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Rust's Flying Service

4525 Enstrom Cir, Anchorage, AK 99502-1083
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Chinitna Bay Bear Viewing

The highlight of our recent Alaska trip was the 6 hour excursion our party of 5 arranged with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Catisha
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Portland, Oregon
King Salmon Fishing

This trip was awesome! The float plane flight alone was cool, but the fishing was also great! Since... read more

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BmcRN32
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Rockwall, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good6%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“bear viewing” (63 reviews)
“redoubt bay” (26 reviews)
“float plane” (39 reviews)
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4525 Enstrom Cir, Anchorage, AK 99502-1083
This attraction is at Anchorage Intl Airport
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Reviewed yesterday

The highlight of our recent Alaska trip was the 6 hour excursion our party of 5 arranged with Rust's, in conjunction with Bear Mountain Lodge in Chinitna Bay. Our experienced pilot, Bart, confidently brought us close enough to Mts. Redoubt and Iliamna to see the...More

Thank Catisha
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This trip was awesome! The float plane flight alone was cool, but the fishing was also great! Since we were fishing early in the season king salmon were the only thing running. A big rain had come through the day before so the river was...More

Thank BmcRN32
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Reviewed yesterday

This was an amazing experience. Very beautiful and a great experience. Would recommend to anyone! It is worth the time and money. The employees are wonderful and very knowledgeable.

Thank Sally L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Took the Denali Flightseeing excursion on Saturday 9th June. The plane was a 10 seater with just the one spare seat. After taking off from Lake Hood you have approximately 50 minutes flying over a fairly flat landscape dotted with rivers and small lakes with...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great views of the area, wonderful info offered by our pilot, and (even as a nervous flyer) I felt very safe up there. Would recommend this experience to everyone!

Thank pattis21
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent our entire trip exploring Anchorage and the surrounding areas on our own. Our last day we took to the skies with Rust's and it was the perfect way to put a bow on an amazing vacation and see all the sights and scenery...More

Thank Dave L
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I loved our tour of Prince William Sound. Our seaplane was able to take us to areas you'd never see in a commercial plane. We landed on the Sound and had a private beach all to ourselves, it was amazing. Additionally, we...More

Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great flight with lots of entertainment and information provided by our pilot. The views were beautiful and at Chinitna bay we saw a ton of grizzly bears. Shout out to our pilot Greg on June 8

Thank Andrew K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have spent a lot of time in Cessna aircraft and have been exposed to a wide variety of pilots during 2,000 skydives. Our pilot Mike was extremely knowledgeable about the terrain and features of the mountain which was greatly appreciated. But what was even...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the bear viewing trip to Chinitna Bay. Our family of four was excited to see the bears but underestimated how much we would enjoy the flightseeing aspect of the trip. There were six of us total in the small plane with the pilot...More

Thank Richard D
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December 3, 2016|
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Response from mariposaw | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about taking so long to reply only just seen your question. the plane landed, we got off and went onto a boat, were taken to the spot where the bears usually are but not this time! We then went on a tour of the lake... More
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khara s
April 23, 2016|
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Response from Cathy T | Reviewed this property |
You can keep what ever the limit is. However, look into getting it home. It was very expensive.
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Rcshumate
April 15, 2016|
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Response from Cole O | Property representative |
Hello. It depends on the flight. Most of our tours can accommodate a group of 10 in our de Haviland Otter. We can also take larger groups if willing to go in multiple aircraft. I would love assist you and answer any specific... More
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