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Kantishna Air Taxi

Box 46, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
(303) 449-1146
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Eustis, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Took the bus ride into the park we saw 5 grizzly bears, moose, caribou, fox and sheep. We had a great lunch at the Kantishna Roadhouse, the food was more than we expected. Then we sat through the Iditarod presentation which was very informative. Then the best part of the trip, we took the plane ride out to Mt. McKinley,... More

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North Olmsted, Ohio
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We flew from Merrill Field to Kantishna aboard KatAir. What a flight. There is no other way to get as close to Denali unless you climb it, and even then you wouldn't get the breathtaking perspective of its grandeur that you do aboard a small plane. This was among he most memorable experiences my family has ever experienced together. Absolutely... More

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

Dear Randy D, We're thrilled that your family had such a memorable experience flying together from Anchorage to Kantishna! We agree that the breathtaking perspective and grandeur are unmatched, and more than anything, we're glad we were able to share it with your family. Thanks, also, for staying with us at Skyline Lodge and for taking the time to share... More

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

In the interest of preserving our sanity and comfort, my husband and I decided on taking KAT Air into Denali National Park and riding the bus out. We did not want to completely skip the land portion (and I'm glad we didn't), but we didn't want to spend 13 hours on a school bus either. KAT Air was the perfect... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We took the 92.5 mile bus ride into Denali and then flew out. It was so worth the fee. We saw grizzlies, caribou, elk and eagles. Our bus driver/tour director, Krista, was great. Very friendly and informative and she would stop whenever a passenger yelled out that they saw wildlife. She even gave us homemade chocolate chip cookies. The bus... More

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

Dear Jerry172, What a great day: Wildlife on the ground during your tour with Krista, awe inspiring views from the air with Andy, Matt's extra mile, cookies. Thanks for letting us be part of "a life memory maker" and the "highlight of (our) 2 week Alaskan vacation"! All the best, The KAT crew More

Brookfield, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Matt was great at facilitating a change in our plans and a desire to fly to Anchorage. He contacted Knightly tours(our travel group )and spoke with the off duty manager Bill, and they worked magic! I couldnt have thanked them enough and was thrilled to have them available. Not only was the experience a success but I had my luggage... More

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

Dear vivian m, Matt's been working his magic for years, and we're pleased that he was able to facilitate a flight to Anchorage for you! As you know, these flights provide an awesome opportunity to experience the majesty of the Alaskan interior while saving travelers almost a full day of ground transportation. We're glad it all came together for you... More

Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Were staying at McKinley Creekside cabins and they recommended the flight. The flight in was amazing and a great way to see the park. You get an appreciation of the terrain and you get to see the glaciers from the air. You land at the far end of the park and then take the shuttle out. You can get on... More

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

Dear Christine C, It sounds like your Denali Park Day Excursion (http://katair.com/denali-sightseeing.html) was a huge success! For folks staying near the Park entrance, such as yourselves, we definitely think it's the best way to see Denali National Park. We're glad you had an amazing flight and enjoyed the ride out, and thanks for taking the time to share your recommendations... More

Ludlow, Vermont
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fabulous experience. Unbelievable views. Very much worth seeing this area from this perspective. Great staff- they would only take us if views were going to be spectacular. Our most memorable time of our 3 week Alaska journey

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

Dear Safetydiva2, We're so glad to have shared in the "most memorable time" of your 3-week Alaska journey, and we hope to create more memories with you on your next trip to Denali! All the best, The KAT crew More

Warragul, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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