Matanuska Glacier Tour

  

 Matanuska Glacier Tour Options and Booking

 

Contact Me to Request a Tour:

Call or Text:  970-281-5266
  1. Review the options below (standard vs private tours)
  2. Contact me to discuss tour options
  3. You will pay an electronic invoice online to confirm your tour

     

    Standard Glacier Tours (Option 1):

    Price:  $125 per person. The total amount of money owed for each person attending a standard glacier tour is $125, which includes $100 for the tour price plus a $25 Glacier Park gate fee that is charged to my company for each person I bring on the property. Your $125 price also includes use of equipment (microspikes, helmet, walking pole).

    Duration:  Standard tours last 2-3 hours. 

    Open Year Round:  We offer tours every day of the week, each day of the year (including Fall and Winter!).  

    Requesting a Standard Glacier Tour:  to request a tour, send me an email  DrSarahAlaska@gmail.com or call/text 970-281-5266 with the details below:

    • Desired date and time
    • Number of people
    • Ages of children 
    • Mobility limitations of any members 

     

    Custom or Private Tours (Option 2):

    Custom Tours or Private Tours:  Custom Tours (designed for special purposes) or Private Tours (limited to only your people) can also be arranged by contacting me to discuss your needs. 

    In the past, guests have requested custom or private tours for a variety of reasons, to include:

      • Private Family Tours: Often families want the comfort of a tour group solely dedicated to them (i.e., no other guests).  This allows the family to enjoy whatever pace and areas of exploration they desire.
      • Schools: School groups interested in a field class 
      • Photo or Film Shoots:  Guests from the music and film industry have requested private tours to explore the glacier with more privacy and special focus to support their film projects. We have supported several private tour requests to conduct photo shoots and film events on the glacier (this summer NBC hired us to spend an entire day filming a climate change documentary on the glacier).
      • Large Groups:  Large groups can be accommodated with advanced notice.  I will always be the tour guide on all tours.  For very large groups I will include the assistance of partnering glacier rangers to help ensure the safety and enjoyment of all our guests.

      Price:  Additional fees beyond standard tour prices may apply depending on the nature of your private or custom tour request.  The price you pay includes the cost of equipment.

      Open Year Round:  We offer tours every day of the week, each day of the year (including Fall and Winter!).  

      Requesting a Custom or Private Tour:  to request a tour, send me an email  DrSarahAlaska@gmail.com or call/text 970-281-5266 with the details below:

      • Desired date and time
      • Number of people
      • Ages of children 
      • Mobility limitations of any members 
      • Other desired details

       

      General Information For All Tours:

      No Experience Needed: No experience is needed to join us on a glacier tour.  You will not be accessing any technical areas that require specialized knowledge or gear (beyond the micro-spikes and helmets we provide you).  We provide all the equipment you need to walk on the ice.

      Meeting Location:  Tours meet in the parking lot of the Matanuska Glacier, outside the gate.  GPS address is:  66500 South Glacier Park Rd, Sutton, AK 99674 USA.

      All Ages Welcome:  Our youngest guest was 6 months old and our oldest guest was 87 years old.  Everyone had a great time. If your group includes small children who do not walk, please be sure to bring child carriers (back packs or front carriers) specifically designed for carrying children.  It is not safe to carry children in your arms on the glacier.  

      Children:  All children brought on tour must follow the instructions of the tour guide at all times. If the parents and tour guide are unable to set conditions for children to behave responsibly by following the guide’s instructions, the guide reserves the right to end the tour early without refund in order to ensure the safety of all members on the glacier.

      Liability Waiver:  Every person attending the tour must sign a liability waiver.  If a guest is under 18, the Parent or Legal Guardian must sign for the minor. 

      Planning Your Adventure:  Be sure to read our "Planning Your Adventure" page which provides specific information useful to you about things to pack for the season of your tour, company policies, and other helpful material.