We flew with Steve in a beautiful DeHavilland DH-2, and it was an excellent experience. I had high hopes, and they were met and more. From the moment we met Lesley in the van until the time we said goodbye, there were friendly, professional, and great to work with. The flight itself had very smooth takeoffs and landings, and the scenery is out of this world. We even saw a whale and a bear. If you’re on the fence, go for it. These guys are great.”
Your hosts at SeaWind Aviation have over 30 years of Ketchikan and Southeast Alaska commercial piloting experience. Being a local family business, we take care that our customers have the time of their lives when flying with us.
Fly in one of our three meticulously maintained floatplanes — perfect for bear-watching tours, Misty Fjords sightseeing, fly-in fishing tours, crab feasts, and other flightseeing in the Ketchikan area. You can also book our private charter flights and plane service to Prince of Wales Island and Prince Rupert BC.
SeaWind Aviation is a family operation committed to providing the finest of Alaska by flightseeing in the Misty Fjords, viewing wildlife on a bear viewing tour or by simply embarking on an air charter in the Southeast Alaska panhandle.
“Dear Steve and Leslie,
Just a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip. Looking through the pictures we came home with, most are concentrated on our flight with you. Your staff was great, appreciate the drop off in the heart of town so we could get something to eat and make it to a couple of stores. Again, thank you.”
— The Gazzini Family
“We (Linda & I) often think of you and your family and wish you all the best. Just so you know, all our main memories and photos of our cruise back in September are of you guys and the tour you so graciously shared with us. We thank you for that. We still picture ourselves on that little island somewhere on a beautiful fresh water lake in the Alaskan wilderness, wow! Thanks again”
— Roger & Linda
“Hello Lesley and Steve,
I promised to send you pictures of the brown bear we saw on our tour.
We have great memories of our trip! Thanks.”
— Silvana Sensius and Family
“Exceeded all expectations!
SeaWind was awesome. From the super convenient pick-up at the cruise ship, to the friendly staff at the office to the actual flight. I witnessed the staff being super helpful and patient with customers that had mobility issues. The flight was amazing and included actually getting out at the fjord on a dock to allow for photos. The pilot was super friendly and knowledgeable. We had the ability to
actually talk via headsets while in flight to the pilot and the other passengers. The value for the price was exceptional. It was the highlight of our entire trip to Alaska and Canada. The folks at SeaWind were genuine, warm and down to earth… not a corporate or cold experience. Loved it!!!”
This is the third time we have flown with Steve over a 7-year period; and we would do it again tomorrow. His knowledge of the area and ability to find wildlife while flying is great! We have had three different experiences, taking the same tour three times.”
This was a top-notch experience from start to finish. I had several questions before we left home and Lesley responded quickly and cheerfully. Connecting with them in port went smoothly and before we knew it we were meeting Mike our pilot and climbing into the plane. I had never taken off from water before, but Mike is an excellent pilot and it was just like taking off from a runway. The views were breathtaking and well worth the cost. Definitely book direct from them rather than your cruise ship. You save big $$ and get to deal directly with them, which is a plus.”