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Kantishna Air Taxi

Box 46, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
(303) 449-1146
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Narberth, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were staying at Camp Denali, and because Mt McKinley was visible we decided to take a flight around the mountain. It was an incredible experience - to view the park, the rivers, glaciers, and Mt. McKinley from above.

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Madison, WI
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9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Absolutely outstanding. We were persuaded by TripAdvisor reviews to take the KAT flight into the park from the visitor center and then take the bus 1-way back in the afternoon. Not only the best decision we made, but such an exhilarating experience that defined the trip. As you've quickly gathered, the only opportunity to see the park is via the... More

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My sister and I had taken the Kantishna Wilderness Tour on a Saturday on August 23 during our land+cruise vacation. Since we took the Tundra Tour the day before, we jumped at the chance to take the air taxi back to Denali Visitor's Center. It was a last minute add-on when a representative from Kantishna Air Taxi came around to... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The lodge where I was staying in Denali arranged flightseeing tours of Mount McKinley as an optional activity. I hadn't planned to do it, but happened to be standing nearby when a family of four made last-minute arrangements. There was one extra seat on the plane available -- did I want to go? I said yes, completely spur of the... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We took the bus into Denali to Kantishna. Ate lunch, panned for gold then took the air taxi back out of the park. AMAZING flight. Awesome views of Denali and the park. Our pilot was experienced and knowledgeable. He shared information while we flew back. He was safe and conservative. This was a highlight of our trip. I'd highly recommend... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

There is truly no better way to experience the majesty of Denali and the Alaskan Range than via Kantishna Air Taxi. The ride was so smooth you felt like you were floating along side the few clouds that were present on this absolutely perfect, clear and sunny day. The pictures I took are breathtaking It was a little pricey, but... More

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

Dear VegsSTL, Thanks for sharing your "Once in a Lifetime Experience" with us! Floating alongside clouds next to Denali and the Alaskan Range is why we're all here, and we're so pleased that Andy was able to share it with you. Smooth landings included :) Blue skies, The KAT crew More

Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

iN a spur of a moment, overheard another group taking an air taxi back from the ride in on the Katishna wildlife tour. We decided to try it instead of the bus back. Wow. We had great views of Denali/ Mount McKinley. The mountain was clear for the days we visited but seeing it from a plane is something else.... More

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

Dear srodday, Strong work. Spur of the moment finds, such as an air taxi off the Kantishna wildlife tour, can make a vacation. We're proud of you! Your pals, The KAT crew More

los angeles
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We took a sightseeing flight around mount McKinley. An amazing experience. We had a great pilot, Andy, who showed us all around the mountain and provided valuable information. The only less-than-perfect note was that in addition to the hefty but expected price ($250) they hit you up for a tip to the pilot. It seems inappropriate.

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

Dear mayasl, Thanks for your review, and we're totally psyched that you had such an amazing flightseeing tour around Mt. McKinley with Andy! We're fortunate to have awesome pilots like Andy, who even summitted the Mountain during a climbing trip many years ago. Thanks also for your comment regarding tips. As is the case in much of the tourist industry,... More

Sonoma, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Kantishna Air Taxi offers several flightseeing options for visitors to Denali National Park/Mt. McKinley. In July 2014 I took their fly in/bus out package and had a great time. The first leg of the day long journey is a 55 minute flight in a single engine plane from an air strip south of the entrance to Denali to a landing... More

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

Dear Andrew95476, Thanks so much for sharing the logistics from your Denali Park Day Excursion (DPDE), and we agree that flying and busing is the best of both worlds. Your advice for travelers to bring ALL desired provisions is spot on, as there are no services along the Park Road within this amazing 6.2 million acre nature preserve. Also, don't... More

Epsom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We took the bus ride to Kantishna Roadhouse but decided that we didn't want another 6 hours coming back so decided to fly. it was a great decision. The flight is fantastic. I know some people have complained about sitting in the back seats but we did so and found they were perfectly good. My wife if only 5ft 4... More

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

Dear THFC1882Epsom, We're glad that you had the opportunity to fly with us along the Alaska Range, and thanks for sharing your exhilarating experience! You've made a great point about the seats, as well: All 5 offer great views. We're glad that Shawn was able to get you so close to Mt. McKinley, whose size, as you noted, is astonishing.... More

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