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 on the Ketchikan tour, 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 in Ketchikan 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.
The best excursion I've ever taken. Getting to the airfield was easy, the ground crew was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the entire experience. Flying in a helicopter through the mountains and over the glacier was breathtaking, the pilot educated us throughout the flight. I would advise taking this excursion above anything else.
Reviewer: Harish Patel
A must see but on the pricey side.
Reviewer: SWAROOP NYSHADHAM
Breathtaking; the pilot was very friendly and accomodating. One of the best experiences of my life
Reviewer: Tom McAndrew
We used Shore Excursions because the price was better than the Princess Cruise offering and are so glad we did. We were very pleased from our booking experience to the actual flight. We were disappointed when we got scheduled for a later flight, but when we told you we were with other family members you were able put us all together on the earlier flight making it comfortable to get back to the ship on time. Everyone from the van driver to the office staff was delightful. Our pilot, Fred, was friendly and attended to every detail necessary to provide us with a safe, informative and enjoyable experience. We had beautiful flying weather and were able to see amazing views. When we landed on the water in the fjord, he took some group photos for us. He was constantly on the lookout for wildlife and even double-backed when he saw some mountain goats. We were a group of 6 ranging in age from 10 to 77 and everyone had a great time.