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“A must do in Ketchikan” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mountain Air Service Day Tours

Mountain Air Service Day Tours
1243 Tongass Ave, Ketchikan, AK 99901
+1 907-821-2500
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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“A must do in Ketchikan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Before taking this flight we had read many reviews both on Misty Fjords National Monument and the flight services as we undecided whether this trip would be 'worth it'. Having done the excursion with pilot Randy and Mountain Air, it was an absolute highlight of our trip to Alaska. The aircraft is near new and Randy was an excellent pilot. I am afraid of flying but felt very safe. The scenery is out of this world, the first glimpse of the mountains, fjords and waterfalls will stay with us always. The soundtrack Randy plays for the flight adds to the experience. The landing was great and the time on the platform on the water at the fjord gave us a chance for photos and to catch our breath after all the amazing scenery before heading back to Ketchikan. The booking process was easy and Randy was very helpful and answered our questions. They offer a pickup service and the pick up from the AMHS terminal was very handy. They also dropped us back at the airport. A great trip.

Visited July 2013
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Maryland USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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“Fantastic flight!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We have recently returned from a cruise and land tour in Alaska and originally booked a float plane tour in the Misty Fjords of Ketchikan through our cruise company. Upon a friend's recommendation, we investigated switching to Island Wings with the promise of a better, longer, and less expensive flight, but like many others who have so favorably commented here, Island Wings was already booked but offered to book us with another company they highly recommended. I hoped that Mountain Air with Randy was the company referenced (and it was!), because I had read Trip Advisor reviews and knew already that Randy would be a good choice! Our trip with him was wonderful; he has had a lot of flight experience and has lived in the region for a long time so gave excellent commentary on the history and geography of the region...plus he is just a really nice guy! We landed at a dock in the fjords, took lots of photos everywhere, and, all in all, had a fantastic flight!

Visited August 2013
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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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“Wonderful experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We took a recent cruisetour of Alaska and the Yukon, and I had heard that some sort of flight excursion was a 'must do'. After researching different options, I originally decided to book with Island Air. They were all booked on the day we were in port, and arranged for us to instead travel with Mountain Air for the same price and type of trip. What a great experience! Randy was a great pilot and did a super job giving information about the geography and history of Ketchikan and the Misty Fjords. The scenery was awe-inspiring and left me speechless! We flew at a high altitude going out, and landed on one of the inlets of the Fjord. We had a chance to go onto land and stretch our legs and take pictures. On the way back we took a different path to see a different part of the fjords. There were 3 in our party - myself (who is a tiny bit afraid of heights), my husband, and my father. We all loved it! The cost was a bit less than the cruise ship was charging, and we got much better value with the shore landing. I would highly recommend this excursion and Mountain Air to anyone!

Visited August 2013
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Santa Monica, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous Floatplane Flight to Misty Fjords”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Our pilot Randy was great. We had a wonderful trip to Misty Fjords with our family of 4 and one other traveler. It was an incredible experience, with great views of the unbelievable scenery. We had a lovely leisurely stop in the Misty Fjords national monument with time to talk, take pictures and stretch our legs, far from the crowds.

Randy is also a great story teller who has many experiences as a pilot and a Ketchikan resident. His staff were professional and very helpful in booking our excursion, picking us up and getting us back to our ship.

Visited August 2013
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Franklin, Tn.
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
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“A must see!!! with an outstanding company”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We were originally scheduled for a trip with another company but due to mechanical difficulties they rebooked us with Mountain Air. The trip to Misty Fjords was fantastic, the pilot was fantastic and our overall experience was topnotch. My husband and I both highly recommend this company.

Visited July 2013
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