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Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour with Island Wings Air Service

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Stop At: Misty Fjords National Monument, Ketchikan, AK

Alaska's Inside Passage or Southeast Alaska is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery on earth. One of its jewels is the majestic Misty Fjords National Monument. Completely road-less and consisting of 2.3 million acres, an area larger than Yellowstone, makes a seaplane tour the only way to comfortably experience the many different levels within the deep, narrow fjords. More dramatic than the Grand Canyon, the fjords are steep walled inlets of the sea. Created by glacial gouging long ago, snow capped, sheer granite cliffs rise dramatically 3,500 out of the sea, ribbonned with waterfalls plummeting sensationally thousands of feet. Nestled within the steep walled canyons, lie pristine bowl-shaped alpine lakes suspended at many different elevations above sea level. Fed by more than 150 inches of misty rain annually, the lush rain forest, made of giant stands of spruce, hemlock and cedar, cling to the rugged rising terrain. Wildlife abounds in the area, with mountain goats and harbor seals being the most frequently sighted animals. Our most popular tour lasts 2 hours and takes you across Revilliagegedo Island over to the Alaskan mainland where the fjords are located, and into the heart of the monument. Headsets with voice communication are provided to passengers so you can chat in flight and ask questions as we fly. For the highlight of the tour, we will land on an alpine lake or on a calm bay at sea level and let passengers get off of the floatplane for a quiet excursion. Relax, stretch your legs and take some photos as you drink in the silence of the vast wilderness. Flying within the Misty Fjords is truly an emotional experience you’ll never forget!!

Duration: 2 hours
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up location is the Liquid Sunshine Gauge located outside the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau building on Cruise Ship Berth 2.

2h 30m
  • Pick-up and drop-off by Island WIngs van from the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau on Cruise Ship Berth 2
  • Interactive narration with your Pilot
  • Voice activated, noise cancelling headsets for every passenger
  • Guranteed window seats for every person
  • US Forest Service Special Use Permit for Shore stops within Misty Fjords National Monument
  • We operate well maintained six-passenger DeHavilland Beaver floatplanes
  • Entry/Admission - Misty Fjords National Monument
  • No food or drinks allowed on the floatplane, except bottled water
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please wear layered clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
  • All passengers MUST provide us a contact phone number when booking or call us to confirm a tour time.
  • Passengers travelling via cruise ship MUST provide their cruise ship name to us so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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All reviews take photos amazing flight misty fjord once in a lifetime take offs owner michelle competent pilot float plane co pilot seat weather was great fantastic pilot rain gauge answering questions experienced pilot entire flight some great photos felt very safe
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always wanted to fly in a floatplane and this trip to The Misty Fjords was as exhilarating as it comes....made even better by our terrific pilot, Adam, with his infectious enthusiasm for flying and the wonderful spectacle that opened up below us. Hope to do...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mike M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pilot(and owner) is full of herself, rude when answering questions we had and condescending. The area we flew over was beautiful and we were able to land on a lake 30 minute flight back in, but the owner acted as if there wasn't any...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vacation153179
Reviewed 1 September 2019

I can say without hesitation that Michelle and her staff lived up to the hype. Everything from booking via phone with Shona to the pick up and ride to Island Wings office was flawless. Michelle conducted our Misty Fjords flightseeing tour. She was professional and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank przyk
IslandWings, Owner at Island Wings Air Service, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2019

Dear przyk, Thank you for the lovely review and for choosing us to fly with! I am a lucky gal to have such a great team of people working with me, Shona, Adam, Kelly and Jensen... it takes a village to make it all work!...More

Reviewed 22 August 2019 via mobile

Thank you Michelle for the trip of a lifetime!! Truly beautiful. I appreciate your attention to safety.More

Thank rmgold
IslandWings, Owner at Island Wings Air Service, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2019

Dear rmgold, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip with me! I do the very best I can to stay safe. With continued vigilance and a little luck I might beat the current Guiness...More

Reviewed 17 August 2019

Excellent site seeing flight over Misty Fjords.our pilot was superb. She landed on lake Nooya for photo ops which was perfect. We even got a dvd at the end of our flight to remember our experience. Highly recommend. Worth every penny !More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Bailey03
IslandWings, Owner at Island Wings Air Service, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2019

Dear Bailey03, Thank you for the sweet review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your flight with me and the landing spot. I land in many different areas of the monument, lakeside areas, sea level areas, depends on lighting, weather, tides and my passengers abilities. Wishing...More

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Response from Ultramax12 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just saw your question, they provide free van transportation from the pier to the plane dock. We just walked from the ship as it was only maybe a 1000' feet from the pier Princess docked at.
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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