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Misty Fjords Exclusive Seaplane Tour from Ketchikan
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Misty Fjords Exclusive Seaplane Tour from Ketchikan

By Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting, Inc.
Recommended by 96% of travellers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Take a 1.5-hour seaplane flight to Misty Fjords National Monument during this 2-hour tour from Ketchikan. Each passenger is guaranteed a window seat, and receives a radio headset to hear the pilot's commentary as you fly to Misty Fjords via Tongass National Forest. Your scenic flight includes a 15-minute stop on a pristine lake or salt water fjord for a direct experience of the Alaskan wilderness.

Ages 0-99
Duration: 1h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Aerial views of Alaska's vast wilderness en route to Misty Fjords
  • Learn about Alaska's wildlife and landmarks from the pilot
  • Fly over Revillagigedo Islands, Tongass National Forest, and Behm Canal
  • Guaranteed window seat, radio headset, and ground transfers included

  • All-inclusive tour
  • Transport by private company owned vehicle to and from the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau (Berth #2)
  • Voice activated, noise cancelling headset for each passenger
  • Interactive pilot narration
  • Guaranteed window seats for all passengers
  • Entry/Admission - Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting, Inc.
  • Entry/Admission - Ketchikan
What's not included
  • No food or drinks (excluding water) allowed on the shuttle van or aircraft
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Make your way to Ketchikan where a bus transfers you to a nearby seaplane base to meet your pilot. Receive a short safety briefing, and then put on the radio headset to hear commentary from your pilot during your flight. Take in aerial views from your guaranteed window seat as your seaplane takes off. On the way to Misty Fjords National Monument, pass over the vast wilderness of Alaska including Revillagigedo Islands, Tongass National Forest, and Behm Canal. Look for wildlife as you soar over snow-capped mountains, deep fjords, waterfalls, and alpine lakes. Your pilot lands on a pristine lake or salt-water fjord to give you 15 minutes to experience the natural beauty up close. Your tour ends after about two hours with return to Ketchikan.

Start:
    Pickup details
    • Departure Point: Outside the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, by the bronze "Founders" statue, located on Berth 2. Address: 131 Front St, Ketchikan, AK 99901 Directions: All ground transfers to and from our Seaplane Terminal are provided by Misty Fjords Air’s own complementary walk-on shuttle service. We will send our shuttle bus to meet you and your party at the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau* located on berth 2, by the town center. Please note the Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau is a wood sided building with a green metal roof and is located on Berth 2 and is different than Ketchikan's Information Center located on Berth 3. Please look for the white shuttle bus with "Misty Fjords Air" written on all four sides. Dates: See Availability Return point: Customers will be provided transportation via Misty Fjord's Air private shuttle bus back to the Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau located on Berth 2.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, 131 Front St, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 49829P3

      • Please bring a light raincoat, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes.
      • Fitness Level: Light. Our ground transportation vehicles require 2-3 steps to enter. Passengers will need to walk approx. 200 feet on ramp and dock to aircraft. To enter aircraft requires 2 stairs. Ground transport vehicles can accommodate collapsible wheelchairs, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations. We are unable to accommodate electric wheelchairs.
      • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If operator cancels due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative time, if available, or fully refunded if flight is cancelled due to weather conditions.
      • Tours are operated in either a 6 passenger or 10 passenger aircraft. Aircraft used is at the discretion of the operator.
      • None
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 49829P3

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      Itinerary
      • You'll get picked up
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      • 1
        Ketchikan Visitors Bureau
        Stop: 10 minutes
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      • 2
        Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting, Inc.
        Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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        Pass by
        Tongass National Forest
      • 3
        Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting Inc
        Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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      • 4
        Ketchikan Visitors Bureau
        Stop: 20 minutes
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      • You'll return to the starting point
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      About the operator
      Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting, Inc.
      304
      Ketchikan, United States
      Joined in August 2010

