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“Amazing! What beautiful scenery and a great family owned operation.”
Review of SeaWind Aviation

SeaWind Aviation
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Owner description: SeaWind Aviation is located at 1809 Tongass Ave, Ketchikan, Ak 99901. Our dock office is located behind OceanView Restaurant, and can be accessed by the E.C. Phillips parking lot.
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We booked this at the last minute and are SO glad we did. They are a small operation and you feel it when you book and travel. The person who took the booking was one of the owners and our pilot was her husband!

The views were out of this world and the journey is spectacular. Suitable for seniors and younger folk alike.

Go to misty fjord and book with Seawind. You won't go wrong!

Thank RandR-London
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Thank you Yelp and Tripadvisor.com reviewers for recommending SeaWind Aviation!! What made this trip memorable:
1. Amazing views!!!
2. Very friendly, professional staff and reasonable prices.
3. Their planes offer EXCELLENT views from no matter where you sit. Their windows are clean and not scratched up, so pictures come out clear.
4. The noise-canceling headsets allowed an informative interaction with our pilot.
5. The driver who picked us up from our cruise ship offered to drive us to our hiking trail after the flight tour - that saved us 3 miles of walking! He deserved that little extra tip! :)
6. We were fortunate enough to have SUNNY weather that day, but overcast days still provide excellent views!
Don't bring backpacks as there may not be enough room on the plane. If you do, you can store them at their office during your flight. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR!!!

Thank macofishy
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Normally, we would have booked the float plane tour through Holland America before we left. However, we weren't certain the weather would be good for flying, so we waited until we arrived and arranged for the trip ourselves at the dock.
Our pilot Steve was very warm, welcoming, and an amazing pilot. He gave us a very smooth take off, landing, and flight over the mountains. We had a beautiful blue sky day to enjoy the fjords, snow capped mountains, pristine lakes, and mountain goats. While I enjoyed the views my wife, seated in the rear of the plane, was non-stop taking photos from both sides of the plane. Tears were in her eyes as she was so thrilled to be able to see the marvelous sites and not get sick! This was all due to the expertise pilot Steve showed while taking us on this tour.

1  Thank Fred S
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Terry and Leslie were very accommodating as we had a large group of people. They were very prompt and picked us up directly from our cruise ship. They had very reasonable prices and were very hospitable. The views were amazing and our pilot did an amazing job flying the plane.

Thank ADG1234
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Lesley and Steve Kamm were the first locals that we met in Ketchikan. They own SeaWind Aviation and offer float plane tours of the Misty Fjords. Friendly, kind, and gracious. Lesley was a welcomed personality from the other "salesmen" characters we encountered peddling other experiences. Steve was our pilot and the next two hours were as amazing. Unforgettable feeling of taking off and landing on the water. Our plane fit 8 of us, and despite some breezy conditions, Steve kept us soaring stably through some of the most awe inspiring vistas we have seen during our time in Alaska. The fjords, dotted with natural lakes, tucked in valley after valley, flying below and above waterfalls was stunning...almost unbelievable. We landed our float plane on a lake and wandered on a tiny little island to take pictures and have that glimpse of the float plane experience. Our kids didn't get to come, but next time we will take them for sure. We heard from others on our cruise that the 4-person or 6-person planes offered by other companies were more turbulent and those passengers vomited. Seawind is top notch. Highly recommended!

Thank rollingstonez
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