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Island Wings Air Service

Ketchikan, AK, USA
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About Island Wings Air Service
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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Tours and Tickets by Island Wings Air Service

Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour

Misty Fjords National Monument is a remote, road-less wilderness area that can only be reached by air and sea. This floatplane flightseeing tour takes you into the heart of the park where you can see untouched areas of Alaska far from the hoards of cruise ship passengers that flock to more accessible areas. The tour includes a water landing—a unique experience only a floatplane can provide.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $289.00

Traitors Cove Bear Viewing

Island Wings Air Service is owned and operated by Alaska veteran pilot Michelle Masden, who started flying in 1977 and began her business in Ketchikan in 1993. Island Wings takes the time and makes the effort to help you realize your Alaskan dreams. Share our 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. In business since 1993, 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. The total time for this tour is 4.25 hours including: the flight, three hours onsite at Traitors Cove Bear Viewing Observatory, and fifteen minutes for the pick-up and drop-off.
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4 hours 15 minutes
from $461.74
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br0sius wrote a review Apr 2021
Protection, Kansas3 contributions1 helpful vote
If I could give more than 5 stars I would . This place was just so great . They went out of their way to try and contact us when we didn’t have phone service where we were staying . They are just an exceptionally great team to work with . They also let us know where to go to do other things and recommended places to eat . I would book with them again and again a hundred times over . We had such a great experience with Shona and Michelle and the team . Loved the day !!! Shona also said to try and contact her if needed any thing else that they could help with during out stay.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Jennifer wrote a review Sep 2020
New York City, New York43 contributions4 helpful votes
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My husband went on a combination tour of Misty Fjords and Traitors Cove in late July 2020. We absolutely loved our tour. It was worth every penny. Shona, a member of the office staff, kept in frequent contact with us and let us know just what to expect the day of our tour. Flying with Michelle was a delight. She’s an absolute inspiration! I have a slight fear of flying, but I felt very comfortable with Michelle. We knew we were in very good, safe hands. During the flight, Michelle told us about what we were seeing; we learned a tremendous amount. Michelle also told us a couple personal stories about her life. She seems like a fascinating person. The Misty Fjords portion of the trip landed at Nooya Lake, which was gorgeous. Nooya Lake is only accessible by air so this was a treat. The water also reflected the scenery beautifully. We spent a good amount of time at Nooya Lake. It wasn’t rushed at all. If you go to Nooya Lake, do bring bug spray. After visiting Nooya Lake we flew to Traitors Cove to look for black bears. Jensen was our guide. He was very knowledgeable, and we asked him a ton of questions and he always seemed very happy to answer them. While at Traitors Cove, we didn’t see any other people; it was just Jensen and us. It was nice to experience Traitors Cove like this. We also didn’t feel rushed at all in Traitors Cove. I felt like everyone at Island Wings was really devoted to giving us the most special experience possible and everyone that we interacted with (Shona, Michelle, Jensen) was very professional and took great pride in what they were doing.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Patrick V wrote a review Feb 2020
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My wife and I had the most amazing time! Words can’t explain how great this trip was. Michelle, Shona and the team were top professionals with every aspect. The views were incredible. Our pictures are incredible. Michelle is an excellent pilot, truly loves her plane and keeps it in immaculate shape. We felt comfortable and safe the entire time, got to land on a remote lake walled by granite cliffs. Only use Island Wings! Take this trip!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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lmnracing wrote a review Jan 2020
61 contributions7 helpful votes
I booked this trip with Island Wings for a party of 6 (me, my husband, and two couples that were traveling with us). Our day was simply incredible! Our pilot was fabulous (with 3 of us in the plane also pilots, our standards are HIGH), the views were sweeping and the scenery left us speechless...all before we even made it to traitors cove. Once ashore, we had a freaking fantastic guide to view the bears and were able to spend over an hour on the platform alone with only our group watching EIGHT BEARS (including 3 cubs) fish for their dinner. Really, this excursion takes the cake and Island Wings is THE BEST!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Andy C wrote a review Jan 2020
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom211 contributions59 helpful votes
This is an unusual 5 star review in that we didn't actually take the trip. Our cruise ship encountered a mechanical problem and disappointingly couldn't stop in Ketchican. We had pre booked and paid for the trip prior to travelling for the six people in our party, which was clearly a large amount of money to lay out. On boarding the ship we were advised that Ketchican was to be taken off the itinerary so made contact with Island wings who agreed to refund the whole amount and did so immediately. Many of the cruise passengers had booked various independent trips and weren't so lucky as us with some passengers receiving nothing back. Therefore, thank you Island Wings, we were desperately disappointed not to take your trip but will definitely book with you if and when we return to Alaska.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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