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Ketchikan Float Plane Excursion Reviews

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Take to the skies and explore the deep Alaskan wilderness with a guided float plane expedition.

goingfunplaces1

1 review

NCL excursion flightseeing and bear watching was excellent. The guide was informative and knew his stuff.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

cryan

2 reviews

It was okay. Loves of forest. We did our flight on the most sunny day of the year. Beautiful views from the skies. Saw some goats, but that is it. 30 minutes was plenty.


Provider: Independent Operator

Ski Crazy!

1 review

Went to Neets Bay to see the Salmon Hatchery and watch bears. Unfortunately no salmon running so only saw a couple of bears in the distance. But well worth it for the flight and the scenery.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

tasdiwine

1 review

So much fun


Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

ggroggey

1 review

Our experience with Island Wings was phenomenal! Michelle made us feel comfortable and confident in her skills. She showed us an amazing experience. We loved the music she played in the headphones which made us feel relaxed. We would highly recommend Island Wings. We booked this independent of Norwegian.


Provider: Independent Operator

BlueEyesMI

1 review

Loved it! They picked us up near the ship and took us to their office. Flight was 1.5 hours with sometime docked on a lake. Scenery was amazing, service was great. They then dropped us off on the far side of Creek Street so we could walk balk.


Provider: Independent Operator

pizza4749

1 review

Sea Wind Aviation is the best. Our pilot Ralph gave us a fantastic day.


Provider: Independent Operator

sonsan1

2 reviews

Flight to Tongass National Forest and hike to viewing stand for Bear sighting.
Saw 1 small black bear way down the stream cross from one side to the other and disappear into the woods. My wife saw 1 small black bear come out of the woods, grab a fish and run back into the woods. Happened so fast I never saw it. A little disppointed. Our guide "Joshua" was very, very good. Lived on the island with the darned bears; a real outdoorsman.


Provider: Holland America Line

lifesabeachum

2 reviews

We took a float plane to Anan Creek Bear Observatory for a completely magical experience. The float plane itself was in great condition and the pilot was very experienced and we felt very safe. However, as a whole, the rest if Island Wings seemed very very disorganized and completely underestimated how long it would take for us to hike back to a different pick up point due to low tide. We barely made it back to the ship on time and the other couple was actually very late but luckily, the other ship waited.

The float plane ride itself was great and so was the pilot. The guide was very knowledgeable and we were glad he was with us but he totally underestimated when we needed to leave. We had to HOOF IT back down and walk about an extra 3/4 mile due to low tide. The Island Wings assistant was NOT great at all.


Provider: Independent Operator

Bamagirl123

1 review

This was ok but not a great value for the money. Diesel fuel smell was very bad in the plane. You dont see anything worth the amount of money they charge you to do this....


Provider: Holland America Line

orilliaguys

1 review

Best Port, nicest town. and Best tour! We were bused to a peaceful resort on a quiet part of the water with no neighbors. Had an amazing all you can eat Crab Lunch, and then were picked up by floatplane and flew over some mountains, seen a sheep, and landed beside the ship.

Provider: Princess Cruises

MRANDMRSSKGORDON

1 review

Float plane to Traders Bay in Tongass National Park. Smooth flight and very informative. Spectacular views. AJ was the naturalist we met. He was incredible. We watched about 10 bears feast on salmon and even had 2 cubs playing in a tree just feet from the viewing platform. Easy walk for anyone ambulatory. Take an extra camera or extra battery. Never have seen so much green before. Also learned tons about old growth forests.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

ridgerunner51

1 review

Wonderful excursion. Pilot was very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. We flew to a beach and landed on the water.

Provider: Independent Operator

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