Remote Ketchikan Lakes and Cabins by Charter Flight

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Alaskans and visitors alike love our remote cabin system in Southeast

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Alaska. SeaWind Aviation's Remote Ketchikan cabins accessible by charter flight are the perfect getaway.Ketchikan charter flights makes backwoods
adventure accessible, whether you want a week of exciting fly fishing or a weekend of romantic serenity.


The U.S. Forest Service maintains more than 100 comfortable, semi-rustic, remote cabins within easy range of a charter flight from Ketchikan. These remote cabins are situated on lakes, streams or saltwater inlets. Some are in Misty Fjords wilderness. Daily fees range from $25 to $45 USD, depending on season, demand and cabin features. Most cabins are sturdy Pan-Abodes; some are A-frames. They'll accommodate 4-8 people, depending on cabin design. Some have wood stoves; firewood is generally provided. Some cabins have oil-burning stoves; bring your own stove oil. Boats and oars are furnished at some cabins, usually on lakes; you can bring a small outboard motor.


Remote Ketchikan Cabins


Your remote Ketchikan cabin adventure starts with choosing a cabin and dates.

  • Click here for the U.S. Forest Service cabins page with details on cabin use and availability.

  • Click here for the U.S.F.S. cabin-list page and find a cabin near Ketchikan.

After you make your remote cabin reservations, get in touch with us by phone (877-225-1203) or email to obtain our charter flight rates and reserve your flights. We'll figure out how many people and how much gear we can carry to your remote cabin adventure. On average, our Dehavilland Beaver can take 2-5 people and plenty of gear for a three-night cabin stay, from coolers and fishing gear to a small outboard. Our maximum payload is about 1100 pounds.


Should you need a second plane due to the number of people or total weight of your party, we will only charge for a smaller second plane or provide a discounted rate if a larger second plan is required.


Essential Ketchikan Remote Cabin Packing List:

  • Boots (waterproof boots are best)

  • Polartec-type fleece overgarments (best) or wool (good)

  • Sleeping bags

  • Portable camp stove and fuel

  • Matches (waterproof matches are best)

  • Coffee pot

  • Stew pot with lid; skillet; sauce pan for heating water

  • Cooking utensils; flatware; can opener

  • Sharp utility knife and fillet knife

  • Plates; bowls; cups

  • Paper towels and T.P.

  • Dish towels and pot holders

  • Dish soap and scrubber

  • Bath towels and bath soap

  • Sturdy trash bags

  • First aid kit

Additional Packing Options (rentals available in Ketchikan):

  • Lantern: propane or kerosene

  • Air mattress or foam pad

  • Flotation devices for boating

  • Fishing poles & tackle

  • Light outboard motor, fuel and basic tools

Maybe you don't want to bring all your gear with you to Alaska. Click here to visit Alaska Wilderness Outfitters in Ketchikan. They can provide the gear you'll need for a comfortable cabin stay.


We highly recommend renting a satellite phone. Rentals (with dockside delivery!) are available through Advanced Communications in Ketchikan. Call Advanced Communications at (907) 225-8877 or email and mention you're flying to your cabin with SeaWind Aviation.


Don't hesitate to contact us via email or our toll free number, (877) 225-1203. We're more than happy to pass on our personal remote lake preferences and can help with all your accommodations, picking you up at the ferry terminal upon arrive, taking you to the grocery store for provisions, reserving your satellite telephone or anything else you may need to do in order to make your remote Ketchikan cabin experience a memorable experience!


All tours include pick-up and drop-off at the Ketchikan Visitors Information Center (the building behind our courtesy van) in front of our "Liquid Sunshine Gauge" located on the cruise ship dock.


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