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Kantishna Air Taxi

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Address: Box 46, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
Phone Number: (303) 449-1146
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EXCELLENT service, great trip despite weather!

If you are inside Denali National Park, take a flightseeing trip with KAT (Kantishna Air Taxi). We had a 10:30a.m. flight scheduled, but rain & sleet made the trip iffy. Mat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If you are inside Denali National Park, take a flightseeing trip with KAT (Kantishna Air Taxi). We had a 10:30a.m. flight scheduled, but rain & sleet made the trip iffy. Mat, who runs the operation, picked us up and brought us to the KAT facility, which is very nice with a lounge upstairs and a dining area downstairs. Mat was... More 

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Greg L, Owner at Kantishna Air Taxi, responded to this review

Dear Luv2GoExplorin, It was great to host/fly your crew, and thanks for the "10-star" review. We appreciate you. The KAT Crew More 

Grand Junction, Colorado
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

On a rainy, low clouds day in Denali we took a flight with Kantishna Air Taxi in the hope of seeing "The Mountain," Mt. Denali. Our pilot did an exceptionally fine job of making us and his other 3 passengers feel comfortable and safe. Through communicating with other pilots in the area, he managed to find a "hole" in the... More 

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Dear 777jeannie, We're so pleased that we were able to get you some incredible views of Denali, and thanks for sharing your story! All the best, The KAT Crew More 

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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Awesome Day! Highlight of our great trip to Denali. Greg our pilot was fun, informative and very accommodating to our demanding photo needs of Denali:-). We were blessed with a perfect day. and great views--I would do this everytime and twice

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Greg L, Owner at Kantishna Air Taxi, responded to this review

Dear Erik D, It was awesome to share Denali with you! Thanks, and come again... twice! The KAT Crew More 

Chatsworth, Georgia
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My wife and I took the Kantishna Wilderness Tour that included the bus trip into the park and a flight back out using Kantishna Air Taxi. We chose this combo to cut the bus riding time down by half and to see the park from the air. It is an early morning trip, so we met our driver, Kevin, at... More 

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Greg L, Owner at Kantishna Air Taxi, responded to this review

Dear Georgiaman_1, Thanks for the great review of your KWT! You've really captured the essence of your tour: a fantastic wildlife bus tour with driver Kevin, complete with moose, caribou, grizzly bears, and cookies; a fresh and filling lunch and sled dog demo in Kantishna; and an awesome fly-by of Denali with pilot Roger ("Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?").... More 

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our party of 5 including a 10yo filled the plane for a flight from Denali NP to Anchorage. The weather was not great so Mt McKinley was not visible and 20 minutes was added to flight to avoid undesirable weather. Total flight time a little less than 2hr which was 10hr less than bus trip back. Smooth take off &... More 

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Greg L, Owner at Kantishna Air Taxi, responded to this review

Dear Dustin B, Thanks for flying to Anchorage with us and for posting your review and awesome photo of the Brooks Glacier! You made the great point that even when the weather isn't ideal, the flight saves a full day of ground transportation. Also, thanks for pointing out that there can be luggage restrictions, especially when flying with 5 passengers.... More 

Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We booked a flight seeing trip months in advance.had all confirmations from the company.The day of the trip we contacted them and were informed our flight was not available.No explanation given just the plane wasn't available,weather was fine.We contacted another company and had a great trip that day.

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Greg L, Owner at Kantishna Air Taxi, responded to this review

Dear JimDawn H, As we discussed by phone, we were so sorry for the miscommunication regarding your tour. While we strive to get it right all the time, we dropped the ball in communicating the appropriate information to you, and we apologize. Ultimately, we were very pleased that you had a great trip with our partners, and we really appreciated... More 

Los Angeles, CA
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101 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Taking the bus into the park is a great experience (one way) It was incredible taking the flight seeing trip back from the park and seeing Denali in all its splendor from the window of our plane. Our pilot has been flying in Denali for over 30 years and we felt very safe with him. Highly recommend

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Greg L, Owner at Kantishna Air Taxi, responded to this review

Dear beachmomof3_9, We see a trend: take the bus from the Park entrance to KTA and fly back with us - we like that :) We're super-pleased that you had an incredible tour and felt very safe with our experienced pilot. Thanks for recommending us! Blue skies, The KAT Crew More 

Spring, Texas
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We took the public shuttle through the park ($58 per person) for the 13 hour round trip excision to see Denali Narional park. That is WAY too long. We got out at Kantishna (the end of the tour before the bus turns around) and caught the Air Taxi back. SUCH a better idea than another 6 1/2 hours on the... More 

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Greg L, Owner at Kantishna Air Taxi, responded to this review

Dear uteller3786, Strong day's work! You and your party definitely took full advantage of your time in Denali, and we were glad to be a part of it. Thanks for sharing your experience with future travelers. Your pals, The KAT Crew More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I took the 13 hour bus tour into Kantishna, and didn't plan on taking an air taxi back. I was so glad I did! It was the most exhilarating ride of my life! We got so close to the North peak of Mckinley that I felt like I could touch the snow. And seeing the turquoise pools was incredible. I've... More 

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Greg L, Owner at Kantishna Air Taxi, responded to this review

Dear jennyz1994, Thanks for flying with us, and we were glad to help you become the tallest person on the continent - if just for a little while! All the best, The KAT crew More 

Tampa, Florida
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

this is the perfect tour for the second half of your day in denali national park as you cannot drive into denali, so you must take the school bus shuttle via park or tour and it takes 6 hours each way! this was the most exhilarating experience i've ever had as you were able to see part of the mountain,... More 

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Greg L, Owner at Kantishna Air Taxi, responded to this review

Dear anneschulz, Solid work: "perfection!!", "the most exhilarating experience," "sheer gorgeous views" = awesome. We're proud of you :) The KAT Crew More 

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