Directory of Ketchikan Alaska
Air Charters for Flightseeing

Often considered 'The Highlight of an Alaskan Cruise'

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 bear viewing flights, air taxi services or private air charter services all via float planes, you'll find them in Ketchikan!


Planning Tips

Be sure to read the Ketchikan Alaska Air Charters Pricing Structures & Options to be aware of before booking a flight!



Float Planes provide the Ketchikan Alaska Air Charters Float planes are used for Ketchikan Alaska air charters


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

  • Landing & Exit - Does the price include a 2nd water landing? Do you get to walk onto land or are you only able to exit onto the pontoons or docks?
  • Narration - Do you listen to the pilot's narration and get to talk to them and fellow passengers during the trip or do you listen to a pre-recorded narration?
  • Type of Plane - Small (Cessna 185 with a max of 4 passenger), medium (de Havilland Beaver, max 6 passenger), or large (de Havilland Turbine Otters max 10 passenger? Do all seats include a window? And what is the minimum passenger count the tour will fly with?
  • Bear Viewing - Do they go to Anan Creek, Neets Bay, Traitor's Cove, or other areas?
  • Where can you purchase tickets - Online? Inside the Ketchikan Visitor's Center? On the cruise ships?
  • Type of Business - is it a large, multi-plane operation or small, one plane, one owner tour companies?
  • Cancellation Policy - Bad Weather cancellation? Minimum passenger cancellations? General cancellation policy?
  • Discounts available - Military discounts? AAA? Early-bird? Group Discounts? Returning visitors?

Directory of Ketchikan Alaska Air Charters offering Flightseeing Tours




  • Promech Air offers flightseeing tours to the Misty Fjords National Monument, Neets Bay Salmon Hatchery for bear viewing, 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 Float Planes

    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).




  • Taquan Air also offers flightseeing tours to the Misty Fjords National Monument, Anan Creek bear tours, 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 Ketchikan Tours

    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 bear viewing 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.

    Be sure to check out the 2-for-1 deal offered through the Alaska TourSaver!

    Read all about my personal experience with Taquan Air and Check out other reviews here.




  • Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting 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 Air Charter Services in Ketchikan Alaska

    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!

    Read the user reviews & comments here.




  • Alaska Seaplane Tours in Ketchikan Alaska

    Alaska Seaplane Tours 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, bear viewing 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)

    **Be sure to check their specials page for discounts & giveaways!**

    Read more of the reviews & comments about Alaska Seaplane Tours.




  • Carlin Air Alaska Air Charters in Ketchikan Alaska

    Carlin Air 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.

    Misty Fjords tours, bear viewing 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.

    Check out this spectacular video!

    Read more of the reviews & comments about Carlin Air.




  • Mountain Air Service Air Charters in Ketchikan Alaska

    Mountain Air Service, one of the newest family owned & operated flightseeing companies in Ketchikan, provides flightseeing tours to the Misty Fjords, Glacier Viewing flights, air charter services, Bear tours, 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).

    Read the user reviews & comments here.




  • Island Wings Air Service 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 Air Charter Services in Ketchian Alaska

    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, bear viewing 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).

    Read the many glowing reviews & comments about Island Wings Air Service.




  • Southeast Aviation offers many, many options! Their offerings range from short, 18 minute flights showcasing Ketchikan's Totem Pole Parks, to longer Misty Fjord flights, to Bear Viewing 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)

    Southeast Aviation Ketchikan Alaska Air Charters

    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.




  • Family Air Tours Ketchikan Alaska Air Charters

    Family Air Tours 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!).

    Family Air Tours also offers flightseeing tours to the Misty Fjords with an optional Glacial fiords extension, bear viewing at Anan Creek, fishing tours, and lots of custom options including whale watching! His flights range from 30 minutes to 5 hours and are backed by one of the best cancellation policies available! Tours can be purchased directly on their website or inside the Ketchikan Visitor's Center upon arrival (if available)

    **Book early - before March 15th - for a discount!**

    Read more of the reviews & comments about Family Air Tours.




  • Seawind Aviation Alaska Air Charters in Ketchikan Alaska

    Seawind Aviation is still another small, family owned company in Ketchikan, flying the de Havilland Beaver. As with the other small tour companies, they offer Misty Fjord tours, Alaska bear viewing tours at Traitors Cove, guided fishing tours, and access to the local favorite USFS cabins.

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

    Be sure to check out their web specials and book early (By April 1st) for the best deal!

    Read more of the reviews & comments about Seawind Aviation.




  • Pacific Airways Alaska Air Charters in Ketchikan Alaska

    Pacific Airways provides flightseeing tours to the Misty Fjords, Ketchikan Alaska air charter, daily scheduled flight service to communities throughout southern Southeast Alaska, fly-in charters for fishing and hunting trips, & charter service to USFS cabins.

    Tours can be purchased directly on their website.




  • Pirate Airworks Alaska Air Charters in Ketchikan Alaska

    Pirate Airworks provides flightseeing tours to the Misty Fjords, air charter services, Bear tours, fly-in charters for fishing and hunting trips, & charter service to USFS cabins.

    They have two de Havilland Beavers, carrying 6 passengers, and also own Yes Bay Lodge, an exclusive salt-water and fresh-water fishing lodge located 50 miles north of Ketchikan.

    In fact, one of their tours is called the 'Cruise Passenger Adventure' and includes a Misty Fjords flight AND an Alaskan seafood lunch at Yes Bay Lodge. What an amazing experience!

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


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