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Ellison Air, Inc

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Anchorage, AK, USA
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About Ellison Air, Inc
Ellison Air is a small family operation that provides quality air tours of Alaska's backcounty. We have been flying Alaska's backcountry for over 35 years and have been in business for over 24 years. We chose our Cessna 206 for it's comfort and optimum viewing in mind. Ellison Air also provide voice-activated headsets for everyone in the aircraft.
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sdpsmissouri wrote a review Aug 2019
Missouri5 contributions
We were a little nervous, but the pilot's expertise and willingness to explain things made us feel a lot better. We flew with our two teenagers and tween and everyone was excited...the views were incredible and the wildlife? Just wow. As soon as we got going on the boat (after a super smooth landing) John steered us toward a mama brown bear and her three cubs. He was so knowledgable and willing to share...we felt completly safe and we know that we will never see anything so magnificant and wild again! We saw another bear family as well! We also saw, from the plane, moose, black bear and belugas. This was seriously worth every penny!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Vicky T wrote a review Aug 2019
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This was an amazing way to see Alaska!! This should definitely be a trip at the top of your list! I was nervous at first, but pilot and other guests made me feel safe. Would definitely recommend this!!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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TyDe_21 wrote a review Aug 2019
Blackwood, United Kingdom331 contributions52 helpful votes
On our last couple of days in Anchorage we decided to take an air tour. We booked with Ellison Air. There are a good selection of tours you can choose from and we chose an afternoon flight. Our pilot John was so informative, giving us an overview of all of the key sights on our trip. I was really surprised how comfy the flight was (including great take off and landing on Lake Hood). Great panoramic views from the plane - we absolutely loved it.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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gsp3222 wrote a review Aug 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana3 contributions3 helpful votes
Alaska is a beautiful state and the people we have encountered here have been so happy with their job. The male owner/pilot of this company is straight up rude. If you don’t like a customer service industry, do yourself a favor and get out.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from 597dianae, Owner at Ellison Air, Inc
Responded Aug 10, 2019
Hello, we apologize that you seemed to have a unfavorable experience with us. With such vague information, it is hard for us to make improvements for the future. We'd love to hear more about which trip you took, as the review fails to mentioned the tour name, the pilot's name, nor the date you flew with us. Over the past 26 years, we have created a stellar reputation and a review like is always brought to our attention as we rarely see them. Please contact our office at (907)243-1959 to share your experience with us.
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Tamarah Schirm wrote a review Aug 2019
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We just had an incredible journey on the Wildlife Glacier tour this morning with Ellison Air!! Highly recommend them for a Float plane experience. Majestic pictures from every window on the plane. Pilot shared so many facts and information about the area. Saw Moose, Dahl sheep, beavers and beautiful lakes and Glaciers. Well worth the experience!!!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from 597dianae, Owner at Ellison Air, Inc
Responded Aug 10, 2019
Thank you for the kind review! We love sharing the beautiful Alaskan landscape with travelers. Come back again!
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