Trip Details

When Northwind went looking for the best airplanes for our guests, the decision was simple, the Cessna 206 and the de Havilland  Otter floatplanes, along with a new addition of the de Havilland Beaver on wheels were the best choices.  These aircraft are true bushplanes designed and built for transporting people and heavy loads of supplies and equipment throughout Alaska.  Destination Alaska invites you to ride along as we soar above glaciers, rocky coastlines, volcanoes, and snowcapped mountains across Cook Inlet and around the Kenai Peninsula.  While in the air, you’ll have the opportunity to see moose, black bears, mountain goats, whales, and other wildlife that call Kachemak Bay and the Kenai mountains home. 

TRIP LENGTH: 1.5 HOURS (Includes an alpine lake or beach landing with 30 mins on the ground)


  • $1160 CESSNA 206 -                                                                            5 PEOPLE OR 800 LBS MAX
  • $2025 DE HAVILLAND BEAVER -                                                      7 PASSENGERS OR 1400 LBS MAX
  • $3130 DEHAVILLAND OTTER -                                                          10 PASSENGERS OR 2000 LBS MAX

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*Above prices include all taxes, fuel surcharges, and applicable park fees.


Alaska, the largest state in the U.S., boasts the fewest miles of road system, making aviation a vital part of its history. The tales of legendary bush pilots settling this vast land resonate through time. Today, bushplanes remain essential, navigating miles of uncharted terrain to deliver groceries, medical aid, construction materials, and vital supplies. Beyond practicality, bushplanes offer a unique opportunity for our customers to witness untouched Alaska from the air. Glance out the window, and you'll be greeted by snow-covered mountain peaks, glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, and an array of wildlife just off your wingtip. Exploring the Kenai Mountains and the outer coast of Alaska by bushplane is an experience that leaves you spellbound. Bring the whole family aboard our de Havilland Otter, accommodating up to 10 passengers with each enjoying a window seat. Thunder through mountain passes, soar over the Harding Ice Field, cross the Grewingk, Woznesenski, and Nuka glaciers, and marvel at Bradley Lake's colossal waterfall. Your tour will loop the head of Kachemak Bay, offering views of the Kilcher Homestead before safely landing back at the Homer airport or Beluga Lake. With flight times ranging from 1.5 to 3.5 hours, your adventure aboard our chariot to the backcountry is bound to be a vacation highlight. Climb aboard – your Alaskan adventure awaits!