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Fly Denali

Mile 224. 4 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
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Worth every penny!

We took advantage of the great weather today and flew over and around Denali. The glacier landing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sheila/R M
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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Memorable Event

We booked this tour through Holland America as part of our land/sea trip to Alaska. Danika picked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
manateejlh
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Alabaster, Alabama
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Fly Denali offers one of the world's most unique and breathtaking experiences - a landing on one of Denali's glaciers! (formerly Mt. McKinley) The flight features nearly two hours of air time over Denali National Park and approximately thirty minutes on the glacier. You'll see all Denali National Park has to offer: taiga forest, alpine tundra, deep gorges, countless mountain peaks and glacial features. This is truly a once in a life time adventure! Our De Havilland Turbine Beaver airplanes have window seats and interactive headsets for all. Fly Denali provides complimentary shuttle service within the Denali National Park area. Fly Denali operates from the Healy River State Airport from May 10th to September 15th and is available year-round for charters or contract work. Fly Denali is a authorized Denali National Park Concessionaire. Safety is our primary concern!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Mile 224. 4 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
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"ruth glacier"
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"glacier landing"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"highlight of our trip"
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"snowball fight"
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"ground crew"
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"excellent pilot"
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"pilot guide"
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"fresh snow"
in 7 reviews
"smooth landing"
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"small plane"
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"both sides"
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"well worth the cost"
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"hour flight"
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"highly recommend this trip"
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"weather conditions"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took advantage of the great weather today and flew over and around Denali. The glacier landing was amazing and made the trip to Alaska. Jordan, our pilot was super!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this tour through Holland America as part of our land/sea trip to Alaska. Danika picked us up at the resort and was very friendly and pleasant. The morning of the 11:15 tour the weather turned, and we thought the tour would be cancelled....More

1  Thank manateejlh
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We had no idea how remarkable this experience would be. It was a (good) thrilling experience that gave us great views of the mountains, glaciers and valleys. The outfitters give you "glacier shoes" to put on over your shoes before getting on the plane. These...More

2  Thank MardiNJ
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flydenali, General Manager at Fly Denali, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming, MardiNJ! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your trip! Great feedback, by the way. Long, light layers are definitely recommended to keep you toasty and comfortable on the glacier. We hope the rest of your Alaska vacation was just as epic! Best...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I had high expectations but this trip went above all that . I would describe it as getting up close and personal with the mountains. It is pricey but worth every penny. Staff and pilots were great. I will add the day we went the...More

1  Thank Mark J
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flydenali, General Manager at Fly Denali, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Mark, thanks for flying with us! :) We strive to offer once-in-a-lifetime tours, and are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed yours. We hope the rest of your trip was awesome! Best, Fly Denali, Inc.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Very high on my bucket list was to see and hike a bit on a glacier. I picked fly denali based on reviews of other trip advisors. We were staying a few minutes away from the denali park entrance at a princess lodge. Fly denali...More

Thank fall987
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flydenali, General Manager at Fly Denali, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for flying with us, fall987! Wow, what a beautiful review. We are so excited to hear you had such an awesome time! We at Fly Denali take safety very seriously. I am happy to hear you felt comfortable and secure with our expert pilots!...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

When we checked in they said the the glacier landing was cancelled because of thick fresh snow, they should have notified us earlier so we didn't waste time making a trip there.More

3  Thank WEI L
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flydenali, General Manager at Fly Denali, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Wei, We are sorry your trip was cancelled due to the poor snow conditions on the glacier. This is a rare occurrence, and one that is unfortunately out of our control. Weather in Denali changes frequently and unexpectedly, one of the many wonders of...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Not sure what to expect but the trip was well worth it. The staff in the office was polite and professional. Our pilot was very knowledgeable about the areas pointing out all the note worthy locations. The Turbo Beaver was smooth as silk in the...More

1  Thank Captnslow
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

This wss easily the highlight of our trip to Alaska. Great day, great pilot, friendly staff and the most spectacular views we have seen. The flight to, landing on and takeoff from the glacieir were fantastic. Also, we were lucky enough to get great view...More

1  Thank Russ72711
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flydenali, General Manager at Fly Denali, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Russ72711! Thanks for flying with us, we are so happy you enjoyed your trip! Best, Fly Denali, Inc.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

something you have to do while your there. 1 1/2 hr ride to Denali Mt. Up close and personal. great explanation of what your seeing. Had a glacier landing planned but it was to foggy. Great picture tak'n !!

1  Thank Thomas R
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Flying from Denali to a glacier was a highlight of our trip. The views were spectacular/breathtaking. Landing and walking around fun, fun, fun. Absolutely worth the cost. Highly recommend. We reserved thru our Holland America tour. We had beautiful weather, blue skies and were very...More

1  Thank Christine C
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ldhefner1
28 April 2018|
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Response from flydenali | Property representative |
Hi! Sorry for the late response! We offer flights at 8:30 am, 12:00 noon, 3:15 pm and 6:15 pm. Depending on your other tour, we could easily accommodate a 3:15 pm or 6:15 pm tour. If you would like to check a specific... More
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David S
12 September 2017|
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Response from flydenali | Property representative |
Hello Scott, Sure, we will be flying on the 12th, weather permitting. Please call our office at 907.683.2359 after 7am to check availability and weather.
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Marieva F
30 July 2017|
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Temperature on the glacier varies, it's coolest during the morning flight and usually warmest during the afternoon flights. The normal range during early August is -2 to 10 Celsius. Although it could be a b
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