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“Great way to see Alaska!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Taquan Air Tours

Taquan Air Tours
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Owner description: Misty Fjords National Monument Flightseeing, Alaska Bear Viewing and Flightseeing, Glacier Fjords Flightseeing, and Scheduled Flight Service to 18 different Southeast Alaska communities.
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great way to see Alaska!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Booked this tour at the last minute and it was one of the best decisions we made. They came and picked us up at the cruise ship to take us to the marina. It was overcast but still beautiful. Our pilot Ben was very friendly and gave us a great tour. Got to land on the water and stand on the floats to take pictures. It's not cheap but a once in a lifetime adventure!

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San Mateo, California
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76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Amazing! Not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

I don't like small planes, but I love adventure so I signed up for a Sea plane tour and crab feed. The crab was amazing, but the flight was even better. We had a beautiful day, so safety was not a concern. We flew over beautiful mountains, lakes and streams, and very close to the cliffs. The sea landing was amazing. I loved this experience. GO!

Visited June 2014
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South Burlington
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45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best Way to see Misty Fjords”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

We decided to splurge and see Misty Fjords by air. The Taquan Air staff were exceptionally professional and their ternimal is very nice. The pilot was very skilled and since we had a beautiful day we were able to fly a little higher and further. It was a gorgeous trip and we thought landing on the lake and standing on the pontoons was a fun touch.

Visited May 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Ketchikan excursion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

This was our favorite excursion of our cruise. Amanda, our pilot, was great and really is an excellent pilot. AJ the guide that showed us around the Tongass forest bear viewing is also very informative and you feel safe with him knowing he's a former law enforcement officer. The former bear habitat viewing site is located down river from some falls that is a bear feeding spot. We actually spotted a bear on the second leg of the trip up to a lake the rivers feed into.
We lucked out in their only being us (2) on the flight so it felt like a customized trip and was very comfortable with great views. The shop in Ketchikan is also very comfortable and they have a small area to pick up gear. I bought a souvenir t-shirt. They drove us back to the ship in a bus in time to make the departure. Glad someone was keeping track. :-)

Visited September 2013
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Springdale, Utah
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Float Plane and Bear Watching”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

We took this excursion while sailing on the Sapphire Princess from Vancouver B.C. to Whittier Alaska. Either part (float plane or bear watching) of the tour would have been great but the two combined was more than we could hope for. The flight was around 20 minutes each way with a one hour bear watching in between. We landed in a beautiful cove area where we boarded a van for a five minute drive to a trailhead. Our guide led us on a leisure five minute walk through a rain forest to a creek where bears were feeding on the salmon as they swam upstream. The pilots were very professional yet entertaining. Our bear guide was very knowledgeable and safety oriented. Not cheap but priceless.

Visited September 2013
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