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Ketchikan Mahoney Falls Tour

5 reviews

Excursion Overview

Journey by helicopter for unforgettable views of the Tongass Rainforest!

This tour is a perfect short 20-minute flight that takes you for a birds-eye view of the Ketchikan area, the cruise ships, and the Tongass Narrows.

As we reach altitude, we'll make our way over to the highlight of this tour, the magnificent 1,500-foot Mahoney Falls! Take in views of the Tongass National Forest, America's largest national forest.

Not only will you have the chance to see Mountain Lakes during the flight, but we regularly see wildlife like bald eagles, deer, and mountain goats.

Have your camera ready and enjoy the views on this thrilling tour!

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Coffee, tea, water
  • Safety equipment
  • Infants under 2 years old are free and do not require a ticket. Please indicate that you are traveling with an infant during checkout.


  • Guests must be under 300lbs
  • Must be ambulatory enough to climb inside of the helicopter
  • The minimum number of passengers required to book is 2

Duration: .75 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 10 minutes - transfer to airbase office
  • 10 minutes - safety briefing and waiver signing
  • 20 minutes - flight time to Mahoney Falls/Mountain Lakes and back
  • 5 minutes - transfer back to port or hotel

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Liquid Sunshine Rain Gauge. Guests docking at Ward Cove will need to take a complimentary shuttle to downtown Ketchikan. 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 independently get themselves into and out of the helicopter. There is a step stool available for getting into the helicopter. Additionally, guests must be willing to walk to the helicopter pad which is located about 500 feet from the office on a wooden dock. There is limited space for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers inside the office in a safe, secure, and DRY location. There is no space for motorized scooters. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations will be required during the tour for collapsible wheelchairs/walkers.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is a maximum of 4 passengers per helicopter.

There are two front seats and two rear seats; FAA safety guidelines require seating positions to be assigned based on weight and balance of all passengers for each helicopter.

Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour, however this is not a designated wildlife tour and nothing can be guaranteed.

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

All bags must be stored at the helicopter base and are not allowed on tour.

Food and drink are not allowed during this tour.

Water and hot beverages are available, no other food or drink is provided while on tour.

Adult and child prices are the same for this tour.

There is a 300 lb weight limit per passenger.


Guest Reviews


5 total


Elizabeth R

On Sep 2023

Weather didn't allow us to see the falls but the pilot did a great job of taking us to other great scenery. This is a great way to see Ketchikan!

Jennifer S

On Aug 2023

Absolutely amazing experience staff was amazingly friendly and welcoming total highlight of our trip!

Norma S

On Jul 2023

They were GREAT!!

Dan W

On Jul 2023

Our pilot did an excellent job showing us the falls & area. Wish the tour was a bit longer though!

Christopher V

On Sep 2022

This was the best experience by far in Alaska! I had a blast and my wife also enjoyed it. If you get the chance to do this I would have paid a lot more knowing how cool it is!


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Duration: .75 hours

Best Price Guarantee!

Duration: .75 hours

Minimum of 2 Required to Book

Passenger (2+): $260.00

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