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Providing an experience of a lifetime..

Ellison Air is a small, caring Alaskan family operation. Our seaplanes are specially equipped and meticulously maintained. All passengers are given a window seat and a voice activated headset to assure quality narration and communications with your pilot/guide. Our pilots have lived and flown in Alaska for more than thirty years.

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“We would encourage everyone to experience the thrill of Alaska by air. We are proud to share the wonders of this great land with others and invite you to join us at Ellison Air for one of our many spectacular Air Tours. We guarantee it will be one of the highlights of your time spent in Alaska.You have our name on it.”

- John & Diana Ellison Owners/Operators

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"This magical tour never fails to exceed even the highest expectations! The best visual experience in my lifetime!”

Frank Stred – Manchester, MA

“Thanks, this was undoubtedly the highlight to our trip to Alaska.”

Sue & Dave Benak – New Haven, IN

“The pilot was great and very informative. Views were awesome. Water take off and landing fantastic! Had a great time and highly recommend this tour.”

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“We would encourage everyone to experience the thrill of Alaska by air. We are proud to share the wonders of this great land with others and invite you to join us at Ellison Air for one of our many spectacular Air Tours. We guarantee it will be one of the highlights of your time spent in Alaska. You have our name on it.” - John & Diana Ellison Owners/Operators

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Pack Creek Brown Bear Viewing

  • Scenic 30-minute floatplane flight to Pack Creek Bear Sanctuary – Be sure to have your camera ready as you glide over the Tongass National Forest and look out for brown bears along shoreline before touching down in Pack Creek.
  • Follow your guide to the viewing spit or observation tower – This pristine environment is located on Admiralty Island, home to the highest concentration of brown bears in the world!  Brown bear viewing is best mid-May – mid-June and during the peak of the salmon run, late July-August.
  • Observe brown bears catching salmon in the creek  – Brown bears may be seen at any time while ashore. The guide will direct you to the best spots for photography.

Waterfall Creek Brown Bear Viewing

  • Scenic 30-minute floatplane flight to Waterfall Creek – Be sure to have your camera ready as you glide over amazing landscapes and look out for marine wildlife below before touching down at Waterfall Creek.
  • Follow your guide on a short hike to the viewing area, overlooking a beautiful waterfall – This is a relatively unknown, remote wilderness location that provides unmatched brown bear viewing during the peak of the salmon run, late July-August.
  • Observe brown bears catching salmon in the waterfall and rapids – Brown bears may be seen at any time while ashore. The guide will direct you to the best spots for viewing and photography.

Fly-In Glacier Hike and Packraft

  • Scenic 30-minute floatplane flight and glacier lake landing at the Norris Glacier – Enjoy breathtaking views of the Tongass National Forest, majestic mountain peaks, and the Juneau Icefield on a scenic flight to your destination, the Norris Glacier.
  • Follow your guide to Packraft Cove and begin the paddle to the glacier – This remote, wilderness environment will leave you awestruck as you paddle to the Norris Glacier in a packraft. Exchange the paddle for microspikes and trek on the glacier itself, exploring the unique moonscape environment.
  • Hike back from Packraft Cove to meet your plane and pilot  – Enjoy the last views of the Juneau Icefield as your flight whisks you back to Juneau.

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Regal Air’s Alaska Floatplanes / Seaplanes

We currently operate two different types of floatplanes:  the DeHavilland Beaver and the Cessna 206. The DeHavilland Beaver is known for its large overpowered radial engine that is key in working short distance take off and landing waterways. The Cessna 206 is also a great floatplane, able to fly faster than the beaver this is a great option for lighter loads, surveying work, and flightseeing tours.  Regal Air operates our float equipped aircraft during the summer season (usually May – October) for whatever your air taxi or aircraft charter needs may be.

DeHavilland Beaver

Cost: $925.00 / hour.

  • Up to 6 Passenger Seats
  • Average speed 100 kts(115 mph)
  • Payloads up to 1350 lbs(depending on range)
  • Time tested dependable Alaska Charter Aircraft
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 Cost: $730.00 / hour

  • Up to 5 passenger seats
  • Average spend 115 kts (130 mph)
  • Payloads up to 900lbs (depending on range)

Alaska and the Float Plane

Alaska is the largest state in the United States, and the least accessible by road. For this reason Alaska has a close relationship and long history with the float plane. Since the beginning of aviation pioneers in Alaska have used the float plane for the main mode of transportation. It has been instrumental in the exploration and development of hard to reach places throughout the state.

The float plane is still a great option for transportation due to the number of lakes and rivers spread across Alaska. Regal Air has been flying float planes in Alaska since 1982, and we have a vast knowledge of float plane accessible lakes, rivers, and ocean beaches throughout the state. Let Regal Air handle your Alaska Floatplane and Seaplane Charter needs.

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Whether you’re looking for a mellow and relaxing float down a meandering class I river or the wet and wild ride of class IV whitewater, the rivers of southcentral Alaska provide some of the best wilderness river rafing to be found anywhere.

Experience the Alaskan backcountry from the unique perspective of a river channel as you float past amazing scenery and more wildlife than you typically see on a hiking trek.

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Standard Tour (Year Round)

Extended trip with lakeside landing (summer only).

