Jim and Abby Kosmos are the owners and operators of Southeast Aviation and year-round residents of this wonderful island we love to call home! They've been involved in aviation locally since the mid 1980's and love sharing Ketchikan and the Misty Fjords with all of our visitors.
Safety always comes first at Southeast Aviation and we take pride in employing very experienced Alaska Seaplane pilots. Our aircraft are regularly maintained and inspected per strict FAA Regulations to ensure our guests are safe and have an amazing trip.
What we'll do
The best of both worlds Alaska’s wild, wonderful Misty Fjords and the great, awe-inspiring moving rivers of ice, that are the Soule, Chickamin and Through glaciers near the Alaskan-Canadian boundary. And, to give you a chance to soak it all in, we’ll treat you to a mid-flight water landing where you can listen to the silence and reflect on nature’s wonder.
You will create new memories that wake your senses to saltwater fjords carved by millennia of the elements, a geological masterpiece of 3,000-foot waterfalls and sheer granite cliffs. Glide to a perfect water landing in the Misty Fiords and listen to the sounds of silence, the movement of a brown bear, the call of a marbled murrelet, the flight of a bald eagle. Then, marvel at the transformation from the lush, green-mountained Misty’s to the stark rhapsody-in-white that is three of Alaska’s most visited glaciers.
What to expect / what's provided
Duration: approximately 2.5 hour tour includes 25 minute mid-flight fjords landing
Unforgettable adventure from liftoff to final landing
Wildlife viewing opportunities include Alaska Black or Brown bear, mountain goats, harbor seal, eagles, whales and more
All six passengers enjoy window seats on our DeHavilland Beaver seaplanes
Interactive two-way voice communication with your pilot
Round trip courtesy transportation from and to the Ketchikan Cruise Ship Dock
We suggest dressing in layers because the weather can change while you’re out. And finally, remember to wear comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes to make getting on and off of the plane easier.
Due to limited space and weight restrictions on our floatplanes, Southeast Aviation does not allow large bags or backpacks on our aircraft. We will secure your bag/backpack at our office, though, and will keep it safe during your flight.
Please call 513-512-5946 to confirm your groups specific departure time and availability.