Private Custom Floatplane Flightseeing

Alaskian Medallion Shield

If you've got 30 minutes or 3 hours, we can customize your experience.

Private Misty Fjords, aerial island tour, glacier/fjords flightseeing… the sky’s the limit!

Chartering aircraft with Taquan Air provides you the flexibility you want, and you are limited only by your imagination.

From aboard your private, impeccably maintained DeHavilland Beaver or Otter you can get to the perfect location for that memorable proposal or ultimate destination wedding. Or, you can set off to explore glaciers and the Misty Fjords National Monument. If your time is limited, take off flightseeing over Revillagigedo Island and historic Ketchikan. Whether you are looking for a private tour or want a custom experience we’ve got you covered.

Fly with a Five-Star Medallion Shield Carrier and make memories that will last a lifetime!

For more information and to begin planning your private custom flight, contact us at or (907) 225-8800.

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Guest Reviews


Despite a fear of heights and, therefore, a degree of pre-flight nervousness this was an experience I would not have missed for the world. A sunny, clear day, magnificent scenery and a great pilot in John.

David D - United Kingdom

The highlight of three weeks in Canada and Alaska!

Having travelled from Calgary to Vancouver on the Rocky Mountaineer, then spent a week,on Vancouver Island, followed by a cruise to the Hubbard glacier and nearly back we little thought that the undoubted highlight of the trip was to be found in Ketchican.
I mean the place has 160 inches of rain a year for starters and having had the float plane rides at Juneau cancelled due to low cloud we expected the same at Ketchican.
Luckily we were wrong and put ourselves down for the Taquan Air Tours trip to the Misty Valleys. Initially down to fly on a larger float plane with a taped commentary we were part of a group of four at this the fag end of the season.
Our plane then was a De Havilland Beaver manufactured in 1956 according to Tony or Orville our pilot for the day. Tony was great, a local chap with a wealth of local knowledge. The best way to describe him would be to try and imagine a mix of Henry Fonda and Hawkeye Pearce.
After warming up the engine we were off. To say the scenery was fab would do him an injustice, it was soul searching. Scale and magnificence were there in buckets. He told us the fire service let out cabins in the woods in the area for the ultimate get away from it experience. He even landed on a mountain lake and we got some great pictures.
The time came and went all too soon, but the memory will last a lifetime.
So many thanks to the self proclaimed antique plane and antique pilot (not)!

Phil P. - United Kingdom

Fabulous Experience

Booked through Holland America and well worth it. Our pilot, Larry, went out of his way to put a nervous passenger (me!) instantly at ease and provided an unforgettable two hour trip which my husband and I would highly recommend and would repeat in a heartbeat if ever in Ketchikan. Fabulous scenery, wonderful background narration by Larry (which included a great selection of music) plus great chat from Larry. Landing in the Fjord was so special and tranquil. (PS. Larry gives great hugs too!)

mandkburles - United Kingdom