Misty Fjords Cruise & Flightseeing

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    Custom-designed catamarans exist specifically for creating an ideal viewing experience. Just duck inside to a heated cabin if you’re cold!
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    New Eddystone Rock, a fascinating extant volcanic plug, is sure to be a highlight of your flightseeing adventure!
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    It’s not just the animals that thrive here; check out vivid walls of moss and trees!
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    These views will entertain you in your dreams for weeks after you land!
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    This part of Alaska is home to every shade of green imaginable: old-growth vivid forests, dark muskeg bogs, and bright green mossy walls.
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    No wonder they call it the Yosemite of the North! Look at those granite domes!
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    Bald eagles abound in the glorious Misty Fjords wilderness area. Watch the treetops for nests!
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    Wow. Talk about stunning scenery! Misty Fjords is unlike any other area in Alaska.
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    Your expert pilot knows the area like the back of his/her hand, so get ready for an insider’s look at Misty Fjords!
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    Punchbowl Cove is the home to some glorious granite walls, as well as geometrically enticing columnar basalt.
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    Geology buffs will certainly be wowed by the igneous structures that define the Misty Fjords Wilderness.
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    With simply unparalleled views, the Misty Fjords Cruise and Flightseeing Adventure is sure to be a source of countless new photos.
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    Talk about scenic splendor! Bob Ross would be ecstatic.
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    With walls reminiscent of Yosemite’s El Capitan, prepare to be wowed!
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    DeHavilland float planes are an Alaska classic. Get ready to fly like the pros.
It’s tough to beat the Misty Fjords Cruise and Flightseeing tour for an awe-inspiring encounter with natural beauty! Misty Fjords is the destination for some of the most jaw-droppingly stunning tours in Ketchikan Alaska, and this one-of-a-kind combination tour lets you experience it by both air and sea! For folks looking to encounter the glory of flightseeing Ketchikan, this adventure will take you to enormous granite domes carved by the patient work of glaciers, to three-thousand-foot falls that tumble down into the ocean, and to bright-green faces of moss that reach toward the sky! With vistas like these, and with the countless species of Alaskan wildlife that call this area home, you’ll feel like you’ve been carried to another world!

What to expect and what not to expect with this Ketchikan shore excursion

Similarly to other tours in Ketchikan Alaska, the adventure kicks off with complimentary pick-up at the cruise docks. From the Misty Fjords headquarters, you’ll start out onto lovely emerald-green waters in a custom catamaran built with sightseeing in mind. Keep your eyes peeled for Alaskan wildlife. This unique National Monument, after all, is home to mountain goats, timber wolves, black bears, humpback whales, bald eagles, and even orcas! Not a geology expert? Not to worry, as your knowledgeable naturalist guide will be present to answer any questions you might have about the New Eddystone Rock volcanic plug, the basalt columns of Punchbowl Cove, or the massive domes that surround you! But that’s only half of the adventure, for then it’s time to experience the glory of flightseeing Ketchikan!

  • 3.75 hours duration (including transport)
  • Stunning, up-close views of glacially carved cliffs and designated wilderness
  • Fully narrated by expert naturalist guide
  • Remote exploration inside of Misty Fjords
  • Complimentary snacks and drinks
  • Board an iconic DeHavilland floatplane at a remote floating dock

You’ll board the iconic DeHavilland floatplane at a remote floating platform, and then you’re off on a thrilling water take-off! Bring your camera, as you’ll have a guaranteed window seat for this adventure. Your pilot will zoom in for exhilarating up-close views of Misty Fjords’ geologic wonders, and you’ll catch great panoramas of sprawling muskeg bogs, pristine old-growth temperate rainforest, and the great gray granite of Rudyerd Bay. With almost otherworldly sightseeing from below as well as from above, this flightseeing Ketchikan adventure is bound to be the source of some unforgettable hero shots!

Looking for more stunning photo ops throughout the Inside Passage? Why not take a look at the Taku Glacier Adventure by Air, Water, & Ice in Juneau & the Glacier 4x4 Adventure in Skagway!

If you’re on the hunt for an even more affordable way to experience Misty Fjords, you may want to explore the lovely Misty Fjords Cruise, one of our very newest tours in Ketchikan Alaska.

Minimum Ages, Cancellations, Accessibility, Etc.


  • Restrictions: This is a family-friendly tour and all ages are welcome. Lap children funder 24 months travel for free.
  • Accessibility: This tour is rated 'Easy' in regards to activity level. There are a few steps to get in and out of the boat, 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 cancellations and refunds up to 24-hours before the tour. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with Flex Cancel) are nonrefundable.
  • What to 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, as well as a light jacket, since air temperature tends to be a bit lower in the plane. And don't forget your camera!
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  • Passenger Rate: $369.00
  • Infant Rate: Free (up to 24 months)
  • + 6.5% sales tax
You've got questions, we've got answers
Q:Will we make it back to the ship in time? What if we don't?
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.
Q:Do the tours ever get canceled due to weather?
The Misty Fjords Cruise and Flightseeing Tour operates rain or shine. In some cases, though, high winds may force cancellation of flightseeing tours. If a tour is canceled due to weather circumstances, you will always receive a refund.
Q:What if our ship is delayed or doesn't make it into port? Refund?
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.
Q:What should we wear and bring?
For comfort, we typically recommend long pants, closed-toed shoes and a light jacket, as the air can sometimes be a bit cool. Also bring a rain jacket, just in case!
Q:Will we see wildlife from the boat?
The area is home to bears, whales, eagles, wolves, mountain goats, and other wildlife, so sightings are always possible, but we can’t guarantee them.
Q:What are the boats like?
This tour uses custom 50-passenger catamarans with both an outdoor and heated indoor viewing area.
Q:Can you see wildlife from the planes?
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.
Q:How big are the planes?
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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Rating of This tour has received an average of 5 stars on a total of 3 Ratings

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Norm Koehler
Glendora, CA
Misty Fjords Flightseeing Tour

Booked 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.

John Whipp
John Whipp
Ontario, Canada
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.

Default Avatar125
Philadelphia, PA
Simply Spectacular

The 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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