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“Fabulous Flight, Food, and Moose Sighting!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Acadian Seaplanes

Acadian Seaplanes
2640 Main Street, Rangeley, ME 04970
(207) 864-5307
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Ranked #10 of 19 things to do in Rangeley
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“Fabulous Flight, Food, and Moose Sighting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Talk about checking off an item on your Bucket List! We had a wonderful evening flying with Keith over breathtaking scenery on our way to a delicious dinner at Bosebuck Camp. The weather was perfect and after dinner Keith flew us around the area as the sun was setting and the mountains and lakes were lighting up with spectacular colors. We could see the Canada mountains in the distance when Keith began spotting several moose in clear cut areas below. He brought the plane around so that we got a great view of two huge bull moose. Once we started looking, we spotted at least eight more moose. What an incredible experience! Highly recommend for anyone visiting the Rangeley area.

Visited September 2013
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“Rangeley Lakes and Dinner by air”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Keith, owner / operator of Acadian Seaplanes was awesome!!! His bush flying experience from Alaska most definitley shows in his flying skill and performance here in Rangeley Lake, Maine. His geographical knowledge made the flight experience all that much better. From Bald Head Mountain in the distance on takeoff to Upper Richardson Lake to Osicohos Lake, the views were breathtaking. A dinner at BoseBuck Camps on Osicohos Lake topped off the evening. And if it couldn't get any better, it did. A seaplane ride back to Town Cove on Rangeley Lake. From take off to touchdown we felt safe. Well worth the money and highly recommended as a "must do" while visiting the Rangeley Lakes Region. We'll be back for sure. Thank you!

Visited August 2013
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“Plane ride and dinner.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

My husband, I and another couple went for the first time on the site seeing/dinner flight this evening and we had a terrific time. This trip was a surprise for my husbands 40th birthday and he said it was the best!! The plane was great and the pilots were very knowledgeable of the area and very friendly and accommodating. The dinner was fantastic!! The views were breath taking! It was just a really great way to spend a birthday and time with friends!! I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who wants to have a great night out.
Thanks,
The LaCroix's

Visited August 2013
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“What an experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

As taking a seaplane trip in the UK for a family of 4 is so expensive we took the opportunity to fly when in Maine. Efficient & friendly service together with a beautiful clear day made for a memorable trip over Casco Bay. Our pilot kept us laughing with the witty exchanges with air traffic control & he had lots of snippets of local information for us. Great fun.

Visited July 2013
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“Experienced Pilot & Incredible Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We were very comfortable with our pilot, who is cautious, experienced and since he grew up in the area, has extensive knowledge of the conditions on the lakes and in the air. We flew over a mountain range, secluded lakes and had a great view of Saddleback Mountain (see photo). We took an extended tour because we wanted the time in the air. We saw a deer drinking from a lake and a moose in the woods from the air. We spent some time over remote Flagstaff lake as well. I would also recommend checking out the Bosebuck "Fly and Dine" package. Although we didn't fly that one, we were actually at Bosebuck when the seaplane flew in, docked and passengers came to the lodge for dinner. I have reviewed the Bosebuck dining experience on this site as well. This package is particularly popular, and it would make sense to book it early so you can get the date you want.
Acadian will also fly you from Portland to Rangeley with your luggage, which would be a time saver and quite a trip. Acadian has debuted a helicopter, which we saw Keith land at Bosebuck.
In any event, I thought I would be nervous about flying in a small seaplane, but the pilots are so experienced and clearly competent and in control that i was immediately reassured and enjoyed the scenery.

Visited August 2013
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