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Rust's Flying Service

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Address: 4525 Enstrom Circle, Anchorage, AK 99502
Phone Number: 907-243-1595
This attraction is at Anchorage Intl Airport
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Take a flight our float planes to the real Alaska whether flight seeing...

Take a flight our float planes to the real Alaska whether flight seeing glaciers and mountains, bear viewing at remote lodges and national parks or fly in fishing. We've been flying people to Alaska's wilderness since 1963; located at Lake Hood in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Our flight was exciting, interesting with Bruce, a well informed and experienced pilot. Lunch provided was twice as big as we needed and yummy! Saw so much from the plane... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our flight was exciting, interesting with Bruce, a well informed and experienced pilot. Lunch provided was twice as big as we needed and yummy! Saw so much from the plane. Katmai itself was okay, and we did see bears but the Rangers manning the viewing platforms during our hour and a half plus wait made it most unpleasant. Didn't have... More 

Thank firemcs
Orchard Park, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm not one for tiny planes, but Rust's was great. Pilots are excellent and great tour guides too. We had gorgeous weather so no worries about getting sick. Teens thought it was great fun. We did the bear viewing at Redoubt Bay, saw a momma with her babies for a hot sec from a pontoon boat. Excellent lunch at the... More 

Thank Gina D
waco, tx
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were asked to show up 30 minutes early for our 12 noon flights to Mt Denali which we did. After waiting an hour, we finally boarded our plane. There were 4 of us and although I could hear, I could not talk into the headset. Very disappointing that they didn't test the equipment before takeoff especially with the price... More 

Thank bizygirl43
Clarkdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Four of us took a flight from Anchorage to Katmai and back. Katmai itself was a little bit of a letdown, but the flight over and back was the real highlight. What a great company and what a great system they have worked out. They picked us up at our RV park right on time and we were in the... More 

Thank Jim E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most friendly and professional group of people I've ever done business with! The pilots are first class and the excursion was exactly as promised. We had an emergency that kept us from our second flight and they refunded us without an argument. I'll fly with them on my next Alaska visit and recommend them to all my friends! Chad... More 

Thank Chad C
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a full day trip to Katmai with Justin. Everything about the trip was professional. Pick up at hotel was convenient. Easy check in. Our pilot, Justin, was excellent, and through gorgeous mountains. Justin gave us good directions for our time at Katmai. Justin was there to point us in the right direction when needed. We saw lots of... More 

Thank SueMC_56
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All I can say is Wow!! Such breathtaking views. We landed on the glacier & did the dog sled tour! This was the highlight of all the activities we did while visiting Alaska! The dog mushers were awesome and we learned a lot from them, they took us on at least a 3 mile run. There were 3 in our... More 

Thank Michelle B
Bucks County PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We flew with Captain Curtis today to Mt Denali. He was awesome!! Funny. Informative. So caring. Book it now. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Diane S
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked three trips with Rust's but one was cancelled for high wind (good call). The two that we flew were excellent. The Denali trip was very cool where we saw Denali, glaciers, moulans, and moose. Dan was our pilot and he was awesome. We also did the Brooks Falls trip. Saw plenty of bears and the flight there was... More 

Thank rocksnowsurf
Bluffdale, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have used them for float trips for 8 years now. They always strive to work around the weather and getting everybody out in good time. My pick up is usually a week or so out from the drop off and they have never been a minute late. Punctuality is paramount in a situation like this and they have never... More 

Thank Bryan H

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