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Island Wings Air Service

PO Box 7432, Ketchikan, AK 99901
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Ranked #3 of 76 activities in Ketchikan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Roseville, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Island Wings cancelled our Bear watching excursion to Traitor's Cove, not because of bad flying weather but because there wouldn't be many bears due to the rapid rise of the creek. I really appreciated the integrity and the proactive canceling of the tour. I plan to come back and book again with Island Air.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

If you are on a cruise and book with Island Wings, please know they will do their best to make sure you don't miss the ship. We were booked to see the bears at Anan Creek on July 29, and it was a very foggy, somewhat rainy morning. Michelle's crew let us know Anan was not a safe trip that... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Pleasant experience from start to finish. Shona takes care of the reservations and makes it a piece of cake, Michelle is an amazing pilot. I felt safe, we saw gorgeous views, Michellle landed us on a lake and we got out . (makes all the difference in the world to land on an inaccessible lake and get out. She took... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We planned for months to make the most if our visit in Alaska. After reading many posts about Michelle and Island Wing there was no doubt who we would do our flightseeing adventure with. We were not disappointed! Pickup was on time and staff was very knowledgeable. It was cold and misty out but we expected it and were dressed... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I had a difficult time booking shore excursions on my Alaskan Cruise....THANK GOODNESS!! I found Michelle and Island Wings on trip advisor. It was the highlight of our trip!! It rained the entire cruise but if you read the Island Air website it says don't be discouraged...the weather can be totally different at Misty Fjords...and it was. Michelle was wonderful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Just got back from an Alaska cruise and one of the highlights was our float plane tour of Misty Fjords. This was an experience we will never forget. Besides the beauty of Alaska that was seen during the flight, Michelle, the owner and pilot was fantastic. Her staff made booking a breeze and from pick-up to drop off it was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was our first stop on a two week stay in Alaska. We learned about Michelle from Fodor's travel guide. The entire Island Wings team were professional, friendly, extremely helpful and just a pleasure to be around--including her two darling dogs. Island Wings is just a short walk from the pier. Her plane was immaculate and the flight was absolutely... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

As a Captain for a major airline for 30+ years and still fly small planes for fun I could tell Michelle and her de Havilland DHC-2 are as one . She is very safe , knows her environment extremely well and flies with silky smoothness . I would fly around the world with Michelle as aviator (pilot) in command .... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

What a way to spend the day. Five of us flew with Michelle of Island Wings up to Anan Creek to watch bears picking salmon out of the creek. We saw 18 different bears including 4 cubs which were learning the ropes. My wife and I had flown with Michelle on two previous occasions to Misty Fjords while having a... More

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Plattsburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The reviews of Michelle and company are spot on. We booked this trip as part of our Alaska cruise experience. There were five women and Michelle on this trip. It was fun just being a bunch of gals. Michelle's experience and eagle eyes had us gawking at everything. As you were flying through Misty Fjords I felt like I was... More

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