Exclusive Flightseeing & Taste of Alaska


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*Check with your Shore Excursions Officer after boarding your ship to check availability. Limited space available.

Discover Alaska's breathtaking beauty with a scenic flight, luxurious seafood feast, and coastal adventure.

Indulge in the perfect blend of Ketchikan’s finest offerings, as you embark on an unforgettable journey combining spectacular scenery and mountain top flightseeing with a luxurious and authentic Alaskan seafood feast at a secluded world renowned five-star fishing resort, Salmon Falls. Discover firsthand why Alaska is affectionately known as “The Last Frontier.” This extraordinary excursion promises a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will undoubtedly be the highlight of your Alaskan getaway.  

Feel the exhilaration as a DeHavilland Beaver aircraft roars to life, with your skilled pilot at the helm, as you ascend from the sparkling ocean below. Enjoy your pilot’s narration and details of the area with individual headsets and a guaranteed window seat.  Glide gently over the Tongass Narrows, taking in the bustling communities below and marveling at the awe-inspiring mountain ranges that define this remarkable corner of the world.  

Southeast Alaska is a sprawling wilderness, adorned with remote indigenous communities, abandoned mining towns, high alpine lakes, breathtaking snowcapped mountains, the lush green Tongass National Forest, and the beautiful blue water of the inside passage. The DeHavilland Beaver floatplane is the region’s dependable workhorse, earning it the title of the world’s best and most famous bush plane.  

Your flight to Salmon Falls Resort will transport you over rugged peaks at the northern tip of Revillagigedo Island. En route, keen observers might spot mountain goats resting on pristine snow pack or black bears foraging for succulent berries, or humpback whales breaching in the ocean. As your floatplane gracefully touches down on the tranquil waters of Clover Pass Inlet, you will arrive at the lodge where your host welcomes you. Have your cameras ready to capture the breathtaking sight of your floatplane taking off, framed by the magnificent Tongass National Forest.  

Your host will offer an introduction to Salmon Falls, including its history and the notable piece of the Alaska Pipeline incorporated into the timber frame of the lodge, adding a unique historical dimension to this well-known structure. Take a picture in front of the world famous waterfall, savor a delectable meal in the Timbers dining room with its awe inspiring views of Clover Passage.  You will start your meal with a locally inspired Ketchikan Green Salad, featuring a delightful berry balsamic vinaigrette, candied pecans, thinly sliced red onions, and plump cherry tomatoes. Enjoy salmon lox crostini with cream cheese, pickled red onion, scallions and local dill while our culinary team prepares the main course. Indulge your taste buds with the delightful flavors of Alaskan seafood, beginning with a Dungeness crab cake with Cajun remoulade. Then enjoy honey soy glazed salmon with cilantro lime rice and baked halibut with lemon garlic butter. This culinary masterpiece showcases the prized locally sourced seafood from Southeast Alaska and a pairing of a complimentary Alaskan beer or wine of your choice. Be sure to leave room for dessert, as the Mixed Berry Cobbler, crowned with a sumptuous streusel topping and served with a drizzle of Vanilla Crème Anglaise and Talkeetna Birch Syrup, provides the perfect conclusion to this world-class menu.  

Conclude your tour experience with a beautiful 25-minute coastal drive that provides a glimpse into our vibrant waterfront community and its local history, charming harbors, fascinating totem parks, and the authentic Alaskan way of life. 


3 hours, including transfer

Non-slip shoes, layered clothing and rain gear recommended

Aircraft weight/balance may require guests 250 lbs or more to pay surcharge

Shopping opportunities will be available at Taquan Air's terminal & Salmon Falls Resort

Tour may operate in reverse order (drive first, fly last OR fly first, drive last)

Difficulty Level: Easy

This experience includes walking for short distances over relatively level terrain and several steps. Participants should be able to move into and out of buses or vans and into and out of confined spaces, such as small aircraft.

About Taquan Air

Taquan Air takes pride in being known for its exceptional fleet in the skies of southeastern Alaska, operated by passionate locals dedicated to sharing their love for the region. With a strong emphasis on exceptional customer service and state-of-the-art safety standards, we provide an authentic Alaskan experience through the eyes of those who cherish it. Committed to community and environmental well-being, Taquan Air, with over 40 years of service, is recognized for its safety culture and sustainability efforts, certified under the Adventure Green Alaska program. Our iconic planes, like the Beaver and Otter, are not just a mode of transport but symbols of engineering excellence tailored for Alaska’s rugged beauty.


We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Salmon Falls Resort for our brand new 2024 tour, Exclusive Flightseeing & Taste of Alaska. Salmon Falls Resort in Ketchikan, Alaska, was established in the late 1970s and offers guests a unique wilderness experience in The Inside Passage. The resort provides a perfect retreat for fishing, exploring The Tongass National Forest, and enjoying Timbers restaurant which highlights an array of Alaskan seafood specialties, paired with wines and microbrews.


*Check with your Shore Excursions Officer after boarding your ship to check availability. Limited space available.

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