Soar through the incredible glaciers, peaks, and valleys of Denali! Denali (formally known as Mt. McKinley) is the tallest mountain in North America with a summit elevation of 20,310 feet above sea level.
Your journey starts from Anchorage's lively seaplane base, Lake Hood. Fly over the flatlands across Cook Inlet and look for wildlife such as Beluga whales, moose, bears, swans, and the occasional wolf or coyote. Follow the rugged spine of the Alaska Range with its massive walls of rock and ice to the crowning jewel, Denali. View Tokosha Mountains, the winding Tokositna Glacier, and Ruth Glacier, a 40-mile long glacier that flows through the granite-walled Great Gorge which is the deepest trench in the world. Depending on the time of year and weather conditions, you may observe the ebb and flow that shape glacial ice and landscape. Depending on mother nature, you may spot cascading ice-falls and the occasional plummeting avalanche.
In summer, enjoy a remote lake landing on floats for photo opportunities. When a lake stop is not available (primarily winter months), enjoy a visit to the quaint town of Talkeetna. The photo stop landing location varies seasonally and is dependent on weather. The landing is about 15-20 minutes, long enough to stretch your legs and take some awesome photos.
Duration: 3 hours (roundtrip from tour office)
- Roundtrip transportation (summer only)
- A window seat and a two-way headset
- Complimentary coffee, tea or cocoa
Duration: 3 hours. Tour times below are approximate:
- This tour meets at the operator's Anchorage office. Complimentary pick-ups from local hotels are available to schedule (summer only). Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.
ADA Accessibility of Tour:
- This tour is not ADA Accessible, however, some accommodations can be provided. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations will be needed.
What should I wear?
Closed toed shoes are required on the planes. We suggest bringing light layers, a jacket, and sunglasses!
Is there a shuttle service?
There is a shuttle service provided to guests from downtown Anchorage, the airport, and airport area hotels available to schedule. The shuttle picks you up 45 minutes before your scheduled departure. The shuttle is offered in the summer season only! Please inform us if you need to schedule a shuttle and if you will be having any luggage with you.
Can I have a window seat?
Every passenger gets a window seat, and a two way headset so you can communicate with the pilot for the entire flight.
What if I get motion sick easily?
If you get motion sick on planes, you might want to take precautions before your flight such as medications. Sick bags are available on the plane.
What happens in the case of bad weather?
If your flight is postponed due to weather or other unseen events out of our control we are happy to work with your schedule to rebook your tour. Of course, we also provide a full refund if you cannot rebook your tour.
What kind of wildlife can I expect to see?
You can expect to see Dall sheep, bears, wolves, coyotes, fox, moose, and other Alaska wildlife. Wildlife is expected but never guaranteed.
Can I sit in the co-pilot seat?
The co-pilot seat cannot be guaranteed due to FAA weight restrictions, however we will do our best to accommodate.
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Aug 2022 - Mary D.
This was an absolutely fabulous trip! The pilot (Ed) was wonderful and very knowledgeable. We did luck out and have a rare cloudless day and we were able to see for miles!!