Heli Rafting

$699.00 per person

Our most exclusive and remote rafting tour! 
A 6-hour full day adventure, from mountain glacier headwaters to the Turnagain Arm ocean.

Access the remote glaciated Chugach Mountains with Alpine Air Alaska; there is no better view than from a Robinson R44 helicopter.  Buzz the Twenty Mile Glacier and see the grand scope of the Chugach Mountains.  Land on the iceberg laden Twenty-Mile Lake for your private raft adventure down Twenty Mile River.  Float 12 stunning miles downriver to an ocean pick-up on Turnagain Arm at the Seward Highway. Keep a good look out for wildlife: bears, moose, bald eagles, and salmon.

Tour Details

  • 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM or 12:15 PM Departure Times.
  • Minimum of 2 Guests.
  • Heli Departure from the Alpine Air Hangar at the Girdwood Airport.
  • 20 minute unforgettable scenic flight of the surrounding Chugach Mountains to Twenty Mile Glacier Lake.
  • Additional Scenic Flight Time available for additional cost.  Please let us know if you’d like a longer scenic helicopter ride or glacier landing.
  • Shoreside catered lunch, drinks and snacks provided.  Please let us know ahead of time of any dietary restrictions, vegetarian, gluten-free options.
  • Rain ponchos, rubber boots, personal flotation devices / life jackets provided.
  • Twenty Mile River Float is a Class I & II (With High Water) braided river, no big rapids.  Most guests will not get splashed with water.  If you are concerned about getting splashed you can request a spot in the raft that is NOT “splashy” when speaking to your guide.  This trip is suitable for ages 8 & up.


What to Bring:

  • Thick socks (to wear with our rubber boots)
  • Warm clothes (wear synthetic layers and bring the rain coat)
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Binoculars
  • Camera

CA Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made up to 7 days in advance will receive a 50% refund. For cancellations within 48 hours NO refund will be given. Cancellations made 8 days or more in advance will receive a full refund minus a 5% transaction fee.


2 reviews for Heli Rafting

  1. Ari Stiassny

    Our guides favorite river to run! We don’t do many Heli Rafting floats during a season, but all trips out here are unforgettable. There are few river systems that you can float in one day from the Glacier Headwaters to the Turnagain Arm Ocean.

  2. Ari Stiassny

    We are shooting to provide an overnight camping option late 2015 for our 20 Mile Heli Rafting Tour. Helicopter Flight, Delicious food, outfitted camping, and rafting all in one. The extra time and overnight will enable you to connect to 20 Mile Glacier all the more intimately. Our guides love to spend the night at 20 Mile and hope you can join us for an overnight in the near future!

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