Flightseeing= Sightseeing Like Never Before
There’s sightseeing and then there’s… “flight” seeing. Alaska is grandiose and magnificent – expansive in every way. And one of the best ways to fully absorb the rugged vastness and lush landscape of southeast Alaska is to – quite literally – get a bird’s eye view of the lay of the land. Flightseeing!
There are a number of Flight Services based out of Gustavus, Alaska – the “Gateway to Glacier Bay National Park.” The locally owned and operated air taxi and charter services are the preferred flying choice for many wanting to explore southeast Alaska. Air taxies are usually one of three different types of Cessna aircraft and can comfortably accommodate up to five passengers in each. That means everyone gets a window seat and spectacular views… in other words, flightseeing at its best!
Some popular destinations include: Juneau, Sitka, Hoonah, Skagway, Petersburg and Yakutat. Passengers can enjoy views of gigantic glaciers, ice fields, the outer coast, sea lion-covered islands, rainforest and the impressive Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.
There are no regularly scheduled flights, so the Air Taxi pilots who offer Flying Services are flexible and happy to accommodate your schedule. Summer hours are 7am – 7pm seven days a week, but pilots are willing to fly outside those hours – weather permitting. The passengers’ safety is paramount. The pilots ask that you call in advance to schedule your plans.
We hope you take advantage of this incredible way to experience the beauty of Alaska, give us a call and we’ll help you plan your trip and your Flight Seeing tour.