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Jump feet first into Alaskan adventures—with experienced guides excited to share Alaska with you. Fly over fjords, zipline through the trees, see bears and eagles, drive an off-road kart through the backcountry and enjoy everything else Alaska has to offer.

Here are reasons you should plan a trip with us

Why Choose Us

Safety First

We have the highest safety standards for our pilots and maintenance.

Small Groups

Travel like a VIP with our small groups Maximum size of 10.

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We aim to deliver the highest standard of personal service.

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All our guides and operators are local experts in Alaska.

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The Taquan Team Embodies Alaska

About Us

Taquan Air has been synonymous with aviation in Southeast Alaska for almost 50 years. Locally owned, Taquan provides awe-inspiring flightseeing tours, scheduled and chartered flights, and freight delivery. Experience the beauty and wonder of Alaska from the air with the carrier that’s number one in safety and comfort.

Taquan customers enjoy our 16,000sqft, state-of-the-art, custom-built facility, with a comfortable lobby, water view, and floatplane dock with its waterfront patio. The spacious check-in area, passenger lounge, gift shop, and restrooms are specifically designed to handle groups large and small.

Private Custom Floatplane Flightseeing

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

What Other Travelers Say

Customer Reviews

WHAT FUN!

I absolutely loved flying over the mountains to a hidden lake. One of the best experiences ever. I liked it even better than the helicopter flight. Fabulous views.

PGAFLA

Florida

What a great way to experience Misty Fjords...

Adam Weiland was my pilot on this fantastic scenic tour of the fjords....He is a skilled pilot and very informative, friendly and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure...be sure to ask for Adam...and tell him Victoria sent you... : )

Victoria K

Florida

Beaver!

These planes are such a great part of history and very well maintained- I loved the views and the pilots talks- the music in the headphones was great too- I would do this every chance I could- don't miss it!

Brickchick16

Florida

Misty Fjords flightseeing

We booked this as a shore excursion on our Alaska cruise. The meeting instructions were clear and not far from the ship. Ketchikan has loads of jewelry shops and it is easy to be detained in one.

Sweep123Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire

Great excursion!

Did the floatplane tour to Misty Fjords as a cruise shore excursion. It was wonderful! Felt very safe in the plane and the views were phenomenal!!

gabbi8

Maryland

Awesome Afternoon

Our pilot, Mike, and the fantastic folks at Taquan Air helped Scott and I plan our perfect wedding at the Misty Fjords! Special thanks to Forrest who did photos, Faith & Deandra, our witnesses, and Mike, our pilot/officiant/planner extraordinaire!

Christine D

Floatplane tour of the Misty Fjords

It was the highlight of our trip. Never thought I would stand on water but he carefully guided this old lady onto the pontoon and I can check one more thing off my bucket list.

Voyager795103

Best Flight Ever

Our pilot was very competent and we had great confidence in his ability, especially since he informed us that he served in the Middle East and worked on his own plane. I was given the privilege of riding up front.

Bob K

Florida

UNFORGETTABLE

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

Fly me to the Moon, Larry

I wasn’t the most confident flyer in my group but Larry’s approach was reassuring, kind and courteous. All in all a tip top gentlemen.
Oh the sights were pretty awesome too.

Lesley E

London

Neets Bay Tour

Excellent tour to Neets Bay and salmon hatchery. Saw bears, eagles, seals, and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Beautiful scenery on flight and at tour location. Knowledgeable friendly and professional staff, guides & pilot. Highly Recommend!

LD808213

California

Awesome time

Our pilot Larry did an awesome job with the flight, narration, and landing in an isolated bay. Getting out and standing on the pontoons in the bay was the best!

Todd J

 Fantastic Experience

We booked very last minute through our cruise ship (Norwegian) because we hadn't really planned anything for Ketchikan and boy are we glad we did!
Such an incredible experience, hauntingly beautiful and very professional/safe. I recommend it!

Elizabeth N

Misty Fjord Tour - Great

Tour of Misty Fjord by float plane (arranged through the cruise ship). Felt quite safe all of the time. Flight stayed at about 800 feet, good enough to see a flying eagle.

mdcwa

Washington

Learning to Fly!

