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“Absolutely stunning - don't miss this!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Island Wings Air Service

Island Wings Air Service
PO Box 7432, Ketchikan, AK 99901
+1 907-225-2444
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Ranked #3 of 80 Activities in Ketchikan
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Tour with Ketchikan's premier flight seeing company. Island Wings takes the time and makes the effort to show you the best of Southeast Alaska affording you a sense of the Alaskan wilderness. 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.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Absolutely stunning - don't miss this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This was the highlight of our Alaska trip booked direct with Island Wings based on the rave reviews in Trip Advisor all of which are true. Michelle in the air and Shona on the ground combine to give you the perfect excursion. What sets this apart is the landing at Nooya Lake in the the Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness. Michelle will tether her plane to the nearest bush and you will climb down onto dry land surrounded by green hills and hopefully some blue sky. You will remember this unique experience forever. See the photo and you will have some idea of what I am talking about.

Visited September 2012
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Lakewood, California
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“Highlight of our Alaska trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

If you have the time/money to do the Misty Fjords flight while you are in Ketchikan, definitely do it and book with Island Wings. I have lived in Alaska and traveled all over and this was the highlight of all my time there. Michelle was an amazing pilot and tour guide. We landed on a secluded alpine lake! You will not forget this trip!

Visited August 2012
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Norman, Oklahoma
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“Float Plane”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

My husband and I booked this adventure outside of the Cruise Line. We are very glad we did. (Venders in this area depend on cruise lines for the bulk of their business so they are very aware that they need to get you back in time for boarding.)
This was one of the coolest things we've ever done. Flying back to the Misty Fjord by float plane was absolutely amazing. If you want to do this I would not fly with anyone else but Michelle with Island Wings. Very qualified pilot who has been making a living in this part of the world for I think she said 15 years, or longer. She is very knowledgeable about the Ketchikan area, the forests, mountains, glaciers, economy of the area, wildlife and shares with you as you are flying through the majestic mountains. (Headsets with 2way communication). Very personable and glad to answer any questions. We landed on a glacier lake and were able to get out of the plane and walk around on an island in the middle of the lake. Just absolutely beautiful. Saw a couple of mountain goats while were in the air as well. By the way she takes great pictures with your camera! We highly recommend this excursion. I would give it more than 5 stars!

Visited September 2012
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“Outstanding Excursion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

From initial booking though the final landing and return to the ship, the entire experience was excellent. Michelle is an exceptional pilot and very knowledgeable in all aspects of the Ketchikan area. The flight itself was quite enjoyable. Taking off and landing in the Ketchikan harbor next to all the cruise ships, touring the Misty Fjords NM, and landing on a lake with the opportunity to actually get out of the aircraft and take pictures. Michelle took pictures of all of us standing next to the airplane in the lake. In spite of the marginal weather (know we know why it's called Misty Fjords) we had a great experience and would definitely do it again.

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“Amazing!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

What a fantastic trip!! Michelle was an outstanding pilot and provided us with the trip of a lifetime!!! I was able to take so many photos from the plane and during our stop on a lake at Misty Fiords. The scenery was unbelievable and like out of a national geographic magazine!! You must take this trip and with Michelle!! She is gracious, knowledgeable, and passionate about the environment. We saw a mountain goat sleeping in the snow at the very top of one of the mountains as well as sea lions lazing on some islands...waterfalls were outrageous!! Thanks Michelle!! We may come back and have you drop us off at a remote cabin for a week!!

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