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TEMSCO Helicopters - Skagway

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Address: 901 Terminal Way, Skagway, AK 99840
Phone Number: +1 907-983-2900

Timber. Exploration. Mining. Survey. Cargo. Operations. - We are TEMSCO...

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!

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A must do in Alaska

Yes, the price is steep (though not as much as if we booked with the cruise ship) but this was the highlight of our trip. The helicopter ride was amazing and even with two people... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Charlotte, North Carolina

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes, the price is steep (though not as much as if we booked with the cruise ship) but this was the highlight of our trip. The helicopter ride was amazing and even with two people with queasy stomachs, no one got sick. The pristine glacier and peaceful setting was gorgeous. My son said he thought we were on the moon.... More 

Thank Travelqueen28214
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this tour for the sole purpose of walking on a glacier. We arrived at TEMSCO which is a short ride from the cruise port and waited a little while for the remainder of the passengers. Once everyone was there, we watched a video and received safety gear. We then boarded the helicopter and took a quick ride to... More 

Thank VestaMark
Solon, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was so much fun. We booked directly with the company since there were 6 of us and only 5 spots left through the cruise ship. By booking directly they were able to get all of us on the same helicopter. It was beautiful to see the glaciers and the running waters right below your feet.

Thank Sherri52333
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The best tour we've ever been on. Our pilot was awesome and the visit to the glacier was way above what we expected. Once in a lifetime opportunity and worth every penny!

Thank Ginger825
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

a great pilot Heather ! very safe and interesting, all kitted out in vest and boots. flight over cruise ships. up the coast and landed on glacier. awesome.

Thank Richard R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We were lucky and had the most beautiful 60 degree weather. The crew was friendly and helpful. We took our helicopter ride to the Meade glacier which was amazing! Best excursion we had the whole cruise.

Thank fauberg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I was very lucky to be able to take a last minute excursion with this company! The manager, Jesse, and his crew were very professional. The safety presentation was very helpful, as were the boots and vest we were given to wear during our experience. The flight to and from the glacier was wonderful. Landing on the glacier and walking... More 

Thank Sheila B
Kansas City, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Our pilot Ryan was amazing -- very knowledgeable and friendly/approachable. We were able to land on the Chilkat glacier because the weather was so mild and it was awesome -- it was so long we couldn't see the head of it or the foot, Ryan pointed out many facts about this glacier and glaciers in general and showed us how... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Took a tour to Tahu Glacier and it was one of the best experiences ever! The tour starts with the safety briefing and then it is take off and enjoy. The day was perfect for this. Passing Taiya Inlet the view was just stunning. So much to take in. Pilot's commentary was awesome. The approach to the glacier was perfect... More 

Thank Domagoj C
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We booked this through our cruise line and I'm glad we did. The land crew did a great job prepping everyone with a safety video, outfitting us with floatation devices & glacier boots that fit over your shoes and storing out bags until we got back. Our pilots were great, knowledgable and entertaining. We flew in a line of 4... More 

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