ACCESSIBILITY SCORE – 5/5
Era Helicopters Is based out of Juneau, Alaska, and they provide flight tours over the incredible and vast landscape surrounding Alaska’s capital city. They are 100% accessible to individuals with disabilities, which is why I was more than willing to pay extra for this level of service. They used a modified stair lift to get me from my wheelchair at ground level up to the second row of the helicopter. At all times I was fully safe and secure. The bathrooms in the offices were also accessible, and there were no steps to negotiate. I knew I would not be able to get out of the helicopter during the glacier landings, but that was okay. I still had a wonderful view from my window seat, and the pilot was more than willing to take my phone and shoot as many photos as I wanted. Their customer service was absolutely outstanding, and they made sure that all of my mobility needs were taken care of. I would highly recommend Era Helicopters as a tour option if your cruise ship docks in Juneau, or you happen to be passing through!
Did you have to transfer out of your wheelchair or did you fly seated in your chair?
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Good morning, we will be in Juneau this August, 2022 vis NCL Spirit, I do not use a wheelchair but I am 67 had a stroke and I use a cane as I am unbalanced, would you take me and my husband on the helicopter tour?
Good morning, I am 67 and had a stroke, I use a cane always as I walk unbalanced, would I be able to book a helicopter tour with you guys?