Cheap Flights to Edna Bay Airport
Edna Bay Airport (EDA), also known as Edna Bay Seaplane Base, is an airport located in the Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area of Alaska. The airport is primarily used for general aviation and flight training, although the facility does handle a few passenger flights. Flying into Edna Bay Airport provides travellers with direct access to Kosciusko Island, one of Alaska's prime destinations for fishing, hunting, and trapping. Finding cheap flights to Edna Bay Airport is easy with Skyscanner's flight search. Simply enter your travel information into the search fields to view the best available flight deals. If you haven't yet decided when to travel, try using the Whole Month search option to compare flight prices across a range of possible departure dates.
Best Time to Fly to Edna Bay Airport
There is no peak tourism season in Edna Bay. Hotel rates and flight prices tend to remain consistent throughout the year, but the occasional travel deal is available if you book well in advance. In terms of weather, the best time to visit Edna Bay is during the summer months (June through August), when the weather is most amenable to outdoor activities. If you have a specific travel date in mind, Skyscanner's Price Alert tool can help you track changes in flight prices so that you can book the cheapest possible flight to Edna Bay Airport.
Airlines That Fly to Edna Bay Airport
There is no direct air service available from Canada to Edna Bay Airport. The only way to reach this facility is to book a connecting flight from Ketchikan International Airport (KTN) with Taquan Air. Flights depart from Ketchikan Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 10 a.m. (excluding U.S. federal holidays). The estimated flight time from Ketchikan airport to Edna Bay Airport is 1 hour and 20 minutes.
What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport
Edna Bay Airport is a basic facility consisting of little more than a dock and a seaplane landing area. The airport is not served by any taxis, limousines, public transit lines, or car rental agencies, so you'll need to arrange transportation from the airport with your host. Depending on where you're staying in Edna Bay, the trip to your resort or lodge will take 3 to 5 minutes by car.
In terms of facilities and amenities, Edna Bay Airport is about as basic as an airport can get. You won't find any ATMs, currency exchange desks, or retail shops at this airport, so it's a good idea to do your last-minute shopping before boarding your seaplane in Ketchikan and ensure you have enough U.S. currency on hand to tide you over until you get to your hotel. The airport has no restaurants or food concessions, so you'll also want to pack a few snacks for your trip. There is no WiFi available at Edna Bay Airport, but many of Kosciusko Island's lodges and resorts provide high-speed broadband service, supplied by AT&T.
What to See and Do in Edna Bay
Being a remote community with a population of just 52, there isn't much in the way of tourist attractions in Edna Bay. That said, there's plenty for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy on Kosciusko Island -- whether it's fishing for rainbow trout, spotting wildlife, or hiking through the beautiful Tongass National Forest. If you'd prefer to take things at a slower pace, you can simply immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the island's flora, which includes towering evergreen trees, Sitka spruces, and breathtaking columbine flowers.