Alaska Float Planes

Fly Into Alaska’s Wild Frontier.

Rainbow River Aviation’s commitment to safety, professionalism, and exceptional customer service ensures that every flight is a truly remarkable and safe adventure in the untamed wilderness of Alaska.

Rainbow River Aviation

As Southwestern Alaska’s premiere seaplane operator, Rainbow River Aviation is happy to get you to your destination. Whether you need a lift to your remote residence, or you’re looking to get dropped off deep in the bush for the adventure of a lifetime, we’ve got you covered! Our goal is to provide the most reliable, safe flights to any destination in the region, and with our rigorous maintenance program, historically rugged fleet, and experienced pilots, we can confidently say we are able to do just that. With our main hub belong located in Iliamna, AK, we are in the perfect location to get you to the best fishing, hunting, and sightseeing in the state. As a faith-centered organization, serving people is our goal, and we’d love to serve you!

Where we fly…

Lake Clark National Park, Katmai National Park and Preserve, the Lake Iliamna area. Many surrounding rivers including, but not limited to: Mulchatna, Nushigak, Alagnak, Naknek, Kvichak, Dillingham, Aleknagik. We are also open to working outside of our normal area, and can also do special charters out of King Salmon, Homer, Soldotna, and Kodiak.

Welcome To Alaska!

Immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of Alaska’s rugged landscapes with Rainbow River Aviation. As the area’s premier float plane service provider, we offer thrilling and unforgettable experiences that showcase the best of Alaska from a unique perspective. With our expert pilots, an expertly maintained fleet, and a commitment to safety and excellence, we are your trusted partner for exploring the untamed wilderness of the Last Frontier.

At Rainbow River Aviation, we specialize in providing tailored float plane charters that take you to some of the most captivating destinations in Alaska. From the towering glaciers of Lake Clark National Park to the wild and untamed mountains and fish-filled rivers of Katmai National Park, our flights offer awe-inspiring views that will leave you breathless.

Our extensive range of charter options ensures there’s something for every adventurer. Whether you’re seeking a thrilling fishing excursion, a secluded camping trip, or a mesmerizing wildlife encounter, our experienced team will design a personalized itinerary that exceeds your expectations. Picture yourself casting a line into crystal-clear rivers, reeling in the catch of a lifetime, or observing giant brown bears in their natural habitat. With Rainbow River Aviation, these dream experiences become a reality.

With our commitment to safety and customer satisfaction, you can trust us to provide a seamless and exhilarating journey. Our skilled pilots possess extensive knowledge of Alaska’s terrain and weather conditions, ensuring a smooth and secure flight at all times. We prioritize your comfort and enjoyment, taking care of every detail so that you can focus on creating unforgettable memories.

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with Rainbow River Aviation and immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of Alaska’s wilderness. Contact us today to book your float plane charter and prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking landscapes that await you.


“It was very nice to see friendly, courteous, and helpful pilots help our guests get to and from Alaska Kingfishers to Dillingham. In difficult weather or trying conditions, the pilots had a lasting impact on guests. Knowing now that their courteous staff provides timely and dependable services, we see no need to look any further for someone to take care of our flying needs.”

Rob Fuentes

Owner/ Operator, Alaska King Fishers and Alaska Bearclaw Lodge

“The Outpost on the Nush crew wants to thank each and every one of the RRA team members who helps in the servicing our wilderness fly fishing camp. Rainbow River Aviation is literally the life line of our operation. From picking up our mail, groceries, filling fuel jugs, and most importantly flying our clients safely to, and from our remote location on the river. These guys are top notch professionals filled with love and care. And are always willing to help out in any way they can. We at Outpost on the Nush want to send all of you a huge thank you! We all look forward to working with your amazing crew for many many years to come. If anyone is looking for a remote flying service look no farther than Rainbow River Avation. You won’t regret it!”

Captain Dave Pishko

Owner/Operator, Outpost on the Nush

“Rainbow River Aviation has been awesome. I’ve been working with them for over three years, using them to take my guests on remote fly out trips. They have been flexible enough to enable me to provide an amazing product to my clients. I wouldn’t be able to run my operation as successfully as I do without Rainbow River Aviation.”

Zach Namelka

Owner/Operator, Hooked On Alaska LLC

“Rainbow River Aviation has been flying our guests and supporting our lodge for the past ten years. They are timely, professional, and excellent pilots with a fleet of well-maintained aircraft. For anyone looking for an air taxi in Southwestern Alaska, I would not hesitate to recommend Rainbow River Aviation.”

Joe Hyde

Owner/Operator, Copper River Lodge

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We will be more than happy to assist you in planning the perfect Alaskan adventure tailored to your preferences.


(509) 994-8181

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