The Misty Fjords National Monument has been carved to impressive perfection by millions of years of glacial activity. On this popular flightseeing Ketchikan day tour, it will take you only the blink of an eye to appreciate nature's handiwork.
The Misty Fjords National Monument is a 2.3-million acre piece of pristine wilderness that must be viewed by floatplane to truly take in its majesty: soaring cliffs, saw-tooth ridges blanketed in trademark mists, sky-blue lakes, endless waterfalls, icy saltwater fjords and miles of glacier-carved gorges.
While you take in the enormity of the Misty Fjords National Monument from above, you will listen to information on the area, as well as appropriate music over your noise-reducing headphones. While taking you on the most scenic flight possible based on that day's weather conditions, your pilot will keep an eye open for wildlife below. While wildlife spotting is never guaranteed, keep scanning the scenery below, where you may see creatures big and small, from burly brown bears to agile mountain goats; from harbor seals to humpback whales. Depending on the visibility that day, your pilot usually tries to stay approximately 1000 feet above the scenery, offering you the best up-close view from a safe distance. Maximum altitude reached is approximately 4,000 feet above sea level. A water landing on a mountain lake for photos and reflection is included.
The Spectacular Misty Fjords Tour is a must-see flightseeing experience that will provide a lifetime of memories.
For safety reasons, talking to the pilot during the flight is not possible. Questions can be asked while at the lake landing and after the flight.
Total flying time, including the water landing time, is approximately 1.5 hours.
Reviewer: Maureen Carson
This outing, in a small plane with only 4 passengers, was the highlight of our stop in Ketchikan. We saw pristine areas up close and landed on a secluded lake. Highly recommend! We still had plenty of time to explore the town before getting back on our cruise ship.
Reviewer: Patricia Nelson
We had a awesome seaplane trip thru the Misty Fjords. We flew thru a cut between the mountains and landed on a calm water lake, then took back off and even saw seal island with a group of them sunning themselves.
Reviewer: ED LILLEY
Fantastic informative flight. Pilot Mike made everybody feel at ease right away and commentary made it obvious obvious he was totally at home doing what he loved. The lake landing was a highlight and will be remembered for a long tome.
Reviewer: ED LILLEY
Sent a 5 star review a few minutes ago but gust remembered the name of the pilot was Kevin not Mike.
Wonderful! The only way to see fjords and the unbelievable landscape around Ketchikan. The pilot was very seasoned and the weather was very cooperative. We landed on a secluded lake and the whole trip was very scenic, interesting and breathtaking! Not to be missed.