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Misty Fjords National Monument via Seaplane Tour

  • 5.0
  • 2 hrs

  • $389 / person

Explore the impressive Alaskan scenery that is, Misty Fjords National Monument on a sixty-minute flight through this glacially carved terrain. Cascading waterfalls, jewel-like lakes, and a lush forest of spruce, hemlock, and READ MORE...

Deluxe Misty Fjords National Monument Tour

  • 5.0
  • 2 hrs

  • $375 / person

The best way to experience the stunning beauty of the Misty Fjords National Monument and view some of the most spectacular scenery in Alaska is from the window seat of a floatplane. Come sail through the sky and take a peek a READ MORE...

Misty Fjords National Monument Flightseeing Tour

  • 4.8
  • 1.5 hrs

  • $345 / person

Take a ride to Misty Fjords National Monument on an iconic Alaskan floatplane! You will enjoy an hour of flightseeing over this massive wilderness area outside of Ketchikan, accompanied by your expert pilot guide. Get ready f READ MORE...

Ketchikan Misty Fjords Flightseeing Tour

  • 5.0
  • 1.5 hrs

  • $350 / person

Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime experience and fly to the Misty Fjords National Monument on our Executive Class De Havilland floatplane. It has been called 'The Grand Canyon of the North' and is, simply put, breathtaking. READ MORE...

Ketchikan Misty Fjords Boat Expedition

  • 4.7
  • 4.5 hrs

  • $400 / person

Feel the magnitude of nature while learning the fascinating history of Rudyerd Bay, the fjords, New Eddystone Rock, and Punchbowl Cove. Mountain goats, black and brown bears, humpback and orca whales, seals and sea lions inha READ MORE...


About Misty Fjords Tours

Misty Fjords National Monument encompasses 2.3 million acres within Tongass National Forest and is located about 20 miles East of Ketchikan, Alaska.

“The Mistys” are what many people picture when they think of Alaskan wilderness, with glacial valleys, rocky slopes, snow-capped mountains, lush rainforest, and stunning waterfalls.


Misty Fjords National Monument FAQs

Is visiting Misty Fjords National Monument worth it?

Visiting The Mistys is one of the best things to do in Ketchikan. Most people prefer to experience the majesty via air and sea, so they can fully experience the awe-inspiring views. Because of this, our floatplane tour is the most popular choice. (It’s an unforgettable 2-hour experience.)


What's the best way to see Misty Fjords National Monument?

The best way to see Misty Fjords National Monument is by floatplane, so you can explore the glacier-created fjords and take in the views of snow-capped mountains, lush forest, and abundant wildlife. If you want to witness the majestic beuaty of the MIsty Fjords, you have to check out the Misty Fjords seaplane tour in Ketchikan.


What wildlife can you see at Misty Fjords National Monument?

Brown and Black bears, Sitka black-tailed deer, mountain goats, wolves, wolverine, river otters, harbor seals, killer whales, Dall porpoise and bald eagles may all be found in Misty Fjords, along with all five Pacific salmon and many birds and other sealife.


What are some popular things to see at Misty Fjords?

There is a magnificent 1,000-foot waterfall flowing from Big Goat Lake which is only visibile via air. The lake was named after the areas heavy concentration of mountain goats.

Behm Canal, a natural channel that is the area’s primary waterway, is more than 100 miles long. It separates Revillagigedo Island from the mainland and extends to the Revillagigedo Channel.

Eddystone Rock is a volcanic plug rising 237 feet from the water that illustrates the dramatic geologic forces that shaped the area six million years ago.


Quick Facts

  • Misty Fjords was proclaimed as a National Monument by President Jimmy Carter in 1978.
  • John Muir compared its geological features to Yosemite and helped give it the nickname “Yosemite of the North.”
  • Misty Fjords National Monument’s glacial valleys are 50 to 70 million years old.


Reviews for Misty Fjords National Monument

Here's what our customers had to say about our Misty Fjords tours.

Deluxe Misty Fjords Tour:

“The flight was one of the highlights of our vacation. It was a beautiful flight around the area as well as a quick stop in a private lake at the top,in the mountains. We enjoyed both the flight as well as the incredible scenery at the lake. Thank you.”



Misty Fjords National Monument via Seaplane Tour:




Deluxe Misty Fjords Tour:

“AMAZING!!! This is a must when visiting Alaska. The Misty Fijords National Monument sea plane tour was breathtaking. We landed on Big Goat Lake midway through the tour and got the most incredible photos. While in flight we saw mountain goats on snow capped mountain tops, a 2,000 ft cascading waterfall, beautiful lakes, and stunning scenery at every turn. Our pilot/tour guide, Jim was very knowledgeable and had a perfect play list for when he wasn't talking. Our favorite Alaska excursion!!”



Misty Fjords Flightseeing Tour:

“Had a great time. Pilot was professional and informative. Beautiful sights and saw some wildilfe. Highly recommend this tour.”



Misty Fjords Boat Expedition:

“This was an incredible excursion with a very knowledgeable guide. The views here were breathtaking. It s about 1.5-2 hrs from where the cruise ship docs, but well worth the ride. We saw whales and seals and even a deer swimming from one island to another! Sheldon was a great captain who tailored our trip to what we wanted. He knew our time constraints and was able to work to get us back to our cruise ship on time. I would highly recommend Sheldon and the trip to Misty Fjords.”