The take offs and landings are some of the smoothest and coolest you will ever experience. We went on a warm and sunny day, so no special clothing needed. A floatplane adventure is simply a "must do" in this area and Taquan Air is amazing.

Jackson826

Florida

Amazing flight

Fabulous flight with Larry! Incredible views and lots of laughs. Loved every minute of our tour from take off to landing!

Holly K

Pennsylvania

Great experience!

The tour was exciting as I had never been in a seaplane before. Would definitely recommend it as a once in a lifetime experience.

Johnie R

Arizona

Amazing adventure

Surpassed what we were expecting. A great way to see bears, bald eagles and the fiords from an aerial perspective. Well worth the money.

Nancy S

Canada

Best Tour on our Alaskan Cruise

 Taquan Air does it right - they are friendly, organized, and safety-conscious. DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!

Mark Y

Neets Bay Bear Watch by Floatplane

This was an amazing tour! We were picked up from our cruise ship in a bus and taken to the floatplane dock. The floatplane pilot was very professional and pointed out all the interesting view points along the way. 

Jodz04

Australia

Wonderful experience!

This trip to Neets Bay was WONDERFUL!! Beautiful views the pilot talked away as we flew about the sights and history of the planes. We saw all the bears, the jelly fish and sea stars are on the dock. We got so close to the bears! They got us back safely and on time to our cruise ship!

steviechic66

Nevada

Float Plane through the misty fjords

What a super experience! Our Pilot Larry Conrad, really made the trip exciting as he related all the history as flew through the fjords.
Loved it!

Ranjit1945

India

Bear Guide

We had a great tour. The pilots were fabulous and Allie was a phenomenal bear guide. Thanks for a great tour and I would recommend to others.

Andrea K

The highlight of an amazing trip!

Our pilot was just fantastic!! This should not be missed. The views are just incredible.
I also left a cell phone behind and they retrieved it for me. A+

Luanne S

South Carolina

Breathtaking views!

 Loved the majestic views around every corner from our 6 seater seaplane, piloted by Harry, who was very personable and knowledgeable. We thought it was worth the money and was a once in a lifetime type of excursion!!

latu2018

Massachusetts

NEETS BAY BEAR TOUR

This was the highlight of my cruise to Alaska on Oceania Cruises! Great flight, lots of bears feeding at the hatchery and the best flight back to the dock. Our pilot, CHUCK, was the best!!! Thanks for making our trip to Alaska.

Margot H

California

Fantastic floatplane experience!

This was by far the best trip of our holiday!
 We saw sealions and mountain goats as well as spectacular views. Thank you Taquan Air, Chuck and Joshua, you are doing a great job!

Vivien B

United Kingdom

Fantastic tour!

This is a floatplane tour and it was so incredible! Our Pilot (tour guide) Larry was very informative and had a sense of humor. It was an informative and viewable tour. Thanks Taquan Air!

dpmc2015

California

Neets Bay Bear Adventure

Excellent, Amazing experience, your pilots will make you feel comfortable on your smooth ride to Neets Bay and we were blessed with an appearance of 6 bears and many eagles. Definitely worth the price!

mandi1972

Wisconsin

Neets Bay float plane and bear watch

Brilliant trip to Neets Bay with Taquan Air tours! Booked as an excursion from celebrity cruise - not cheap but this one was worth it. Exhilarating flight in a float plane piloted by Harry, provided stunning scenery and gentle landing at Neets bay.

Tommo13

UK

GREAT SEAPLANE RIDE!

Incredible seaplane ride with a great pilot. The highlight was going to Anan Creek and seeing the bears feed on salmon.
It was really a once in a lifetime experience. Highly recommend!

NAXCEL

VERMONT

 EXCELLENT FLIGHT!

Taquan ultimately provided us with a fantastic and memorable tour, and we highly recommend them for anyone looking to take a flight/float plane tour out of Ketchikan.

