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Address: PO Box 7432, Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone Number: +1 907-225-2444
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Description: Share Michelle's love of flying through our vast Alaskan wilderness...
Share Michelle's love of flying through our vast Alaskan wilderness. Experience the freedom of flight over the wild grandeur of the mountains, the islands and the endless sea. Island Wings takes the time and makes the effort to help you realize your Alaskan dreams. Our focus is the quality of your experience. From the handling of your reservation, to the equipment we operate, to the places we visit; we don't compromise and neither should you.
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The BEST experience in our travels

Michelle, you are amazing, you made us feel so comfortable, safe, you are professional and certainly know your "stuff". Your passion is an absolute inspiration to us. Thank you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
JudeandAsh
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Queensland, Australia
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Queensland, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Michelle, you are amazing, you made us feel so comfortable, safe, you are professional and certainly know your "stuff". Your passion is an absolute inspiration to us. Thank you for the happiest memories. We did the "Traitor Cove" and the "Misty Fjords" flights with you. It was not only a beautiful experience but educational as well. We were fortunate to... More 

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New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

What a great experience! We were picked up at our cruise ship for the short ride to the office. A few minutes later we were airborne. Fantastic views of the fjords. We landed at the end of a fjord and walked onto the stony shore. We flew over Ketchikan on the way back.

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East Jordan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

As it was raining buckets, we did not get to take this trip. They were in contact with us all morning, but the weather just kept getting worse. I was glad they thought enough of us to cancel the trip rather than taking us out and having us be disappointed.

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Narooma, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Michelle Masden, owner, pilot and a true inspiration provided us with the most amazing experience of our Alaskan tour. From the moment we booked our Traitors Cove Bear Watch tour, Michelle and her team were outstanding. Michelle pilots a 6 seater De Havilland Beaver floatplane which is a credit to her, beautifully presented and maintained and perfectly piloted. Our journey... More 

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The Villages
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We booked a seaplane tour of the Misty Fjords and Tongass National Forest through Island Wings, based on Trip Advisor reviews. We did not book through our cruise ship and are so glad we made this choice. We had one of the few clear and sunny days in Ketchikan, which was a bonus. The Island Wings van picked us up... More 

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Ocala, florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This was an easy beautiful trip....we saw a lot of beauty...Michelle was very knowledgeable and interesting...pics talk for themselves...

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

From start to finish - a totally great experience. Our pilot, Michelle was the best. With over 30 years of flying experience, Michelle is great to fly with. Provides great commentary and history as you fly along. Lands on a lake where you get to step ashore and Michelle transforms from pilot to photographer! No need to tell her "just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great experience. Only way to really see this part of Alaska outside of the towns and cities. No roads, no buildings, no people. Michelle, owner and pilot, took our group to a lake at abut 1500 above sea level, we walked around and picked and ate wild blue berries. We left exactly on time and got back on time. Fun... More 

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Venus, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

From the first time I contacted Island Wings to arriving back from our floatplane tour the experience was top notch. We went on the bear watching tour to Traitors Cove. Shona was great with the reservations and picking us up, Tim was a great guide and Michelle was a great pilot with a ton of knowledge. I must say my... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Michelle provided a wonderful flight experience to the Misty Fjords. It was a gorgeous, relaxing flight. The landing on the lake in the mountains was so smooth and a beatiful experience. Our two youngest adult children could not stop talking about the trip. I would highly recommend Michelle and Island Wings when in Ketchikan.

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