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Saturday’s scene: floatplane adventure

2012/03/24by Donna Hull

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Floatplane in Yes Bay, Alaska

Is an Alaska floatplane ride on your active boomer travel list? Alan and I have experienced a floatplane ride twice during our Alaska travels and hope there will be many more such adventures. The first was on an oh-so-misty day during a Regent Mariner cruise excursion that gave true meaning to the name Misty Fjords. Alan took the photo that you see in this post during our second floatplane adventure when we explored southeast Alaska with InnerSea Discoveries and American Safari Cruises. We had motored over from Safari Quest by skiff to the dock at Yes Bay Lodge. Here we met our Misty Fjords ride for something that most visitors will never experience—a bright sunny ride over Misty Fjords National Monument.

Have you flown in a floatplane over Misty Fjords? Was your ride misty or sunny? Post a comment to tell us about it. Alan and I doubt that we will ever again see such a sunny day in a part of Alaska that’s known for its moody, misty landscape.

This experience was provided by InnerSea Discoveries and American Safari Cruises.

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A boomer travel and lifestyle authority who is exploring the world one activity at a time. Besides writing and publishing My Itchy Travel Feet, she also writes about boomer travel for My Well-Being Powered by Humana, Make It Missoula and is the author of New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure.

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Heatheronhertravels
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March 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I’d be a bit nervous of a ride on such a small plane but I’m sure the views were great, especially if the sun shone
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Donna Hull
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March 27, 2012 at 8:58 am

It’s funny, Heather, I thought that riding in a floatplane would make me nervous but it didn’t. I’d go again in a heartbeat!

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Robert Fowler
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March 25, 2012 at 10:00 pm

In Juneau we did the float plane right off the cruise ship walkway. The take off was exhilarating! Then up along the Mendenhall Glacier to the top and a slow turn around looking at walls of ice all around and underneath too. I will never forget it!

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Donna Hull
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March 27, 2012 at 8:56 am

Robert, on our cruise stop in Juneau, we had planned a floatplane trip over Mendenhall Glacier. Unfortunately it rained heavily. Maybe next time!

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Mark H March 28, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Donna, one of my minor annoyances in Alaska is we twice booked a float plane to go somewhere and on both occasions it was swapped for a normal land plane. The company saw it as a highlight as it offered travellers a larger plane but I was so hoping to try a seaplane. Oh well, maybe some other time…
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