Your private day tour from Haines will begin dockside at your cruiseship with a private transfer to the Haines Airport. Here you will meet your experienced local pilot who has been exploring the mountain passes of Glacier Bay since 1992. After boarding your small plane, you’ll take to the skies and experience the dynamic beauty, power, and vast ice expanses of Alaska’s renowned Glacier Bay National Park. Below you lie ice spirals, deep blue crevasses, hanging glaciers, craggy peaks, iceberg-filled lakes, and much more.
Keep an eye out for meandering mountain goats, moose, brown and black bear. Marvel at the dozens of waterfalls that pour out of the steep mountainsides. Your pilot will explain the geologic forces at work as you cross the rugged Chilkat Mountains and soar over massive glaciers, cobalt blue lakes and iceberg-filled bays.
If Glacier Bay is “weathered in” during your scheduled flight time, your pilot can often (weather dependent) substitute a glacier flight over the east side of Lynn Fjord and explore the Juneau Ice Field and the Meade Glacier.
After your flightseeing trip, you’ll return to Haines and your ship, filled with memories and photographs from an unforgettable Alaska adventure.