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.
Reviewer: Gail Blundell
Wonderful flight, great people to deal with. Excellent adventure, beautiful views.
Excellent excursion. The pilot was informative and very personable. After landing on the lake; the pilot suggested we get out for a couple of minutes and stand on the floats. It was a great time.
Reviewer: John and Gisele PARKER
Our pilot was Ken and he has had a lot of experience taking people through the fjords, and we appreciated his professionalism and knowledge of the area. Great pilot. Relaxed and unhurried. Beautiful scenery. Smooth landings. Lots of time spent at the fjords on what was a very cloudy day. Definitely recommended as a unique Alaska experience.
We had a great time on this excursion. It was our first of the cruise and it was amazing! Views were spectacular, it was a great day for flying. The plane was a bit tight but that's expected. My husband got to sit in the co-pilot seat and he loved that. There was just 1 other guest besides the two of us. We landed on a lake and saw some seals. Overall, this was a great tour to take to see the landscape and one of the most affordable for what you get. I highly recommend this.
Reviewer: Kristin Schuett
This was our first experience in a float plane. The pilot was experienced and the plane felt safe. Getting to see the scenery and marine wildlife at low altitude was spectacular. Everyone had a window seat. The only drawbacks were the old sound system did not allow us to understand what the pilot was saying most of the time, and mild motion sickness came easily. But we recommend this trip for those who want a unique view of the fjords. The highlight was landing in a fjord and enjoying the peaceful silence from our perch on the plane's pontoons.