Misty Fjords Tours

Misty Fjords Flightseeing Tour via Floatplane

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 join us as we sail through the sky and take a peek at Ketchikan's lush forests, snowcapped mountains, and abundant wildlife.

Duration: 2 hours

Price: $269 per person

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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 Flightseeing tour in Ketchikan.

About Misty Fjords National Monument

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.

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.)

Wildlife 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.

Popular Sights

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.

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