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Combine a Tlingit cultural experience with helicopter flightseeing. Learn about local history and culture and soar over the wilds of Chichagof Island. 

Begin your adventure with a drive through the Tlingit village of Hoonah en route to the heliport. Following a short safety briefing, take flight to experience the rugged region of sheer mountains and majestic valleys. Keep your camera ready to capture the spectacular views below of the Tongass National Forest with lush forests of spruce, hemlock and cedar clinging to mountain sides, set in this land of incredible natural beauty.

Land on a remote beach where your local guide will teach you traditional methods of preserving food and treat you to some local delicacies. Living off the land is more than survival, it is a way of life. Most local Tlingits live a subsistence lifestyle using methods of preservation passed down from generation to generation. Walk along the beach and learn why locals say, “When the tide is out, the table is set.” Learn about the smoking and kippering process and even savor some smoked salmon treats.  

This is the tour for those who want to experience the “real” Alaska in one of the most stunning settings imaginable. Enjoy breathtaking scenery on your return flight and cherish the time you spent in this wild land.



  • Approximately 2 Hours


  • Water, snack including smoked salmon, beach asparagus, and other local samples depending on season and availability. Allergy or dietary restriction? Please let us know at least 1 week in advance. 


  • Minimum age is 5. Passengers must be physically fit and able to board and exit the helicopter on their own. 


  • Closed-toe shoes required, no high heels. Tour order may vary.

  • Weight surcharge ($100) may apply on this flight. Due to weight and balance limitations, as well as passenger safety and comfort, guests weighing 250 lbs. or more (fully clothed) will be assessed the weight surcharge to reserve adequate space onboard the helicopter.

  • Carry-on bags are not allowed and there are complimentary secure storage lockers in our office - please note lockers may not be large enough for XL bags and backpacks.

  • For safety, extra-large telephoto lenses, iPads, iPad minis, tablets, drones and Go-Pro Sticks or other extendable items are not permitted on tour.

  • Aircraft fly no higher than 4,000 feet. Oxygen for personal use is allowed but must be in the form of an FAA approved portable oxygen concentrator that can be secured to the user’s body.

Send a booking request to schedule a tour!

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