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  • Location:Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour from Ketchikan

Glassy blue lakes, waterfalls and snowcapped peaks — Misty Fjords National Monument offers 2 million acres of Alaskan beauty that you admire from the skies on this seaplane tour from Ketchikan. Enjoy bird’s-eye views of the various landscapes and spot eagles, bears and plenty of other wildlife. But that’s not all — your aerial adventure, limited to just six people per plane, includes landing on a lake or fjord.


  • Seaplane flight from Ketchikan to Misty Fjords National Monument
  • See one of Alaska’s top wilderness regions from the air
  • Fly over alpine lakes, fjords, waterfalls and cliffs, and watch for local wildlife
  • Land on a fjord or lake to get a look at the scenery from the water
  • Learn about your surroundings from your pilot-guide

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What You Can Expect

Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour from Ketchikan

Misty Fjords Flightseeing

Meet your pilot at the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau across from the port, and climb aboard your six-passenger floatplane. During the flight, your pilot will provide commentary via your headset, which also plays a musical soundtrack. 

Rise over Tongass Narrows, a body of water located between Ketchikan and Gravina Island, and soar past Ketchikan. You’ll be amazed by the beauty of Tongass National Forest as you fly over Revillagigedo Island to Misty Fjords National Monument, about 40 miles (64 km) east of town.

Traveling through a low-hanging mist that gives the region its name, admire landscapes of cliffs, fjords and rock walls jutting straight out of the water. Forests of cedar, spruce and hemlock trees blanket vertical slopes, and waterfalls thunder down narrow granite passages.

Your pilot navigates over Rudyard Bay, giving you a great vantage point of New Eddystone Rock, a remnant of early volcanic activity. Don’t forget wildlife lives in this gorgeous wilderness, so keep watch for deer, wolves, bears and eagles.

Just when you think this flight couldn’t get any better, your pilot makes a smooth but exciting landing on one of the fjords or lakes (depending on weather conditions). Step out onto a pontoon right in the heart of wilderness, and soak up the scenery.

Then, your 2-hour seaplane tour ends with drop-off back in Ketchikan.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

great tour. The flight was awesome. Landing on the Fjord was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

awesome!!!! very nice pilot. smooth landings. a must do!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was awesome. Our pilot was great and informative. We had a great time. I highly recommend this float plane excursion.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Spectacular scenery. Everyone who goes to Ketchikan should take this tour. The Park is like a cross between Glacier National Park and Yosemite National Park. I had no idea that this existed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a brilliant tour and something none of us had ever done before. Landing on the fjord and then standing on the floats was a bonus.
The organisation was excellent and all the staff very helpful and friendly.
I would not have missed it for the world.

Robert B
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Well worth the money, staff was excellent!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Was an excellent informative tour - amazing scenery. Would definitely do it again

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Our pilot gave us a great tour of the Fjords. The entire tour from start to finish was amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Misty Fjord was absolutely beautiful. The narration was great and the plane was super fast. The water landing was amazing too! You don't pull up to a dock, but it is amazing to step out on the pontoon in the middle of the water with the mountains all around you
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