  • Soar over the Chugach Mountains and the expansive Knik Glacier rimmed with spectacular hanging glaciers -OR- Explore the Triumvirate and Capps Glaciers and surrounding mountains.
  • Sense the motion of the ice and see how it has shaped the Alaska landscape
  • Spot mountain goat or Dall sheep at high elevations
  • Watch for black and grizzly bear, wolf, coyote, fox and other Alaska wildlife
  • Descend for a low moose-spotting flyby over the valley

A little bit of trivia:

In 1991 Paramount used Knik Glacier to film a portion of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Knik Glacier was the setting for a scene in which Capt. Kirk and Dr. McCoy are rescued from the Klingon Ice Planet Prison Rura Penthe. (source: Wikipedia)

  • A window seat and 2-way headset
  • Rich knowledge (and personality) of an Alaska bush pilot
  • Rust’s meticulous attention to comfort and safety

Departing Anchorage to one of two areas: Head towards the Chugach mountains and over the Knik ice field or across the inlet towards the Triumvirate and Capps Glaciers exploring any wildlife you might see.

At each spot you will have the opportunity to see beautiful alpine valleys, expansive glaciers, and wildlife.

Glacier & Wildlife Flightseeing Tour

This sensational flight will take you over miles of rugged Alaskan wilderness through alpine valleys and over vast aqua-marine glaciers. Depending on conditions, you’ll head for the Knik Glacier in the Chugach Mountains to the east of Anchorage, or the Triumvirate Glacier to the west in the Alaska Range. Your expert pilot will show you how the relentless flow of these “rivers of ice” have shaped the land, while sharing their unique perspective of living and flying in the last frontier. You will have the opportunity to scout for wildlife in their natural habitat. During summer months add a photo stop landing on a remote wilderness lake!

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When you take off on our Flightseeing Tour with Alaska Floatplane Company, you’re in for an unforgettable flight from a Bald Eagle’s perspective. Prepare yourself for staggering views of a surreal landscape, with glaciers, ice falls, and sheer granite walls. This amazing flight will leave you speechless. Our flight seeing tours can be scheduled at a time that is convenient for you.

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Sit back, relax and enjoy peering through our bush plane windows as our experienced pilots tour you around the stunning diverse landscapes of Denali National Park and Preserve. Our Denali flightseeing tours with our Cessna 206 will surely leave you mesmerized. From the lush green tundra of Talkeetna, we will take you to the majestic heights of Denali (Mt. McKinley), over foothills and glaciers to the jagged peaks of the Alaskan mountain range.

As Talkeetna’s premier Alaska Tours, and Talkeetna Flight seeing company, Alaska Bush Floatplane Service is here to serve the needs of our customers and their friends and families. Why should you book an outdoor sightseeing trip with us?

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We are a small, family-owned and operated local floatplane service, our pilots have over 20 + years of flying experience., every passenger has a window seat, 2-way noise dampening headsets, our planes are high winged for optimal viewing abilities, booking deposits are not required, we are in a tax-free area, alaska & denali flightseeing  tours.

Our team will give you the wildlife hikes, flightseeing adventure of a lifetime.

At Alaska Floatplane Company, if we’re guilty of one thing, it’s for having a passion for Alaska. Our Talkeetna, AK based flightseeing team is comprised of people just like you – folks who want to get the most from life, to experience something new every day, and to see the world from a different perspective. Whether that means joining our flightseeing tours for a view from a different vantage point, we’re ready to make your adventure dreams a reality!

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Seaplane Bear Safari to Lake Clark National Park

10 hours from/to anchorage.

After an hour and ten minute thrilling flight-seeing tour by seaplane from Anchorage to Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, you will land at Redoubt Mountain Lodge. Knowledgeable bear viewing guides escort you by boat to lakeside areas where bears feed on spawning wild Alaska salmon.

Observe mighty Alaska brown bears fishing for salmon and frolicking in water

Enjoy a scenic flight-see by seaplane from Anchorage to Redoubt Mountain Lodge

Up-close bear viewing in Lake Clark National Park from a covered pontoon boat

Homemade lunch included

Tour Summary

Depart at 8AM from Lake Hood Sea Plane Harbor in Anchorage and fly southwest over Cook Inlet and the tundra-covered hills of the western Alaska interior. Watch for the Chigmit Mountains, where Alaska and Aleutian Ranges meet, and two active volcanoes – Mt. Redoubt and Mt. Iliamna – before landing in Crescent Lake, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

Situated at the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is an epitome of the Alaska wilderness landscape. At four million acres, the Park encompasses volcanoes, jagged mountains, glaciers, wild rivers, waterfalls and diverse Alaska wildlife populations.

You will land at Redoubt Mountain Lodge located at on Crescent Lake in Lake Clark NP. At the lodge you will hop on a boat accompanied by an experienced guide and go bear viewing. Bear viewing is not guaranteed, however, chances to see bears are very high. A hot lunch at the lodge is included.

Departure 8:00AM           ** Max weight 350lbs / 159kgs

Available from July 15 to September 20, 2024

From/to Anchorage

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Up to 93 days prior: $30.00 / person 92 – 18 days prior: 60% Later: 100%

Use this form to request a non-binding quote for the Seaplane Bear Safari to Lake Clark National Park. One of our destination specialists will contact you shortly with specific pricing and itinerary information.

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Bear Viewing at Brooks Falls

Fly to Brooks Lodge to see bears catching salmon at the falls.

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