Fly over the Misty Fjords National Monument on this sightseeing tour by plane from Ketchikan. Fly over spectacular wild scenery including glaciers, lakes, and fjords, while listening to your guide's commentary on a headset. Round-trip transportation from Ketchikan hotels or the cruise port included.
Misty Fjords National Monument tour via airplane
Expert pilot narrates through headsets
Land on a calm bay in the middle of the wilderness
Round-trip transport from the cruise port or local hotels
Be ready for pickup at the cruise port or your Ketchikan hotel, then transfer to the airport in a tour vehicle. Upon arrival, meet your pilot and get a safety briefing, then find your seat in the fixed-wing aircraft, fasten your seatbelt, and don your headset.
Take off and fly over Revillagigedo Island, over the fjords of the mainland, and into Misty Fjords National Monument. Listen as your pilot narrates information on the sights below and feel free to ask questions.
Land on a calm bay in the midst of the wilderness to take in the scenery from ground level. Stretch your legs and take some photos, then fly back to the takeoff point to end your air tour.
We booked with this company for the Misty Fjords Tour. Booking was easy and the office was responsive. For the price we paid, I would not book again. The seats in the plane did not provide great visibility unless you were sitting in the front or the back. The most frustrating part is that when we landed on the water in the fjords, which were beautiful, the pilot asked if we wanted to get out. I said that I did. He then let others out, but I waited...and waited...and when I asked, he said, "No, our 10 minutes is up." Very, very frustrating. For the price we paid, it was not worth it. The $35 tour around town was much better.
Pilot was very interesting. The aircraft was in Tip-Top shape. We landed on a remote Lake. We flew under the cloud deck, never over 2200 feet, and never faster than a 125 mpn hour. Great views of the back country.
This is a popular excursion in Ketchikan and I say DO IT! We booked thru Viator and got a discount for joining their mailing list making the price exceptional :). Had an evoucher which couldn't have been more convenient.
They run a tight ship at Pirate Airworks. Van picked us up exactly at the time they indicated. it was a 10 minute drive away - we walked in the office, checked in, and literally walked right back out an onto the plane. Not a moment wasted.
our pilot was Dave who was great. Perfect amount of commentary, great flying.
the highlight was when an eagle flew past the plane when we were in the air. it was 10 feet away from my window. AMAZING. the scenery was beautiful. just so serene.
This was the highlight of our trip.
This lour was just amazing. The pilot took us into the fjords and landed in a secluded area where we were able to get out and stand on the floats taking in the magnificent surroundings. Throughout the trip he provided information. The landings were so smooth we couldn’t even tell we landed. Overall just an awesome excursion!
This was a very expensive trip for a party of 4. It was great but the float plane was very uneventful. We literally got out and stood on the floats in a straight line. I think we all were hoping for more wildlife sightings and to go up and down a few more times.