Seaplane Tour by Shark Aviation

Due to aircraft maintenance, we will not be conducting any more tours or training for the 2021 season.  We look forward to flying again in 2022. 

Seaplane Tour Info

We provide a fun and memorable seaplane tours departing from two primary locations: Grider Hill Marina, Lake Cumberland, KY and Somerset Regional Airport, Somerset.  The tour takes about 30-40 minutes.  Your pilot will take you on an approximately 25-mile trip around the local area. Advanced ticket purchase required, limited availability.

  • Grider Hill

    Lake Cumberland

    • When: Saturday Afternoons
    • Where: Grider Hill Marina
    • Cost: $255 for the entire aircraft, up to three passengers
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  • Somerset

    Somerset Airport

    • When: Sunday Afternoons
    • Where: Somerset Regional Airport
    • Cost: $255 for the entire aircraft, up to three passengers
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  • We also attend special events, such as festivals.

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    You can schedule and pay for tickets in advance using the links above. Or you can purchase a gift certificates for a specific tour or a selected amount.

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    Questions About the Seaplane Tour

    Where do we get on the seaplane?

    This depend on which tour you selected.

    Grider Hill Tour
    Grider Hill Marina, walk out to the dock from the main store
    115 Grider Hill Dock Rd, Albany, KY 42602

    Somerset Tour
    Somerset Regional Airport, enter the main terminal
    500 W O. Newell Dr, Somerset, KY 42503

    Can I take pictures during the tour?

    Yes.  We want people to take pictures and video during the tour.  It should be a fun and memorable experience.  Don’t forget to share them with us on Facebook.
    Can we schedule a tour on another date, time or location?
    Can we rent the plane for an event or group outing?
    Yes. The plane can be booked to give rides at events and other group outings.  Please contact us to discuss specifics and get a quote.

    Is flying in a seaplane safe?

    Yes.  Like any motorized travel, there are some hazards.   As professional pilots, we take steps to minimize any risk, same as any other air travel.
    Will I get seasick or airsick during the seaplane tour?

    Generally no.  Unless you are highly susceptible to being car sick, most people have no issues during the  tour.  If you do get nauseated during the flight, we can easily land as we will not travel far from the water and/or airport.
    How many passengers can you carry during the tour?

    In general, we can comfortable carry 3 passengers plus the pilot.  Originally the seaplane was capable of 6 total occupants, but we removed the rear seats and installed two larger seats for more passenger comfort. Learn more about our Cessna 185 amphibious seaplane we call The Shark.
    Do you make reservations?

    Yes.  We use an online booking software to manage the reservations.  Click here to book a seaplane tour now.
    Can we buy a flight as a gift?

    Yes.  You can purchase a voucher to be used for a specific tour or for a set amount. Click here to learn more and purchase a gift card or voucher.

    Can children fly on the tour?

    All passengers must be at least 8 years old and each occupant must be in their own seat in the plane during the  tour.   All minors must be accompanied by an adult


  • Video of seaplane descending down boat ramp on Ohio River


    Video of seaplane on landing on Lake Cumberland

    Shark Aviation N19D A185F Seaplane on the step

    N19D “The Shark”