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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 varied 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 the wilderness, and soak up the scenery.

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

Customer Reviews

James C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our pilot was great, the weather was perfect and the views were very scenic. We only got to see seals, as far as wildlife was concerned, but that has nothing to do with the pilot. He was nice, professional and a cute.

Rajendra K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

It was an incredible venture

Jack J USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour one of the best on our Alaska vacation. I would highly recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our group of 5 had a wonderful experience. The weather was overcast, and misty, but we could see everything below us, and beautiful vistas glided by as we listened to commentary and music over our headphones. It was a very smooth and peaceful ride, and our pilot was calm and reassuring. We eventually landed in a waterway between some gorgeous peaks, where we could emerge and walk on the flotation edges of the plane. What an experience. A must do!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great flight! Piolet was very informative.

Timothy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The Fjords were truly misty on this day but the views were still exceptional. The background music on the plane was well chosen and the pilot was a fantastic tour guide. Go Taquan!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Beautiful guided flight tour of Misty Fjords. We loved it!

Lex B

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.

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