Elfin Cove Seaplane Base has one seaplane landing area designated NW/SE which measures 10,000 by 1,500 feet (3,048 x 457 m). For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 500 aircraft operations, an average of 41 per month: 60% air taxi and 40% general aviation.
Order 2003-1-27 (January 28, 2003): selecting Alaska Seaplane Service, LLC, to provide subsided essential air service at Elfin Cove and Pelican, Alaska, at an annual subsidy rate of $177,681 for a two-year term from February 1, 2003, through January 31, 2005.
Order 2005-5-3 (May 10, 2005): selecting Alaska Seaplane Service to provide essential air service (EAS) to Pelican and Elfin Cove, Alaska, and establishing a subsidy rate of $216,593 per year.
Order 2007-9-7 (September 7, 2007): granting the Petition for Reconsideration of Alaska Seaplane Service, LLC, and extending its subsidized essential air service (EAS) term at Elfin Cove and Pelican, Alaska, to a four-year term, through May 31, 2011.
Order 2011-3-11 (March 9, 2011): re-selecting Alaska Seaplane Service, LLC, to provide essential air service (EAS) at Elfin Cove and Pelican, Alaska, at annual subsidy rates of $75,391 at Elfin Cove and $185,721 at Pelican, from June 1, 2011, through January 31, 2015. Elfin Cove, Alaska: Docket OST-2002-11586. Scheduled Service: Five nonstop round trips per week in the 18-week peak and two nonstop round trips per week in the 34-week off-peak to Juneau. Aircraft: DeHavilland Beaver, six seats.