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“Best Alaskan Excursion- Helicopter Ride to Glacier Point with Alaskan Dog Sledding”

TEMSCO Helicopters - Skagway
Ranked #17 of 52 Tours in Skagway
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Owner description: Timber. Exploration. Mining. Survey. Cargo. Operations. - We are TEMSCO Helicopters in Skagway, Alaska. TEMSCO was founded in Ketchikan, Alaska in 1958. Years of experience has consistently made us one of the safest and most reliable helicopter companies in Alaska. The TEMSCO Skagway Base offers various Helicopter and Glacier Flightseeing Tours. Please let us know about the experiences you have shared with us!
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Temsco is conveniently located around the pier in Skagway- super easy 10 minute walk (or less) from any of the ships. They're very organized and efficient at running their tours. I went on standby and I was on a helicopter for a glacier tour within thirty minutes of arriving. (Just a 15 minute wait and 15 minutes to watch safety video/ gear up)
The helicopter ride has spectacular views despite clouds- the pilots help navigate the skies to get the best views even if weather does not seem promising. At the top of the glacier, the caregivers for the sled dogs are super nice and you can tell they all truly love animals/treat the dogs very well. My guide was Riley who was super chill and personable and clearly loves his dogs more than anything.
If you do anything in Alaska, make sure it's this. It's worth every dollar.

Thank krudderham
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

This company does different tours in different parts of the state. We did the glacier tour from Skagway. It was amazing. They give you rubber boots to put over your shoes so you don't need boots or even waterproof shoes. The ride to the glacier takes about 20 minutes in a 6 passenger helicopter. 4 helicopters went out together and landed on the glacier where we were dropped off to meet our tour guides. 3 guides walked us around the glacier and gave us information while we took pictures. There are walking poles if you feel you want them on the ice. It was a very warm day but I still needed the jacket on the ice. I did not need my gloves, but was glad I had a hat. After about 40 minutes, the helicopters came back with the next group and we boarded to go back. The company will pick you up in town near the dock in their van even though it is close to the dock. Then they will drop you off back at the dock or in town. It was worth the price for this once-in-a-lifetime activity. Everyone at TEMSCO was friendly and professional.

Thank parksmom95
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Glaciers are constantly changing! This helicopter trip that will land you on one of these ice-blue monsters should be on your must see list! Expert helicopter pilots will take you on a trip down the fjord and up onto the Mead glacier to meet your guides. The guides are actively watching the glacier and give you up to date information on its ever-changing status. There is no better way to see the Skagway area than this tour!!!!

Thank HannahRoo90
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Great helicopter tour, great commentary, great dogs, great sled ride, Special mention Joey Sabin. Hope all goes well with the dog racing, really hope you get to the Iditarod..
Amazing expedition. Bought photos, think a little expensive, but understand why...
Thanks guys.

Thank steveb999Birmingham
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

We did the glacier sightseeing and dogsled tour with our cruise ship. This is fantastic experience, you can either ride or drive the dog sled with the assistance of the musher. We had the best time on the ride and of course holding the puppies.

Thank jmhoward564
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