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Address: 1249 Tongass Ave., Ketchikan, AK 99901
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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Amazing Seaplane.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Jason B
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Lithia, United States

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Lithia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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1 Thank Coastal S
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a terrific morning visit to Misty Fjords with Trevor as our pilot. The ride was very comfortable and we felt very secure with Trevor at the helm. Trevor was a fountain of knowledge and happy to answer questions as we flew to/fro Misty Fjords. Laura took care of our booking and met us at the dock when our... More 

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

I'm happy to hear that you had a great tour. The Misty Fjords is one of the most beautiful places on earth and we enjoy sharing it with our guests. I hope you had a great Alaskan vacation. Come back and see us anytime. --Laura Plenert More 

Sherman, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived via Cruise ship and didn't intend to take an airplane ride, but when I saw the sign that read that Carlin Air was a LOCAL business with pilots who actually LIVE there, I was interested. After speaking to Sean, I was sold! We boarded the De Havilland Beaver float plane and OFF we went. I think our pilot... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this excursion April 11th for June 24th. Laura confirmed our booking via email. She then notified us on May 10th that she had moved our scheduled time up as her schedule had gotten very busy. My phone was mainly on airplane mode but was turned on for a short time on June 23rd at which time I received... More 

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

My name is Laura Plenert and I am the Manager at Carlin Air. I would like to respond to Samy-girl's "terrible" rating. Samy-girl was on the Infinity on 06/24/2016. That ship was OVER an hour late into port. She missed her scheduled 2:30 PM Misty Fjords flight. Our airplane was fully booked for the rest of the day, so I... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My time spent with Trevor and Carlin Air touring the Misty Fjords was the most memorable part of my five day visit to Ketchikan. After researching different float plane options I decided to go with Carlin Air - I highly recommend all visitors to Alaska to do the same! Laura, the manager, was beyond helpful. she answered all of my... More 

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Tustin, California
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221 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Expecting so much more... Laura was great. She picked us up from the cruise dock and dropped us back. There wasn't much waiting time before the flight. The plane was old and dirty, and unlike advertised on the website, the pilot Trevor didn't give commentary. After 35 minutes of flying, we landed on the water and saw a mother and... More 

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

As the owner of Carlin Air, I feel I must respond to the comments by “Lord H”. I take great pride in my company and staff. My airplane is immaculate and maintained to the highest standards. It is disturbing to me that Lord H would not express his displeasure to my manager, Laura. She asked the family if they had... More 

DeLand, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This was a great excursion- go to site and book with Laura- she will take care of you and it will save you money- if on a cruise they pick you up and drop you off right in front of your ship. The pilot Trevor is a local, was knowledgeable and made us feel very safe. Landing in misty fjords... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I contacted Carlin Air, a few months prior to our cruise. Everything was all set for our flight to the Misty Fiords. I've been an airline pilot for the last 30yrs, but it was my wife, that really wanted to go on a seaplane tour. All was set for a 9am flight . The night before we arrived, my wife... More 

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Long Island, New York
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Purchased this excursion at a kiosk on the cruise ship pier. It was exactly as advertised! The shuttle driver was fun to chat with and very informative. The pilot, Trevor, was very interesting, he narrated the trip and even did some off the course areas to show us interesting things. My daughter, 13 yo loved their dog mascot. Overall I... More 

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