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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

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2 hours 30 minutes
from $389.00

Traitors Cove Bear Viewing

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4 hours 15 minutes
from $499.00
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marina m wrote a review Sep 2022
West Chester, Pennsylvania63 contributions23 helpful votes
I can’t say enough good things. I emailed them and go email back. Had a pick up From cruise ship and drop off . We didn’t need to use it. It was easy walk for us. Plane was clean and pilot (Adam) did a great job . He has many years flighting and he even teaches flight school. He took us all around and we landed on Goat lake 😃. He was telling us a lot of history and flogging all a lot of places that we could have never seen from land. Don’t miss this tour. It was 2.30 hours but they have different options.
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giely wrote a review Sep 2022
Chicago, Illinois22 contributions6 helpful votes
The best part of the tour was the hydroplane flight at low altitude that allowed for breathtaking views of the sea, islands and forests. Walking in the forest was absolutely amazing. The bear-viewing was less than average. We (9 people) were taken to "the viewing platform". What a joke! The platform overlooks the river, to which a couple of black bears descended briefly to catch fish far away on the other side. But the platform is surrounded by a high wall of green tarp, which has 8 rectangular openings for viewing. The tour guide explained that this was mandated by some authority, I don't recall which. I am sure that there are other places in Alaska where one can see bears better and probably at a lower price.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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dwpickup wrote a review Sep 2022
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom5 contributions5 helpful votes
The highlight of our 6 week tour of Alaska and Canada. Michelle, the owner, flew us to Traitors Cove for black bear viewing in her float plane. Its so hard to decide the best part of the best part of the trip, the experience and flying over the islands with fanstastic commentary from Michelle or the black bear viewing on the island, watching the bears catch the salmon and mother and baby crossing our paths a few meters away. Fabulous fabulous day..thank you so much for a memory that will last a lifetime! And the only operator who will genuinely go out of their way to accommodate disabled passengers.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Charlie M wrote a review Sep 2022
Sunderland, United Kingdom29 contributions24 helpful votes
Absolutely amazing experience with very professional staff. Thank you for making our honeymoon so memorable. We had spent 2 weeks in Canada travelling around the costal mountain area and the Rockies and didn't see any bears. So we were wondering if they might have been mythical! Annika (I hope I have spelled your name correctly) was brilliant. Really knowledgeable and approachable. The flight out was really smooth and the pilots were really reassuring. I had a problem when we got to Canada, in which I had my credit card details stolen and had to block the card. It was the same card that Island wings had on file as they don't take payment until the day of flight. I managed to contact them and they changed it with no hassle. Thank you again. Amber and Charlie.
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Mark B wrote a review Aug 2022
Keller, Texas13 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent 10 days in Alaska - fishing, hiking, biking, and a boat tour, but the seaplane tour of Misty Fjords was hands down the best. It is an incredible experience that will blow you away. In their description, they call it an emotional experience and it was. There are probably other good seaplane operators, but we were very pleased with Island Wings. Super friendly and professional. Just what you want from your pilot. I also like that it is run by the owner, and her whole team is fantastic. I also feel it was one of the better values in terms of the length of the flight vs the cost. Ok, last tip; take video and pics.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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