heli flight. Seems like a lot of people book a day or two in advance and switch times to make sure their flight is confirmed (minimum 4 people). We had PERFECT weather and could see for miles and miles. Mountains, glaciers, gemstone-colored glacial lakes, braided rivers, and lots of snow! It was glorious. With that said, you, of course, don't get to pick where you sit on the helicopter as seats are assigned due to body weight. If at all possible, you want to be in a seat on the left side of the heli (opposite the pilot) at a window on the first leg of the 55 min flight for the best views. As a photographer, it was a bit disappointing to be stuck in the middle for most of the flight. We switched after our glacier landing but the views weren't as exciting on the second leg of the trip. Otherwise, it was a great trip and our pilot and everyone at The Helicopter Line was very kind and helpful. We loved the experience so much, we had hoped to book a heli hike with them the following day but they were booked up.
    Written 30 November 2023
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  • Shawn Q
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jack and Fiona were wonderful guides! They were open to exploring new things on the glacier while always prioritizing the safety of the group and sharing their abundance of knowledge about the area. This was a once in a lifetime experience!
    Written 17 March 2024
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  • JessFree
    Dunedin, New Zealand87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We really enjoyed our trip with Glacier Helicopters. The flight was just stunning, with good views of both Fox and Franz Josef Glacier. The snow landing was beautiful - there was no wind so it wasn't cold at all up there.

    Loved the commentary and the discussion with the pilot when we landed

    I'd also like to mention how accommodating the team was. I messed up and booked a trip from Fox Glacier and turned up to Franz Josef. I was so pleasantly surprised at how helpful the team was, rebooking us the next day onto a flight leaving from Franz Josef. Often with these sorts of mess ups it can be a "too bad" situation, but the team at Glacier Helicopters were nothing but kind and accommodating. Thank you so much!
    Written 2 August 2023
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  • Trevor I
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    All terrains and habitats were covered under the expert guiding of Jerome. He's wide knowledge enabled us to fully appreciate the fragile nature of this endangered environment. The clouds lifted and we were able to see the length of the Fox Glacier and Douglas Peak above.
    Written 12 March 2024
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  • kimbo99999
    Albany, New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Staff and pilot amazing. Most amazing experience of my life. Just be careful not to deal with the manager. She is very rude to her employees and customers. Make sure you only deal with the staff and you’ll have an amazing experience.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • B C
    Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our initial tour of FJ Glacier was rescheduled 4 hrs earlier due to rough weather. Communication via text was excellent and timely, we were able to adjust and get there in time. Thanks to good organization and top-notch staff, owner/pilot Gus Grant and crew were able to sneak a safe flight into the Shackleton Glacier when Franz Joseph was socked in. It is worth the time effort and money it takes to get there; these people will get you to this amazing place safely if weather permits, and the spectacle is unforgettable. Highly recommend the experience and these people to arrange it with.
    Barclay Crane
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • Paul M
    Shellharbour, Australia49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This trip was the highlight of our holiday. Great staff. Spectacular views. Was a bit more than we wanted to spend but was glad we did. 10 out of 10 experience.
    Written 15 March 2024
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  • Tracey H
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    From booking to arriving safely back, this was so easy. Staff, including ground crew and pilot were helpful, professional and knowledgeable. Views amazing - we ran out of adjectives.
    Written 1 April 2024
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  • Jeet Das
    Sydney, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the highlights of our trip. So good.

    We were booked for a 4pm lift off for 1 glacier(Franz), but the weather had packed up by then. The company rescheduled us for next day morning. Luckily the weather was clear and view was spectacular.
    Written 10 April 2023
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  • LWJax
    Jacksonville, FL3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was the most flexible tour I've ever seen. If you can't find exactly what you want, just let them know and I'm confident they will work it out exactly as you want. I appreciated that everyone on the tour seemed to have a different origin, stays, and destination and was amazed they were able to keep everyone straight. I wasn't able to make the connections with other travelers I had hoped for, though, with all the turnover. The scenery was beautiful and I really lucked out with gorgeous weather. My name was misspelled at the train station, a small glitch that was easily overcome since I had copied my email confirmation to the notes in my phone and could access without wifi. The delivery to my hotel was a glitch that was not as easily overcome. The shuttle dropped me off across the street because.... there was too much traffic!?! So I crossed a wet road in the dark, wearing dark clothes, dragging a large suitcase and carrying a heavy shoulder bag in between the heavy traffic. Delivery to my hotel was a wonderful amenity, but I wasn't a big fan of how it was accomplished. Would have given a five rating other than that.
    Written 25 May 2019
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  • Nomad65883490372
    Bradford, UK11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This really was 'the trip of a lifetime'. Stunning scenery and great to step out of the helicopter onto the glacier. Nice one Mark.
    Written 7 December 2023
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  • Trippax2
    Gosford, Australia72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The day my husband and I were to take this flight the weather was terrible and The Helicopter Line Fox Glacier contacted me in the morning to cancel our afternoon flight.
    They were very understanding of our overnight stay in Fox Glacier and rescheduled for the following morning.
    The flight took place at 10.00am and was shortened by ten minutes due to wind conditions on the mountain. However this did not detract from the experience.
    There were six passengers on this flight and I was fortunate to be in the front and my husband behind at the window.
    It had snowed overnight which meant we landed on a mountain with a fresh covering and the views were spectacular.
    I would highly recommended this experience.
    Written 29 March 2024
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