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Old June 17th, 2004, 02:19 PM
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Default Ship Excursion or book it online

Hi,
I was wondering if it would be better to book a float plane excursion thru the cruise line (Sapphire Princess) or do it online with the operator, or wait till I get there and book it in person. We'll be in Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway. Which is the better place to get a float plane tour?
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Bob
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Old June 17th, 2004, 05:41 PM
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Default Re: Ship Excursion or book it online

Ketchikan to Misty Fjords is the top float plane tour. Definately book independent- superior for being allowed off the plane onto land in the fjords. I have gone with Southeast Aviation (perhaps look for a used Toursaver coupon book on Ebay?), Carlin Air and Island Wings. You would have a great tour with most any Ketchikan independent.
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Old June 17th, 2004, 08:02 PM
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Default Re: Ship Excursion or book it online

We booked our tours independently. Pilots choice helicopter glacier landing in Juneau with Temsco and a floatplane tour in Ketchican with Carlin Air. Because of a slight mechanical problem, Carlin set us up with someone that they recommended and it turned out to be a great choice . Our pilot's name was Ryan and he owns RDM Air.He was great and he also has a talent for finding wildlife. We were lucky enough to be the only passengers on both flights. Both were wonderful experiences and we saved some money by booking on our own.

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