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Kantishna Air Taxi

Box 46, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
(303) 449-1146
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Warragul, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Our Denali Park day excursion was arranged by the friendly and efficient staff at the McKinley Creekside Cabins and Café. For my money, this is THE excursion if you want to see the entire park from two perspectives in about 8 hours instead of 13 or so. The flight begins near the Denali park entrance, passing Mt McKinley and landing... More

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

Dear Greg M, We're so glad that you had an awesome experience on your Denali Park Day Excursion during your visit from Australia! We agree that the DPDE is the best way to see the entire Park, and we appreciate your detailed comments, which can help other travelers to have a similar experience. Thanks, also, for posting your great photos... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We stayed at the North Face Lodge (simply excellent) as part of a Lindblad extension (likewise superb) and as one of our activities chose to take a flight-seeing trip with Kantishna Air Taxi. We could not be more pleased. Our pilot, Jason, was expert and informative. His constant communication with other aircraft in the area made us feel secure. His... More

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

Dear mokersj, Thanks, so much, for taking the time to post a review, and we're super-pleased to have shared Denali with you! We've been flying North Face Lodge and Linblad guests for 20 years, and it's part of our mission to provide safe, professional and personalized tours for our guests. We're thrilled to hear that Jason, as your pilot, provided... More

Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We flew into the park and bused out. Out flight seeing trip was spectacular. Our pilot, Dave, was very knowledgeable and pointed out different points of interest around Mt McKinley. This trip was worth the time and expense. Our friends (the desk staff) at McKinley Creekside Cabins arranged it for us.

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

Dear Jenny L, Thank you for your review, and we're psyched that your Denali Park Day Excursion was spectacular! The folks at the McKinley Creekside Cabins are awesome, and we're so glad that they were able to arrange this experience for you. Thanks, also, for your feedback about Pilot Dave -- we like him, too :) Cheers, The KAT crew More

New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We stayed at North Face Lodge and arranged to fly out instead of taking a 5 hour bus ride at 6 in the morning. The folks at North Face Lodge and Kantishna Air Taxi are in constant communication which is essential because flying conditions are always variable, so you don't know until the morning of the flight if you'll be... More

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

Dear rbbontheroad, Wow, thanks so much for sharing your experience! We appreciate you explaining some of the logistics for future guests, and really, we were touched that we were able to share with you an experience that you'll never forget. Thank you for giving us the opportunity! Kind regards, The KAT crew More

Yorktown, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Wonderful place to spend time inside the Denali Nat. Park. Staff is most helpful. Very 'homely' atmosphere. Food is very reasonable. Keep in mind following two things: 1: If you can avoid living in cabin no. 3 or 4 do that. They are bit noisy due to people living in the cabins on the top of 3 and 4. You... More

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

Dear Hampton_Lovetotravel, Thanks for your feedback about Skyline Lodge, the B & B-style lodge that is the base of operations for Katair. We were glad to have provided a "homely" atmosphere with helpful staff and reasonable food -- that's what we strive for :) Thanks, also, for your helpful comments, and we've actually taken some steps to alleviate the unpleasant... More

Fountain City, WI
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stumbled upon this when randomly inquiring about times to schedule a flight over Denali with only one full day & two partial days in the region. We came to Denali with pre-arranged plan for the full (91+ mile) distance day-trip into Denali NP with Backcountry Lodge Tour that included lunch at the BackCountry Lodge in Kantishna. What we didn't... More

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

Dear 007TravelDog, What a great day! We're really glad that you chose to fly out of Kantishna after your Denali Backcountry Adventure bus tour. We're thankful for your review and especially pleased that Jason gave you a great flight. As we all know, teenagers can be particularly tough to entertain, so it's great to hear that yours had a blast,... More

Kapaa, Hawaii
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

OMG...this experience is like no other on the planet! I think of myself as a fairly savvy traveler who has visited over 30 countries. Kantishna Air Taxi offers a world class experience. There beautiful, family style lodge is build into the side of a mountain the furthest you can be from civilization. The town of Kantishana is old mining community... More

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

Dear marindew82, Wow, we're going to have to hire you to do our marketing :) It was great to share Denali and the Kantishna Valley with you, and thanks for taking the time to share some of that experience with others. And thanks also for noticing just how amazing this part of the world is. It makes all the hard... More

New Gloucester, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The pilot and manager went out of their way to make sure our scenic flight was enjoyable and memorable. I would highly recommend Katishna Air Taxi to anyone who would like to have a very unique experience viewing the glaciers, mountains and valleys.

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

Dear shunt9, That's what we're here for :) Thanks for flying with us, and thanks for recommending us to the world! Cheers, The KAT crew More

Nevada City, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Greg, Matt, Schote, Andy, and Jason....amazing experience in and around Kantishna and Denali...thank you boys for bringing me closer to my main love...SuzyQ

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

Dear SuzyQ, Sometimes heroes have to help bring people together for love. It's just what we do. We can't help it. But thanks for noticing ;) Your boys, The KAT crew More

Herndon, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

When our original flight seeing trip was cancelled at the last minute, we were able to reschedule with Denali Air for a flight seeing trip on our last day. We took the McKinley Quest trip, and had Michael as our pilot. He was fantastic and took us on a fantastic adventure to and around Mt. McKinley. Flying in and around... More

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

Dear Vabandit, We're so glad that you had such an awesome experience, and thanks for your post. We look forward to flying with you again on your next trip to Alaska! All the best, The KAT crew More

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