Welcome to Kantishna Air Taxi and Skyline Lodge

The scenic flight and air charter choice for Alaska tours
and Denali National Park

We invite you to unsurpassed views of North America’s tallest peak – Denali, the Great One – aboard one of our exclusive flight tours inside Denali National Park. Enhance your Denali air adventure with a comfortable stay at the most intimate and small-scale accommodations inside the park at our Skyline Lodge, the perfect basecamp for independent spirited travelers seeking the best in self-guided hiking, mountain biking and relaxing in the heart of Alaska’s pristine wilderness.

Whether your Denali dream vacation involves a multi-night visit at our Lodge, a comprehensive fly-drive experience including a Denali wildlife drive or an unforgettable flightseeing adventure circumnavigating the impressive peaks and massive glaciers of the Alaska Range, we have flexible tour excursions to fit any length vacation and budget. Let us show you our world!

Piloting your way into the heart of Denali National Park

Exceptionally located at the end of the restricted-access Denali Park Road – and just 20 miles north of Denali’s stunning north face – Kantishna Air Taxi and Skyline Lodge offers premium access to the park and a unique and personalized way to experience Alaska, whether you have one hour, one day or one week to explore our favorite destination in North America. As an exclusive concessionaire of National Park Service, we are the only air operator based inside Denali National Park and Preserve. We’re proud our unique, small-scale lodge, which boasts the best value for intrepid travelers seeking a more personalized and immersive Denali encounter. Supported by solar power, thoughtful amenities and the opportunity to mingle with seasoned Alaskan pilots, a stay at Skyline Lodge offers authentic connection to Denali’s land and people…and memories you won’t soon forget!

Denali and Beyond

Distances in Alaska are vast. Maximize your vacation in Alaska – and cut travel time and unnecessary costs – by arranging customizable flight services with Kantishna Air Taxi.

We offer air taxi service throughout the state of Alaska, with a specialty serving visitors of Denali National Park through our safe and spectacular flightseeing tours. Many of our clients choose accommodations with us or at one of the four backcountry lodges located in Kantishna. Regardless of your lodging choice, you can add on on an awe-inspiring flight with us. We recommend advanced reservations and are here to help.

  •   We lucked out with the weather and our pilot Hawk. The views of Denali were breathtaking-just beyond words. We were thrilled that we chose this airline and excursion. Honestly, it... read more

    J R
    9/23/2019

      We took the bus into Denali National Park and stayed at The Backcountry Lodge for two nights. The bus going in was so much fun, but it was long,... read more

    DandJ90
    9/20/2019

      We took Kantishna Air taxi out of the park after staying at the Skyline Lodge for three great nights. Would highly recommend. They are very cognizant of weather conditions and... read more

    jlbryan
    9/18/2019
  •   I flew with 'Hawk', an appropriate name for a pilot. Wow! The scenery was breathtaking as you struggle to comprehend the Denali Massif. Hawk conveyed a lot... read more

    BlueRidgeTourist
    9/11/2019

      We made the decision to go all the way to the 92 mile marker. This is a long drive but friends had told us it was worth it. ... read more

    RickSkinnerTraveler
    9/11/2019

      We wanted to experience the Transit bus from Denali Visitor Centre to Kantishna Roadhouse but weren't keen on the 12 hour return trip, so we booked the return flight option... read more

    cweeks2016
    8/31/2019
  •   We loved our flight and our pilot. It was so beautiful to fly over Denali. We took the bus in to Kantishna and flew out.

    alaskadreamr
    8/28/2019

      Shawn flew us with another couple around Mt. Denali (McKinley) This was not your average flight.

    Shawn is an outgoing, informative, confident pilot. We both felt completely safe... read more

    RebeccaJohn3322
    8/27/2019

      Hey KAT Team, Thanks for getting us back safely!

    Knowing that we couldn’t sit on a school bus (as comfy and interesting as they were) for the... read more

    PingPangPong
    8/13/2019
  •   What a great way to view Denali! My husband and I took the 1 hour flight into the park, to Kantishna, and then rode the shuttle bus out. Our pilot,... read more

    TKirk310
    8/12/2019

      To fly over Denali Park in a small plane is the thrill of a lifetime. The pilots and planes were great. THe way they are organized is a... read more

    BillyKmd
    8/06/2019