ABEATS

DOVER

 BREATHTAKING VIEWS

My wife & I took the “bear tour”. We flew in old DeHaviland Beaver float planes from Ketchikan to Traders Cove, about 20 minutes each way. Our pilots (one for each direction) were excellent & experienced & provided helpful info.

MGOLDIN

LOS ANGELES

FLOAT PLANE TO SEE BEARS

The bears and Salmon ladder are amazing- nothing like it. I would absolutely do it again. Our guide to see the bears was dedicated and very knowledgeable.

MICHELLE C

FLOAT PLANE TO BLACK BEARS TOUR !!!!

OMG !!!!!!!!!!!! What a professional group, best excursion of our cruise trip. The pilots, planes, bus driver and staff ... Would highly recommend seeing Alaska via a sea plane.

DHALL0519

KANSAS

FLOATPLANE FROM KETCHIKAN TO NEETS BAY BEARWATCHING

Professional warm friendly set-up in a beautiful 1960 Classic De Havilland Otter aircraft.
What a trip...

JUDD H

NEETS BAY BEAR WATCH & FLIGHTSEEING – INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE!

The Neets Bay Bear Watch & Flightseeing tour was one of the highlights of our cruise on the Star Princess. The entire experience was well-organized and well-executed.

Highly recommended!!

MARK J.

KENTUCKY

NEETS BAY BEAR TOURS – GREAT FLIGHT AND WE DID SEE A COUPLE OF BEARS

We were sailing Carnival and next to last port of call was Ketchikan. We opted for the Neets Bay Bear Watch tour.
 Great time.. thank you..

KLLDZR69

ARIZONA

NEETS BAY BEAR WATCHING BY FLOAT PLANE

Ketchikan was amazing. We had a clear day and the scenery was spectacular. Our pilot, Adam, took us to the bay by one route and then back to Ketchikan by a more scenic route - spectacular views. Highly recommend this excursion.

RAYMOND

NEW JERSEY

ALASKA LAND/CRUISE

This flight was very interesting. You get to see things that you could not see otherwise and from a different perspective. We did the flight to Misty Fjords National Monument and boat back. Highly recommend this flight as an excursion.

JCUNNINGH1

TEXAS

Our Misty Fjords Flight Was a Thrill of a Lifetime!

The pilot, Clark Hassle, was friendly, knowledgeable, and highly skilled. His piloting skills were the best we ever experienced. We hardly felt the plane land on the glassy, glacier lake. Highly recommend this flight.

JUDY H.

TEXAS

Our Misty Fjords Flight Was a Thrill of a Lifetime!

This excursion was the highlight of our week long Alaska cruise! Our pilot, Adam, was both entertaining and knowledgeable. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking, and the flight was exhilarating.

DIANN R

FLOAT PLANE SCENIC FLIGHT TO MISTY FJORDS WITH LANDING

This tour was really one of the best I have been on. Chuck (the pilot) was exceptionally friendly and interacted well with the passengers. The views were just amazing and the plane was roomy. This is a must do tour. And I would ask to fly with Chuck again.

ERICLOVESTOTRAVEL

NEW JERSEY

FANTASTIC SEAPLANE TOUR OF THE MISTY’S

Experienced a fantastic tour of the Misty Fjords. Loved the Beaver aircraft! Pilot Larry is a terrific pilot. Good, trustworthy people at Taquan and a solid organization. Thanks for a great and memory lasting experience!!

Scott S

Highlight of our Alaska Tour

Of all the things we looked forward to on our Alaska trip, the floatplane tour was in the top 3, actually #1 on my husband's list. Larry, our pilot, did not disappoint. Great pilot, great tour. Everyone should do this!

meandrjlowman

Greenwood, DE

Beautiful, educational, professional

Larry, our pilot, did an excellent job from start to finish, very professional, friendly and informative. We had a sunny day, so the fjords were not misty, not his fault.  Stunning!

John S

Great Experience

A must do once in your lifetime. Really gives a perspective of the Fjords and the Alaskan Wilderness. It was an incredible experience!

dinerdon

Bayville, NJ

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.

mandkburles

London

Great overview of region

This was the first excursion we did in Alaska and I thought it was a great way to start our Alaska experience. Our pilot Harry was great, very interesting and thoughtful for our comfort and safety.

