Juneau Float Plane Excursion Reviews
Took a seaplane to Taku Lodge. AMAZING! Planes took off from very close to the dock. Getting on was quick and easy. The sites were nothing like I've ever seen before. The lodge was adorable, food was second to none including salmon, there was a bear. Could not have asked for a better experience.
Fabulous! Flew over 5 glaciers on the way to a lodge built in the 1920s. Staff prepared a delicious meal with grilled salmon. Hiked the area with a geologist. Encountered (from 50+ feet) a couple of black bears.
My husband and I agreed this was our favorite tour. Flying over the glaciers was a once in a lifetime experience. Our guides at the Lodge were graduate students, which were full of knowledge about the area and much unexpected understanding of the history and ecological significance of the area. The lunch was the best salmon (cedar planked) and fresh. Coming from Florida fresh fish or none is my rule and the lunch was all fresh down to the glacier ice that cooled the drinks. Only downside is that we could have spent more time exploring the area, but it is a business and the bottom line of money flow keeps this place open and the students studies possible.
Spectacular views of glaciers and Juneau.
My husband did the float plane to an island to look for bears. The whole trip was not very well planned, the other guests on the tour were very loud the whole time (if there was bear in the area, it would have left from all the noise) One of the guests could not walk, kept falling, out of breath. The tour guides took us to several places-we only stayed at each place a few minutes, not long enough to have a chance to see any bears. One of the guides was a 17 year old high school student- much to young to be leading this type of tour. Neither of the guides told us to talk quietly, walk quietly, etc. The only good part was the airplane flight. For $430- this was a complete waste of money!!!!! I would give this tour a negative number.
We took the Taku Lodge Feast & 5-Glacier Seaplane Discovery tour and this was one of the highlights of our trip. My wife is a very nervous flyer, only getting back into it three years ago, so obviously there was some trepidation about taking a flight in a small plane. Our pilot was the Director of Operations and invited her to sit in the copilot seat, which helped ease any fears she might have. The plane itself was a 10-seater de Haviland and it handled like driving in a car. Every passenger got a window seat and the views were spectacular. You don't really appreciate the expanse of a glacier until you fly over it. We flew twenty minutes to the Taku Lodge, a quaint hunting lodge opposite the Taku Glacier. We were served a feast of wild salmon and other Alaskan delicacies that were just scrumptious. We spent an hour and a half at the lodge, allowing enough time to eat and explore the grounds. The return flight was equally spectacular.
The Five Glaciers flight is my personal highlight and the pilot was excellent.
this was the best trip ever! the float plane was awesome and Taku Lodge was a wilderness delight....the staff there was as good as the scenery and the food was great...even bought the cookbook.