Misty Fjords Flightseeing
Sale Price: $257.00
Guests weighing between 269 and 299 pounds are charged for an additional half seat.
Guests weighing more than 299 pounds are charged for an additional seat.
Children ages 1 and under are free but must be accounted for.
Discover the Misty Fjords National Monument
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.
Please Note: Large bags and backpacks are not permitted on the aircraft, but can be safely stored in the office. Small purses can be brought on board the plane.
We were fortunate to have a beautiful clear day after a week of cold and rain on our cruise. Our pilot Kevin did a fantastic job of showing us the beauty of his majestic area, including some close fly-bys of mountain sheep. He landed the plane on a fjord and allowed us to get out onto the floats to enjoy the view. The take-off and landing right by the cruise ships was thrilling. This was the high-light of our trip.
Reviewer: Diane Barnes
We did see wild Mountain goats, and also a mother otter and her babies when we stopped at the dock. Very pretty scenery. The pilot gave some interesting information.
Reviewer: toni hays
Being up in the air provided a beautiful vantage point of the fjords. Landing on the serene lake was great.
Beautiful views. First time for us in a float plane. The captain is knowledgeable and has a lot of flight experience,.
Reviewer: Deanna Carman
The pilot was courteous and professional. This was my first flight in a sea plane and was impressed with the ease of take off and landing. The pilot looked for wildlife as he flew and we did see mountain goats. He landed on the fjord and helped us step onto the pontoons to take pictures. The scenery was spectacular and the area so remote and quiet. This excursion was well worth our time.