This post is in partnership with Pacific Mission Aviation.
Flight Seeing Palau With Pacific Mission Aviation
Updated April 2020 (Originally written February 2017)
My most favorite thing I did while I was in Palau? Nope, not diving because I failed to get my diving cert finished. It was definitely taking a scenic flight over the tiny island nation!
Pacific Mission Aviation offers a few different flight services. I chose the 40 minute flight seeing tour of the islands.
First, they send a car to come pick you up from wherever you are staying and bring you to the airport. You get driven right up on the tarmac and to the PMA desk.
Check in takes no time and the day I flew with PMA there was only myself, a couple and their toddler on the flight. Before we knew it we were loaded up on the Cessna and taking off!
In no time you’re airborne and flying over Palau’s Rock Islands with the wind whipping through your hair.
One of the first of Palau’s famous spots you fly over is the Milky Way, most of the boat tours stop off here so that you can paint yourself in the stinky white sand.
Above is the German Channel, a world famous dive site located in Palau. The German’s dredged the barrier reef to allow for Europe-bound phosphate carrying ships to pass.
Often ranked as the best dive site in the entire world is pictured above. The Blue Corner. Divers flock from all over the world for the chance to dive Palau’s famous Blue Corner. Or if you’re me you take a flight over tops of it!
This is probably the most famous shot of Palau, the Seventy Islands. It’s obvious why.
How 40 minutes just flies by when you’re being spoiled by these amazing views.
Ready To Book Your Flight Seeing Trip With Pacific Mission Aviation?
Head over to their website for the most up-to-date information. You can also ring them up (680) 587-4567 (office) and (680) 778-2747 (cell) or e-mail them at [email protected] to book your trip today.
- 40 Minute Flight Seeing Trip Over Palau: $180 per person.
- Koror to Anguar/Peleliu or Anguar/Peleliu to Koror Air Taxi: $400 each way (can be divided up among 5 travelers).
- Koror to Anguar/Peleliu or Anguar/Peleliu to Koror Scheduled Flight (2x/week): $100 per person.
- PMA also charters flight to/from and within Yap.
Where To Stay In Palau
Where To Stay In Koror
- Budget: Lehn’s Hotel & Apartments
- Budget: Palau 8090 Dreamhouse
- Midrange: Palau Hotel
- Midrange: Palau Central Hotel
- Splurge: Garden Palace Downtown Koror
- Splurge: Palau Pacific Resort
- Splurge: Ngellil Nature Island Resort
Where To Stay In Peleliu
- Midrange: Adventures Inn Peleliu
Where To Stay On Carp Island
- Midrange: Carp Island Resort (including boat transfer from Koror)
Other Ways To Stay In Palau
- Couchsurfing is a great option for those trying to stretch their budget as far as possible, but hosts in Palau can be few and far between.
- Another good option to check out is AirBnb