The Misty Fjords fleet is extremely well-maintained and boasts comfortable seats and panoramic view windows. Depending on the number of people in your flightseeing group, you’ll fly in the De Havilland Otter (seats 10, the “cutting edge” in seaplanes), the De Havilland Beaver (seats 6, comfortable and reliable “workhorse”), or a Cessna 135 (seats 2-3, the “sports car” of seaplanes).
Getting to see remote Alaskan wilderness is likely on the top of your list, and Taquan Air can help, whether your interest is weaving through the mountaintops of Misty Fjords National Monument, watching the resident black bears of Tongass National Forest, or heading to a remote fishing lodge or U.S. Forest Service cabin.
The three-hour trip starts with a short flight over the Tongass National Forest to Traitors Cove. Access is limited to a few visitors each year, so this is truly a special opportunity. A trained guide will escort you through the forest to a viewing platform, where you can take in bears feeding on salmon as eagles dive in and out for scraps.
Hop in and be sure your camera has fully charged batteries. Jeff’s DeHaviland Beaver – an award winning Alaskan float plane – is also a thrill for those wanting a quintessential Alaskan adventure. With all those hours in the air, Jeff can tell you a thing or two about what you’ll see upon landing too. He was born and raised in Ketchikan, and speaks with authority on those things he’s been doing all his life: flying, fishing, and hunting.