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Carlin Air Day Tours

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Address: 1249 Tongass Ave., Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone Number: +1 888-594-3036
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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 Flight Seeing Bear Viewing Charter Flights.

We were met at the cruise ship terminal by our guide Laura, who was a hive of information, and very helpful, despite a day was would challenge the best of us. Our initial tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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King Island, Australia

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King Island, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were met at the cruise ship terminal by our guide Laura, who was a hive of information, and very helpful, despite a day was would challenge the best of us. Our initial tour was cancelled due to the rain, but an alternative was offered, which turned out to be more than we could ever have anticipated. We boarded the... More 

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New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Our pilot, Luke, expertly toured the area, then landed the plane on a mountain lake where we visited an island and took in all the beauty. Awesome and thrilling experience!

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

We're glad that you enjoyed your Misty Fjords tour! That was Nooya Lake that you landed on - it is one of our favorites! Thanks for letting us know that you had an awesome experience. Laura Plenert More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We had originally planned to book from the cruise but it was pricey for the five of us (one child, two adults and two young men)...found about Carlin on an Alaskan blog. Our pilot Luke was wonderful - experienced pilot and very knowledgeable about the area. We loved the tour; Luke made sure to get us close enough to see... More 

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

Thank you for choosing Carlin Air to fly your group to the Misty Fjords. We strive to make your time with us interesting and enjoyable. We appreciate your recommendation to future guests. Laura Plenert More 

Wayland
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We (2 of us) happened to be at Carlin Air asking about availability and prices for seaplane to see Misty Fiords. There were 3 other people there asking the same thing so for 5 of us were offered a 1 1/2 hour tour for $200 per person. Enjoyed the scenery, landing on a mountain lake and views. Pilot was very... More 

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

Hi Cynthia, Thank you for flying with Carlin Air. As a small local business, we appreciate it when people book directly with us! I hope that you had a wonderful Alaskan cruise! Laura Plenert More 

Hamilton
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

This tour was one of the most exciting things we did in Alaska! Trevor was our pilot. He was very knowledgeable about the area and had great stories to share. The float plane ride was beautiful. Highly recommend this tour and this company. Note: the trek to the observatory is somewhat strenuous. One in our group was not able to... More 

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Cedar City, UT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 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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Laura P, General Manager at Carlin Air Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for flying with us and sharing your experience here on Trip Advisor. The Misty Fjords are breathtaking and it was a pleasure to take you there! --Laura Plenert More 

Lawrence, Kansas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

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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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

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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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

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 

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