With dock-to-dock transportation included, a short ride from your cruise ship takes you over to the floatplane base area, where you will meet your pilot-guide and receive a short video orientation to prepare for the flight. If you've never been on a seaplane before, you'll find the water take-off exhilarating as the pilot navigates out into the open waters, brings it up to speed and lifts the pontoons out of the water. You can begin to understand this diverse landscape from the air: a plethora of islands, inlets, and seemingly endless lush forests as far as the eye can see.
The approximate 22-minute flight will take you to the far reaches of Revillagigedo Island, over breathtaking peaks with deep glacial fjords below. Then prepare for landing as the pilot brings down the plane right into the crisp waters of George Inlet Fjord and navigates right up to the dock of the George Inlet Lodge, a historic outpost situated in a surreal landscape. Your host will greet you and invite you in for appetizers and Alaskan beer or white wine while the last touches are put on the main course.
Start with a fresh romaine salad adorned with mandarin oranges and a homemade oriental dressing. And soon to follow is a streaming plate of Dungeness crab paired with clarified butter and baby red potatoes - a staple Alaskan meal with fresh crab from local Alaskan waters. Save room for a smooth cheesecake topped with Alaskan blueberries. Relax and enjoy the surrounding scenery before returning back to the cruise docks via vehicle.
Please note: Tour may operate in reverse, with the drive to the lodge and the flight back to town.
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Passenger names and weights are required by the FAA for weight and balance calculations and flight manifesting. To ensure aircraft weight and balance is within operating parameters, guests weighing 250 lbs. (clothed weight) or more may need to pay an additional surcharge of $150 upon arrival.+ 6.5% sales tax