Juneau, Alaska, US
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Approximately 3½ Hours
You're in for the journey of a lifetime -- seaplane-only access to Alaska's famous Taku Glacier Lodge; a ride on a classic, powerful aircraft; a true wilderness setting; five massive glaciers; bears; a perspective on Alaska's vivid history with dog sledding roots; a seafood feast; and exclusive glacier-view dining.??
Fly in a classic de Havilland seaplane (floatplane) over five breathtaking glaciers flowing from the Juneau Ice Field, deep blue crevasses, snow-capped mountains and the lush Tongass National Forest. Seeing glaciers from the air is an Alaskan must-do, and doing so by authentic Alaskan bush plane is the quintessential Alaskan experience.
The Taku River will be your 'runway' as you land at the elegantly rustic and historic Taku Lodge, built in 1923 and located across the river from the five-mile wide Taku Glacier. This is Juneau's largest glacier and one of only a few advancing glaciers in the world.
Savor a feast of fresh, wild Alaska salmon grilled to perfection (chicken alternative available), Taku baked beans, coleslaw, pioneer fruit compote, fresh herb biscuits and sourdough bread, all made from scratch. Drinks are chilled and served with authentic glacier ice and special-recipe ginger cookies to complete the meal.
The aroma of the alderwood grill attracts not only human visitors, but also wild black bears. Take a guided interpretative nature walk, stroll the trails or soak in the serenity of a place barely touched by time before your return flight to Juneau. You can do it all with this exclusive combination tour of the Juneau area's premier attractions.
Maximum weight is 300 lbs. All participants enjoy a window seat for enhanced viewing and a headset for continuous narration. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Narration can be provided in writing during the flight for the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, Catalan, German, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian and French.