After spending a week on an Alaskan Cruise, we wanted to experience Alaska from a different point of view, so we booked a scenic flight with Rust’s Flying Service, located in Anchorage. Our flight took off from Lake Hood, the world’s largest and busiest float-plane base.
Seeing the landscape, especially the glaciers, from above offered us yet another incredible perspective of the beautiful state of Alaska.
Rust’s Flying Service is a family-owned and operated company offering premier flight-seeing tours in and around Anchorage.
They also have an outstanding safety record which always sits well when you’re climbing into a Cessna float plane built for 6 and cruising at 5,000 feet, above rugged mountains and glaciers.
Although we occasionally hit a few air pockets coming through the mountain passes, causing my stomach to leap into my throat, I felt that we were in very good hands with our pilot, Bob.
Bob, like the entire Rust’s crew, is a very experienced pilot. He’s been flying since the young age of 15 and brings a lot of expertise and enthusiasm for aviation to the table.
We were originally scheduled to go on the ‘Discover McKinley & Denali National Park’ Tour. However, due to inclement weather near the peak, we were advised to consider another option- the ‘Prince William Sound Glacier’ Tour.
Following our flight, I didn’t feel an ounce of disappointment that our plans had to be changed at the last minute.
Soaring through the clouds, over tidewater and hanging glaciers, lakes, rivers, the Chugach Mountains, and forests is an experience I will not soon forget!
Our actual time in flight was about 2 hours. Fortunately the weather was good enough, so our tour included landing in a glacial lake.
The particular tour we went on is only offered in the summer months, however Rust’s operates year-round. Other tours provided by Rust’s include bear viewing, remote trout and salmon fishing trips, hunting trips, remote Alaska lodge experiences and more!
To book your next Alaskan adventure with Rust’s, visit their website.
Check out a quick video of our glacier tour below!
We’d like to thank Rust’s Flying Service for their partnership, as they provided us with a discounted flight, so we could share our experiences with you.
As always, our write-ups are an accurate reflection of the experiences we had.