Operationhappytravel

Redondo Beach

WOW - WOW - WOW - This was my #1 excursion during my 7-day Alaskan cruise

We flew at 3K feet. The views were beyond words. "Stunning, beautiful, breath-taking, spectacular", I could go on and on. I will never forget this excursion.

 

Mark

North Carolina

We had so much fun!

For us this was definitely once in a lifetime and we enjoyed every minute. The flight. The water landing where we were allowed to stand on the pontoons and breathe in the beauty. It was a wonderful experience and one we will never forget.

Molly D.

Colorado

Beautiful Trip Courtesy of Mike and Taquan Air!

This excursion was fantastic so leave behind your fear, your land-bound fellow travelers. You'll see trees, and lounging seals and teal water that will make you put down your camera.

I really enjoyed this and would definitely go again.

Devin P.

Maryland

Great Alaskan Experience!!

I would highly recommend this to anyone who has ever wanted to fly in a sea plane cause it truly is worth your time and money!

Jolene M

Amazing Float Plane Trip. 

The float plane ride over the Misty Fjords was incredible.  Several of us got out and walked on the plane floats. A must do for anyone visiting Ketchikan.

Paul R.

Florida

Incredible views over the Misty Fjords - Jim is the best!

We were lucky enough to come on a perfectly sunny day in Ketchikan was beautiful. Jim's water landings and take-offs were smoother than most commercial airliners, and his narration was fun and informative.

Penny B

Amazing! Not to be missed

I don't like small planes, but I love adventure so I signed up for a Sea plane tour and crab feed. The crab was amazing, but the flight was even better. We had a beautiful day, so safety was not a concern. We flew over beautiful mountains, lakes and streams, and very close to the cliffs. The sea landing was amazing. I loved this experience. GO!

Cynthia B.

California

Absolutely stunning views

 We were in the air for about an hour and got to enjoy an all-you-can-eat crab leg feast at the conclusion of this tour. Pricey, but would absolutely do again.

Kevin M.

Florida

Awesome customer service. Great tour!

Flew on a sightseeing and crab dinner combo. The flight was great. Top notch operation. Safety minded. The bus drive back from the dinner was also a lot a fun as the bus driver, a young lady from Arkansas, was something of a comedian.

Scott A.

Michigan

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.

Phil P.

United Kingdom

Amazing trip.

We did a sea plane tour of the misty fjords during our Disney cruise recently, culminating in a crab feast at the George Inlet lodge. The float plane part of the experience with Taquan air was amazing, and felt completely one of a kind. 

Bruce D.

Canada

Our Crab Fest Flight was awesome!

Our pilot was so so knowledgeable during our flight and shared so much fantastic information on what we were seeing.
We arrived at George Inlet Lodge for our crab feast. (separate review)
If ever back in Alaska I would definitely book with these guys again for a tour!

Steph

Pennsylvania

Amazing flightseeing and all-you-can-eat crab feast

Our group ranged in age from 12-71 and everyone had a great time. Our pilot was knowledgeable and friendly, and the staff at the George Inlet Lodge were great. The flight was relatively short but we enjoyed stunning views. Lunch was delicious.

Bob J.

Texas

Magnificent Misty Fjords Seaplane

We landed in Misty Fjords National Park and stepped out onto the skids/floats to further experience the beauty of the region. We loved every minute of this special trip and Taquan Air gave us an unforgettable experience. We highly recommend this tour!

Megan D.

Magnificent Misty Fjords Seaplane

My family and I took a float plane over the Misty Fjords during our cruise through the Inside Passage of Alaska. experience was one of the best memories of our trip.

The views are things that you only see on postcards.

Leah Linden

Pennsylvania

Float Plane to Salmon Hatchery to watch bears

Our pilot, Chuck was awesome! My youngest daughter got to sit up front with him. On way out he made several passes to show us some bears on the beach and then on the way back, he made a couple detours to descend and show us some hard to see mountain goats. Great pilot and narrator!

