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!
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!
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 ($199.00), one of our very newest tours in Ketchikan Alaska.
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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.
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.
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.