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Anchorage Flightseeing Tour via Floatplane

Give yourself the opportunity to explore Anchorage and the western front of the Chugach Mountains also known as Anchorage's mammoth backyard with this 30-minute scenic seaplane tour.

Your journey starts from Anchorage's lively seaplane base, Lake Hood. Your experienced and knowledgeable Alaska bush pilot will evaluate the condition of the day and select the best route to show off Alaska's largest city and surrounding wilderness. Experience taking off the water to look for Beluga whales, Dall sheep, moose, and black bears in their natural habitat. You'll hear stories and fun facts while flying over Anchorage to explore the Chugach Mountains, its secluded valleys, and the famed Captain Cook's aptly named Turnagain Arm or the beautiful Susitna Valley with an opportunity to spot more wildlife.

Duration: .5 hours (Roundtrip from meeting location)


  • Roundtrip transportation
  • A window seat and a two-way headset

Duration: 0.5 hours. Tour times below are approximate:

  •  30 minute flightseeing tour

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the operator's Anchorage office. Complimentary pick-ups from local hotels are available to schedule. 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. 

Not seeing answers to your questions?

Check out other frequently asked questions here!

Customer Reviews
Aug 2022 - Spencer J.

We did a 30-minute flight and it was fantastic. We went up with Dan, who was both an experienced pilot as well as an entertaining commentator. The staff was very accommodating in enabling us to book our excursion at the last minute, even providing van service to/from our hotel. I highly recommend!

Jun 2022 - Micheal S.

We had a fantastic time. Our pilot Dan was hilarious and knowledgeable. We wish could've flown longer. Thanks for a great day!

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Duration: .5 hours

Number of Passengers *

Adult (13+): $145.00

Children (0-12): $145.00

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