Ketchikan Mini Fishing and Flightseeing Tour

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Excursion Overview

Soar through the Alaskan skies and visit a seldom fished lake

Alaska is home to some of the best fly fishing spots in the world, and it's no coincidence that we happen to have some of the best guides around. We will pick you up near your cruise ship dock and will transport you to our floatplane base for a memorable fishing trip. You will be fishing primarily for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, and dolly varden. Remove yourself from the big groups of cruise ship goers and participate in this scenic, secluded, Alaskan tradition.

Round trip transportation to and from the cruise ship, all necessary fishing equipment (except for your 1-day fishing license, which you can purchase online or at our shop on the day of your tour), and guidance from an experienced fly fisherman.

Keep your eyes peeled while flying and fishing for the abundant Alaskan wildlife. While this is not a guarantee, sightings are possible on any tour. Guests typically have success in this seldom-fished lake so gear up and enjoy some family-friendly fishing in Ketchikan.

Please be aware this tour is for children ages five and above. You will have a safety briefing before heading out on the water and flightseeing. Enjoy the pilot's narration through a provided headset as you gaze out your floatplane window. Each passenger will have a window view.

Please Report Accurate Weights of each Passenger

Accurate weights are needed to determine the correct size plane for this excursion to fit the balance and weight profile of your aircraft. Reporting inaccurate weights could result in a canceled excursion not being eligible for a refund.

Things You Need to Know

Inclusions:

  • Noise-canceling headset to listen to the pilot's narration during the 1.5-hour flightseeing
  • Fishing gear including waders, rods, tackle
  • Roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship dock
  • Bottled water

Requirements:

  • This tour requires that you obtain a $15 one-day fishing license, which can be purchased through the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game.
  • Minimum of 3 participants is required for this tour
  • Minimum age: 5 years old
  • Guests must be comfortable walking short distances and getting into and out of the float plane.
  • Not recommended for guests with back or hip problems
  • Signed liability waiver
  • Accurate weights are needed to determine the correct size plane for this excursion to fit the balance and weight profile of your aircraft. Reporting inaccurate weights could result in a canceled excursion not eligible for a refund.

Duration: 3 hours (Roundtrip from the cruise ship terminal. )

  • 15 minutes - transportation from the Visitor's Center to the floatplane dock (If your cruise ship docks at WARD COVE, please review detailed meeting instructions for pick-up information)
  • 45 minutes - flightseeing via floatplane
  • 1 hour - fishing
  • 45 minutes - flightseeing via floatplane
  • 15 minutes - transportation from floatplane base to downtown Ketchikan

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Bronze Statue on the north side of the Ketchikan Visitor's Center. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers. All guests docking at WARD COVE, your guide will pick you up at this dock.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is a maximum of either 4 or 6 passengers per floatplane depending on weight.

This tour requires that you obtain a $15 one-day fishing license, which can be purchased through the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game.

The temperature during flight is roughly similar to the ground temperature, and each plane is equipped with heaters if necessary.

Yes, all seats on the floatplane have a window view.

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. While there is generally good success with fishing, there are no guarantees.

The minimum age for this tour is 5 years old.

Small bags may be brought along but must be stored in the rear cargo area of the floatplane.

Non-alcoholic beverages in closeable containers and snacks are allowed on tour.

Bottled water is provided.

Guests must be comfortable walking short distances and getting on and off the aircraft with minimal assistance. This tour is not recommended for guests with back or hip problems.

Layered clothing and water-resistant jackets are recommended.

 

Guest Reviews

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Jenni H

On Aug 2023

This was our favorite day in Alaska! Our teenage kids loved this tour. We so enjoyed the float plane experience and were amazed at how long our flight was - we went to a very remote lake for fishing! Our guide, Dave, was super accommodating, teaching my son to fly fish and also taking all the family pictures we wanted! We had so much fun!!

Madelyn M

On Jul 2023

This tour was by far one of the most amazing days in our lives. The view from the float-plane was spectacular and the pilot new the waters well. My husband and I were both able to catch fish, even with just an hour of fishing. This is undoubtably a 5-star tour!

Daniel B

On May 2023

Awesome time. Perfect! Jim as the fishing guide was superb. He made sure everyone caught a fish...which was a challenge! The planes were awesome.

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Duration: 3 hours

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