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Address: 1245 Tongass Ave, Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone Number: +1 907-225-2444
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Share Michelle's love of flying through our vast Alaskan wilderness....

Share Michelle's love of flying through our vast Alaskan wilderness. Experience the freedom of flight over the wild grandeur of the mountains, the islands and the endless sea. Island Wings takes the time and makes the effort to help you realize your Alaskan dreams. 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.

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Through the Misty Fjords we went!

Family trip. Never been in one of these types of planes, was amazed how smooth it was taking off and landing. We saw a pod of orca from the plane and was an awe as we fly over... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jeff H

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Family trip. Never been in one of these types of planes, was amazed how smooth it was taking off and landing. We saw a pod of orca from the plane and was an awe as we fly over and through the mountain range. Very scenic and basically untouched by man. It does rain there just about every day so our... More 

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Gold River, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I desperately wanted to see "Alaska" from the air, Island Wings did not disappoint. This two hour intimate journey into and over the interior of Ketchican with Michelle at the controls of her airplane, Lady Esther, was breathtaking. Alaska speaks for itself, however, Michelle's knowledge of the area and the ease in which she adds to the journey only enhanced... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Michelle and her team make you feel at home from pick up to getting off the plane. If you are thinking of doing a flightseeing tour in Ketchikan, go with Island Wings. Not only are they close by the pier, but Michelle is so personable and knowledgeable about the area and was really able to provide context and information that... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

recently experienced my first cruise...to alaska. a friend researched and found michelle and her fabulous business. this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. michelle is a first class pilot and entertainer! my friends and i were taken above and beyond the fabulous landscape. all the while, michelle engaged us, but never interloped on our experience. she knows her craft,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic trip with Michelle during a Princess Cruise. Picked up at the dock and taken to the water for takeoff. 2 hour trip that included a water landing and time on shore to explore the pristine waters. We saw goats on the mountains and great views of water falls and snow capped peaks. A can't miss trip.

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Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Talk about WOW factor! This excursion went to the top of our all-time favorites list. We knew this was going to be a scenic tour, but just didn’t expect it to be so incredibly beautiful. We took a flight tour of Denali with a glacier landing, and honestly this tour was right up there in magnificence. And Michelle from Island... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The views afforded by the float plane trip were spectacular. Michelle is a character who never leaves a dull moment. Her experience as a pilot and outdoorsman are made apparent the minute you enter the aircraft. There was never a sense of the "revolving door" mentality other excursion companies give off. Michele was authentic and provided a unique experience with... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before leaving for our cruise in Alaska, I tried to read about the places to visit in view of deciding on our program in such places for our family of three (our daughter is almost 11). For Ketchikan, most of the books and reviews I read recommended Misty Fjords National Monument and a floatplane sightseeing tour. Reading the tripadvisor reviews... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With Michelle, the owner of Island Wings as our skilled pilot, we boarded her red and white DeHavailland Beaver seaplane and were off on a 2-hour Misty Fjords flightseeing adventure! From the air we viewed lush rain forests of pine, cedar, spruce and hemlock, snow-capped mountains, pristine mountain lakes, spectacular waterfalls that plummeted thousands of feet into the sea and... More 

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Quartz Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I are both in the aerospace industry and airplanes are kind of our thing. We both knew this was the ONE excursion we wanted to do on the cruise we were taking to celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. My husband researched many of the Ketchikan float plane providers and found Island Wings Air Service. Michelle has an... More 

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