Get a unique perspective of Anchorage, nestled peacefully between the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet!
1/2- hour. Flight times may vary
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.
Flight Pattern – 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
What to wear and bring…
During the summer season, May through September 15, we encourage you to layer your clothing, bring a light jacket and wear long pants. In addition, it is a very good idea to have comfortable, closed toe shoes and sunglasses. We provide glacier overboots for landings. During the shoulder seasons: It is a good idea to bring a heavier coat, gloves/mittens, a hat and boots.
Rust’s Flying Service at Lake Hood
4525 Enstrom Circle
Anchorage, AK 99502
Toll Free: 800-544-2299 (outside of Anchorage)
Phone: 907-243-1595- for questions, reservations and summertime courtesy shuttle.
Map & Directions
Welcome to Anchorage, Alaska! Please scroll down for directions to our office, dock and hanger located at Lake Hood Seaplane Base.
Go west on International Airport Road West
Take the North Terminal exit at Postmark Drive
Take the first right onto Heliport (a very short road)
(follow the signs for the Alaska Aviation Museum)
Turn right onto Aircraft Drive (the first stop sign)
Follow Aircraft Drive for .25 miles
Rust Flying Service is on the left
Look for our big hangar, the office is tucked behind it
From International Airport Road, follow the signs for the Alaska Aviation Museum. You’ll see our hangar on the right.
Rust’s Flying Service