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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...more
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5000 Minnesota Ave, Sky Harbor Airport, Duluth, MN 55802-3151
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All reviews pilot john great pilot float plane seaplane ride smooth flight we felt totally safe amazing experience price is pretty reasonable longer flight beautiful flight terrific value fantastic ride once in a lifetime twin ports highlight of our trip an excellent tour guide min tour
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

A fun adventure for family, couples, and friends. The plane ride itself was a rush, not to mention the great views and interesting narrative along the way. Will definitely do this again and would recommend it to anybody looking for an exciting way to experience...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

My husband and I were on a little getaway weekend when I decided to surprise him with this awesome adventure! We just loved and would highly recommend this to anyone. I was a bit nervous because I have a fear of water and flying in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

John is an incredible person. Not only is he an excellent tour guide and pilot, but a warm, understanding and intelligent person--the kind of man you would like to have for a neighbor. He is so competent that any hesitations you might have had about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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JohnJ5171, Owner, pilot at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Great review. Thanks very much for that and for flying with me.

Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

I booked a flight for my wife, daughter and 5 year old grandson. They had an amazing time. John was involved and informative. It was just an awesome experience. We will book again for years to come. Thankyou.

Date of experience: September 2018
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JohnJ5171, Owner, Pilot at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thanks for the review and on planning to fly again. It’s always the highest compliment when people come back.

Reviewed September 21, 2018

Not enough words to describe the adventure! Totally awesome, well worth the price! The pilot did such a nice job of being both a tour guide and also gave us information on the plane and everything.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Brad P
JohnJ5171, Owner, pilot at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

I like teaching as much as flying. I’m glad that comes through. Thanks.

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had an excellent flight, thanks John! Smooth take off and landing and fun tour. Well worth the price.

Date of experience: September 2018
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JohnJ5171, Owner, Pilot at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thanks for going. I appreciate you taking the time to write a review!

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience. Got to see Duluth and superior from above, the pilot was great and very informative of the history of Duluth! I can not recommend this tour enough!

Date of experience: September 2018
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JohnJ5171, Owner, Pilot at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

It’s fun to call this my job. Thanks for making this possible!!

Reviewed September 5, 2018

I took my 8 and 9 year old boys on the city tour. They have never been on a plane before and had a great time with no air sickness issues. John was very knowledgeable of the history of the Duluth/Superior area. He delivered the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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John J, Pilot, owner at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Yup, I’ve flown that tour so many times that it’s easy to tailor the flight to my “audience “. Glad you all enjoyed the trip and thanks very much for taking time to write the review. That’s very kind.

Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing tour. Gorgeous and smooth ride, wonderful narration, will bring the kids next time!

Date of experience: September 2018
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JohnJ5171, Owner, Pilot at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thanks for flying with me. I’ll enjoy having you bring the kids next time.

Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Just returned from a fantastic ride over the Duluth harbor and along the coast of Lake Superior. We had taken a Vista Star boat cruise earlier which gave us a good idea of the area. But this was the icing on the cake! We sure...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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John J, Owner, Pilot at Beaver Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Great to have you with me in my plane. Thanks very much. It’s fun to show folks this pretty and interesting area.

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Katrina A
July 14, 2018|
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Response from JohnJ5171 | Property representative |
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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