We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Island Wings Air Service

PO Box 7432, Ketchikan, AK 99901
907-225-2444
Website
Update attraction details
Ranked #3 of 73 activities in Ketchikan
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
234 visitor photos
Write a Review

232 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    219
    7
    4
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Drogheda, Ireland
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I really wanted to do a float plane tour on my visit to Alaska, but as I could not get my husband to do it with me, I decided to go it alone and my god, I am so happy I did. I joined a group of four people who were so lovely so there was five us in our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
West Lafayette, Indiana
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We wanted to see bears feeding on salmon, so we elected to go to Traitor's Cove with Michelle Masden's Island Wings Air Service. The summer had been very dry, so the salmon were not running; however, we did see 8-10 bears as they passed through Traitor's Cove. Additionally, since there were no salmon, the bears came up the bank near... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wimberley, Texas
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Michelle & her crew are the best! If you cruise to Alaska you'll be encouraged to take a float-plane excursion by the cruise line and by several folks in the port area. Best advise? Book Island Wings waaayyyy before your trip (bookings fill up early!). While other excursions claim to land on a a lake (they do - we saw... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We went for a bear viewing trip at Anan Creek in July during our north-bound Alaska cruise. For our south-bound Alaska cruise in August, we went to Traitors Cove with Island Wings for another bear viewing trip. The flight to Traitors Cove took just 20 minutes. We had Mike as our guide again. After we landed, Mike drove a van... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

It is well worth the cost. We booked on line 3 months in advanced from MN via email. All questions answered and we felt safe with the knowledge of the filght. It was totally awesome. She (Michelle ) is very experienced in her floatplane knowledge...with a smooth take off, knowledge of the area and her very calm landings. She is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Bear watching was high on our agenda from the day we booked our Alaska cruise. After reading the reviews, we decided to go with Island Wings instead of the tours offered by the crusie ship. We called Island Wings to book a trip to Anan Cove but they said they are not flying anymore to Anan Cove as it was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Spring Lake, New Jersey
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

On an Alaskan cruise in June 2013, rather than using the cruise tour, I booked a tour on my own with Island Wings Air while in port in Ketchikan. From the get-go the experience was a delight. I e-mailed questions back and forth before booking, all of which were answered promptly. The transportation from the ship to the dock where... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Denver
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We booked the Misty Fjords Flightseeing Tour for September 13, 2013. The weather was perfect, sunny and warm. Scenery was spectacular and the landing on the lake was the highlight as it made for some awesome photo opportunities. We can highly recommend Michelle and Island Wings.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I'm going to get a few facts out of the way first: - The Misty Fjords are beautiful - Michelle is a great pilot - Michelle's plane is excellent - No one can control the weather We went on the Misty Fjords National Monument Flightseeing Tour on the morning of 27 September 2013, during a port call to Ketchikan on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

There are good reasons why Island Wings rates so highly here. We were blessed with cloudless blue skies, so our flight was magic. Michelle is a great pilot and lets you know what you are seeing as you go. We went bear viewing at Traitor's Cove - a great spot - we were rewarded with a number of black bears,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Island Wings Air Service also viewed

 

Been to Island Wings Air Service? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Island Wings Air Service, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing