Anchorage Flightseeing Safari
Prepare for a Great Trip!
We think that the best way to enjoy the flight is to think of questions for your pilot. The Rust's pilots know a lot about Alaska and the area they fly over. The microphones are voice activated and work when they are almost touching your lips. You will get a more personalized tour if you ask questions!
You will be in a plane for about 30 minutes total. If you need to use a toilet before you leave on your flight, the Rust's toilets located in the hanger building, the red doors across from the office. We are often asked about motion sickness during our flights. It is unlikely that you will get motion sick since we will not take you flightseeing during bumpy or windy weather. However, if you are prone to motion sickness, we recommend using what you normally use what you do to prevent it.
Remember to charge your camera batteries and ensure that you have enough video. We do have tips on taking photos from planes in the FAQ section. It's best to dress in layers; the planes are heated and can get quite warm from solar heat in the summer. Flat heeled, sturdy shoes are best since you will be climbing in and out of a plane. Strap cameras and valuables to yourself before getting in and out of planes. Pilots don't dive for items dropped in the lake. It's also optional to tip the pilot if you enjoyed your trip.
$ 110 per person plus a 3% transportation fee - 1/2- hour. Flight times may vary
Get a unique perspective of Anchorage, nestled peacefully between the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet.
Take an Anchorage flightseeing safari and experience Anchorage and Alaska from above. Depending on the weather and mountain conditions, your pilot will choose the most scenic and interesting flightseeing option for you. One option is to soar above the Chugach Mountains, the dramatic backdrop to Anchorage, Alaska. These stunning peaks rise abruptly from the shores of Turnagain Arm and Cook Inlet, extending 300 miles across thick hemlock-spruce forests and rugged Alaska mountains. Another option is to explore Cook Inlet, Turnagain Arm or Knik Arm, spotting for Belugawhales or moose. Rest assured, we’ll take you for a sea plane adventure which will show you a new view.
Note: This is a summer-only float plane trip.
On this 1/2-hour Anchorage flightseeing tour, we explore Anchorage and the western front of the Chugach Mountains (A.K.A., Anchorage’s mammoth backyard).
Highlights of the Anchorage Flightseeing Safari:
- Spot Dall sheep clinging to steep rocky slopes or
- Watch for beluga whales chasing the tide into Turnagain Arm.
- Hear fascinating Alaska facts relayed by an experienced and interesting Alaska bush pilot.
The Anchorage Flightseeing Safari includes:
- A window seat and 2-way headset - so that you can ask questions!
- Rich knowledge (and personality) of an Alaska bush pilot
- Rust’s meticulous attention to comfort and safety
- Courtesy shuttle from Anchorage airport and many Anchorage hotels