      #22 of 138 Outdoor Activities in Ketchikan
      • Lucy230116
        Lucy230116
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        Awesome service
        We booked with Dave in 2019 for our flight in 2020 when we were to cruise Alaska . Due to Covid we had to cancel and although Dave couldn’t offer a refund , he kindly offered a credit which we accepted. We rebooked three different times and due to Covid restrictions were finally able to get to Ketchikan September 2023…. Dave honoured our credit and we arranged the tour finally. We were met at the cruise terminal and taken to the office . Unfortunately the weather wasn’t kind to us and our flight was cancelled. Devastating but understandable as the weather was always going to dictate the outcome. What we didn’t expect was FULL refund. This extremely generous , honest man did indeed fully refund our expense. So not only did he hold our booking for 3+ years …… I can’t recommended the honesty and integrity of this company enough. If I ever get back to Ketchikan I will def contact them again and have recommended them to friends who are going there next year. Thanks so much Dave and company Regards Lesley Fawcett , Australia
      • Stay31651209539
        Stay31651209539
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        Simply the best
        This is the finest Ketchikan fiight charter company in the area. They are more than accomdating, extremel professional and keep their aircraft in perfect condition. The pilots are all experienced and thoughtful - making sure your trip is the best it can be. Ketchikan weather can be challenging at the very least and again, this is an area where they shine by making sure you go at the right time for the best experience you have ever had. I cannot say enough great things about this company and its staff. I have been using them for over 20 years to visit fly in cabins in the area and they have handled each trip beautifully.
      • kurtisimom
        kurtisimom
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        Bueatiful. No remote landing
        Enjoyed our flight with Jeff. A beautiful day and a beautiful tour. Disappointed this tour did not include a remote landing on a lake. That was the most memorable part of a previous tour.
      • Jim D
        Jim D
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        Misty fjords seaplane + crab feast
        Well worth the price. We loved the beautiful float plane ride w our awesome pilot George and beautiful plane. Felt really safe and had a hour plus ride over the magestic preserved mountains to the lodge were we met Mady our awesome host. Our crab feast was the best ever. We will always remember this excursion because Mady' s hospitality was great. We hated to leave. PS. The Alaskan beers were great. Thanks.
      • nwhinney
        nwhinney
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        Ferry trip
        Having been marooned in Ketchikan by the Alaskan Marine Highways System ferry strike, the only way to reach Canada was by Misty Air. Their booking system was good and there were no hitches. The aircraft was modern and spacious. The flight was excellent, smooth and we were kept informed by our pilot, Dave. Altogether a wonderful experience which managed to restore some of our depression on losing our Alaskan holiday highlights.
      • GlobalGal2000
        GlobalGal2000
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        Great views and friendly service
        My experience started out positively by talking with Megan about safety and scheduling, after recent accidents in the area with other companies. We felt confident as our trip rolled around, and were impressed with the efficient and professional operation. When we asked out pilot if we could possibly travel past a spot another plane had spotted bears, he kindly taxied slowly from our mid-flight stop, to attempt a sighting for us. The scenery was serene and breathtaking; it was a memorable excursion.
      • Andrea J
        Andrea J
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        Majestic flight
        An exceptional value compared to the price of every other tour. The views were seriously breathtaking and priceless from the moment you depart, until the time you land. Honestly, the highlight of my trip.
      • lindakolney
        lindakolney
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        Seaplane misty Fjords
        Excellent Pilot!! Evan gave us a flight of a lifetime!! Beautiful scenery breath taking views of mts rivers and area. Very knowledgeable of area and made us feel very comfortable. Best part of Alaskan vacation. Would recommend this flight and Evan to everyone traveling to Alaska
      • Rojoe523
        Rojoe523
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        Trip canceled due to fog
        As the title suggests we never got to do our tour. We met the shuttle on time and we had to wait approximately 20 min while they send a test flight to check out the weather. Unfortunately they had to cancel all flights. The day did turn out to be a beautiful sunny 80° day but I could understand the need for safety. I got a full refund credited back to my credit card . Not only was it disappointing not going on our flight but by the time we found out it was canceled all other tours for Ketchikan were booked, or had already departed. If you are booking this tour keep that in mind and do some homework to find a back up plan.
      • dianegU5116TS
        dianegU5116TS
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        Great flight on a SEA PLANE
        I had researched safety records of this company. Very comfortable flight. Felt comfortable with pilot. Breath taking views!!
      • doug_humes
        doug_humes
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        Getting out on the water
        We did not do a cruise ship tour, so this was a way for us to get out on the water and see some of the sights. A great way to see some of the natural beauty that is hidden from view. Worth the price.
      • VWH
        VWH
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        magical
        We had one of the perfect sunny days in Ketchikan so the flight was smooth and spectacular. Our pilot was excellent with history and commentary that made it enjoyable. My daughter (36 birthday) said it was the most exciting hour of her life. Saw mountain sheep but the bears and eagles were up at the top of the rivers fishing. Scenery was spectacular
      • SashMumbai
        SashMumbai
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        Magical
        Now you know what a bird feels like soaring in the skies- magical, liberated and the world-is-mine feeling. This is one great excursion you must not miss. Its a 2 hour trip , flying over the fjords with great navigation, fabulous explanation and smooth flying. Some of the planes take 8, and some 10. Everyone has a window access. And everyone feels refreshed and rejuvenated. A must-do experience
      • Shelly MS B
        Shelly MS B
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        First time in Alaska
        The whole experience was wonderful. Our pilot was knowledgeable and provided an exhilarating experience. We felt safe and had us feeling like we were floating on a cloud. Would highly recommend this outfit.
      • Rhonda  M
        Rhonda M
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        Awesome
        I was hesitant at first spending that much but the day was perfect and well worth the money we all had a fabulous time
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      Brandon, MS71 contributions
      Sep. 2023 • Couples
      Excellent pilot- Mr Mike… flew us over the Misty Fjords. They were just 🤩 stunning! The highlight of our trip! We were cruising on Holland America and they canceled our sight seeing flight 😕. So I reached out to this outfitter and they accommodated us easily! Mr Jim helped with the booking. They picked us up right outside our boat and dropped us off back near there. So appreciative of the wonderful experience!! And bonus I got to fly in a Dehavilland Beaver!! What a treat!! Highly recommend!
      Written 1 October 2023
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      Doug Hafford
      2 contributions
      Aug. 2023 • Friends
      Misty Fjords Air is, without a doubt, the finest of the operators in Ketchikan. I have been flying with them for something like 20 years and they ALWAYS go above and beyond to insure client satisfaction. When faced with an issue, they take the reins and solve it efficiently and quickly.

