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“Once in a lifetime experience with amazing pilot”

Glacier Helicopters
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Fox Glacier
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Glacier Helicopters offers a range of scenic helicopter flights from 20 minutes to 40 minutes. Charter flights are available and can vary from 20 minutes to several hours duration. Flights depart from Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. Our flights encompass the Mount Cook National Park, and both Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. Glacier landings are our specialty. Our helicopter flights allow people with limited time to “get away from it all” and experience area of New Zealand’s wilderness renowned for its outstanding natural beauty.
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I did the Fox Glacier and Mt Cook helicopter ride and snow landing. Our pilot, Victor was amazing and made our experience absolutely perfect. The scenery was indescribable and I would absolutely recommend this helicopter company to anyone seeking to do an enjoyable and awe inspiring closeup look at the glaciers.

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Hello Emma and thank you for your kind review. We have passed on your comments to Victor and we are so happy you got such a perfect experience. We agree that a helicopter trip is the best way to see the Glaciers and we thank you for your recommendations. Thanks again for your excellent feedback and we hope you enjoyed your time on the West Coast.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

OMG. So amazing. We did the twin glacier tour which included an stop on the top of Franz Josef. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed every second. There were five of us in the helicopter. Obviously the best view would be the front followed by passenger side in the back if you’re wanting to take photos as the drivers side has a split door that is a little tricky to photograph around but the whole experience is just incredible. I couldn’t believe how much the glacier had moved in just a day as it had snowed the day before and you could clearly see the cracks caused by the movement. We found this company great to work with too as a couple of days out from our original booking we saw the weather forecast so rang them. They confirmed bad weather was incoming and said if you can get here by later in the afternoon they would pop us on another flight. Good decision as there was no flights the day of our original booking or the day after. Great friendly service

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Hello travelbunny and thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments regarding our staff and service, we will always endeavor and rebook you onto a flight, we also try to keep an updated copy of the local weather situation for the following days. We agree that it is an incredible experience and hope you got some amazing photos. Thanks again for your kind words and we hope you enjoyed your trip on the West Coast.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

From the first phone call these guys were awesome. I planned on proposing on the landing and they noted this on the booking. Originally booked the Mt Cook Spectacular but due to weather they quickly rearranged the booking for the Twin Glaciers to get us up in the air. We were nervous with it being our first heli flight but the pilot was great and it was super smooth. The views are unbelievable and really puts it into perspective how big those glaciers are. We stopped on Fox Glacier and it was an awesome spot to pop the question. The pilot took a few photos which was great for us to remember the moment. Upon landing we found out that it was really touch n go with the weather but due to the circumstances they flew for us which was awesome (Id been trying to get into one at Te Anau and Queenstown but the weather wasnt playing ball). We were the last flight of the day. My partner absolutely loved it and words can't describe what a perfect moment it was. This was thanks to the whole team at Glacier Heli - from booking to the shuttle to the flight with Rich it was an amazing experience. Thanks so much for making it happen - we'll remember it for years!!

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hello LukeT123 and thank you for your fantastic review. Although the weather wasn’t ideal for the flight you had chosen, we are glad that we could get you on a flight and get a snow landing. Congratulations on your engagement, we don’t think you could’ve chosen a better place for it! We have passed on your kind words about Rich’s photography to him, as well as the rest of the team. We’re glad we could look after you so well for your special day! Thanks again for your review and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time on the West Coast.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Glacier Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

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