Misty Fjords Flightseeing
Sale Price: $265.00
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: Miriam Kotsonis
Since I was on a cruise, my chance to see narrow fjords and mountainside views was limited, so this flight was worth every penny. The landscape was magnificent and everyone had a great view. Pilot's narration was helpful and we put down by a small island in the lake so we not only stood on pontoons, but could get out and walk, surrounded by water, listening to loons calling with mountains all around. If you wear waterproof hiking boots you can walk the whole area safely and even peer into the clear water from up close, wading in a few inches. On the way back we switched seats so everyone had a slightly different view. Awe-inspiring beauty and unlike anything else I saw on my Alaska cruise!
Reviewer: Wilma Bugg
This was an awesome tour. We flew into the fjord and landed on the water. The pilot gave us the opportunity to exit the plane and stand on the pontoon. It was a fabulous experience.
Reviewer: Howard hillery
This is a must do excursion. You won’t be disappointed.
Reviewer: RONALD HART
Our pilot was amazing - Super friendly and informative. We landed in a lake, and he gave us plenty of time to get out on the plane's floats to take in the breath taking views and take photos. It was just the four of us and one other couple on the plane and on the lake, so it was private and enchanting. Highly recommend and thanks so much.
Reviewer: Gail L Meredith
There's a feeling of freedom and awe when you fly and view Misty Fjords. The excursion was amazing and the pilot phenomenal.