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Athens R
Athens, TX84 contributions
Jul 2022
Capt Dave was a great pilot - Anam tour went off with out a hitch and we were so thankful that the weather cleared. We were on a cruise and Family Air Tours picked us up at the dock and returned us with lots of great memories. Our tour guide, Smiley Dave, was very informative and made us feel at ease as we walked from the beach to the observatory. My wife said this was the best trip of the entire cruise - would recommend and would do again…
Written July 28, 2022
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kineticfaith
Aurora, CO3 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
We chartered a flight to Anan Creek with this family-owned company with Dave himself as our pilot on the 3rd week of July 2021. Our experience was great from the very beginning. The booking process was effortless. They responded quickly to my emails (my preferred way of communicating). Kendra picked us up from our hotel, The Landing, and we felt very comfortable with her. She gave great recommendations on hiking trails, which we followed. The flight to Anan was on time and smooth. Our bear-viewing guide at Anan, named Bruce, was knowledgeable and personable as well. We encountered three black bears on the way to the observation deck & he kept us safe from them. He gave us clear instructions on what to do (or not) to avoid bad encounters with bears. We had to cancel our flight afterwards to Misty Fjords due to inclement weather, but we trusted Dave with his call. Thanks Dave & Kendra! If we ever return to Ketchikan, we’ll surely fly with you again!
Written August 12, 2021
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Bryant H
Ketchikan, AK1 contribution
Jun 2022
This is the best way to go if you are looking for sight seeing and fishing while in Ketchikan. Captain Jim, a very knowledgeable man, will take you up to an amazing remote lake full of big beautiful trout. Our group had an awesome time, we caught tons of fish, and saw the most beautiful sights.
Written June 3, 2022
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Josh J
3 contributions
Jun 2021
We did the Misty Fjord flight with Dave. He's fantastic and the scenery is incredible. We were standing on the skiff on Wilson Lake and my 8 year old said "I'm going to remember this for the rest of my life." Quite an experience for her! Our 11 year old was giddy. Dave is very knowledgeable and fun to fly with. Just be sure to ask him to point out particular sights if you're interested in seeing anything you've read about. We were picked up at our hotel 1/2 hr before our trip and dropped off back at the hotel. Very convenient.
Written June 9, 2021
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engalu
Lawrence, KS75 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Dave is hilarious with his dry humor and sarcasm. He is an agile pilot, and not only did we have incredible views of misty fjords national monument but we also caught sight of a bear, eagle, mountain goats, and seals, and he helped orient us to other aspects of geographical and land management variation and historical changes in forest conservation views. Really enjoyed our trip and appreciated his expertise, experience, and hospitality. Will even treasure the homemade mask he provided when my little dropped mine in the water upon deplaning. <=) thanks Dave and Kendra!
Written July 31, 2021
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Sep 2021
Dave is a highly experienced pilot, having flown in Alaska for 30+ years. He's accommodating, gracious, cares about his passen gers, and he and Kendra run a safe, efficient and reliable business. Family Air, which I've flown with for years, does fly-outs, touring, Misty Fjords excursions, or air taxi. The limitation is the number or persons as the aircraft is a C-185. Highly recommended based upon years of experience with these people. We usually do a fly-out to a remote Forest Service cabin and invariably take too much with us. Somehow, Dave gets it all in, mindful of weight and balance limitations. He also provided a 6 hp motor for use to use, and gas. Thisis not the biggest flight operation in Ketchikan, but it's certainly at the top of the list quality wise. Highly recommended.

Merritt Weisinger
Sparks, NV

Merritt Weisinger
Written September 29, 2021
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Aileen P
5 contributions
May 2022
Capitan Jim and the entire Family Air Tours team were an excellent addition to our Alaskan trip! Visited during a stop on our cruise and prior to docking company was already getting in contact with us to confirm and secure travel to/from port. My husband and I did the Deluxe Floatplane adventure---amazing sights with great info and music provided by our pilot and included a stop on the water to take in the beauty from a different perspective. Would highly recommend!
Written May 26, 2022
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mccollim3
Belgrade, MT10 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We had a wonderful float plane trip to Misty Fjords! Our pilot Jim was professional, funny & very knowledgeable of the area. The scenery was breathtaking from start to finish. It was definitely a highlight of our week in Ketchikan. We would highly recommend Jim at Alaska Family Air.
Written August 20, 2022
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Ali F
Parrish, FL146 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Wow! After looking into every floatplane operation available in Ketchikan, we decided on this one and are so happy we did!! They picked us up right outside our cruise ship, loaded us into the plane and took us for an unforgettable ride! The pilot was very friendly and knowledgeable. There were six customers plus the pilot in the plane. We landed on a small island in the Misty Fjords and walked around for about 20 minutes. Then flew some more. The natural beauty we saw was amazing. Afterwards, we decided we wanted to shop, the lady driving us dropped us off exactly where we wanted to go, no problem!! I highly recommend Family Air.
Written September 4, 2022
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Amina K
1 contribution
Jun 2022
Jim was a fantastic pilot. He was very patient with our kids, ages 8-12, and they all loved the experience. There were fantastic views from the plane and Jim tried really hard to find us a mountain goat (we spotted one!). The group as a whole was very knowledgeable about Ketchikan and Misty Fjords. Definitely recommend for families!
Written June 29, 2022
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