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Ketchikan Misty Fjords Boat Expedition

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Excursion Overview

Charter an adventure to the majestic Misty Fjords National Monument

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 Misty Fjords boat tour 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.

Things You Need to Know


  • Binoculars for viewing opportunities


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

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

  • 4.5 hours - boat ride through Misty Fjords

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at Berths 1-4. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.
    Norwegian guests and those docking at Ward Cove, please allow for 1 hour before beginning a tour post-arrival into Ketchikan. You must take a complimentary shuttle to downtown Ketchikan.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

This is a limited-use area. The minimum age is 5 years old to participate in this excursion.

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

You will have a guide who is knowledgeable about the wildlife that inhabits 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.

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.


Guest Reviews


3 total


Kathleen D

On Aug 2023

Great scenery, but a little too long.

Anezka R

On Jul 2023

My husband and I really enjoyed the boat excursion to Misty Fjords. Our captain Keith took us to the beautiful nature. His narrative was very knowledgeable and professional. We had a great experience to see wildlife. We will highly recommend this excursion to our friends!

Jennifer N

On Jun 2023

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 Fjord.


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Duration: 4.5 hours

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Duration: 4.5 hours

Min of 4 req to book

Passenger (Ages 5+): $400.00

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