Anchorage Flightseeing Tours
Rust’s year-round flightseeing tours from Anchorage are sky-high on adventure and perfect for visitors who want to make the most of their Alaska travel. The Rust aircraft with large windows and two way headsets ensure that you see the most glaciers, the most wildlife, the most of what you came here for!
An Anchorage flightseeing trip in two to four hours. Take a flightseeing trip from Anchorage deep into Denali National Park, view Mount McKinley’s towering 20,320 ft summit and be back to Anchorage in time for a fabulous Alaska seafood dinner. Or soar above the Chugach Mountains and back down into pristine Prince William Sound to view massive tidewater glaciers, marine wildlife and even come ashore on a secluded island. Whichever Anchorage flightseeing tour you choose, be sure to keep score of all the Alaska wildlife you spot!
Rust’s Anchorage flightseeing tours depart from the International Airport, just minutes from your Anchorage lodging. After an exhilarating take off from Lake Hood, the world's largest and busiest floatplane base, Rust’s experienced Alaska “bush pilots” will climb the aircraft over the Chugach Mountains or Alaska Range to your scenic destination. Custom flight tours are also available. Simply give us a call, and we’ll tell you all about the amazing places and sights waiting for you!
Rust’s Anchorage Flightseeing Tours
|Discover McKinley & Denali National Park
||Denali summit/foothills, Ruth Glacier, Great Gorge
||Varies- not in the winter
|Prince William Sound Glacier Tour
||Glaciers, the Sound, mountains, wildlife
|Glacier & Wildlife Tour
||Knik or Triumvirate glaciers, wildlife
Anchorage Flightseeing Safari
||Chugach Mountains, wildlife, Turnagain Arm
|Iditarod Sled Dog Race
||Winter - March
||Iditarod checkpoint, Iditarod trail, picnic lunch
Flight times may vary. * Effective immediately, a 3% transportation tax will be collected on all flights.
Iditarod Chase the Race Day Tour
Join Rust’s Flying Service to “Chase the Race” up the Iditarod Trail to the 7th checkpoint at Rainy Pass Lodge. Leaving the morning of Monday March 3, 2014 from Anchorage, we will pick up the trail near the Skwentna checkpoint and follow it as it climbs to F5nger Lake, then up the Happy River Steps to the Rainy Pass Check Point at Puntilla Lake. View the spectacular and rugged scenery and spot teams making their way up the trail to the checkpoint. This unique look at the race will put you in the middle of the action as mushers and their teams arrive and prepare to cross the Alaska Range through Rainy Pass then exit down through the treacherous Dalzell Gorge. Ample time is allotted to take in the sights and enjoy a home style meal at Rainy Pass Lodge. Though not running in the race, you will have to endure the elements during your stay on the ground, making appropriate winter gear a requirement. Dress warmly and in multiple layers; hat and gloves, jacket and warm boots suitable for standing outside in freezing temperatures. Departing the checkpoint at around 4:00pm, we will head for Anchorage, once again enjoying from above the view of the Iditarod Trail and what has been called “The Last Great Race on Earth”.
Cost: $595 per person
Duration: 7-8 hours.
Leaving Anchorage approximately 10:00am and returning to Anchorage approximately 5-6pm.
Your Anchorage Flightseeing Tour includes:
- The best seat in the house! All passengers get a window seat and 2-way headset
- Wildlife watching: Dall sheep, bear, moose, whales and more
- In-depth knowledge (and personality) of an Alaska bush pilot
- Rust’s meticulous attention to comfort and safety
- Transfers from Anchorage airport and hotels
Not All Anchorage Flightseeing Tours Are Created Equal
Our guests frequently say their Anchorage flightseeing tour with Rust’s was the highlight of their Alaska trip!
- We are family-owned and operated since 1963
- Rust's Flying Service has an unsurpassed safety record
- Photo stop landings at select destinations are available
- A solid reputation in Alaska
- Locally-voted "Best Alaska Flightseeing Service" and “Best Alaska Air Taxi”
- Simply put, there is no comparable way to experience the grandeur of Alaska.