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40 Miles east of Ketchikan, Alaska, Misty Fjords National Monument has drawn comparisons to California’s famed Yosemite Valley for its dramatic, glacier-carved granite cliffs, impossibly tall waterfalls and abundant wild-life.  With more than 2.3 million acres of protected wilderness shrouded in fog and flowing water, visiting the area is like stepping back in time to an era before people existed and the world was new. 

The 1.5-hour flight starts with a commentary van pick-up from the dock at the Ketchikan Visitor Center, where most ships moor, and continues to the facility where you will meet your pilot and begin your tour.  Your plane, the Dehavilland Beaver (DHC-2), is the quintessential Alaskan bush plane offering up to six passengers each their own window seat.  After finding your seat, you will be outfitted with a noise-reducing radio headset allowing clear, two-way communication with your pilot throughout your experience. 

As you approach the national monument, you may see mountain goats resting on crisp snow or black bears foraging for fresh berries as you approach the 3,000 ft. tall granite walls, fractured by time and scoured by glaciers thousands of years ago.  Misted mountains lift snowfields and wildflowers above tree line while waterfalls cascade out of rock clefts and disappear into the forest slopes.  The incredible views and colorful narration of your veteran pilot and expert guide will combine to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience on your incredible Alaskan vacation. 

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Misty Fjords National Monument
SeaWind Aviation
Soar above the glacier-carved granite cliffs and waterfall-studded forests of Misty Fjords National Monument on an unforgettable flight tour from Ketchikan. With guaranteed window seating for all passengers in a fixed-wing Alaskan bush plane, you won't miss a thing as you coast over lush mountaintops and hillsides where wild goats and black bears roam. Learn about the ancient geologic history and wildlife of this spectacular landscape through via live narration from the pilot during the 1.5-hour flight.
  • 1.5-hour scenic air tour from Ketchikan
  • Fly over the cliffs and rivers of Misty Fjords National Monument
  • Get unbeatable aerial views of granite cliffs, waterfalls, wildflower fields, and mountain tops
  • Communicate with the pilot via a two-way radio and noise-cancelling headphones
  • Experience a fixed-wing Dehavilland Beaver (DHC-2) Alaskan bush plane
  • Guaranteed window seating for all passengers
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Makes a great cruise ship shore excursion
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome adventure!

Extremely scenic flight, and longer than I expected. Our pilot was knowledgable and skilled. We landed on a lake in the middle of the misty fjords- so serene and beautiful. Definitely a great excursion!!

Thank kayfrayroth
Reviewed 25 June 2018
This is an amazing excursin

This was my husband and my second trip - this time we took our daughter, son in law and 3 teenage granddaughters. It was magical - everyone loved it. Steve, our pilot was the a wonderful guide, as well as an experienced pilot and fun....More

Thank patinca
Reviewed 14 June 2018
Wonderful flight, breathtaking scenery, knowledgeable and friendly staff

We have flown with SeaWind Aviation before and always found them to be exceptional. They are very safe and caring. Their pilots have extensive knowledge of the Ketchikan region. They care about their customers. The pilot made sure we were able to capture the spectacular...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018
Beautiful view and great service.....You will not be disappointed..

Great friendly service... Great experience for the whole family. They pick you up and return your to your ship or hotel. During the flight the pilot pointed out wild life and circled back to make sure we all got to see. We got to see...More

Thank Patricia R
iloveketchikan, Owner at SeaWind Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Thank you for flying with us and were so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. It's always a bonus to be able to see wildlife! Thank you for posting a review and let us know when your back in Ketchikan. We really appreciate it!!!...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile
Salt of the earth company!

It’s been a life long dream to fly in a beaver over Alaskan fjords! Steve absolutely surpassed all our expectations! He was knowledgeable, easy going, safe, and had a great sense of humor. The weather turned out to be gorgeous the day we arrived in...More

Thank Jeanine H
iloveketchikan, Owner at SeaWind Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

We LOVED meeting you both and spending a little time with you after the flight also. Congratulation's on your engagement!! We hope to see you again. Please stay in touch.

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Could you please advise the actual flying time in the air ? If needed just wanted to ask if there are rezt rooms where the plane docks ? Thank you !
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