|Your Lake Adventure Awaits
Ketchikan offers world-class salt-water fishing
and is a gateway to some of the most pristine fresh water fishing grounds
in the world. Taquan
Air provides decades of Alaska Bush Pilot experience through thousands
of hours flying in Southeast Alaska. Let us whisk you away to one of
many lakes as you embark on a remote wilderness camping adventure you
will never forget! Nestle yourself at the base of
a fiord, on a rippling creek, or at the shore of a mystical lake, for
a breathtaking experience. Start by choosing a remote location from
a wide variety of wilderness cabins where you can fish, hike, look for
wildlife or just simply play.
Taquan Air will fly you into one of the
many secluded cabins the USDA Forest Service has built and maintains.
A variety of secluded cabins, shelters, A-frames and Pan-Abodes can
accommodate 4-8 persons and cost approximately $25.00 - $45.00 per day.
For detailed information, maps, photographs, and bookings, proceed to
the cabin link when you visit the following website: www.fs.fed.us.
There are many private cabins around the Ketchikan area that are also
available. Consult our lake charter rates to see all of the options
available to you.
Private cabins are also available in addition
to the many public cabins. The Humpback Chalet is a
prime example and is one of the most beautiful cabins in Southeast Alaska.
This pristine hideaway is nestled against a waterfall and includes a
private lakeside hot tub. This is also the only privately owned cabin in Misty Fjords. Read more >
Reserving Your Getaway
We recommend you contact us prior to booking
your Alaska Airlines flight
Marine Highway System passage
into Ketchikan since space is limited during our peak season. Consult
our Lake Trip Checklist to obtain
all the information you will need prior to calling to make your reservation.
A 50% deposit must be made
to confirm your reservation and is fully refundable until 48 hours prior
to date of service. Book
it now online or call Taquan Air toll free at 1.800.770.8800.
If you plan on fishing during your trip, be
sure to obtain your State of Alaska fishing license. They are required
and can be purchased from a number of locations in Ketchikan or on the
web at the Alaska
Department of Fish and Game website. For
all of your backcountry needs, visit the Alaska
Wilderness Outfitting website to assist with essential gear rental.
They can provide you with everything you will need, other than groceries.
All rented gear will then be delivered to Taquan Air in compact, aircraft
ready containers prior to your reservation date. Listed below you will
find other useful tips in planning your adventure.
- Weather is unpredictable in Southeast Alaska. It
is recommended to bring rain gear and warm clothing that allow you to
- Each cabin is equipped by the USFS with tables, benches, plywood
(without mattresses and bedding), wood and/or oil heat stove (without
cooking gear), axe, broom, and outdoor sanitary facilities.
- Oil is not
provided for stoves.
- A gas cooking stove in your gear is recommended
as the wood/oil stoves may not provide sufficient heat for cooking.
is provided, but it must be split. Bring a small axe or hatchet in case
the cabin axe is not available.
- Water is available from the lakes or
streams. Surface water used for drinking should be purified by boiling
for a minimum of 5 minutes.
- Insect repellent is highly recommended during
the summer months.
- Boats are furnished at most lake cabins.Oars are
provided, but an additional small 2-10 hp outboard motor can add to
- It is recommended to bring extra food and clothing in
the event that your stay is prolonged due to poor visibility or weather.
is no communication without a portable satellite phone. They are available
for rent and information can be found through
Check in and final payment will be made at the
Taquan Air Ticket Counter at least one hour prior to scheduled departure
time. At that time, you are also required to fill in and sign our Lake
Trip Pickup Agreement that will confirm your pickup date and time. If
you choose to be picked up earlier than scheduled due to significant
deteriorating weather or an incoming storm front, you must indicate this
request in writing prior to your departure. Registering
information on our Lake Trip Pickup Agreement
IS FOR YOUR PROTECTION!