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Kantishna Air Taxi

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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
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2017 Family Vacation

Amazing views. Pilot was very good about explaining sites and mountains. View of Mt. Denali was... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2017
merletam
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Norman
Wow! Denali up close. Yes. Capable pilot!

Flew with Greg LaHaie-- very capable and knowledgable - been there 30+ years. Flew back from Wonder... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2017
Katharine D
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Vail, Colorado
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“park entrance” (17 reviews)
“skyline lodge” (6 reviews)
“great flight” (7 reviews)
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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
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"park entrance"
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"skyline lodge"
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"great flight"
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"small plane"
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"pilot jim"
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"backcountry lodge"
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"landing strip"
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"the bus"
in 40 reviews
"unbelievable views"
in 4 reviews
"different perspective"
in 5 reviews
"scheduled flight"
in 2 reviews
"highlight of our trip"
in 9 reviews
"experienced pilot"
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"terrific guide"
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"six seater"
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"surrounding peaks"
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"north face lodge"
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Reviewed August 3, 2017

Amazing views. Pilot was very good about explaining sites and mountains. View of Mt. Denali was spectacular. Weather was fabulous. Would take this ride again.

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

Flew with Greg LaHaie-- very capable and knowledgable - been there 30+ years. Flew back from Wonder Lake. Worth the $.

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Reviewed July 30, 2017

We flew from the park entrance to Kantishna and then took the park shuttle bus back to the train depot. Our flight was truly a highlight of an amazing trip to Alaska. From the ground we couldn't see Denali, but our pilot managed to find...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2017

we took the flight out of Kantishna with KATAIR instead of the long bus journey. We actually got to see the mountain so it was perfect. The pilot (Jamie I think) was very good. She tried her best to position us for good shots of...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2017

We chose to fly out from the Backcountry Lodge to the Rail Depot. It was an amazing experience. The weather was cooperative and we got a close up look at Denali during our flight. It was great to see the park terrain from above as...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Denali park seen from a different perspective combined with tour bus is the winning combination. The pilot was a seasoned veteran pilot. Felt safe at all times. Tour was an hour, which was perfect. Great overview of terrain, some animals, waterways, and glaciers. Breathtaking when...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Just do it. Pay the extra for the flight out and do it! It is worth it! The bus ride in was beautifully scenic and worth 6 hours or whatever it was. But I would not have wanted to ride it back out for that...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Picked us up at the North Face Lodge right on time. Our pilot was engaging, extremely knowledgeable as we flew through the clouds to within a half mile of Denali. We made several passes of the mountain to make sure everyone in the plane had...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2017

We did this ride at 8pm on a bit of a cloudy day; the clouds made no difference to our enjoyment of the ride. When you are so close to the mountain, you can see everything! We saw base camp and a higher camp, and...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

We stayed in Kantishna for a few nights and instead of taking the 8 hour bus ride back to Denali, we decided to fly back and it was the highlight of our trip. It was a beautiful day and we say Mt Denali perfectly in...More

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pnygrl
April 24, 2017|
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Response from Greg L | Property representative |
Hi! We land in Kantishna and provide shuttle service from the airstrip in Kantishna to all 5 lodges located in Kantishna (Denali Backcountry Lodge, Skyline Lodge, Kantishna Roadhouse, North Face and Camp Denali. We don't... More
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Krista A
June 3, 2016|
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Response from Greg L | Property representative |
Hi Krista, Thanks for the question. The answer is- it depends what you are looking for :). The best deal to be had is our Denali Park Day Excursion where you fly in with us at noon and bus out on the National Park Service... More
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Larry E
July 6, 2015|
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Response from Greg L | Property representative |
Dear Larry E, Thanks for your inquiry, and we're glad that you'll be visiting Denali! We offer a wide variety of flights, and rates can be found on our web site. We look forward to sharing Denali with you during your... More
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