Pirate Airworks
Pirate Airworks
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Tours • Air Tours
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Simply the best sightseeing flight you may ever take. Experienced pilots and dispatch, obsessed with the safety and comfort of our guests. Discover where the name Misty Fjords originates. Wildlife and dramatic scenery during the entire trip meaning your pictures will be the envy of everyone back home. For the highlight of the tour, we will set down in a calm bay so you can take in the scenery from sea level drinking in the serenity of the vast wilderness. Our vans meet you at the dock for a short trip to our ramp and your seat on our magnificent DeHavilland Beavers. Bear tours, glacier tours, design your own.
Ketchikan, Alaska

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Doug M
Oklahoma City, OK71 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
We took the Seaplane tour of the area around Ketchikan and were absolutely thrilled. Pick up was easy and on time. Our driver was loaded with knowledge of the area and had all of our details. A short drive dropped us a the dock and Amber had our info ready. In less than five minutes, we were headed to the plane with Ken, our pilot. He is a local guy and knew the ins and outs of the area. A Seaplane ride has been on my bucket list forever and he made it wonderful. I wanted to land on the water someplace along the way and he dropped us in a beautiful stretch of water. What a thrill 2 takeoffs and landings in this 30 minute ride. The whole experience was wonderful. Sad, I can only give this ride a 5....it deserves a 10.
Written June 4, 2018
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_idacsr
Alvin, TX15 contributions
Sep 2019
This was our first experience on a float plane. Mark was very experienced and very knowledgeable on our trip of the Misty Fjords. Take-off and landing was very smooth both times. Pickup was prompt and our driver was very courteous. I would highly recommend Pirate Airworks if you're planning a trip to the Misty Fjords. It was well worth the money and time. They should be everyone's first choice in Ketchikan for a flightseeing tour.
Written September 22, 2019
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33kellip
Martinez, CA32 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
We LOVED this! It was such a blast flying around Ketchikan vicinity and seeing the beautiful scenery. We also saw mountain goats and some bears. So beautiful!!
Written June 27, 2019
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NitsTravels
4 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Imagine a 1 hour 40 mins tour of beautiful Ketchikan without one word being uttered by the pilot. No idea what we flew over except 'seeing' the destination. Go figure.
Written August 14, 2016
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DrSK
Maldives49 contributions
We waited for our pickup at 11.15 am today outside our ship to be picked up by them. Called them to find out about the same , (an almost rude )lady picked up the phone and told us that pick up happens at 11.30 , not st 11.15 and it has been cancelled anyway. I asked her about our 1200 USD refund and she told us she will talk to Viator about it.
No prior notification on email, no update till not on refund atall on email via them or Viator 4 hours down the line.
Written July 17, 2018
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Harsh S
North Andover, MA60 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Mike was our pilot and was incredibly patient and helpful getting my 86 y/o MIL into plane. Was cloudy and somewhat bumpy initial flight relating to weather that was very smooth after that. Mike was very kind and checked on us frequently. Scenery over Misty Fjords is spectacular and take-offs and landings were incredibly smooth. We did stop at a small lake/area with a dock where we were able to get off and take some pictures and enjoy and stillness of the area. Unfortunately, did not get to see any bears. Amber picked up up at Cruise terminal and besides getting us to the plane and back was full of information relating to Ketchikan. Highly recommend taking this tour with Pirate Airworks and was significantly cheaper than Cruise ship excursion desk
Written June 21, 2019
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cedge16
Springfield, IL15 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
The sky was clear and the flight was awesome. We went out over the mountains with the pilot explaining all that we were seeing. Then, we landed on a remote lake and just sat there taking in pure nature for at least 15 minutes. Coming back he circled around for us to get a good view of mountain sheep and to be sure we all saw them. Landing back at Ketchikan was very smooth. We could hardly tell we landed.
Written July 22, 2018
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Sona S
35 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
Extremely disappointed with the behavior of our tour guide named Mark. Traveling as people of brown colored skin, I could not have been more disgusted with the unfairness this man treated us with. As a group of 3 in one sea plane with two other white people, there was an unfortunate act of racism shown by Mark. The white couple had clearly been put to priority and were given more amount of attention by this man. As a person who has payed the same amount of money, I would think to be treated equally. Heck! being in the 21st century hoping racism has reduced to at least the slightest by now. This was clearly shown by the disregard Mark had portrayed towards myself and the others around me not to mention his attitude when we mentioned we were from Asia. Despite the misshapen, the couple with us as well as the experience of the sea plane was amazing. I would definitely recommend doing this for all kinds of travelers (families, friends, solo pupils etc.) since the company itself is great. Hopefully nobody goes through what we did next time though.
Written July 26, 2017
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Kay N
1 contribution
Aug 2019
Amazing trip in and around Ketchikan, well organised, collected us from the ship bang on time, wonderful flight with informative commentary. Great value.
Written September 1, 2019
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Doug M
Oklahoma City, OK71 contributions
Jul 2018
I wanted to experience a seaplane adventure. Take offs and landings. Some scenery, but not a full fledged and expensive tour. Everything was perfect. Our driver was on time, funny and whisked us away to their location. Sign up was easy and just as agreed. Ken, our pilot, was a true local who asked us where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do. What a great time. Wear my Pirate Airworks ballcap all the time. Perfect.
Written June 15, 2019
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