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Island Wings Air Service

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Address: 1245 Tongass Ave, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6135
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+1 907-225-2444

Share Michelle's love of flying through our vast Alaskan wilderness....

Share Michelle's love of flying through our vast Alaskan wilderness. Experience the freedom of flight over the wild grandeur of the mountains, the islands and the endless sea. Island Wings takes the time and makes the effort to help you realize your Alaskan dreams. Our focus is the quality of your experience. From the handling of your reservation, to the equipment we operate, to the places we visit; we don't compromise and neither should you.

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Island wings: loved it

Loved our morning with Island Wings. Stunning scenery. Float plane landing on the lake was very special. Had time on land on the Lake shore. Felt very remote. Loved it. Great... read more

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Nancy D
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32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved our morning with Island Wings. Stunning scenery. Float plane landing on the lake was very special. Had time on land on the Lake shore. Felt very remote. Loved it. Great Service.

Thank Nancy D
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We had booked and paid for our Island Wings Misty Fjord tour several months in advance, so we were very excited about the prospect of doing the flight on our stop in Ketchikan during our cruise. Unfortunately the flight didn't happen because of terrible weather, but Island Wings handled the situation very professionally. They contacted us at 7:30am to tell... More 

1 Thank scsmMelbourne
Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about this tour and Michelle...she's fantastic! Michelle is very professional, yet encouraged us to relax - even doing in-air whole group selfies! Me as co-pilot! I did quite a bit of research before selecting this company. Her years of flying in Ketchikan's Misty Fjords and elsewhere gives an advantage on not so clear days.... More 

2 Thank kimc1122
Flanders, Belgium
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

What an experience. Before our cruise to Alaska we read a review about this company owned by the pilot Michelle Masden and decided to use their services. Really impressive flight over Misty Fjords National Park and our landing at a lake. Will not hesitate to book with her if we had a chance in the future.

1 Thank JK300
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Flew in to an alpine lake on the top of a mountain in the epic Misty Fjords National Park. We got lucky with a beautiful day. What a day. Gorgeous and amazing aren't enough. Great pilot and great trip.

3 Thank Aaron S
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Before we went on an Alaskan cruise we looked at all of the companies offering flights from Ketchikan and decided on Island Wings. We were not disappointed! A big part of our decision was that some other flights have pre-recorded commentaries and music, whereas Island Wings promised a live bespoke commentary from the pilot tailored to the specific trip and... More 

2 Thank Beeper53
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Boarding a beautifully maintained float plane we had a great narrated flight through the Tongass National Park landing on a remote platform on one of the lakes. The pilot was knowledgeable and friendly, even carrying ginger which was useful for the slightly airsick lady in the plane's rear. I would recommend the trip, but especially this company. We were given... More 

1 Thank Q0FE
Chatham, Ontario
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Of course, I'm biased. One of the reasons I picked Island Wings for flightseeing was the chance to fly in an iconic DeHavilland Beaver, the best bush plane ever. But pilot Michelle Masden, support staff Shona Hosley and the entire team rocked the house for our last-flight-of-the-2016 season. This visit, my 90something Dad accompanied me and my sister. You can... More 

2 Thank fannish
Saint Louis, Missouri
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119 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I found Island Wings and Michelle on Tripadvisor and I was not disappointed. We email back and forth several months before our trip. We were in Ketchikan on a cruise and this trip worked out great. My wife and I had high standards when it comes to bears as the week before we spent an afternoon with the bears in... More 

Thank Tom D
Lake Worth, Florida
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Michelle was amazing guide and pilot. I am afraid of flying but this trip was amazing. You could hardly tell you were in a plane. We got to see 2 rainbows and took some great photos. The landing at the float docks had spectacular views and Michelle took some great photos of my husband and I. There were locals at... More 

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