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Ketchikan Mountain Lake Helicopter Tour

6 reviews

Excursion Overview

Experience one of Alaska's most pristine and diverse landscapes

After being picked up at the dock, you'll be transferred to the airbase where you'll embark on a journey through the Tongass National Forest by air. This temperate rainforest is home to mountain goats and black bears, so keep a lookout for any possible sightings.

This scenic 30-minute flight gives guests the opportunity to take in the dramatic landscape as we explore five gorgeous lakes hidden in the mountains which are only accessible by foot!

If you only have a short amount of time in Ketchikan and you're looking for a quick adventure, this tour is perfect for you.

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Water, coffee, tea
  • 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.


  • Minimum number of passengers required to book is 2
  • Maximum 300lb weight limit

Duration: 1 hour (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 10 minutes - transfer to the airbase
  • 10 minutes - safety briefing and waiver signing
  • 30 minutes - flightseeing
  • 10 minutes - transfer back to the dock

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Liquid Sunshine Rain Gauge. 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. There is no space for motorized scooters. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations will be required during the tour for collapsible wheelchairs.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is a maximum of 3 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


6 total


Edward L

On Aug 2023

Brian was a great tour guide! The weather was foggy and they said we could cancel if we wanted. I'm so glad we didn't! Brian got us to places where there was great visibility and we got up close to a spectacular waterfall. Totally glad I booked with Alaska Shore Excursions!

Edward T

On Jul 2023

Much Aloha to Shelby and Simon. AWSOME staff! Very Hospitable and Safety oriented! Wonderful Experience! FIVE STARS !!!!!!!

Brian H

On Jun 2019

Great tour. Pilot was so professional. We were picked up on time and the lady was so polite. Tour was safe and such good views. I would recommend to anyone and we will do it again on next trip.

William S

On Aug 2018

Guide was great and everyone was very friendly

Pamela M

On Jul 2018

BRILLIANT - well worth every penny. It was raining with cloud resting on the hills, but this made it magical. We couldn't find a bear though:( Have done several helicopter trips and this one offers better views all around only taking 4 people.


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Duration: 1 hours

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Duration: 1 hours

Age: 2+

Passenger : $324.00

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