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Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour from Ketchikan

  • Seaplane flight from Ketchikan to Misty Fjords National Monument
  • See one of Alaska’s top wilderness regions from the air
  • Fly over alpine lakes, fjords, waterfalls and cliffs, and watch for local wildlife
Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour from Ketchikan
From USD 269.00
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Morning DepartureMost Popular
Tour departures vary from 7am to 12pm.
USD 269.00
Afternoon Departure
Tour departures vary from 12pm to 5:30pm.
USD 269.00
Glassy blue lakes, waterfalls and snowcapped peaks — Misty Fjords National Monument offers 2 million acres of Alaskan beauty that you admire from the skies on this seaplane tour from Ketchikan. Enjoy bird’s-eye views of varied landscapes and spot eagles, bears and plenty of other wildlife. But that’s not all — your aerial adventure, limited to just six people per plane, includes landing on a lake or fjord.
What to Expect
Meet your pilot at the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau across from the port, and climb aboard your six-passenger floatplane. During the flight, your pilot will provide commentary via your headset, which also plays a musical soundtrack. 

Rise over Tongass Narrows, a body of water located between Ketchikan and Gravina Island, and soar past Ketchikan. You’ll be amazed by the beauty of Tongass National Forest as you fly over Revillagigedo Island to Misty Fjords National Monument, about 40 miles (64 km) east of town.

Traveling through a low-hanging mist that gives the region its name, admire landscapes of cliffs, fjords and rock walls jutting straight out of the water. Forests of cedar, spruce and hemlock trees blanket vertical slopes, and waterfalls thunder down narrow granite passages.

Your pilot navigates over Rudyard Bay, giving you a great vantage point of New Eddystone Rock, a remnant of early volcanic activity. Don’t forget wildlife lives in this gorgeous wilderness, so keep watch for deer, wolves, bears and eagles.

Just when you think this flight couldn’t get any better, your pilot makes a smooth but exciting landing on one of the fjords or lakes (depending on weather conditions). Step out onto a pontoon right in the heart of the wilderness, and soak up the scenery.

Then, your 2-hour seaplane tour ends with drop-off back in Ketchikan.
Reviews (89)
1 - 5 of 58 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fabulous Experience

Booked through Holland America and well worth it. Our pilot, Larry, went out of his way to put a nervous passenger (me!) instantly at ease and provided an unforgettable two hour trip which my husband and I would highly recommend and would repeat in a...More

Thank mandkburles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome Afternoon

Our pilot, Mike, and the fantastic folks at Taquan Air helped Scott and I plan our perfect wedding at the Misty Fjords! The flight out was thrilling, especially from the copilot's seat, and Mike's narration was interesting and informative. We landed out in Rudyerd Bay...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Floatplane tour of the Misy Fjords

We booked this tour through Holland America and it was the highlight of our trip. Larry was excellent as a pilot and guide and his playlist was varied and awesome. He broke through the music to point things out and was very considerate of the...More

Thank Voyager795103
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Best Flight Ever

Our pilot was very competent and we had great confidence in his ability, especially since he informed us that he served in the Middle East and worked on his own plane. I was given the privilege of riding up front.

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Beautiful, educational, professional

Larry, our pilot, did an excellent job from start to finish, very professional, friendly and informative. We had a sunny day, so the fjords were not misty, not his fault. As we were taxiing back to the dock, a humpback whale breached in front of...More

Thank JOHN S
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28 May 2018|
Response from Catherine B | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I guess it would depend on the weather that day. We went on the afternoon flight was it was beautiful. The skies were clear that day and we could see for miles.
18 May 2018|
Response from Catherine B | Reviewed this property |
yes you can
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