1. United States
  2. Alaska
  3. Anchorage
  4. Denali National Park and Preserve

Talkeetna: Denali Southside Explorer Scenic Air Tour

Product ID: 243202
Discover the wonders of Denali National Park and the Alaska Range on this once-in-a-lifetime plane ride adventure. Fly over the river systems of Talkeetna and across the Susitna Valley into an incredible landscape of icefalls, glaciers, and snowy peaks.
About this activity
Duration: 1 - 1.5 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the Great Gorge at the the Ruth Glacier, a mile high granite wall filled with a 4,000-foot-thick river of ice
  • View the Don Sheldon amphitheater from the skies
  • Marvel at the stunning snow-capped peaks of the Alaska Range
  • Choose to add on a once-in-a-lifetime glacier landing
Full description
Upon arrival at the unique, octagon-shaped Alaskan log cabin, check in at the office and listen to an up-to-the-minute weather briefing to prepare you for your trip. Take the opportunity to meet and chat with your knowledgeable guide for the journey, and if you’ve picked the optional glacier landing, get kitted out with all the necessary gear and glacier boots.

Relax on the deck as you await your flight’s departure, then follow your pilot guide to the aircraft and listen to a short safety briefing. Board your single engine, high-wing plane, where everyone gets a window seat to make the most of the views, as well as a personal headset to listen to your guide’s expert narration.

Then it’s time to hit the skies for an awe-inspiring one-hour flight amongst the jagged peaks and glaciers on the southern side of the Alaska Range. It doesn’t matter which side of the plane you’re on, since every seat provides stunning, sprawling views across the landscape. Each flight is customized for the very best views according to the weather and includes a flyover of the Great Gorge, the Don Sheldon Amphitheater, and Ruth Glacier.

With the addition of a glacier landing, the total duration of the tour becomes 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Includes
  • Each passenger gets their own window seat and personal headset to listen to your pilot's expert narration
  • Courtesy pickup/drop-off within a 2 mile radius of the Talkeetna Air Taxi office/downtown Talkeetna
What’s Not Included
  • A National Park Pass is necessary for glacier landings and must be purchased from nps.gov prior to your flight; a 7-day pass costs $15.00 for everyone 16 and older
  • Transportation to/from Anchorage, Fairbanks, or Denali National Park

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Closed-toe shoes
Not allowed
  • Drones
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
Know before you go
• All flights and glacier landings are weather dependent. If we cannot fly due to weather conditions, you will be refunded in full. We are happy to reschedule you (at no cost to you) if your vacation itinerary allows. You are welcome to call our office before your flight to check weather conditions
• Please dress in warm layers, closed-toe shoes and sunglasses; we will provide waterproof over boots for those doing a glacier landing
• If you have chosen to add the glacier landing to your flight, you must purchase a National Park Pass if you do not already have one. The cost is $15 per person for everyone 16 or older; the pass is valid for 7 days from the date of issue. Passes can be purchased online from nps.gov
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
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Great ride great guide. Worth every penny!

August 22, 2019

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Talkeetna Air Taxi

Product ID: 243202