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Deluxe Misty Fjords National Monument Tour

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61 reviews

Excursion Overview

Make the ultimate pit stop at Misty Fjords National Monument!

What can we say about Misty Fjords? Between 2.3 Million Acres... it's never the same. It's beautiful in full bright sunlight when it is really misty, and at all the stages in between. Waterfalls, shear granite cliffs, trees growing everywhere, even out of shear rock. A true wonderland formed through the millennium out of fire (volcanoes) and ice (glaciers), where you will see wondrous scenery and have a chance to see nature at its finest. Keep your eyes peeled for eagles, bears, deer, mountain goats, seals, or maybe even whales.

Your flight starts in Ketchikan and flies through the Tongass National Forest to The Misty Fjords National Monument. This tour lasts for 1.5 hours and includes flightseeing through the Monument and a stop for 20 minutes on a wilderness Fjord. Enjoy a personal pilot narration with individual headsets on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Massive glacier action created this ice-rimmed wilderness. See majestic fjords, cascading waterfalls, jewel-like lakes, and abundant wildlife during your flightseeing exploration. Marvel at sheer walls of granite plunging over 3,000 feet into the fjords, lush forests of spruce, hemlock, and cedar clinging to snowcapped peaks, in this land of incredible natural beauty and rugged grandeur.

The dramatic Misty Fjords terrain is home to a multitude of wildlife. The astute observer may be rewarded with sightings of brown and black bears, Sitka black-tailed deer, wolves, moose, and bald eagles, as your expert bush pilot flies over this paradise. Visible only from the air, see the splendid 1,000-foot waterfall flowing from Big Goat Lake, which was named for the region's concentration of mountain goats. Colonies of these marvelous high mountain creatures can be spotted and photographed from the air.

Please Report Accurate Weights of each Passenger

Accurate weights are needed to determine the correct size plane for this excursion to fit the balance and weight profile of your aircraft. Reporting inaccurate weights could result in a canceled excursion not eligible for a refund.

Things You Need to Know

Inclusions:

  • Individual headsets to listen to the pilot's narration
  • Weather permitting - 20-minute stop at a wilderness Fjord
  • Roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship dock

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 participants is required for this tour
  • Minimum age: 5 years old
  • Guests must be comfortable walking short distances and getting on and off the aircraft with minimal assistance. Please advise, the dock can be a steep incline depending on the tide.
  • Signed liability waiver
  • Accurate weights are needed to determine the correct size plane for this excursion to fit the balance and weight profile of your aircraft. Reporting inaccurate weights could result in a canceled excursion not eligible for a refund.

Duration: 2 hours (Roundtrip from cruise terminal. )

  • 15 minutes - transportation from the cruise terminal to the floatplane dock
  • 1.25 hours - flightseeing via floatplane
  • 15-20 minutes - ground stop in Misty Fjords
  • 15 minutes - transportation from the floatplane dock back to the cruise terminal

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Bronze Statue on the north side of the Visitor's Center. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers. If your ship docks at Ward Cove, you will be picked up there and you do not need to take the shuttle.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to get on and off the aircraft with minimal assistance. There is limited space for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers. We are unable to accommodate motorized scooters on this tour. Please leave a comment during checkout if you plan to bring accessibility equipment on this excursion.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is a maximum of either 4 or 6 passengers per floatplane depending on which aircraft is utilized.

The temperature during flight is roughly similar to the ground temperature, and each plane is equipped with heaters if necessary. As with any tour in Alaska, we suggest wearing layers and a rain jacket.

Yes, all seats on the floatplane have a window view.

Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour. However, this is not a designated wildlife tour and nothing can be guaranteed.

The minimum age for this tour is 5 years old.

Small bags may be brought along but must be stored in the rear cargo area of the floatplane.

Non-alcoholic beverages in closeable containers and snacks are allowed on tour.

No, food and drink are not provided.

Guests must be comfortable walking short distances and getting on and off the aircraft with minimal assistance.

Layered clothing and water-resistant jackets are recommended.

 

Guest Reviews

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CARLOS V

On Nov 2023

Excellent attention from the staff on earth, pick up on time and place, excellent trip, and excellent attention from the pilot of the fly. He takes all the necessary time to explain with details, the landing was expectacular at the mid of the trip and when we comback at Ketchikan, very very nice experience and it is 100% our recomendation. THANK YOU

Tom D

On Sep 2023

Although we weren't able to fly to Musty Fjord we were flown to a remote lake and enjoyed beauty of Alaska. Dave was a wonderful guide and pilot and made us feel right at home. It was the highlight of our Alaska cruise!!

Joel H

On Sep 2023

Fantastic flight and narration. Weather cooperated and alpine lake landing was great. Nice folks!

Elaine L

On Sep 2023

This was the highlight of our trip. We were so glad our other excursion was canceled. Otherwise, we would have missed this one. My advice is to book this one first!!!

Robert P

On Sep 2023

This was our splurge for our Alaskan trip. Glad to do it. Weather was perfect, actually a little too warm this year. Beautiful country from above. Jim the pilot was very knowledgeable and we landed to take pictures. We were on the water so it was beautiful seeing the ducks and landscape. It was in celebration of our 30th anniversary. Thought we would see some whales from above, but those are mostly in Juneau we were told.

$375.00

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Duration: 2 hours

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Duration: 2 hours



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