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“Great Flightseeing”
Review of Kantishna Air Taxi

Kantishna Air Taxi
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We took the 6.5 hour bus ride in Denali to Kantishna, hoping that we would not have our flight cancelled due to bad weather and have to take the bus 6.5 hours back. Thankfully, we had great weather and were not disappointed. When we arrived, we were greatly warmly, provided tea, coffee and water and left to relax for about 45 minutes before our flight-seeing tour of Denali and trip down to the parking area. We were told conditions were excellent and for an extra $300 we extended our one-hour tour by 30 minutes (there were 5 of us, so it was only $60 more per person) and i have to tell you it was money well spent. We got to fly all around the peak and see it from every angle. Our pilot was friendly and informative and maneuvered the plane so we could all get great views of the peak and take photos .

This was a great option for us as we got to see Denali from the ground with some great wildlife viewing and then see it from the air. Not to be missed.

Thank davidweller
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Greg L, Owner at Kantishna Air Taxi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2014

Dear davidweller,

It sounds like you pretty much nailed it. We're thrilled to hear that you had the opportunity for an "extendo", which allowed you to circumnavigate the whole Mountain -- an absolutely amazing experience to be sure. Thanks for flying with us and sharing your thoughts.

Best regards,

The KAT crew

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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Mt. McKinley cleared up enough for us to take the airplane ride to see it up close. The pilot (Shawn) was fantastic. He knew the history of the mountain and the different terrains and where to take us to see them. He was very accommodating to the photographers as he made sure both sides of the plane saw everything. It was not priced too bad, but we would recommend it highly if given the chance to go.

Thank Jayne Y
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Greg L, Owner at Kantishna Air Taxi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2014

Dear Jayne Y,

We're so glad that you had a fantastic flight through the Park with Shawn, and that you had the chance to take some great photos! Mt. McKinley certainly is quite a site to see up close! We appreciate your recommendation.

Kind regards,

The KAT crew

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Took the bus ride into the park we saw 5 grizzly bears, moose, caribou, fox and sheep. We had a great lunch at the Kantishna Roadhouse, the food was more than we expected. Then we sat through the Iditarod presentation which was very informative. Then the best part of the trip, we took the plane ride out to Mt. McKinley, where our pilot Roger made us a member of the 30 percent club, not only did we get to see Mt McKinley we saw it up close and personal. Our pilot Roger was very informative, willing to answer any question. I was able to take really awesome pictures and video. We would do it again if we have the opportunity. Highly recommend the entire package you won't regret it. Kantishna Air Rocks!!! Thanks Lorie and Cody

1  Thank Lamatthews
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Greg L, Owner at Kantishna Air Taxi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2014

Dear Lorie and Cody,

Seeing 5 grizzly bears, moose, caribou, fox and sheep in Denali National Park is awesome. Lunch and the husky demonstration at the Kantishna Roadhouse is awesome. Flying with Roger over the Alaska Range is awesome. And you are awesome.

Thanks for being awesome,

The KAT crew

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

We flew from Merrill Field to Kantishna aboard KatAir. What a flight. There is no other way to get as close to Denali unless you climb it, and even then you wouldn't get the breathtaking perspective of its grandeur that you do aboard a small plane. This was among he most memorable experiences my family has ever experienced together. Absolutely amazing.

1  Thank Randy D
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Greg L, Owner at Kantishna Air Taxi, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2014

Dear Randy D,

We're thrilled that your family had such a memorable experience flying together from Anchorage to Kantishna! We agree that the breathtaking perspective and grandeur are unmatched, and more than anything, we're glad we were able to share it with your family. Thanks, also, for staying with us at Skyline Lodge and for taking the time to share your thoughts with the TripAdvisor community. We appreciate you.

All the best,

The KAT crew

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

In the interest of preserving our sanity and comfort, my husband and I decided on taking KAT Air into Denali National Park and riding the bus out. We did not want to completely skip the land portion (and I'm glad we didn't), but we didn't want to spend 13 hours on a school bus either.
KAT Air was the perfect solution; their pilots are very skilled for the route and have lots of interesting information to share about the park on the flight seeing tour. It was such a beautiful trip - there is nothing like seeing the park from up above.

Thank Susan H
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Greg L, Owner at Kantishna Air Taxi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2014

Thanks, Susan H. We're glad you had a great flight and it was "worth the splurge"!

Kind regards,

The KAT crew

P. S.

Nice photo!

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