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December 19, 2018

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Choosing from the many companies providing Ketchikan Alaska air charters including Flightseeing tours to the Misty Fjords can be a little overwhelming as there are so many to choose from! But hang in there! Whether you are looking for Ketchikan flightseeing, Misty Fjord flights, Alaska, air taxi services or private air charter services all via float planes, you'll find them in Ketchikan!

While most flightseeing tours are similar, here are some differences in Ketchikan Alaska air charters to consider:

offers flightseeing tours to the Misty Fjords National Monument, Neets Bay Salmon Hatchery for, daily flights to many Southeast Alaska communities, and Ketchikan Alaska air charters service for individuals and businesses transporting everything from hunters and hunting gear to flowers and groceries.

Promech Air has been operating for over 30 years and the float planes they use are the de Havilland Beavers (6 passengers) and de Havilland Turbine Otters (10 passengers).

They offer a 2 hour Misty Fjord flight which includes a 2nd water landing and exit onto the pontoons or a 3 hour flight & tour to Neets Bay. Tours can be purchased directly on their website, through the Cruise Ships, or inside the Ketchikan Visitor's Center upon arrival (if available).


also offers flightseeing tours to the Misty Fjords National Monument, Anan Creek , flights & crab feasts, shorter flights around the area, and even mail routes! Not to mention the daily scheduled flights to many Southeast Alaska communities, and private Alaska air charters.

Taquan Air has been operating for over 30 years and their Float Planes are de Havilland Beavers, carrying 6 passengers. They have many options for flightseeing from shorter, 30 minute flights to longer 3 1/2 hour
flights with or even crab feasts (The Mountain Top Flightseeing & Crab Feast). During the stop you step onto dock-like floats and can wander around to take photos of the plane & lush surroundings.

They also have been awarded the Medallion Shield, the highest safety recognition in aviation in Alaska. Tours can be purchased directly on their website, inside the Ketchikan Visitor's Center upon arrival (if available), or through the Cruise Ships.

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is a family owned business, the first company to fly regular tours into the Misty Fjords, and holds a perfect safety record since their inception in 1981. They have three planes; a small, 4 passenger Cessna 185, medium 6 passenger de Havilland Beaver and large, 10 passenger de Havilland Turbine Otter.

Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting provides private, custom Alaska air charters, transportation to the many lodges & USFS cabins in the area, fly-out fishing, flightseeing to the Misty Fjords, specialty services (including eco tours!), and expediting. They pride themselves by providing high end Executive Class service to all guests.

Their aircraft have also been upgraded to include oversized panoramic view windows - a photographer's dream!

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is yet another small, family owned company in Ketchikan, this one with two planes available for Ketchikan Alaska air charters - a Cessna 185 and a de Havilland Beaver.

Alaska Seaplane Tours, of course, offers flightseeing tours to the Misty Fjords with optional Glacial fiords extension, on Prince of Wales Island, fishing tours, and lots of custom options! Tours can be purchased directly on their website or inside the Ketchikan Visitor's Center upon arrival (if available)

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Misty Fjords tours, tours at Anan bear observatory or Traitor's Cove, both unguided and guided fishing tours, and access to the local favorite southeastern Alaskan USFS cabin system are the primary charter flights offered by Carlin Air. Tours can be purchased directly on their website or inside the Ketchikan Visitor's Center upon arrival (if available). Book early (by March 15th) for an additional discount.

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, one of the newest family owned & operated flightseeing companies in Ketchikan, provides flightseeing tours to the Misty Fjords, Glacier Viewing flights, air charter services, , fly-in charters for fishing and hunting trips, & charter service to USFS cabins.

They have one de Havilland Beaver, carrying 6 passengers. Randy & his wife are both born & raised right here in Ketchikan and although they are new at their own business, Randy has been flying in Southeast Alaska over 11 years!

Tours can be purchased directly on their website and inside the Ketchikan Visitor's Center upon arrival (if available).


is a one-plane, one-pilot company run by Ketchikan local Michelle Masden who offers both longer flights and the opportunity to go ashore during your stop, allowing you to look around & enjoy the gorgeous surroundings! Although one of the smallest of the Ketchikan Alaska air charters Island Wings is acclaimed by tourists as the best Ketchikan Alaska flightseeing tour.

Island Wings has been operating since 1993 and her Float Plane is a de Havilland Beaver, carrying 6 passengers. She offers flightseeing to the Misty Fjords with an optional Glacial fiords extension, at both Anan Creek or Traitor's Cove, Half day fishing tours, and lots of custom options including whale watching! Tours can be purchased directly on their website or inside the Ketchikan Visitor's Center upon arrival (if available).

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offers many, many options! Their offerings range from short, 18 minute flights showcasing Ketchikan's Totem Pole Parks, to longer Misty Fjord flights, to at Anan Creek, Traitor's Cove and Fish Creek in Hyder, fishing excursions, and of course custom flights & Ketchikan Alaska air charters. Tours can be purchased directly on their website or inside the Ketchikan Visitor's Center upon arrival (if available)

Their newest tour is a private group tour of the Native American Reserve of Metlakatla. This tour is 3 hours in duration and begins with a flight out to Metlakatla, the only Tsimpshean Indian settlement in America. Once there, you are treated to a 30 minute performance of native music & dancing, a city highlights tour, a visit to the Duncan Cottage Museum, and the best of all - a Salmon Bake.

is another family owned - one plane, one pilot - company run by Dave Rocke, a local Ketchikanite. His plane is a smaller, Cessna 185 with a maximum of 4 passengers and a minimum of 2 (which is unheard of!).

Source: www.experienceketchikan.com
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