Based out of Ketchikan, Alaska, Carlin Air provides floatplane tours and private charters for the greater Ketchikan area including Misty Fjords. Alaskan bush pilot, Jeff Carlin, was born and raised in Ketchikan and is widely regarded as one of the areas top local pilots.
His exemplary bush piloting skills are well known in the local community and is the reason why he is the pilot of choice for locals who understand the importance of having a locally knowledgeable bush pilot familiar with the terrain and weather patterns. It is no coincidence that the US Department of Interior and Alaska Department of Fish and Game often utilize Carlin Air for expeditions into remote Alaskan wilderness.
For those simply wishing for an aerial floatplane tour to the legendary Misty Fjords, a bear watching excursion, or a charter trip to the most productive local fishing areas, there is an added presence of mine knowing that they are flying with one of the most knowledgeable and experienced pilots in the area.
Charter flights and tours are competitively priced so customers enjoy great value with the comfort of having one of the best pilots in the area.
Exceptional Sea Kayaking Trips Explore Misty Fjords National Monument by sea kayak on our full day paddling adventures or on multi-day overnight trips. Experience the wonder and solitude of paddling beneath 3000 foot granite cliffs and cascading waterfalls. Hike rainforest trails to wilderness lakes and camp on remote beaches. SE Sea Kayaks offers guided kayaking, rentals, instruction and remote water taxi transportation and trip planning. Combine our Orcas Cove trip with a Misty Fjords seaplane adventure for a half day trip.
Exceptional Sea Kayaking Trips Leave the crowds behind! Orcas Cove Kayaking Adventure offers small groups an intimate and personal way to experience the wilderness and wildlife of Southeast Alaska. No experience necessary. Group size limited to six unless you are a private group. Combine Orcas Cove with a Misty Fjords Seaplane for the ultimate adventure!
Guests often see eagles and bears! Alaska Canopy AdventuresÐthe leader in Alaska zipline tours! TOUR OF THE YEAR by Princess Cruises. Our courses are the largest in Alaska: longest dual-cable ziplines, sky bridges, mountain slide and 4x4 mountain ascent! www.alaskacanopy.com Our Herring Cove location is home to Alaskas most incredible wildlife! Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary-adventure in the rainforest with a guided nature walk, historic sawmill, fish hatchery, native totem pole carver, Alaskan reindeer, and live eagles!
An adventure so realÐyou can hold it in your hand! A one of a kind ´reality tour allowing guests an authentic first-hand view of an Alaskan fishermens life at sea. You will be educated & inspired as our fisheries come within your grasp. Stay warm and dry as you share an experience unlike any other. Animals seen only by those bound to the sea are placed in a live tank before being released into the wild. Have your camera ready to capture the king & snow crab, octopus, prawn & shark, to name a few.
Guests hold and examine Dungeness Crab. This truly Alaskan experience features the pulling of Dungeness Crab pots by boat from a wilderness estuary. Then the finale is a crab feed at a historic cannery building now converted to an elegant ocean side lodge. Fun for all ages! Volunteers will assist in pulling up crab pots, so all guests can see the crab up close and learn about their anatomy. Then relax amidst the rustic charm and the Alaskan hospitality of George Inlet Lodge where your crab banquet will be served.
When you come cruising north to Alaska by cruiseship or Alaska state ferry from Seattle, Bellingham, Vancouver or another west coast city, you arrive first in the community which locals call "Alaska's First City." Because that's what it is - your first port of call in the 49th state of the USA.
There's a lot to see and do here. Certainly not least is to visit two large and exceptional totem collections: at Saxman Totem Park a couple of miles south of Ketchikan and at the Totem Bite State Historical Park nearly 10 miles north of downtown. You'll find truly ancient totems on protective display at the Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan's beautiful City Park. The center houses 33 authentic totem poles and fragments gathered from abandoned Tlingit and Haida Native island communities. Nearby, visit the Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery and Eagle Center.
The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, created by the U.S. Forest Service and other federal agencies, is an absolutely must-see source of historic dynamic exhibits, wildlife displays, Native culture, and even trip-planning services. Probably the most notable excursion from Ketchikan is to nearby Misty Fiords National Monument, accessible by dayboat, floatplane, or combination fly/cruise tours. You can also take a one-day roundtrip state ferry excursion to the nearby Tsimshean Native community of Metlakatla.
Less serious and loads of fun is Alaska's first zipline ride. Operated by Rainforest Canopy Adventures the ride carries whooping and hollering visitors through lush stands of forest suspended by a parachute-like harness from steel cables connecting one tall tree to another.
Fun as well is the community's Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show where, three times daily, skilled woodsmen demonstrate their prowess at the games that loggers play.