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Wings Airways - Float Plane Tours (Taku Glacier Lodge Flight & Feast)

2 Marine Way, Suite 175, Juneau, AK 99801
907-586-6275
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Ranked #4 of 81 activities in Juneau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Medina, WA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I took the 40 minute flight rather than the 3 hour trip for the Lodge meal. Very impressed by the recorded narration one listened to over headsets during the flight. A tremendous amount of information presented very well. It added tremendously to the visual experience. The pilot had control of the narration, inserted comments where appropriate. All in all, very... More

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New York City, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

You really get a sense of the height of the mountains and the magnitude of the glaciers with the float planes! Every seat on the plane is a window seat with a view, so no one is ever stuck in the middle. The pilot takes you so close to the glaciers and land that you could see bears and the... More

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Smithfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

What a great excursion!!!!! We loved this trip. Food was delicious, Salmon and all the sides. So yummy! Taku lodge was quaint and had very interesting history. The property was such a beautiful spot: the river itself, the glacier across the river, the planes coming in and landing on the river, our resident bear coming for a visit and then... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We did the 5-glacier flight, not the lodge flight and feast. It was around a 50 minute flight over the most amazing scenery I have ever seen - the pilot was very professional indeed. The patterns of the ice in the glaciers are amazing, and the iridescent blue of the little pools is a colour you probably won't see elsewhere... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was a hit ! The view of the glaciers from above in the seaplane was spectacular. The salmon dinner was best salmon I have ever had, fresh from the river onto the grill.

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Avon, Indiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

RE: Wings Airways & Taku Glacier Lodge My wife and I celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary and part of this celebration was an excursion to Taku Glacier Lodge, Feast and Five Glacier Sea Plane Discovery, scheduled for 2:00 pm July 14, 2014. WOW is an understatement of British proportions. The view was beyond mere words and seeing the glaciers so... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Our float plane excursion and salmon dinner were exceptional! This excursion was a once in a lifetime trip. Views from the float plane were dramatic! The grilled salmon was perfect! Home made herbed biscuits, baked beans, cookies! Wonderful staff! Wonderful tour!

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

After reading about a rude pilot in addition to the rude receptionist, we decided to pass. Her answers to our questions were either "yup" or "nope." My last question was if she knew of any companies that would fly to glacier bay and she said "no idea." I don't fill many of these in, but I couldn't walk away from... More

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WingsAirways, Owner at Wings Airways - Float Plane Tours (Taku Glacier Lodge Flight & Feast), responded to this review

Dear gstascausky, I am so sorry to hear about your experience with our staff member. In fact I am speechless and utterly disappointed. Excellent customer service is a cornerstone of our operation and has always been a trait we take pride in. Unfortunately you walked away from an opportunity to experience Alaska with us because of our first point of... More

Plano, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The only drawback on this trip was an incredibly rude pilot. Now for the good part....all the rest! The flight time over the first 4 glaciers was about 30 minutes from take off to landing at the Lodge docks. Wow, wow, wow! The glacier is the front yard of the Lodge. The walking paths are through an old growth forest... More

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WingsAirways, Owner at Wings Airways - Float Plane Tours (Taku Glacier Lodge Flight & Feast), responded to this review

Dear txmomofjandr, I would like to begin by apologizing on behalf of the entire Wings Airways/Taku Lodge family. Customer service is the foundation of all that we do, and in this case we let you down. We all work so hard because we love our business and the guests that choose us to show them the true Alaska. There is... More

Hutchinson, Kansas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We booked this floatplane trip months in advance, and were looking forward to it. We flew in one of five De Haviland Otters up to the glacier ice fields, followed by a "shore lunch" inside an older hunting lodge with a real history. Takeoff and landing were smooth as silk - much smoother than a commercial airliner, for those who... More

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