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Private Helicopter Explorer

Fly. Explore. Photos. Elopements.

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Private Heli Explorer

The Private Helicopter Explorer tour allows you to fly to the most spectacular areas of the glacier to explore, take photos or even get married!  Tour guests can expect to spend 2-3  hours on the white ice and one of our highly trained guides will help you experience the most the glacier has to offer!

The Private Heli Explorer includes direct flights to and from one of the most spectacular locations on the Matanuska Glacier. We typically use an R44 Helicopter which seats 3 Passengers. Your group may need multiple flights to get to the glacier with each flight being approximately 7 minutes.

Rates depend on the number of people in your group:

1 to 4 passengers: $1400/group

5 passengers: $1700/group

6 to 8 passengers: $2800/group

  • Minimum age 8 years old.
  • Maximum weight per passenger is 300 lbs
  • Each passenger over 245 lbs will be an additional $100

This package includes only cargo that can fit in the small space under each seat. Normally this would be a small day pack per person.

If you would like to include props for a photo shoot, extra gear, flowers or anything that does not fit under the seats you can book an extra flight exclusively for cargo for $350.

Note that we have a wedding arch on location for complimentary use!

What to Expect

Your tour will include a short flight in the helicopter to access the coolest features on the glacier. Everyone gets a window seat! Then your group will have 2-3 hours on the glacier. (Larger groups requiring more flights may have slightly less time.)

Your time on the ice could be our popular Heli Explorer adventure, just for your group, similar to our Advanced Trek but tailored to your group. Or choose to use your time for a photo shoot or an elopement! Either way you’ll have our professional guides at a ratio of 6:1 to manage the risks and help you accomplish your goals.

The glacier offers stunning scenery but please understand that the helicopter will not be available to stand by for photos on the ice. Photos with the helicopter will likely be possible before or after your trip back at our Heli Base.


The Private Heli Explorer fits into the same time slots as our other Heli Explorers with morning and afternoon departures. Timing may vary slightly day to day but typical check in times are 9:00AM or 12:30PM.


Reservations require a non-refundable deposit of 10%. Full and final payment will be due 30 days in advance of your trip.

What about the weather?

Although we generally have great weather here in Glacier View, this trip may be cancelled due to weather conditions. Your safety is our top priority! Should we cancel your trip, you will get a full refund. Our Cancellation Policy for all other cases will apply and you can read more about that [here].

“Glacier Glamping” Overnight Option

For a unique and amazing experience, add our Glacier Overnight Adventure. After your afternoon Private Heli Explorer, head over to our Luxury Camp on the glacier. Private Heli Explorer guests can save $100 per person when adding the Glacier Overnight adventure. Our camp can accommodate up to 6 guests.