Helicopter Tours in Fox Glacier

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Helicopter Tours in Fox Glacier

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  • Belinda S
    Fiji4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A definite must do when in Franz Josef. Well worth it. Views were amazing and Dion was a fantastic pilot who made you feel as if you could touch the glaciers, thats how close we got to view going up the glaciers. Unfortunately on our day weather conditions didn't permit us to land, but still worth the flight. Very friendly staff and were all great with being very safety conscious and interactive.
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • jsclark2023
    Broome, Australia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our initial flight was delayed, both the tour company and trip advisor kept us informed and made the necessary changes.
    Written 5 May 2024
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  • Go43382746612
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Check in was easy and we took of on time. All of the staff were knowledgeable and good communicators. Greg our pilot was very knowledgeable. Happy that our experience exceeded our expectations.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Scott V
    Tempe, AZ16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our trip was canceled on the first day because of the weather, but the staff did everything they could and got us in on the next day and we have an amazing flight very professional. I would highly recommend them..
    Written 1 May 2024
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  • JessFree
    Dunedin, New Zealand85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We really enjoyed our trip with Glacier Helicopters. The flight was just stunning, with good views of both Fox and Franz Josef Glacier. The snow landing was beautiful - there was no wind so it wasn't cold at all up there.

    Loved the commentary and the discussion with the pilot when we landed

    I'd also like to mention how accommodating the team was. I messed up and booked a trip from Fox Glacier and turned up to Franz Josef. I was so pleasantly surprised at how helpful the team was, rebooking us the next day onto a flight leaving from Franz Josef. Often with these sorts of mess ups it can be a "too bad" situation, but the team at Glacier Helicopters were nothing but kind and accommodating. Thank you so much!
    Written 2 August 2023
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  • kimbo99999
    Albany, New Zealand2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Staff and pilot amazing. Most amazing experience of my life. Just be careful not to deal with the manager. She is very rude to her employees and customers. Make sure you only deal with the staff and you’ll have an amazing experience.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Rosemary C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I did the helicopter hike with Helicopter line, booked very last minute with just one days notice and this is hands down the best thing I did in New Zealand! I could harp on about the experience which I just have no words for but I want to recognise the amazing crew this company has. From start to finish arriving and being helped by the desk staff, the pilots and to the amazing guide we had who really made the trip! Thank you Ejule you were so fun and so obviously love what you do that it could be felt through our time on the mountain. I particularly loved the blessing you said before our trip in Māori, all nerves just disappeared. So thank you again everyone for a once in a lifetime experience <3
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • Jeet Das
    Sydney, Australia11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the highlights of our trip. So good.

    We were booked for a 4pm lift off for 1 glacier(Franz), but the weather had packed up by then. The company rescheduled us for next day morning. Luckily the weather was clear and view was spectacular.
    Written 10 April 2023
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  • Hezmm
    Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is truly one of life's great journeys. Even though the weather was against us and we didn't get to the 3 glaciers because of cloud cover, our pilot Deon skillfully took us up to the top of the Tasman Glacier and gently nestled his chopper onto the ice. It felt so surreal to step out and walk or should I say slide our way on the ice above the clouds at the top of the glacier and this should be a 'must do' trip for anyone visiting this part of NZ. The whole flight there and back gave us the most amazing scenery. Deon was very informative with his commentary and as I was sitting beside him I was able to ask questions. It is also special that this is a family run business and the courtesy extended to their guests is above and beyond. My only suggestion is that some sort of spike or special rubber grips to slip over your shoes be provided so that you can comfortably walk on the ice. Thanks again for a truly magical experience, one that I will never forget and will highly recommend
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • B C
    Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our initial tour of FJ Glacier was rescheduled 4 hrs earlier due to rough weather. Communication via text was excellent and timely, we were able to adjust and get there in time. Thanks to good organization and top-notch staff, owner/pilot Gus Grant and crew were able to sneak a safe flight into the Shackleton Glacier when Franz Joseph was socked in. It is worth the time effort and money it takes to get there; these people will get you to this amazing place safely if weather permits, and the spectacle is unforgettable. Highly recommend the experience and these people to arrange it with.
    Barclay Crane
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • PAISLEYBUDDIE16
    Paisley, UK498 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible experience! Being able to land on the glacier for photos and it being warm enough to not need a jacket. Incredible scenery and well worth visiting!
    Written 9 May 2024
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  • Zoë
    New Zealand25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We lucked out with the weather and went on a beautiful sunny day. The staff were great, the pilot knowledgeable and the views were incredible. The southern alps are stunning and this is the perfect way to see them!

    In response to the “not covid safe” review last month. Whilst we weren’t social distanced (difficult in a helicopter!) all 7 of us, including the pilot, were wearing masks. The company also adhered to the usual hand washing/contact tracing rules too.

    This has been the highlight of our trip so far and worth every cent!
    Written 8 November 2021
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  • BrentonM8
    Adelaide, Australia17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sitting in the front of the helicopter with Ken was just amazing. Ken was so reassuring and professional the flight was smooth as it comes. The scenery and the experience of landing on the glacier was surreal and so worth the wait. Thank you so much.
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • Sharon P
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We would like to compliment Tim the pilot on his great flight and commentary lovely guy. Leo in the office was so friendly and helpful and Hannah for a magnificent experience that we will treasure always. Wow wow wow . Absolutely spectacular trip . Weather was absolutely perfect blue skies no wind and a good dumping of snow.Thanks so much guys
    Diane and Sharon
    Written 26 April 2024
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