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Exclusive Flightseeing and Crab Feast
Ketchikan | USA |
 
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Discover why Alaska is still called, "The Last Frontier". This amazing tour offers you a once in a lifetime experience that is sure to be the highlight of your Alaskan vacation.

You'll feel the power of the DeHavilland Beaver as you lift off of the ocean with your pilot guide in the cockpit. Your plane is configured in a 6-window seat modification, so that all guests (under normal weight conditions) will have a window seat. State of the art headphones allow you to enjoy this fully narrated tour by air as you gently glide over Tongass Narrows and into the majestic mountain ranges that make this part of the earth so unique.

Southeast Alaska is a vast wilderness landscape, with remote island logging camps, secluded mining towns, high altitude lakes, and native communities throughout. It is for this reason the float plane has become the most widely used and safest passenger transportation. It is the true workhorse of Alaska. Your 30 minute flight to George Inlet Lodge will bring you over the mountains to the far uninhabited side of Revillagigedo Island. You will crest breathtaking peaks where the keen viewer may see mountain goats resting on crisp snow or black bears foraging for fresh berries.

Once the plane gently touches down on the waters of George Inlet Fjord, it will glide to a stop at the dock of the lodge, where your host will be awaiting. Have your cameras ready for an unobstructed photo opportunity of your float plane lifting off with the splendid Tongass National Forest as it's backdrop!

James Michener wrote of George Inlet Lodge in his novel, Alaska. A converted cannery bunkhouse, it made a momentous 5 year journey by ocean barge from its original location near Hyder, Alaska. With not one pane of glass broken, it came to rest finally on the shores of this pristine inlet where is has served fishermen and travelers for decades. It is rich with history, artifacts and an inviting ambiance. For many, this is the pure definition of paradise.

Your meal will begin with Alaskan Amber beer, white wine, and smoked salmon served by the fireplace. Dinner features fresh romaine salad, topped with mandarin oranges and tossed in homemade oriental dressing. Steaming hot Dungeness Crab paired with clarified butter and baby red potatoes follow as the main course. Savor this Alaskan delicacy that is prized for its sweet and tender meat but save room for dessert. Rich, smooth cheesecake, smothered in Alaskan blueberries will be a perfect ending to this world class meal!

You'll then have the opportunity to relax and take in the breathtaking scenery that surrounds you. Chat by the fire, stroll the dock, or pick up some souvenirs in our quaint shop before enjoying a fully narrated drive back to historic downtown Ketchikan.

Please note: Weather could alter flight routes for safety and quality assurance. The tour includes approximately 30 min flight, 1 hour 30 minutes crab feed and 45 min transfers. Tour could operate in reverse order

Tour Size
Small
Tour Type
Scenic
Tour Duration
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Tour Departs From
Ketchikan Visitor's Center. Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket.
Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
Crab Feast
Recommended Dress
Dress in layers and sensible walking / hiking shoes. We also suggest a windbreaker, cap or hat, and sunglasses.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk up and down wooden gangways (angle depends on the tide) and pull themselves up into the plane by stepping on the pontoon and a small step. It is important that you note any guests weighing 250 pounds or more at time of booking so that accommodations can be made for their party. Guests not advising us at time of booking may be assigned a different plane than the rest of their party due to weight / balance requirements. Tour is not recommended for children under 2 years of age.

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