Ketchikan, Alaska, US
Exclusive Flightseeing & Crab Feast: In Partnership with FOOD & WINE Magazine
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Approximately 3 Hours
This exclusive opportunity combines two of Alaska's favorite experiences -- a flight on an authentic Alaska bush floatplane and dining on Alaskan Dungeness crab.
Your flight begins as you take off from the Tongass Narrows, home to more floatplanes than any other port in the world. The bustling community of Ketchikan will quickly be revealed below as you take in the panoramic views of the spectacular mountains of the Tongass National Forest. The flight narration will include the historic importance of the floatplane and the many landmarks below.
After twenty minutes of breathtaking scenery, you will land at the remote George Inlet Lodge -- a rustic yet elegant wilderness oasis. Your host will greet you with a delicious smoked salmon snack as you learn about the colorful history of the George Inlet Lodge and its epic journey across 90 miles of ocean to its current location.
Sip on a nice beverage as you learn about Alaska, Ketchikan and the wilderness lifestyle. Be seated in the elegant Oceanside Dining Room and your feast will begin -- a fresh romaine salad with homemade oriental-style dressing, followed by steamed baby red potatoes, all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab and melted butter. Last, but certainly not least, indulge in rich, creamy cheesecake with Alaskan blueberry sauce. A quick visit to the gift shop is a must before you depart.
The second half of your journey is a narrated coastal drive back to the ship, passing totems, a fish hatchery, and the coast guard station of Ketchikan.
Dress warmly in layers. Wear a hat or beanie; bring gloves and a scarf. Wear sturdy walking shoes. Flight path is subject to change due to weather conditions. Floatplanes can be difficult to board for mobility-challenged guests. A van is available for guests who may have trouble using the stairs at the lodge. Tour sequence may vary, so come hungry.