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Carlin Air Day Tours

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Address: 1249 Tongass Ave, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6135
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+1 888-594-3036
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06:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Carlin Air is here to make all of your flightseeing dreams come true! We...

Carlin Air is here to make all of your flightseeing dreams come true! We fly a DeHavilland Beaver and a Cessna 185 and specialize in Misty Fjords National Monument tours, Flightseeing/Crab Feast tours, Bear Viewing tours and custom tours in the Ketchikan, Alaska area. Jeff Carlin, owner/pilot has 35 years of flying experience. All of our pilots are long time Ketchikan pilots with many hours of flying experience in Southeast Alaska. Carlin Air is the choice for the local community.

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Beautiful Experience

The staff of Carlin Air were so kind and professional. The flight in the Beaver was a treat and landing in the mountain lake and walk around made the trip extra special. Pilot Jim... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff of Carlin Air were so kind and professional. The flight in the Beaver was a treat and landing in the mountain lake and walk around made the trip extra special. Pilot Jim was a great tour guide.

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Laura P, General Manager at Carlin Air Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your experience!! We really appreciate it. More 

Florida
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The crew at Carlin Air is amazing! We were visiting Ketchikan on an Alaskan Cruise and wanted to do a float plane. After much research we settled on Carlin Air and they didn't disappoint. They picked us up at the terminal just as they said they would and then dropped us off in town (at our request) after the flight.... More 

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Laura P, General Manager at Carlin Air Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and recommending Carlin Air. We appreciate it!! More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We went to Alaska with our extended family for a cruise and hired Carlin Air to fly us to the Fjords. Amazing experience. Very personal - no pre-recorded recordings to listen to. The pilot was speaking to us the whole time, landed in a secluded area where we had plenty of time for pictures and relaxing. Overall, the cost is... More 

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King Island, Australia
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were met at the cruise ship terminal by our guide Laura, who was a hive of information, and very helpful, despite a day was would challenge the best of us. Our initial tour was cancelled due to the rain, but an alternative was offered, which turned out to be more than we could ever have anticipated. We boarded the... More 

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New Mexico
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Our pilot, Luke, expertly toured the area, then landed the plane on a mountain lake where we visited an island and took in all the beauty. Awesome and thrilling experience!

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Laura P, General Manager at Carlin Air Day Tours, responded to this review

We're glad that you enjoyed your Misty Fjords tour! That was Nooya Lake that you landed on - it is one of our favorites! Thanks for letting us know that you had an awesome experience. Laura Plenert More 

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Reviewed 30 September 2016

We had originally planned to book from the cruise but it was pricey for the five of us (one child, two adults and two young men)...found about Carlin on an Alaskan blog. Our pilot Luke was wonderful - experienced pilot and very knowledgeable about the area. We loved the tour; Luke made sure to get us close enough to see... More 

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Laura P, General Manager at Carlin Air Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Carlin Air to fly your group to the Misty Fjords. We strive to make your time with us interesting and enjoyable. We appreciate your recommendation to future guests. Laura Plenert More 

Wayland
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We (2 of us) happened to be at Carlin Air asking about availability and prices for seaplane to see Misty Fiords. There were 3 other people there asking the same thing so for 5 of us were offered a 1 1/2 hour tour for $200 per person. Enjoyed the scenery, landing on a mountain lake and views. Pilot was very... More 

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Laura P, General Manager at Carlin Air Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Cynthia, Thank you for flying with Carlin Air. As a small local business, we appreciate it when people book directly with us! I hope that you had a wonderful Alaskan cruise! Laura Plenert More 

Hamilton
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This tour was one of the most exciting things we did in Alaska! Trevor was our pilot. He was very knowledgeable about the area and had great stories to share. The float plane ride was beautiful. Highly recommend this tour and this company. Note: the trek to the observatory is somewhat strenuous. One in our group was not able to... More 

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Cedar City, UT
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155 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We could not have had a better experience, from beginning to end, than the flight tour with Carlin Air into the Misty Fjord Wilderness. The perfect weather, beautiful landscape and joy of sharing this experience with close friends would have been special in itself, but our pilot, the 6 passenger DeHavilland Beaver and shore staff all made it a memorable... More 

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Laura P, General Manager at Carlin Air Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for flying with us and sharing your experience here on Trip Advisor. The Misty Fjords are breathtaking and it was a pleasure to take you there! --Laura Plenert More 

Lawrence, Kansas
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6 reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I took my son to Ketchikan where we stayed a couple of days prior to departing on Carlin Air to a Forest Service cabin for a five day camping and fishing adventure. I made the reservation months ahead of time through Laura who was very helpful and answered all questions prior to arrival. Jeff, the owner, was very friendly and... More 

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