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Misty Fjords Flightseeing


No Alaskan adventure would be complete without a Ketchikan flightseeing experience soaring above some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. The Misty Fjords Flightseeing experience is our pick of the best of the Ketchikan flightseeing tours and is a truly stunning adventure. Climb aboard the world’s most famous bush plane, the DeHavilland Beaver, and soar above the magnificent Misty Fjords National Monument, which comprises 2.3 million acres of breathtaking natural beauty and grandeur. You’ll spot deep fjords, crystal lakes, massive glaciers, cascading waterfalls, and towering ancient forests cloaking snow-capped peaks, all from an eagle’s-eye view of this vast and dramatically beautiful wilderness. During your two-hour flight, a highlight will no doubt be a heart-stopping landing on the clear waters of an alpine lake or inaccessible fjord, where you’ll be able to step out onto one of the plane’s pontoons to experience the bracing fresh air and absolute stillness of an environment so remote and untouched you’ll feel like you’ve entered another world. This incredible region is not uninhabited, however: Have your binoculars at the ready for a chance at spotting herds of mountain goats, brown and black bears, Sitka black-tailed deer, wolves, moose, and bald eagles as your experienced bush pilot takes you on the flight of a lifetime!

Your Ketchikan flightseeing adventure begins at a pick-up point conveniently located within walking distance of the cruise docks. From here, a short transfer will take you to the plane base, where you’ll receive a short video orientation. Then it’s all aboard the floatplane for a thrilling water take-off! Every passenger has a window seat, so there’s no fear of missing anything as you soar over Ketchikan and towards the towering 3000-foot cliffs carved out by thousands of years of glacial movement. These stunning escarpments mark the entrance to Misty Fjords flightseeing and the beginning of your ultimate wilderness adventure. All the while, your pilot will keep you updated on the sights through noise-canceling headsets. Later, back in Ketchikan, you will still feel like you’re flying high long after your Misty Fjords Flightseeing adventure comes to a close.


Flightseeing fanatic? Check out our exhilarating Icefield Helicopter Excursion ($299.00) over the jaw-dropping Juneau Icefields.

2 Hours Duration

From pick-up to drop-off

A Birds-Eye View

Over glacially carved towering cliffs

Wildlife Opportunities

Bear and eagle sightings common

Remote Water Landing

Inside Misty Fjords Wilderness




Family-friendly, Flightseeing


2 hours

Adult Rate


Child Rate

There is no child rate for this tour. All participants will be charged at the adult rate, except for lap children 2 and under.

Infant Rate

Free (2 and under)

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.


This tour is rated 'Easy' in regards to activity level. There are a few steps to get in and out of the plane so a certain level of mobility is required., Please contact us in advance if you require assistance and we will do our best to accommodate!

Cancellation Policy

In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour., Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty., Including 'Flex Cancel' allows refunds up until 24-hours before the tour., Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with 'Flex Cancel') are nonrefundable.

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5 reviews for Misty Fjords Flightseeing

  1. 5 out of 5

    MISTY FJORD -- A MUST SEE!!!Our pilot Clark took us on the most breathtaking ride to view the splendor of the Misty Fjords. This is the only way to see this majestic landmark. Do not miss this excursion. Taquan Air is very professionally run and you will be thrilled you chose this excursion.

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Best thing I did in AlaskaFantastic experience! Alaska is even more beautiful from the air. Takeoff's and landing's were perfect.

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Misty Fjords Flightseeing TourBooked our tour of Misty Fjords through Ketchikan Shore Tours. Taquan Air provided the plane and pilot. The pickup and return was on time and perfect. With 16 planes, Taquan Air has the resources to maintain the planes and the leverage to hire some of the best pilots around. The tour was as advertised and beautiful. Recommend highly.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Amazing time!!This was the first excursion we did on our 10 day cruise/land tour and what a start it was. From the guy at the pier to the driver and front desk staff all were friendly and helpful. All these people combined with the best pilot (our opinion) they have made for an unforgettable start to our holiday. The scenery from the plane and just the right amount of dialogue along the way only contributed to the experience. Then the coup de grais landing in the Fjord and getting out of the plane to stand on the pontoon to experience the incredible views of pure nature at it's finest.

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  5. 5 out of 5

    Simply SpectacularThe Misty Fjords Flightseeing Tour was simply spectacular and definitely one of the highlights of my trip to Alaska. Don't miss this one! It's well worth it.

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    Will we make it back to the ship in time? What if we don't?

    Answer: We've never left anyone behind and only schedule tours that work well with your cruise ship's itinerary. We leave plenty of cushion so you can confidently book your trips independently.

    Do the flights ever get canceled due to weather?

    Answer: Yes, safety is a number one priority so weather conditions are taken into account each day. In certain cases, the weather can lift and a slight delay will still allow the flight to continue. However, if a flight is canceled completely due to weather circumstances, you will always receive a full refund.

    What if our ship is delayed or doesn't make it into port? Refund?

    Answer: It's very rare that a ship is delayed into port, but in those cases, we will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, we will of course refund the full cost of the tour.

    What should we wear and bring?

    Answer: For comfort, we typically recommend long pants, closed-toed shoes and a jacket, as the air temperature will be a few degrees cooler than the ground temperature. Since there is an opportunity to get out of the plane, a rain jacket is advisable as well.

    Can you see wildlife from the plane?

    Answer: If you have sharp eyes, it's certainly possible to see wildlife on the mountains below. The plane flies low enough to distinguish individual animals, but of course the pilots have to respect local wildlife so it's not an objective of this tour.

    How big are the planes?

    Answer: There are a few types of planes used for the tour, and you'll typically be in a group of 6-10 guests on the flight. Everyone gets a window seat on these flights.

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