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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 #5 of 81 Activities in Juneau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Juneau, Alaska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The float plane ride out to the Taku Lodge was one of the most beautiful scenic experiences of my life - and I'm an Alaskan! Truly stunning! The staff at Wings and Taku Lodge were amazing - super friendly and knowledgeable. Loved the King Salmon lunch and watching the black bear roam the front lawn. We had a perfectly sunny... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The floatplane trip was pretty but rather short, still exciting because it was our first time on a float plane. The views were impressive and it's nice to see the glaciers from another vantage point. The lodge itself was somewhat of a let down, I guess I expected a large chalet and it ended up being a tiny cabin. Another... More

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St Peters, MO
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

During our recent Disney cruise to Alaska, we chose this excursion as the highlight of our trip to Juneau. My entire family had a truly wonderful experience. The plane was probably the most exciting part of the experience. We flew over our ship and then proceeded to view the glaciers. The narration is prerecord end so there is not any... More

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San Jose, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The float plane takes off right in the Juneau harbor and flys over several 'glacier fields' where several glaciers meet and flow. The whole flight to the Taku Lodge is only about 30 minutes but it is amazing. Then the plane lands in the Taku River and suddenly you are 50 miles up river away from civilization as you know... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This was our first time in a float plane - unique experience. The plane is far from sleek looking but gets the job done quickly and safely. Taku Lodge is quite a distance from Juneau and it's like entering another era. The lodge is rustic looking but very comfortable with great views of a nearby glacier and the surrounding forest.... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Each seaplane is piloted by a bush pilot so it felt very safe. Luckily we had great weather on our scheduled day/time. We were in the air about 40-45 minutes. There were 10-12 people on the plane and everyone had a window seat. One person even sat next to the pilot. The views were just gorgeous. So glad we got... More

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Davis, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Before we went, I had been uneasy about flying above a glacier in a small plane, but the float plane took off so smoothly, the glacier below was so fascinating, and the commentary in the earphones was so interesting that I was perfectly comfortable. At the lodge, we had lunch that featured delicious salmon grilled outside over an open fire,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

From the pilot to the host, this was an awesome trip, the cooks did a tremendous job preparing the meal, only wished we could have spent the hole vacation there instead of on the cruise ship. I will recommend this excursion to everyone I know that will be going to Alaska. David and Jennifer Glover in Texas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A bit pricy but well worth it. Viewing glaciers from the air is much different than ocean level views. The size of the glaciers takes on a different perspective and the colors are dazzling.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The trip to Taku Lodge was a most enjoyable flight, and the Lodge and the salmon lunch together with the guided walk were fantastic. the views from the plane were unforgettable, and the glaciers and the river were beautiful. We have wonderful photos as reminders ot our trip! All the staff were most helpful and pleasant, and the commentary on... More

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