Misty Fjords Flightseeing

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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.
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable layers that are appropriate for weather conditions. 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.
Restrictions Persons between 269 and 299 pounds must purchase a seat and 1/2. Persons weighing over 300 lbs must purchase an extra seat. Guests under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian to sign their waiver. Infants under two years old may attend the tour free of charge, however, the infant must sit on one paying adult's lap and only two infants are legally permitted on each flight. 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.

Incredible Ketchikan Excursion Discovering Misty Fjords National Monument by Floatplane

The Misty Fjords National Monument in Alaska has been carved to impressive perfection by millions of years of glacial activity. On this popular flightseeing Ketchikan excursion, 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. The 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 Flightseeing Ketchikan Tour is a must-see 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.

5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  238 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great excursion!
July 28, 2021
This was a great excursion. Jim picked us up from the ship and was very friendly. He took us to the downtown area after the trip and was very helpful letting us know what to do. The actual flight was awesome! The pilot (also named Jim) gave very interesting running commentary while in flight. I would do this excursion again if ever in the area.
Reviewer: Alan Furan
5 Stars
Gorgeous Scenery
January 27, 2020
My husband and I went on the Misty Fjords Flightseeing tour in August. I was a little bit nervous to go on the small plane since I'm prone to motion sickness. However I had nothing to worry about. The weather was perfect the day of our tour, the pilot assured me I'd be fine and he was right. The flight was so smooth and the scenery breathtaking that I immediately forgot all my worries. Taking off and landing on the water was such a cool experience. This was definitely one of the highlights of our Alaskan vacation!
Reviewer: Stacy
5 Stars
October 03, 2019
We really enjoyed our flight through the Misty Fjords. It was a beautiful day. Sunny with little wind. The flight allowed us to see things we would have never seen otherwise. The view were spectacular. Timing was great. We stopped on the water for a small break after an hour of being in the air and that was a great break. Then we continued for another hour of beautiful sights. Our pilot was terrific!
Reviewer: Suzie Sexton.
5 Stars
highlight of the trip
October 02, 2019
The Misty Fjords sightseeing trip was the absolute best thing I did while cruising with NCL. First off, Ketchikan is a beautiful town with some of the friendliest people I have ever met. We boarded the plane and within minutes we were airborne. The pilot, whose name I can't remember, was extremely knowledgeable and competent. He clearly loves his job. He flew us over and through the beautiful fjords and pointed out many areas of interest. At one point we saw a group of mountain goats. Slowly approaching them was a huge bear, clearly looking for a snack. We landed in a beautiful lake and disembarked onto one of the plane's pontoons. It was incredibly beautiful, and a once in a lifetime experience. After we returned to the port, the shuttle buses returned us to the downtown area, leaving plenty of time to explore this amazing little town. I highly recommend this trip!
Reviewer: Brendan Hallisey
5 Stars
We loved it!
September 28, 2019
My daughter and I took the Misty Fiords Flightseeing Tour in August. I'm a private pilot so I am always paying attention to what the pilot is doing and how it is being done. Ken was our pilot. He was very professional, friendly and gave us lots of history and information on the area. Everyone on the flight felt very secure with Ken. Landing on the lake was a special treat for us. We both highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Linda Wilson
5 Stars
Float Plane Review
September 26, 2019
Friendly staff. Trilling ride. Especially enjoyed the lake landing and wildlife. Not to be missed.
Reviewer: Diana Hunt
5 Stars