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Denali Express Flightseeing Tour

Excursion Overview

Set your sights on Denali National Park for views of remote Alaskan wilderness.

Snow-capped peaks of the Alaskan Range, massive rivers of ice, unparalleled views of natural forces within Denali National Park...what are you waiting for? Your experienced pilot will give you a bird's eye view as you explore the features of a park that is known across the globe.

The express flight is 45 minutes of high-flying fun where passengers are outfitted with headsets and each guest has a window seat on this fully narrated tour. Take off from a private airstrip located on the eastern border of Denali National Park. Cover 150 miles and see why this Alaskan terrain leaves guests speechless.

Weather permitting, highlights of your flight include the Polychrome and Cathedral Mountains, meandering braided rivers, intimate views of glaciers, and much more. With roundtrip transportation from many Denali hotels and local landmarks, the rugged beauty and landscapes await you.

Things You Need to Know


  • Courtesy roundtrip ground transportation from area hotels and landmarks.
  • Headset equipped and fully narrated
  • Window seats for all passengers


  • 3 passenger minimum per flight departure; groups can be combined to meet the minimum. If the minimum cannot be met, the tour provider will alert guests and a full refund will be issued.
  • Must be able to navigate a set of small steps into the aircraft.
  • Pregnant guests should check with their doctors before booking the tour.

Duration: 45 hours

  • 45 minutes - flightseeing

Meeting Instructions:

  • Courtesy shuttles to and from hotels, campgrounds, and landmarks are available. Please note that we can not typically offer shuttles from Airbnbs. Please contact us with questions about pick-ups from a specific location. Pick-up times range from 30-60 minutes prior to flight times, depending on location. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to climb a step into the van. Guests must be able to climb several steps into the aircraft. There is limited space in our vans for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers. Please leave a comment during checkout if you plan to bring accessibility equipment on this excursion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Children under age 2 years are lap babies and are free of charge; a lap baby does not get his/her own seat. Please select "infant" at checkout.

Yes, courtesy shuttles to and from hotels, campgrounds, and landmarks are available. Please note that pick up cannot typically be offered from Airbnbs. Contact us with questions about pick-ups from a specific location. Pick-up times range from 30-60 minutes before flight times, depending on location.

No, this tour does not have an individual passenger weight limit or additional fees based on passenger weight. Please note that passengers must be able to enter and exit the airplane door. Please contact us with specific questions.

Vans can accommodate folding wheelchairs. Lifts or ramps are unavailable for the vans or the aircraft. Passengers must be able to ascend/descend 2-3 steps (with assistance). The office and restrooms are wheelchair-accessible.

This is a very common question and is unfortunately impossible to answer! There is not a predictable weather pattern in Denali. The massive size of Mt. Denali results in unique weather patterns that can vary throughout the day. We highly recommend that passengers book their flights as early into their Denali stay as possible in order to maximize opportunities to reschedule according to weather conditions.

Passengers should dress according to temperatures on the ground; a sweater or light jacket is usually sufficient for the plane. Sunglasses are highly recommended due to the bright glare off the snow of the glaciers and peaks.

It is recommended that passengers bring their cameras/phones with extra batteries and sunglasses. Most guests do not find binoculars helpful during the flight but feel free to bring binoculars if you’d like.

Due to FAA regulations, passengers are not permitted to bring carry-on bags on flights. Passengers must carry all small personal items, such as cameras and phones. Passengers are encouraged to leave any backpacks and purses in a secure location at the tour provider's office.

Flights do not exceed 12,000 feet and most of the flight ranges between 7,000 to 10,000 feet. This is the optimal altitude to really capture the enormity of the towering peaks and also get close views of the breathtaking glaciers and valleys in Denali.

The weather in the mountains is difficult to predict and our tour provider relies on a variety of sources to make decisions about flights and educate visitors about flight conditions. They check weather cameras in the Denali vicinity and also rely on pilot reports in addition to more traditional weather sources (radar, etc). The weather in the Park and especially Mt. Denali can be very different than the weather at the hotels/in the Park entrance area. Flights cancelled and unable to be rescheduled are fully refundable.

The fleet consists of Piper Navajos (seat 6) and a Piper Chieftain (seats 8). The twin-engine planes are relatively spacious compared to smaller Alaskan bush planes with an aisle running down the center and one seat on either side of the aisle. All seats are window seats.

Yes, all seats are window seats. You are welcome to request a specific seat, including co-pilot, but seating is ultimately decided by the pilot due to configuring weights and balance for the aircraft. If you have a specific request, please notify the front desk upon check-in. Also, if you are traveling with a group under different last names, please notify your van driver or the front desk if you would like to sit on the same plane.


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Duration: 45 hours

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Duration: 45 hours

Age: 13+

Adult: $365.00

Child (2-12): $215.00

Infant (under 2): $0.00

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