      Their pilots are excellent, both knowledgeable of the area and congenial to experience your flight with. I cannot say enough good things about this company, their staff and the management. Look no further, you have found the best.
      Written 4 September 2023
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      yvonne l
      Mandeville, LA11 contributions
      Aug. 2022 • Couples
      My husband and I booked a private charter over Misty Fjord. Our pilot was very knowledgeable and engaging. I had paid the extra for a brief lake landing and it was worth it! Our first time on a float plane. The scenery was incredible. Well worth doing it privately.
      Written 19 August 2022
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      Phil
      Fort Lauderdale, FL85 contributions
      May 2022 • Couples
      Amazing experience. Plane was in perfect condition, pilot was awesome. A once in a lifetime experience.
      Written 29 May 2022
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      Maureen M
      hauula, Hawaii22 contributions
      Aug. 2021
      We loved this flight tour of the misty fjords…. It was a beautiful day and we saw amazing scenery….islands, mountains, cliffs, forests, lakes…. Our pilot was Dave who was very informative and interesting.
      Written 1 September 2021
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      We are so glad it worked out to get you to the Fjords! It was a beautiful day and Dave was pleased with your company along the tour.
      Written 2 September 2021
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      Jacob H
      3 contributions
      Jun. 2021 • Family
      Excellent service, excellent and exceptionally-maintained equipment throughout the operation. Knowledgeable and friendly personnel. Reasonably priced and definitely worth the trip.
      Written 22 June 2021
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      Bryan Dornon
      1 contribution
      Jul. 2020
      I fish in Alaska each summer for a week or two. I charter with Misty Fjords to take our group to our fishing destination in Coffman Cove. We have always had great service with Misty Fjords, even going above and beyond this summer (2020) after our airline changed our flights three times and we had to have our float planes rescheduled three separate times. Each time I called I was taken care of quickly and the service is very, very good. We have used other services years ago, but none gives the quality of service that Misty Fjords provides.
      Written 4 August 2020
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      TheJourneyBeginsNow
      Columbia City, IN6 contributions
      We had an amazing trip with Ryan and Alaska Seaplane Adventures. The Misty Fjord landing is like being alone in the wilderness. We were the only plane there and there was total silence. We flew over many waterfalls and miles of trees...and no people.
      Written 13 October 2019
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      Denisov1812
      York, UK73 contributions
      Sep. 2019
      What a trip! - an incredible morning out flying over the stunning scenery around Ketchikan, and eventually landing on one of the lakes in Misty Fjords.

      Our pilot (Chuck?) was amazing - his commentary superb, as was his obvious love for the area, he even brought along his own tailored playlist for the journey which was excellent (the choice of Stairway to Heaven was particularly inspired).

      A truly fantastic trip and one that we would really, really recommend to others to take.
      Written 29 September 2019
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      Markh
      1 contribution
      Aug. 2019
      We flew in a new Otter turbo prop float plane. Skilled and experienced pilot.Smooth ride, quiet landing on the lake water- simply breathtaking! Guide was knowledgable and helpful during the flight. It was so peaceful on the water. We had a beautiful day. Just wish we could have stayed longer before having to turn around-maybe offer a picnic lunch or snack break- just to extend the time? Appreciated the safety instructions and that they don't fly if the weather is questionable. (We missed out on our tours in Juneau because of the weather there- so we understand the disappointment) Well worth the money- can't think of a better way to see the grandeur of the misty fjords! Highly recommend!
      Written 27 August 2019
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