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Glacier & Wildlife Flightseeing Tour: An Alaskan Glacier & Wildlife Adventure

Take a Knik Glacier tour and experience a glacier and wildlife adventure. Soar over towering Knik Glacier - the centerpiece of Lake George National Natural Landmark. At 25 miles long and 5 miles wide, Knik Glacier is one of Southcentral Alaska’s biggest and most spectacular glaciers and towers above Knik River Valley – an area rich in vegetation, fish and Alaska wildlife.

On the north side of the Knik River, sunny, south-facing slopes are common lambing areas for Dall sheep.  Moose are plentiful year round.  Black and grizzly bear, wolf, coyote, fox, lynx, wolverine, snowshoe hare, American beaver, the Arctic ground squirrel and the occasional river otter may also be spotted.  (This is our Marketing Director's favorite flightsee trip. It's also a great value.)

Flight Pattern:  On this hour and 1/2 Knik Glacier flightseeing tour with Rust’s Flying Service, we depart from the world’s busiest seaplane base for the expansive Knik Glacier, located 50 miles north of Anchorage, Alaska.  We also fly over Colony Glacier to Lake George, which spills into the winding Knik Glacier Gorge. The extended tour at 2 and one quarter hours includes a lake landing for photos. 

The Knik Glacier Flightseeing Experience

  • Soar over the Chugach Mountains and the expansive Knik Glacier rimmed with spectacular hanging glaciers
  • Sense the motion of the ice and see how it has shaped the Alaska landscape
  • Spot mountain goat and Dall sheep at high elevations
  • Watch for black and grizzly bear, wolf, coyote, fox and other Alaska wildlife
  • Descend for a low moose-spotting flyby over Knik River

A little bit of trivia: In 1991 Paramount used Knik Glacier to film a portion of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.  Knik Glacier was the setting for a scene in which Capt. Kirk and Dr. McCoy are rescued from the Klingon Ice Planet Prison Rura Penthe. (source: Wikipedia)

2013 Rates: Two options

$295/person (2.25 hours with lakeside landing)
$245/person (1.5 hours, standard tour)
Flight times may vary.

* Effective immediately, a 3% transportation tax will be collected on all flights.


Your Knik Glacier Tour includes:

  • A window seat and 2-way headset
  • Rich knowledge (and personality) of an Alaska bush pilot
  • Rust’s meticulous attention to comfort and safety
  • Courtesy shuttle from the Anchorage airport and many Anchorage hotels

Why Choose Rust’s for your Knik Glacier Flightseeing Tour?

  • Family-owned and operated since 1963
  • Unsurpassed safety record
  • Solid reputation in Alaska
  • Locally-named "Best Alaska Flightseeing Service"  and “Best Alaska Air Taxi” the last three years by the Anchorage Daily News.
  • Simply put, there is no comparable way to experience the grandeur of Alaska. 

Give us a call toll free at 1-800-544-2299 to hear more about the Knik Glacier Flightseeing & Wildlife Tour from a member of our crew.  Ready to go?  You can make a reservation request online.


from Anchorage,
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for reservations or for Courtesy Shuttle

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