Ketchikan, Alaska, US
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Approximately 2 Hours
Meals not included
This flight aboard an authentic Alaska seaplane -- a de Havilland Beaver or Otter -- offers some of Southeast Alaska's most spectacular scenery from a window seat.
Enjoy your pilot’s narration with individual headsets as you soar over the historic downtown Ketchikan and waterfront community, the Tongass Narrows and Guard Island's colorful homes, and remote cabins.
Fly along Behm Canal and Back Island -- home to a US Navy nuclear acoustic measurement testing facility. Learn about the area history while flying over historic Loring, first settled in 1883. It once boasted an operating saltery, but now a ghost town.
Watch for Clover Pass Resort, Knudsen Cove, the Hump Island Oyster Farm and Salmon Falls Resort. View Escape Point, where Captain George Vancouver and the Native Americans once skirmished, and Traitor's Cove.
Head north over Neets Bay Salmon Hatchery -- a popular bear-viewing site -- and past glacier-carved canals, pristine mountain peaks, and silt-laden aqua waters. See Helm Bay, a former gold mine site, cascading waterfalls, jewel-like lakes, spruce, hemlock, cedar forests, and snowcapped peaks.
Please note: The FAA requires passenger names and weights. Due to weight and balance limitations and passenger safety and comfort, guests weighing 250 lbs or more (fully clothed) will be assessed a weight surcharge of $168, payable directly to the tour operator just prior to the flight departure. This tour is accessible to guests with some mobility limitations. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or walking device. Large bags/backpacks are not allowed on board the aircraft except for medical needs. All other bags will be stored for you. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Infants up to and including the day before their second birthday can be considered a lap child and should be added to the parent's weight they will be sitting on and are at no cost. Thereafter, each child is required by FAA to have a seat and will be charged accordingly.