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Kantishna Air Taxi

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Address: Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
Phone Number: +1 907-644-8222
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The highlight of our trip to Denali

Flying over Mount Denali in a Cessna was one of the highlights of our trip to Denali. After only gaining glimpses of the mountain through the clouds, by air you could really get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
lucy w
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Flying over Mount Denali in a Cessna was one of the highlights of our trip to Denali. After only gaining glimpses of the mountain through the clouds, by air you could really get an idea of the scale of the mountain. Our pilot was super knowledgeable too - a great experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

After a great trip by bus to see the Mountain, on a beautiful, clear day of summit viewing, we fly out on this wonderful flight. The weather was perfectly clear and we were so close to the mountain it looked like we could touch it. Fantastic!

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Thank Trish B
Oshkosh, WI
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207 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

When you come this far I strongly recommend taking this trip if the weather permits. The scenery is Fantastic and the experience a once in a lifetime event.

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MD
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Had a great flight out of Camp Denali. Scenic Flight with lots of info from the pilot. Awesome views as we flew around Denali. Great flight, Great Views. No complaints.

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Thank merrylandMd
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Our pilot could not have been nicer. An AK pilot for decades. Loves flying, and AK. Commentary through the headsets was terrific. Weather-dependent, obviously. We had rare perfectly clear skies. Don'ty assume they can fly over cloudy weather, the plane's ceiling is lower than the summit! Ask about what you'll be able to see. If you have never flown in... More 

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Thank Dan T
San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Our flight, in a six-seater plane, from the airstrip in the center of Denali park brought us stunningly close to the mountains, over many glaciers, and then retraced the bus route all in an hour or so. A wonderful way to see Denali from an awesome perspective and to avoid having the ride the bus for 7 hours on the... More 

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Oviedo, Florida, Usa
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167 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We were not one of the 25-30% of folks that get to see Denali, the mountain. :( It was NOT for lack of our pilot trying, however. He flew in and out, round and round, trying to find a peek at the peak :) We were really bummed that we made a reservation to fly out, and bus back, but... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

We took the air taxi to Kantishna and came back on the park service bus. One of the most amazing experiences of my life- worth every cent! The planes are 6 sweaters (including the pilot)- and although that sounds scary, the pilots are incredibly experiences and tell you all about the park during your flight. We flew literally right next... More 

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Thank Kate W
Navarre, Florida
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Having taken the long bus ride to the end of the park.. we were offered a flight out of the park .. a one hour flight that would have saved 6 hours on a bus. We were to be transported to the plane at 3 pm. and would be back to town by 4 pm. We waited for an hour... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

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 

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