Misty Fjords Tours

Misty Fjords National Monument via Seaplane Tour

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 cedar cling to the snowcapped peaks. Set to the skies with your highly trained and experienced bush pilot for a flightseeing tour you won't soon forget.

Duration: 2 hours

Price: $389 per person

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Ketchikan Misty Fjords Boat Expedition

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 inhabit the area and are frequently observed from the boat. Enjoy this small-group excursion through the majestic Misty Fjords National Monument, a spectacular 2 million-acre wilderness preserve surrounded by 3,000 ft vertical cliffs, glacial fjords, cascading waterfalls, and abundant marine and coastal wildlife. Your knowledgeable captain will be at your command to ensure a unique charter experience based on your interests and viewing preferences.

Duration: 4.5 hours

Price: $394 per person

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Deluxe Misty Fjords National Monument Tour

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 at Ketchikan's lush forests, snowcapped mountains, and abundant wildlife. Make the ultimate pit stop at a wilderness Fjord.

Duration: 2 hours

Price: $345 per person

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Misty Fjords National Monument Flightseeing Tour

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 for fjords, majestic mountains, vast forests, potential animal sightings, and an experience you will never forget!

Duration: 1.5 hours

Price: $280 per person

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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.

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