Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Port Chat > Alaska Port Chat
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-28-2006, 08:40 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 5
Was wondering whether anyone has any thoughts regarding a helicopter excursion (1.75 hr) vs plane excursion (2.5 hr)? Price is about the same for each tour.
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-30-2006, 07:41 AM
NancyN's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Wickliffe, OH
Posts: 2,555
If price is the same, but the flightseeing excursion is that much longer I would probably opt for that one. I will add that seeing this region by air is definitely the way to go.

Free Cruise Tickers
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-30-2006, 05:56 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 5
Thanks for your input.
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2006, 07:26 AM
penny3333's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 10,602
The one thing that a helicopter offers, is the ability to hover. If you are a photography buff, a helicopter is easier to take pictures from.
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-03-2006, 06:19 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 5
Thanks penny3333. I thought of that advantage, but I only have a point-and-shoot camera anyway (nothing fancy), so I think I'll go for the longer ride. I appreciate your feedback.
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-14-2006, 09:42 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 11
I took a plane ride oround Mt. MCinnly and I can tell you what we saw was spectacular but I will warn you the 90% of the time the mountain is surrounded by clouds and fog and getting close may be difficult. The mountain peaks leading up to Denali offer plenty of scenery though. As far as a helicopter or plane? You will have limited visibility in a plane depending on where you sit. This also holds true for a helicopter based on the copter's size and configuration (which you may not know what you're getting until they know how many people they're taking).

I would go on either as both are enjoyable. If you've never riden in a helicopter and can afford the extra cash then go that route as the pilot has more options when it comes to holding one position for site seeing.
Closed Thread

airplane, alaska, america, denali, excursion, helicopter, helicoptor, helicpoter, holland, plane, review, reviews, ride, tour, tours, vs

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
May 26 Tour/Cruise No. 18 Double Denali, Zaandam redwar Holland America Line 1 03-05-2008 10:42 PM
lodging near Denali National Park babyboomerbell Alaska Port Chat 7 07-31-2007 04:27 PM
helicopter or plane? mgb74gt Alaska Port Chat 3 07-21-2007 11:10 AM
Denali or Mt. McKinley National Park babyboomerbell Alaska Port Chat 9 06-10-2007 09:58 PM
Accomodations in Seward, Anchorage, Denali NP babyboomerbell Embarkation Ports, Hotels, and Transfers 1 06-02-2007 04:54 PM

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:37 AM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2