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 the wilderness, and soak up the scenery.
Then, your 2-hour seaplane tour ends with drop-off back in Ketchikan.