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Beaver Air Tours

Duluth, MN, USA
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About Beaver Air Tours
Take off on an experience you’ll not soon forget with a flight over the scenic Twin Ports/Duluth area in the famous de Havilland Beaver seaplane. With flights customized for each group – you're sure to experience something new and exciting each flight, whether you’ve flown before or are flying for the very first time. Once on board, you’ll feel the thrill of takeoff as the Beaver’s floats lift from the water. In the air, you’ll enjoy a narrated tour by your experienced pilot via a personal headset and window seat, as you experience the flight of a lifetime.
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All reviews pilot john great pilot float plane seaplane tour smooth flight once in a lifetime amazing experience amazing flight fantastic ride highlight of our trip highly recommend this to everyone twin ports an excellent tour guide duluth area spur of the moment sky harbor airport fun adventure
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One year ago, we took a week up to the Gunflint and tried to get in for a quick flightseeing tour and were unable due to weather...Pilot John was very accommodating and asked if we could maybe make it on the way back...time got away...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove 2.5 hours for a tour and it was awesome! Sights were beautiful and the takeoff/landing was very smooth. John was very courteous, super friendly and very informational on the area including questions that we asked. Highly recommended. Great experience, thanks John!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BR25x
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this one! We had a great flight and tour lecture by our pilot and tour guide John on his very safe, very stable (but exciting) and very well piloted DH beaver. We saw the harbor and the industrial and scenic areas, the downtown...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Peter D
JohnJ5171, Owner, Pilot at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

There is so much to show my passengers that I hardly stop talking to take a breath! Glad you enjoyed the narrative and flight. It’s a great way to make a living!!! Thanks, John

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great time. John was a great tour host as well as pilot. Very personable, knowledgeable and informative. Brought my 14 year & 11 year old daughters and they loved it. Great perspective of Duluth, the harbor and west Duluth. Would absolutely recommend this adventure. Plane...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TheMonte
JohnJ5171, Owner, Pilot at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to have your feedback! I enjoy my work and I’m glad it comes across. Very kind of you to fly with me. Thanks, John

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great air tour and recommend it to all. The Beaver is a fantastic airplane and John is an excellent pilot and tour guide. Being a former pilot and getting to fly in one of my favorite airplanes was the best. Love that...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jeff B
JohnJ5171, Owner, Pilot at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So great when people come back to fly the Beaver over and over. It is such a great plane. I’m so lucky to have one to share with thousands of people each season!! Thanks very much for the review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tour. So fun to see the city from this perspective! John (the pilot) is very personable and make us feel comfortable, safe, and happy. Thanks for the fantastic experience!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank seeallthesites
JohnJ5171, Owner, Pilot at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You’re welcome! Very kind of you to write the review. Glad you enjoyed the flight!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Duluth is a wonderful place to visit, and the floatplane ride was the perfect end the excellent stay we had for 3 1/2 days. From Alaska, my wife and I are familiar with small planes, and the Beaver is a great plane to sightsee from....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Craig L
JohnJ5171, Owner, Pilot at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yup, the Beaver is one of the best! A pleasure to fly and share. Thanks very much for flying with me and taking time to review. Hope to see you again sometime!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my son on this tour on a whim. It turned out to be the highlight of our trip. Pilot John was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We had outstanding views of all of Superior and Duluth. John narrated the entire tour and was able...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank William L
JohnJ5171, Owner, Pilot at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Yes, the Beaver is a very comfortable plane. Glad you enjoyed the flight.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great trip. Pilot John was friendly and knowledgeable. Duluth harbor was beautiful from the air. Weather was perfect.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Dean S
JohnJ5171, Owner, Pilot at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for flying with me! Great day for flying and enjoying this spectacular area.

Reviewed August 11, 2019

I am from Duluth and I often play tourist in my own hometown, but not until I brought my son-in-law for his first time did I even think to take a plane ride. The minute he saw the Beaver plane, he had to do it....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kendra H
JohnJ5171, Owner, Pilot at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So generous of you to take the time to write such a comprehensive review! I love flying and enjoy my passengers. Glad that comes through. Hope to see you again!

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Katrina A
July 14, 2018|
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I do not. Contact Isle Royale Seaplanes. They have the contract with the National Park Service.
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June 28, 2018|
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Most trips are $95 per person and 20-30 minutes in the air. Trip length will vary with the number of passengers at that price. I most often combine groups so you get the longest trip for your money. Please call me if you... More
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Jim J
August 16, 2015|
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I do both types of stops. Two of my four fuel stops are marinas where a small airport nearby will provide fuel and two stops are airports right on water. Same stops every year, each way. I call ahead to make sure all... More
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