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Address: 1249 Tongass Ave., Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone Number: 888-594-3036
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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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Carlin Air Tours, Ketchikan ....Excellent

My wife and I took a float plane tour of the Misty Fiords. Great tour with a very personable pilot, Trevor, who is a Ketchikan resident. Before the tour, we inquired, and found... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
tlahuele
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Houston

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Houston
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My wife and I took a float plane tour of the Misty Fiords. Great tour with a very personable pilot, Trevor, who is a Ketchikan resident. Before the tour, we inquired, and found out Carlin Air hires only local pilots. This is important when considering safety and overall experience. For instance our pilot, Trevor, was born and raised in Ketchikan,... More 

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Thank tlahuele
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We booked the float plan with Carlin Air the day we were in Ketchikan with a recommendation from Toni at a restaurant we were having lunch. She called Laura and advised a pick up at the pier. Trevor was our pilot and he was great. We had clear skies and the view was spectacular. I would highly recommend Carlin air... More 

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Thank Sharon S
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Flew Carlin Air to Forest service cabin, drop off Aug 15 and pickup Aug 22nd. I have flown Carlin Air for the last 16 years of doing the cabins, and simply said "They are the best"! This years trip the weather was moving in on Aug 22nd for our pickup, so our pilot Trevor and Laura got a hold of... More 

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1 Thank Tom N
Savannah, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were the family of four that took the tour along with the party of two that reviewed the flight to Misty Fjords under the heading "Incredible Flight, Inadequate Information". The flight was one of the highlights of our Alaska vacation. Our pilot was obviously very experienced and made us feel very comfortable flying our first time in a float... More 

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Thank L68Slater
Canada
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

I had the opportunity to take a Misty Fjords floatplane tour with Carlin Air about a week ago while my cruise was docked in Ketchikan. The booking process was very smooth, and Laura was fabulous to work with. On the day of the flight, the weather was a tad questionable as is typical for Ketchikan. Fortunately the clouds lifted prior... More 

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1 Thank CaribbeanTraveller-6
Rhode Island
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Laura of Carlin Air helped us to facilitate the tour to Anan Creek where you can observe the Black bears & the Brown (Grizzly) bears feeding on the salmon up close & personal! .{the National Forest Service only lets 60 people per day visit this observatory & Laura from Carlin Air obtained our permits for us} Trevor was our excellent... More 

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1 Thank Tricia N
Aurora, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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Thank Jim S
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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Kris C
Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
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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Thank Linda C
Woodland Hills, CA
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105 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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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