Steve J.

SAFETY

Taquan Air’s Safety Management System Program

FIRST FAA-ACCEPTED PART 135 AIR TAXI SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (SMS) PROGRAM IN ALASKA

In January 2021, Taquan Air became the first Part 135 Air Taxi Operator in the State of Alaska to receive the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) acceptance of a Safety Management System (SMS) developed in accordance with the standards and requirements set forth in the FAA’s SMS Voluntary Program.

AN ORGANIZATION-WIDE PROGRAM TO MANAGE SAFETY IN LINE WITH INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

Taquan Air’s SMS is a formal, top down, organization-wide approach to managing safety and ensuring the effectiveness of safety risk controls and was implemented in line with the international standards which led to the FAA’s program.
 
SMS elements include organizational policies which define the accountabilities and responsibilities of our leaders and employees regarding safety; a formal process for identifying, analyzing, assessing and controlling safety risks; assuring the effectiveness of safety controls through collecting, analyzing and assessing information; and, the training and communications necessary to promote the program overall.
 

 ACTIVE SMS APPLICATIONS THROUGHOUT THE FLIGHT, MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORTING PROGRAMS

Through policy, process, training and promotion, the SMS guides and supports key decisions related to preflight, inflight and post-flight actions; aircraft maintenance, equipment and operations; the use of navigation systems with synthetic vision, tracking and moving map capabilities; enhanced communications capabilities and, related initiatives promoting the safety of our guests, our employees and our environment overall.
 

OUR FACILITIES

Ketchikan Waterfront Base

Taquan Air Terminal

Taquan customers enjoy our state-of-the-art, custom-built facility, with a comfortable lobby, water view and floatplane dock with its waterfront patio.

The 16,000 square foot facility is located in Ketchikan’s 6.0 acre Harbor Point Business Park located at 4085 Tongass Avenue. Vehicles access the business park via a separate entrance and exit driveways from Tongass Avenue, with motorcoach loading, unloading and staging areas as well as ample short and long-term parking for customers.

The spacious check-in area, passenger lounge, gift shop and restrooms are specifically designed to handle groups large and small. Other features in this spacious complex include:

Administrative and flight operations offices

  • A large conference room and training facility
  • Space for expansion
  • Ramps and Floats

Extended passenger access ramps

  • Non-skid surfaced floatplane dock
  • Over 600 feet of floatplane dock space
  • Maintenance Hangar

Hangar space for up to six aircraft

  • Fully equipped and staffed maintenance bays
  • Expanded parts department and inventory
  • Office spaces and an employee break room
  • Freight Department

Extensive storage for freight and U.S. Mail

  • Large walk-in cooler and freezer
  • Industrial size floor scale

Aircraft Specs

Taquan Air Otter

Modal

DHC-3 Turbine Otter

Engine

1 x PT6A Turboprop engine, 750 HP

Weights

Take-off weight

3796 kg

8367 lbs

Empty weight
2268 kg
5000 lbs

Dimensions

Wingspan
17.8 m
58 ft

Length

14.99 m

45 ft 10 in

Height

5.05 m
16 ft 6 in
Wing area
114.3 m2
375 sq ft

Performance

Max. speed
214 km/h
133 mph

Cruise speed

209 km/h
130 mph
Ceiling
5333 m
16000 ft
Range
740 km
460 miles

Aircraft Specs

Taquan Air DeHavilland Beaver

Modal

DHC-2 Beaver

Engine

1 x Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp
Junior radial piston engine, 450 HP

Weights

Take-off weight

2540 kg

5600 lbs

Empty weight
1678 kg
3700 lbs

Dimensions

Wingspan
14.63 m
48 ft 0 in

Length

9.98m

32 ft 9 in

Heigh

3.18 m
10 ft 5 in
Wing area
76.2 m2
250 sq ft

Performance

Max. speed
290 km/h
180 mph

Cruise speed

185 km/h
115 mph
Ceiling
3795 m
15750 ft
Range
804 km
500 miles