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Ketchikan Misty Fjords Boat Expedition

Your memorable journey starts when you board a 30' Aluminum Chambered boat from the downtown waterfront of Alaska's first city, Ketchikan to the beautiful Misty Fjords National Monument. After entering this majestic wilderness area at the entrance to Rudyerd Bay you will be surrounded by towering cliffs, sheer rock faces and waterfalls cascading into Punchbowl Cove, emerald lakes and fjords.

Misty Fjords is about 40 miles east of Ketchikan, Alaska, along the Inside Passage coast in southeastern Alaska, and approximately two hours (one way) by boat. What makes this journey unique is you become the captain of the ship! You will work in close partnership with the captain to determine the course. If you decide you would like to stop and enjoy certain areas of the Misty Fjords longer, perhaps New Eddystone Rock, an immense volcanic spire rising from the emerald sea, or the abundant coastal and marine wildlife including bald eagles, black and brown bears, humpback and orca whales, and more, we will do so.

Enjoy your time through the splendid two million-acre wilderness preserve surrounded by 3,000-foot vertical cliffs, glacial fjords and cascading waterfalls. Bring your camera, as photo opportunities of spectacular scenery and wildlife opportunities abound! A day cruise to Misty Fjords National Monument is an experience you'll always remember.

Please be advised there is a 4-person minimum for this excursion. The coastal cruiser charter holds 6 passengers total.

The tour representative will meet you inside the Ward Cove Mill 20 minutes prior to the scheduled tour departure time for transportation to downtown Ketchikan. Cruise ships docked at Ward Cove are 7 miles from downtown Ketchikan.

Duration: 4.5 hours (Roundtrip from the cruise ship terminal.)


  • Bottled Water
  • Binoculars for viewing opportunities


  • Guests must be at least 5 years of age
  • Appropriate clothing for Alaskan weather
  • Tour requires 4 passengers at minimum to operate; groups are combined to meet the minimum
  • Maximum capacity: 6 passengers

Duration: 4.5 hours. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 4.5 hours - boat ride through Misty Fjords

Meeting Instructions:

  • Meet at the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, Berth 2 on the pier 20 minutes prior to tour departure time.
    Your cruise ship will dock 7 miles outside of downtown Ketchikan at Ward Cove. The tour representative will meet you inside the Ward Cove Mill 20 minutes prior to the scheduled tour departure time for transportation to downtown Ketchikan. 

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

What type of boat will I be on & how many passengers does the boat hold?

The boat that you'll be on is a 30' Aluminum Chambered boat with twin Honda 250 outboards, deluxe seating, oversize windows, generous observation deck, heated cabin, restroom, life jackets, and great visibility for memorable photos. The boat is can accommodate up to 6 passengers. 

Are there any age restrictions for children?

This is a limited use area. Minimum age is 5 years and above.

What type of clothing should I wear?

We recomend wearing clothes that can be layered. A lightweight shirt, sweater, and jacket will allow you to adapt to varying temperatures. 

Will I see any wildlife on this tour?

You will have a guide who is knowledgeable about the wildlife that inhabit the area.  Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour, however this is not a designated wildlife watching tour and nothing can be guaranteed. 

What if my cruise ship is docking at Ward Cove?

Please review your finalized ticket voucher for complete instructions.  Guests docking at Ward Cove will be met by your tour representative inside the Ward Cove Mill 20 minutes before your scheduled tour departure time for transportation to downtown Ketchikan. 

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Duration: 4.5 hours

Number of Passengers *

Age: 5+

Spectator: $389.00

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