• Cessna 206

  • Cessna 208

  • de Havilland Otter

  • Air Van

  • de Havilland Beaver


The Cessna 208 Caravan seaplane was added to the Rust’s fleet in 2007. It is a a high-wing turbo-prop aircraft and is our preferred airplane for taking visitors to Katmai National Park. It boasts a relatively high cruising speed and large windows for incredible viewing opportunities on scenic tours. Also, the cargo door is very large making the Caravan a very good aircraft for hauling oversize cargo and odd loads in and out of the Alaskan wilderness.



Fishing Trips

Bear Viewing



A proven design with a perfect reliability record, this a turbo-prop engine used by operators around the world. The Pratt & Whitney PT6A-140, rated at 867 horsepower is the ideal choice for our Caravan at Lake Hood Seaplane Base.

  • Maximum Payload: 1998 pounds (varies with required fuel load)
  • Maximum Passengers: 9
  • Cargo Door: 50″x 49″
  • Maximum Range: 900 miles (subject to load)
  • Cruising Speed: 145 Knots (170 miles per hour)
  • Engine: PT6A-140 867 hp
  • Operations: floats

Charter Rates

$1780 plus 3% transportation fee Per Hour