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Address: 1249 Tongass Ave., Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone Number: 888-594-3036
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Description: Carlin Air is here to provide all of your flightseeing dreams. We...
Carlin Air is here to provide all of your flightseeing dreams. We specialize in Misty Fjords National Monument tours, Bear Viewing tours and custom tours in the Ketchikan, Alaska area. Jeff Carlin, owner/pilot has 30 years of flying experience and is the pilot of choice for the local community.
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We were highly impressed with Carlin Air Day Tours in Ketchikan, Alaska. It was much more affordable than booking the excursions on the cruise ship, and it was definitely money... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We were highly impressed with Carlin Air Day Tours in Ketchikan, Alaska. It was much more affordable than booking the excursions on the cruise ship, and it was definitely money well spent. The staff was friendly from the booking, until the end of our experience. The pilot was absolutely fantastic as well. It was definitely an unforgettable experience!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I realize that this is Ketchikan, and that it rains (a lot) out here, and I also know you can't predict what the weather will be like on the other side of the mountain. The day started nicely and I had a morning flight. We took off in patchy clouds. Clouds and rain limited visibility at times. I understand that... More 

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Laura P, General Manager at Carlin Air Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I would always like to hear personally if there is a problem with one of our tours. The weather in the Ketchikan/Misty Fjords area is inclement. If the pilot was not communicating as much as you had hoped, it is very likely that he was watching the weather and keeping track of the other planes... More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

One of the most amazing tours that I have ever taken. During a cruise ship vacation, I was unable to complete a previous tour with another operator and out of chance we made contact with what can only be described as one of the most accommodating and help companies we have ever dealt with. They tailer made our sea plane... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was the highlight of our Alaska experience. My family of 6 took the fishing excursion. Everything mentioned about safety and beauty above is true but my raves come from the personal attention our family got. Nineteen year old daughter caught her first fish within minutes of putting her pole in. We have amazing video of this as the guide... More 

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Northbrook
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My first ever float plane experience was thrilling and fun, fun, fun. Luke was a careful and considerate pilot, taking us over the Tongass Forest, close to fjords and making every effort to ensure that all four of us passengers had good views of scenery and wildlife. Although I had trepidation so before boarding I felt secure and safe during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Couldn't have enjoyed our trip more.... Luke was our pilot and gave us a great flight into Misty Fjords on his day off from flying for Alaska Air! We boarded 200 yards from our cruise ship in Juneau and were amazed how smooth and gentle the float plane took to the air. Great trip with a friendly helpful team throughout

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Roselle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Jim was our pilot. He was so knowledgeable. We had an awesome trip. We felt very secure flying with him.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you can only choose one flight seeing excursion make it the "Annan Creek tour". Carlin air provided a fantastic and friendly service and the memory of this day will stay with me for ever. The beautiful scenery, the walk through the rain forest and the close proximity to the bears and nature was the absolute highlight of my wonderful... More 

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Caldwell, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Funny to read the remark from "Eire Traveler_9". Flying in a float plane was on my Dad's Bucket list and we also had an amazing Day with "Luke". My Dad is 85 and deals with multiple health issues. I reserved with Laura about 9 months ago and explained my concerns and she reassured me that if Dad could walk a... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

If you have a bucket list this should be on it! One incredible view after another! The lakes, the mountains, the fjords, the inlets - close up and personal and vistas to the horizon and beyond. Luke (the pilot) shared geographical and local information as we soared. The flight was smooth, the landing and take off on the lake exhilarating... More 

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