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Marathon Helicopters

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Marathon Helicopters offers helicopter flight seeing tours departing from the Seward Airport. Shortly after take off you will be soaring over massive glaciers, buzzing around icebergs the size of buildings, and viewing a variety of Alaskan wildlife...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2210-B Airport Rd, 3rd Building on the Left, Seward, AK 99664
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Mike is not only an incredible pilot, he is a top-notch tour guide as well. I would never have believed that a helicopter ride could be so smooth. He surprised my wife, we were airborne before she even knew what was going on. The views...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mike C, Owner at Marathon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Wow! What a great review....thank you so much! I’m glad you had an amazing time. It’s great....you are on the ground one minute and before you know it...we are flying! I love not needing runways. Thanks for the kind words about Jessica and the operation....More

Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

My fiancé and I visited Alaska a month ago and had an amazing time on this helicopter tour. We had heard rave reviews of Mike and he did not disappoint. First of all, Mike was an amazingly smooth operator. We could barely feel any liftoff...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mike C, Owner at Marathon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Seals chilling on icebergs....that’s such a cool way of describing it! I had such a great time with you two and so happy the experience provided such great memories for you. Waterfalls, glaciers, wildlife, marriage proposal and champagne!!!! Spectacular! What a great way to get...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We had a superb experience with Mike at Marathon Helicopters. We felt very welcome from the first time we stepped into the office. We enjoyed drinking Yogi teas and talking with him and getting to know him. The weather was quite rainy and cloudy but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mike C, Owner at Marathon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Hi Jorge! I think I shared that story and shown those bear photos to almost everyone else that landed at that glacier for the remainder of the season. What a great memory our trip was. Thanks for the great review and kind words. We all...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018

Everything about the experience was outstanding. The day wasn't the best weather wise, and we were given the option to opt out, but Mike assured us it would still be a good trip if we chose to go, which we did. Was he right! His...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mike C, Owner at Marathon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Hi Amy, I’m so glad you had such a good experience with your flight. Thank you for the nice review and we hope to see you next time you visit Seward.

Reviewed 5 September 2018

This was my first time in a helicopter and it was an amazing experience. The pilot was a cool guy and was knowledgeable about the area. I saw tons of beautiful sights while in Alaska but this tour topped them all. By far the best...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mike C, Owner at Marathon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hi Tarmga, It’s wonderful you were able to be flexible with your schedule so we could provide the most comfortable flight possible with the weather conditions. I’m glad we were on the top of your experiences here in Alaska.

Reviewed 4 September 2018

We recently flew with Marathon Helicopters for the Blackwater Railroad Company concert held over Labor Day weekend. They offered trips up to the Mount Marathon Bowl where the concert was being held for $40. Their customer service was great, they were super friendly, and we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mike C, Owner at Marathon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hi Meg! What an awesome show! Blackwater Railroad in the bowl of Marathon was a once in a lifetime experience....so happy you were able to jump on a flight. Let’s do it again next year!

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Very good experience. A must do for lovers. Good and caring staff. The helicopter ride was worth it.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Mike C, Owner at Marathon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

HI Chinmay, Thanks for the kind words about our crew. Glad you enjoyed your time!

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Mike flew us up to the glacier for our climbing trip. We had to cancel earlier in the week due to weather but he squeezed us in despite a hectic schedule. He was funny and warm and made the trip a blast. Had a great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mike C, Owner at Marathon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Hi Scott, Thanks for the great review. I love flying with the folks from Exit Glacier Guides and the ice hike is one of my favorite activities to do here in Alaska. Come see us next time you are in town. Thanks! Mike

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful adventure! We were a party of five booked for the Glacier Landing Experience. Although the helicopter was unable to accommodate all of us Mike and the staff at Marathon Helicopters allowed us the opportunity to all be on the glacier together. Showing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mike C, Owner at Marathon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thanks so much for the nice review. It’s great to get larger groups together on the glacier and so happy it all worked out well for the family. We look forward to seeing you all next time you’re up in Alaska!

Reviewed 12 August 2018

We were in Seward the first week of August and we had to work around some uncooperative weather but when we managed to get a trip window we took to the skies. The 30 minute glacier trip is nothing short of fantastic. The pilot is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mike C, Owner at Marathon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hi William! Thank you so much for the great review. Glad you had such a nice flight and we all hope to see you next time you are in town.!

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