Misty Fjords Flightseeing

$389
1 ¾ Hour Duration
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55 minute flight time
A Birds-Eye View
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Over glacially carved towering cliffs
In-Flight Narration
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Through noise-cancelling headsets
National Monument
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Untouched by humans

Description

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 one of Alaska’s famous bush planes, the DeHavilland Beaver or Otter, 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, cascading waterfalls, and towering ancient forests cloaking snow-capped peaks, all from an eagle’s-eye view of this vast and dramatically beautiful wilderness. This incredible region is not uninhabited, however… have your binoculars at the ready for a chance to spot 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 Tour over the jaw-dropping Juneau Icefields.

 

With respect for full transparency, we want to let our guests know that there have been tragic fatal accidents on the Misty Fjords flight in years past. While small aircraft is the main mode of transportation in Alaska, there will always be risks. Our operating partner, Taquan Air, takes every precaution to make the most informed decision about flight conditions for that day and will cancel the tour if the weather poses any threat. Their pilots are extensively trained, monitor weather conditions closely, and fly with at least 4 miles of visibility. The company has also voluntarily adopted safety practices beyond those required by federal standards.


What's Included

Round Trip Transportation
Knowledgable Guides
In-Flight Narration
Guide Gratuities
Food & Drinks

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear?
We recommend hoping for sunshine but preparing for rain for all of our tours. Drizzles are common in this area so we recommend bringing a waterproof jacket. We typically recommend long pants and closed-toed shoes for comfort. And don't forget your camera!
Do the flights ever get canceled due to weather?
Yes, safety is the number one priority so weather conditions are taken into account for each departure. 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 receive a refund less any non-refundable fees.
What if our cruise ship's schedule is canceled or delayed?
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, then you will receive a refund, less any non-refundable fees.
Can you see wildlife from the plane?
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?
There are a couple different 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.
Is the misty fjords flight safe?
With respect for full transparency, we want to let our guests know that there have been tragic fatal accidents on the Misty Fjords flight in years past. While small aircraft is the main mode of transportation in Alaska, there will always be risks. Our operating partner, Taquan Air, takes every precaution to make the most informed decision about flight conditions for that day and will cancel the tour if weather poses any threat. Their pilots are extensively trained, monitor weather conditions closely, and fly with at least 4 miles of visibility. The company has also voluntarily adopted safety practices beyond those required by federal standards.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: There is no minimum age to join this tour
There are a couple different 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.
Guests weighing 250 lbs. (clothed weight) or more may be required to pay an additional surcharge of $150.
Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees. Contact us by phone or email to request a cancellation.

Quick Facts

City
Ketchikan

Duration
1h 45min

Guest Rate
$389

Infant Rate
$0


Itinerary • 1h 45min

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Your tour begins with a convenient pick-up from Berth 2 in downtown Ketchikan for transfer to the waterfront floatplane base.

Duration
15 minutes
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Once you reach the base, you'll go through a brief safety orientation & flight preparation with your guides before heading down to the docks to load up in your DeHavilland Beaver or Otter, each holding 6-10 guests.

Duration
15 minutes
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Your guides will take to the skies to explore the breathtaking Misty Fjords National Monument, including a remote water landing that will allow you to step out of the plane if conditions permit.

Duration
1 hour 15 minutes
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At the conclusion of your flight, you will hop back in the vans for return transportation to Berth 2, where you can head to your cruise ship or explore the historic downtown area.

Duration
15 minutes