Explore the Chugach Mountains and the pristine Prince William Sound!
Approx. 2-1/2 hours. Flight times may vary.
Extended tour, approx. 3 hours, includes Columbia Glacier
Flight times may vary
Soar above the blue crevassed face of a 3,000 ft. thick glacier and view some of Alaska’s most rugged mountain peaks on this 2 – 1/2 to 3 hour Prince William Sound flightseeing tour from Anchorage with Rust’s Flying Service. This is our pilots’ favorite trip because the scenery is so varied and the changing weather conditions make every trip unique. Prince William Sound is a magnificent region with 15,000 square miles of fjords and inlets, scores of tidewater glaciers and rich in cold water marine life habitat.
Flight Pattern – Depart from Lake Hood, the world’s largest and busiest floatplane base, and fly east over the Chugach Mountain Range, “hanging” glaciers and alpine valleys into another world: Prince William Sound. On the extended tour, include Columbia Glacier, Prince William Sound’s largest tidewater glacier and possibly a swing by Glacier Island to view sea lions sunning themselves on the rocky coastline. Make an optional photo stop landing at a secluded cove before returning to Anchorage. Flight route can vary according to weather; your pilot will fly the best route for the best flightseeing depending on the conditions on your day of flight.
Highlights of the Prince William Sound Glacier Flightseeing Tour:
– Catch sight of Dall sheep high atop their rocky perches in the Chugach Mountains
– View scores of tidewater glaciers as they “calve” into icy blue waters
– Watch with amusement as floating sea otters “kick back” and relax in the Sound
– Witness the bluest blues of glaciers form the last ice age
– Taxi up to a large cascading waterfall hidden in a secluded bay (optional stop)
– Look for whales, seals, bald eagles, otters and black bear
– View sea lions sunning themselves on the rocky coastline
– When the salmon are running, black bear can be seen fishing in the streams of Saw Mill Bay
Your Prince William Sound Flightseeing Tour 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