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Beaver Air Tours

5000 Minnesota Ave, Sky Harbor Airport, Duluth, MN 55802-3151
+1 612-812-1223
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Amazing Views!

An incredible flight with John for our 20th Anniversary. The views and colors were amazing. The... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2017
Chris T
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A must for this area!

We had a wonderful trip, the take off and landing was better than any dry ground landing I have... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2017
Randi A
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Take off on an experience you’ll not soon forget with a flight 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. Your pilot, John Justad, is a commercial, instrument-rated pilot with over 6,000 hours of logged flight time and has flown over 11,000 passengers from all around the world. John operates out of Duluth, MN from June until mid-October (Weather Dependent) and in Mt. Dora, FL from November until April. Tours are offered seven days a week from 10 a.m. until sunset in each location. Flight times range from 10 minutes to an hour long, depending on the number of passengers. A standard flight costs $50 per adult, $45 for children 12 and under, and babies under 2 that are seated on a lap are free. The plane is pet-friendly, although some exceptions do apply. Custom trips are also available for those who are interested in longer and/or more specific flights. If you’re interested in scheduling a custom flight, we ask that you please call or email in advance.
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5000 Minnesota Ave, Sky Harbor Airport, Duluth, MN 55802-3151
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

An incredible flight with John for our 20th Anniversary. The views and colors were amazing. The flight was smooth and John was very knowledgeable of the area. We would highly recommend Beaver Air Tours and John. We look forward to doing this again.

Thank Chris T
John J, Owner at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Thanks for sharing your anniversary with me. I'm so lucky to do what I love and give people an experience of a lifetime. I really appreciate that.

Reviewed October 8, 2017

We had a wonderful trip, the take off and landing was better than any dry ground landing I have ever had! smooth, and comfortable ride, we felt totally safe and enjoyed the beautiful leaves. I would highly recommend this trip, even for little ones. I...More

Thank Randi A
John J, Owner at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Thanks Randi for that great review! The water landings are the biggest surprise for most. They expect a big hit on that water and all kinds of mayhem like when a big airliner hits the runway. Surprise! It's not like that at all!!! Smooth and...More

Reviewed October 2, 2017

I live in Duluth, so I see these sights on a daily basis, but not this way! It was breathtaking! Beautiful! Amazing! The pilot knows what he his doing, I felt safe the whole time! He's friendly and lets you get some fantastic pictures! My...More

Thank Ashley S
John J, Owner at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Flying with local people is great for me. I always learn something else new about our area. Thanks very much for giving me that opportunity.

Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

It was so fun I came back a second time with my daughter (who is 7) and she loved it just as much and keeps asking when we can go again. I would highly recommend this to everyone (and I do)!

Thank Josh S
Admin2020, Owner at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thanks so much for the review! So glad to hear you enjoyed your first tour so much that you returned for another — it's always great to see familiar faces again. :) Take care! John, Pilot-Owner

Reviewed September 19, 2017

I took my first ride on a float plane (also referred to as a seaplane) up in Seattle last year and I really look for seaplane tours when I travel. I was really surprised that Deluth had a seaplane, but I was shocked at how...More

Thank SuperDave L
Admin2020, Owner at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thanks for the review — so glad to hear you enjoyed your tour of Duluth! :) Take care, John, Pilot-Owner

Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

I was a little nervous going on the ride with my 1 1/2 and 3 1/2 year old children, but it was a great time! The pilot was very accommodating to young children. We learned a lot too. Excellent time for all involved!

Thank AmyA2j
Admin2020, Owner at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thanks for the review! I'm so glad to hear that you and your young ones enjoyed your recent tour. :) Take care! John, Pilot-Owner

Reviewed September 10, 2017

My wife and I have lived in Duluth for several years. I thought it would be fun to take my son (an aeronautical engineer and pilot) up for a ride in a float plane to see the city -- and it was as much fun...More

Thank Geoffrey G
Admin2020, Owner at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thanks so much for the review! It's always eye opening to see an area you've been familiar with from a different (aerial) perspective and I'm so glad to hear that your crew enjoyed it. :) Take care! John, Pilot-Owner

Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Wow! It was a awesome adventure from waterborne to airborne. A great pilot,super friendly Captain John did a amazing job of flying and very knowledgeable about Duluth. Aircraft was super clean and runs fantastic. Got to sit copilot it was awesome. I'm going back for...More

Thank William S
Admin2020, Owner at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thanks for the review — so glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent tour! It's always fun sitting in the co-pilot's chair and I'm very happy you enjoyed. You'll have to make sure you make a special request to do so again the next...More

Reviewed September 8, 2017

My husband and I road motorcycle up to Duluth with a group of friends. We are more adventurous than the rest of the group so we decided to book a Sea Plane tour. The price was extremely affordable compared to most lane tours be have...More

Thank Emilybuer
Admin2020, Owner at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thanks very much for the review! So glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour in the Beaver and that you soaked up some information about the area. Next time you're back you'll have to encourage your friends to stop by for a flight! :)...More

Reviewed September 5, 2017

We highly recommend this to anyone visiting Duluth for the first time. You will absolutely enjoy the flight. Captain John does an amazing job giving the tour! My family said this experience was something they will never forget they had a blast! Thanks again John!

Thank dalekg3
Admin2020, Owner at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2017

Thanks so much for the review — very glad to hear that you guys enjoyed your tour! Sincerely, John, Pilot-Owner

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Jim J
August 16, 2015|
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Response from John J | Property representative |
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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lori n
May 18, 2015|
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Response from John J | Property representative |
$50 per person, with five on board, we fly about 30 min. Please call me if you have more questions. Sorry about the delay, I'm not used to questions coming through a Trip Advisor! Thanks, John, pilot
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