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Mountain Flying Service

132 2nd Avenue, Haines, AK
+1 907-766-3007
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Ranked #2 of 20 Activities in Haines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Glacier Bay Flightseeing for 22 years from Haines & Skagway Alaska. We Love what we do. Meticulous maintenance! Most completely rebuilt DH Beaver aircraft available in Alaska. Plenty of room, will seat up to 7 passengers all with large windows. Safe, smooth & exciting. Authentic, experienced & engaging. Up close & personal!

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Honolulu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have taken quite a few of these aerial tours, this is far the best experience, that I took it 3X! Thanks to Amy & Pohl! I made sure that when family visited they it experienced it too!

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Perth, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This was a spur of the moment booking organised by the information office just after leaving the ship. It was an hours flight over the glaciers, mountains and rivers around Skagway. We got the bus into town (though it is easily walkable from the dock) and the same bus then took us to the airport, which is roughly only a... More

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We flew with Paul of Mountain Flying Service twice, to and from Gustavus/Glacier Bay. Both flights were very scenic and Paul was informative about the area we flew through. On our return flight he took us a different route and got really close to a glacier. It looked like we could just reach out and touch the ice. He pilots... More

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Absolutely phenomenal experience with Mountain Flying Service. Though I have a fear of heights I felt very comfortable and really enjoyed every minute of our flight over Glacier Bay. Will definitely do it again if I ever get another chance to visit Alaska.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Whatever you do when visiting SE Alaska don't miss this experience! Fantastic flight over Glacier Bay organised by Amy and delivered by Paul a very experienced pilot in his beautifully maintained plane with picture size windows which give great views of the glaciers and bay for every seat in the plane. Fly out of Haines or Skagway.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We think everyone should experience Mountain Flying Service and Paul our excellent, informative, and funny owner/pilot. It has been the highlight of our summer spent in Alaska. Also, we must thank Amy his wife for for being so efficient in scheduling our flight. Thanks again for a great trip.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Amy and Paul are very helpful and friendly. Other than being a great pilot, Paul knows the glaciers like the back of his hands! He is very engaging in conversation which makes the excursion even more enjoyable. The view of the icefields and glaciers is breath-taking, plus the incidental wild-life. Whether you are in Haines or Skagway, make it a... More

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Fraser, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We didn't book an excursion in Skagway. Instead we walked around the town and stumbled upon Mountain Flying Service. Paul was super friendly and said he was just leaving to pick someone up in Haines and do a short flight however there might be room on a 5pm flight that would fly over Glacier Bay and it would be more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Paul and Amy have an awesome operation. We had a short stopover in Skagway and Amy worked with us to ensure that we got booked on a flight that met our port schedule. Paul's flight was spectacular. His route brought us out to the coast and we landed on the beach for a look around. We saw bears, eagles, mountain... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

I cannot say enough about our Glacier Bay flight, out of Skagway with Paul. It was exhilarating! From my initial dealings with Amy, who right from the outset made things so easy and obliging (thanks again Amy) to the actual flight with Paul over the incredible landscape of Glacier Bay National Park truly made the adventure the highlight of our... More

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