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Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour from Ketchikan

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Enjoy aerial and ground views of the Misty Fjords National Monument on a 90-minute scenic flight which includes a 15 minute landing on a pristine lake or salt water fjord.  As your flight takes off from Ketchikan, you will pass over the Tongass National Forest on your way to the beautiful Misty Fjords National Monument, 2.3 million acres of untouched Alaskan wilderness. You will see stunning blue lakes, snow-capped mountains, glacially carved fjords, and have the opportunity to see wildlife at every turn. Each passenger will have a window seat for amazing photo opportunities and voice activated, noise cancelling headset to enjoy the interactive pilot narration. Your flight includes complementary transportation to and from the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, on a private shuttle bus.
  • 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
What to Expect
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.
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
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.
2h 20m
Return Details
Customers will be provided transportation via Misty Fjord's Air private shuttle bus back to the Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau located on Berth 2.
  • 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 - Misty Fjords National Monument
  • Entry/Admission - Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting Inc
  • No food or drinks (excluding water) allowed on the shuttle van or aircraft
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative time or full refund.
  • Tours are operated in either a 6 passenger or 10 passenger aircraft. Aircraft used is at the discretion of the operator.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Denisov1812
Reviewed 27 August 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...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank retired577
Reviewed 23 August 2019 via mobile

It was raining and there was very slight fog like always in Ketchikan, but zero wind, and they cancelled the flight. That’s normal Ketchikan weather and they are canceling the flight, it looks like you guys are all really lucky. I watched a video of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Misty Fjords Ai... P, Manager at Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2019

Hi Traveler123456789- Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate feedback as it helps us improve. We take the safety of our crew and passengers seriously and cancel flights if conditions are unsafe or would be poor tour quality. The weather...More

Reviewed 19 August 2019

On a Viking cruise and booked this outing with friends. The company was professional and efficient and our pilot instilled confidence. Because the ceiling was too low the pilot turned around after about 20 minutes in the air (the view was great!) and said we...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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1 August 2019|
Response from Dor0D | Reviewed this property |
I would think the ages would be appropriate. But check with the company to make certain before you book. We felt very safe and they were wonderful staff and captain was very experienced.
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5 February 2019|
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Response from noel129 | Reviewed this property |
We booked the misty fiords through the ship and they picked us up at the wharf and took us to the plain.
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