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Carlin Air Day Tours

Address: 1249 Tongass Ave., Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone Number: 888-594-3036
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Ranked #24 of 80 Activities in Ketchikan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

our plans were to do a remote fly in fishing trip to Mcdonald lake in the tongass national forest. Upon securing the cabin, Laura at carlin air was exceptional at helping us with all our travel and gear needs! The correspondence with Laura was better than fantastic. I would like to personally thank Laura,Jeff and John for making our fishing... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

A few months ago we booked a cruise on Carnival that was supposed to stop in Ketchikan. We wanted to go see the bears at Anan and Laura at Carlin Air was very helpful and prompt in getting us booked. I opened an email today for Carnival saying our itinerary had changed and we were no longer stopping in Ketchikan.... More

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