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Passion for the Alaskan Wilderness Courses Through Our Veins

Alaska is an extraordinarily beautiful and special place, but much of our great state is largely inaccessible. To truly appreciate the scale and experience this incredible land, one must take to the air, soar among the peaks, and spend time in a remote setting. The glaciers of Southeast Alaska are some of the most captivating features in this region of the world.

Since 1998, we have been dedicated to sharing this pristine wilderness of the Juneau Icefield through top-rated Juneau helicopter glacier treks and tours. We have recently partnered with Airboat Alaska and Alaska Heli-Mush to combine our top-notch flightseeing tours, strong safety culture, and award-winning guest care with opportunities to further experience Alaska’s glaciers via airboat and dogsled.

NorthStar Helicopters is committed to providing outdoor adventures that are tailored to the interests and abilities of each guest, with safety as our foremost priority. By employing extremely professional and knowledgeable staff, utilizing the highest quality gear, and operating in accordance with our high safety standards, we continue to lead the industry in efficiency, reliability, and excellence. We take pride to ensure that each tour:

  • limits the number of participants so that we can focus on each guest and provide a personalized experience, with a maximum guide-client ratio of 1:6
  • is led by caring, knowledgeable staff who enjoy sharing their expertise
  • incorporates education about the unique environment you are visiting
  • provides guests with high-quality gear and
    ensures safety as our utmost priority.

Our Partners

Alaska Heli Mush

Alaska Heli Mush is a family-owned and operated business that specializes in one of the most unique Alaskan adventures imaginable. Father and son team, Linwood and Dalton, have enjoyed a lifetime of running sled dogs. They developed this tour over 20 years ago as an extension of their lifestyle in Alaska. “We simply have the best job in the world because it all boils down to sharing what we love – Alaska wilderness and our sled dogs.”

Linwood has run the world-famous Iditarod race 15 times, with one 2nd place finish! Dalton also enjoys racing sled dogs – an appreciation he now shares with his two young daughters. You can expect to be treated like family by this father-son team eager to introduce you to their lifestyle.

Airboat Alaska

Airboat Alaska is owned and operated by a local Juneau family. Husband and wife team, Brian and Julie, spent their childhoods exploring the secluded Taku Inlet and always dreamt of sharing this remote pocket of the world with others. By offering exclusive and up-close views of the vast wilderness and mighty Taku Glacier from the perspectives of air, water, and ice, the creation of Airboat Alaska has turned this dream into a reality. Join them on an extraordinary journey into raw, remote, wild, Alaska and see what makes the Taku their passion.

Alaska Heli Mush
Airboat Alaska

Our Helicopters

NorthStar operates AS350 series A-Star helicopters. These turbine-powered helicopters are manufactured by Airbus Helicopters and are designed to comfortably transport up to six passengers, plus the pilot, all in a forward-facing position. The A-Star offers the widest cabin, smoothest ride, and best speed range in its class of helicopters.

Around the world, the A-Star has proven itself as a premier tour helicopter because of its smooth, quiet ride and wide windows that provide excellent viewing opportunities for every passenger.

In 2005, the Federal Administration Aviation Capstone Project initiated its Juneau phase and NorthStar was the first helicopter operator to install the new avionics equipment in all of our aircraft. The new equipment gives our pilots more information in order to conduct safe flights, including the aircraft’s position relevant to the terrain and other aircraft as well as enhanced communications tools and weather information.

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