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Carlin Air

1249 Tongass Ave, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6135
+1 888-594-3036
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What A Wild Ride

We stopped off in Ketchikan on our Celebrity Solstice Cruise and chartered a seaplane from Carlin... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stuart S
For a float plane every lake or bay is an airport.

Carlin Air in Ketchikan, Alaska is a hidden gem. Our pilot Timber knew all the history, stories... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dennis d
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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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  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1249 Tongass Ave, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6135
+1 888-594-3036

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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped off in Ketchikan on our Celebrity Solstice Cruise and chartered a seaplane from Carlin Air. Let me first say that they have a VERY experienced staff and we had quite the adventure. We took the seaplane to Traitors Cove and saw over a...More

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Carlin Air in Ketchikan, Alaska is a hidden gem. Our pilot Timber knew all the history, stories, and legends of the area, We took off from the bay or harbor in Ketchikan and flew to the Misty Fijords National Park. During the flight e landed...More

Thank dennis d
Reviewed 4 days ago

I managed to get a last minute permit to go to AnAn with Carlin Air a few days ago. The whole experience was first rate from beginning to end. Laura could not have been more helpful in the office, the guide was friendly, well informed...More

Thank Liz T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carlin Air helped us to reserve very rare permits for a half day of viewing black and brown bears (big grizzlies) at the US Forest Service Anan Creek Wildlife Observatory. This is a once in a lifetime adventure and a perfect setup. Carlin Air owners...More

Thank NJfrogge
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked off the cruise ship right into arms of the Carlin air representative. 30 minutes later we were in a van with 2 other couples to the plane . Mike , our pilot, explained everything and off we were. Beautiful vistas were waiting for us....More

Thank 2muchfun4us
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I traveled on a Celebrity cruise, but booked a trip to Traitors Cove separately on the advice of a coworker. We were picked up only steps from the ship by van and taken a short distance to the dock where the float...More

Thank Veronica M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took Carlin Air to Anan Creek for bear watching. Our pilot, Luke, was amazing on the way there and back. We saw whales in the water, so he did a few circles around to let the kids see them. Once we got to the...More

Thank erin_ky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Carlin air was so wonderful to work with, from Laura who booked our tour online to our pilot Mike and guide Dave. We were a little nervous about going on a float plane because we had never been but it was so smooth and the...More

Thank Hobart2418
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a walk through the rain forest and had time left before our ship left Ketchikan. We booked a flight with the person on the dock. It was wonderful! We chose to land and step out onto an island in one of the fjords....More

Thank rslocumb1990
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OMG, if there is anything you MUST do in Alaska, it's the AnAn Bear observatory! Well I kept looking for a "bear tour" with our Cruise Ship and nothing! So I started googling and I found out that the AnAn is the top of the...More

Thank Robin P
Laura P, General Manager at Carlin Air, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Robin, I'm always excited when I can help someone get to Anan. You're 100% correct, it is a phenomenal place to view bears. It is rare to have black and brown bears in the same area, so this makes Anan even more special. Thank you...More

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