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Carlin Air Day Tours

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Address: 1249 Tongass Ave, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6135
Phone Number: 888-594-3036
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Carlin Air is here to provide all of your flightseeing dreams. We...

Carlin Air is here to provide all of your flightseeing dreams. We specialize in Misty Fjords National Monument tours, Bear Viewing tours and custom tours in the Ketchikan, Alaska area. Jeff Carlin, owner/pilot has 30 years of flying experience and is the pilot of choice for the local community.

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Misty Fjords Wilderness Tour

We could not have had a better experience, from beginning to end, than the flight tour with Carlin Air into the Misty Fjord Wilderness. The perfect weather, beautiful landscape... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cedar City, UT
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Cedar City, UT
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145 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We could not have had a better experience, from beginning to end, than the flight tour with Carlin Air into the Misty Fjord Wilderness. The perfect weather, beautiful landscape and joy of sharing this experience with close friends would have been special in itself, but our pilot, the 6 passenger DeHavilland Beaver and shore staff all made it a memorable... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my son to Ketchikan where we stayed a couple of days prior to departing on Carlin Air to a Forest Service cabin for a five day camping and fishing adventure. I made the reservation months ahead of time through Laura who was very helpful and answered all questions prior to arrival. Jeff, the owner, was very friendly and... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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163 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently, my family (myself, my husband, and my parents) took a floatplane ride with Carlin Air Tours while in Ketchikan on the Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas. This experience was one of our favorites in Alaska! Laura helped us book the trip and was very communicative with us on the day of the trip. It had been raining most... More 

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Laura P, General Manager at Carlin Air Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. I'm glad that you were patient and had enough time for the weather to clear up. The Misty Fjords is incredibly beautiful so we are glad that we were able to get you out there to see it. --Laura More 

Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jeff, Laura, Jack, and Trevor are all absolutely top-notch. We have always chartered Carlin Air to a forest service wilderness cabin for many years, and can not have better things to say! Float plane is in great shape and always on time. Jeff and Laura are always very accommodating around the hangar and with shuttles to and from the airport... More 

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Laura P, General Manager at Carlin Air Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Griffin! It is always nice to see you guys in August! We appreciate your business! --Laura More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't hesitate to book with this company! We wanted to go to the Anan Creek Bear observatory so I booked over a year in advance. The parks dept.only issues 60 permits per day to the observatory, so you enter a lottery to get one.(And there are several companies vying for these permits.) Laura was the one who acquired these for... More 

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Laura P, General Manager at Carlin Air Day Tours, responded to this review

I'm so happy that we were able to take you to Anan Creek and that you had a fabulous time. Thanks for reminding people that on this tour, it is always best to book way ahead. --Laura More 

Peachtree City, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did some research and selected Carlin Air for a charter flight to Lake McDonald Cabin in the Tongass National Forest. Laura was great and very friendly during my 5+ phone conversations trying to ensure I had thought of everything for our week at the cabin with my boys. When the weather for our Saturday am departure was looking questionable, Mr... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of 7 (children ranging from ages 4 to 18) took the Misty Fjord flightseeing tour along with the Orca's Cove kayak tour. The coordination was seemless and Carlin was very accommodating to our needs. At first, two of my children were a bit scared of the small plane idea, but changed their minds. Luckily all 7 of us... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

My husband Rich and I are both pilots and over the past 30 years we've each had many wonderful flying adventures. My dream has always been to become a 'bush pilot' and float planes are a favorite of mine and I frequently watch YouTube videos on back country & float plane flying. About 3 years ago I stumbled upon Carlin... More 

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Laura P, Manager at Carlin Air Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Janet! I was eager to meet you and Rich - because you shared your love of flying and wanting to ride in 1PM. Toby - our official mascot - loves meeting new people. Thank you for flying the beautiful Misty Fjords with Carlin Air!! More 

Lithia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I contacted Carlin Air by email several weeks before our trip and Laura responded quickly with details about the excursion and the group rate, which was far more competitive than any of the other companies I contacted. However, due to trying to make arrangements for several people in our party I did not get back to Laura to book the... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Was set up with a private tour with Carlin Air Tours. The first thing that greeted us at the dock was a beautifully maintained 1959 de Havilland Beaver floatplane. The second was the owner, Jeff Carlin. After a safety briefing, Trevor our pilot was cleared for takeoff and off we went. During our tour we flew around & through the... More 

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Laura P, General Manager at Carlin Air Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed your flight. We especially appreciate that you noticed how beautiful and well maintained our airplane is. It was a pleasure to take you on a flight! More 

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