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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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My wife and I booked this excursion ahead of time, separate from the ship offerings, based on other Trip Advisor reviews. We were not disappointed. In fact, we both felt it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Aurora, Illinois

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Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I booked this excursion ahead of time, separate from the ship offerings, based on other Trip Advisor reviews. We were not disappointed. In fact, we both felt it was the highlight of our Alaskan cruise. Carlin Air is a local, single-plane operation that adds a personal touch not often experienced on shore excursions. Laura and Trevor welcomed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Carlin air did a great job, our pilot had thousands of flying hours, grew up in Ketchikan and knew tons about the area, including the beautiful misty fjords. It's always fun to fly in a float plane, and we felt safe on the flight and well informed on the surroundings. The fjords are worth the flight, we can't wait to... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

To say this experience was wonderful is an understatement! We were met at the ship right on time by the owner, Laura, herself. A short van ride later and we were at the plane. After introductions with our pilot and a safety briefing, which included important information that you need before every flight, we were flying!!! Trevor, our pilot was... More 

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Woodland Hills, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Alaska. We really enjoyed the trip and Trevor is probably the best pilot in the state of Alaska.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We loved our flight tour with Carlin Air! Our pilot was Trevor, he did a good job. The weather was perfect, so no mists in the fjord, but that was just fine by us. We saw so many beautiful things. It was exciting but we also felt safe. We were a small group of somewhat-seniors, all well-nourished souls, and were... More 

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

One month ago - on May 15, we were lucky enough to be in Ketchikan, Alaska and booked for the Misty Fjords Tour with Carlin Air. When you plan an excursion like this, you always know it might not work out. For us, on that day - the gods of Alaska were smiling, and the weather was gorgeous! Clear, with... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We got an unusual clear day according to our pilot Travis. The flight into Misty Fjord was amazing! We even saw a mountain sheep walking along a ridge nearby. The sheer granite wall of the "amphitheater" was very impressive when flying next to it. Lakes, lakes, lakes! The visibility across multiple ranges and snowcapped peaks was an exceptional sight not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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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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Address: 1249 Tongass Ave., Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone Number: 888-594-3036
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Ketchikan

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