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Rust's Flying Service

4525 Enstrom Cir, Anchorage, AK 99502-1083
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Great company

These guys are great. Very organized and professional yet alaska causal. We did the wildlife tour... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Louiseida
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Portland, Oregon
Redoubt bay lodge visit and flight

The flight was a highlight of our trip. We loved seeing the landscape from above. We saw many... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Marita A
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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

These guys are great. Very organized and professional yet alaska causal. We did the wildlife tour of Knik Glacier. Beautiful and a bucket list water take off and landing. Whoo hoo ! I felt very safe and the pilot was knowledgeable and cordial. We attempted...More

Thank Louiseida
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The flight was a highlight of our trip. We loved seeing the landscape from above. We saw many baluga whales and even spotted some grizzlies fishing. The landscape is just magical. At the lodge, we had a delicious lunch, better than most restaurants we visited:...More

Thank Marita A
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dan, our pilot at Rusty’s, was wonderful! We thoroughly enjoyed his narration of the surrounding landscape and terrain, highlighting points of interest. All the folks at the Alaska Bear Mountain Lodge made us feel welcome and comfortable. We saw over 30 grizzly bears, many seals,...More

Thank Cheryl F
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a phenomenal trip down Cook Inlet with our bush pilot Dan. We went down to a lodge and were able to see about two dozen brown bears. The guide was very knowledgeable and made us feel safe even though the bears were very...More

Thank Jeremy B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our family of four booked the glacier and wildlife tour. The weather was tough the day of our flight and the planned itinerary wasn't feasible so Rust's explained a plan b option. We agreed to give it a go, realizing we would need to play...More

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 3 days ago 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 3 days ago

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 1 week 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

Thank grahamstevens
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Reviewed 1 week 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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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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