We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Misty Fjords National Monument Floatplane Tour

Select Date and Travellers
2 travellers
    What to Expect
    Meet your pilot at the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau across from the port, and climb aboard your six-passenger floatplane. During the flight, your pilot shares commentary via your headset, which also offers a musical soundtrack. 
Ascend over Tongass Narrows, a body of water located between Ketchikan and Gravina Island, and fly past Ketchikan. Stare in wonder at the beauty of Tongass National Forest as you soar 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, take in views of fjords, cliffs and rock walls jutting straight out of the water. Waterfalls cascade down narrow granite passages, and dense forests of hemlock and spruce cover the vertical slopes.

    Your pilot navigates over Rudyard Bay, giving you a fantastic vantage point of New Eddystone Rock, a remnant of early volcanic activity. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like wolves, bears, deer and eagles.

    Then, get ready as 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.

    Your floatplane tour ends with drop-off back in Ketchikan.

    Worry-free Shore Excursion:

    We will ensure your timely return to the Ketchikan port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
    Show More
    Reviews (71)
    Filter reviews
    50 results
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Traveller rating
    Show reviews that mention
    All reviews taquan air float plane misty fjords great pilot awesome music pilot mike clean crisp smooth flight pre flight safety video felt very safe beautiful scenery sunny day great flight visited ketchikan worth every penny alaskan cruise
    Selected filters
    Updating list...
    1 - 5 of 50 reviews
    Reviewed yesterday

    My husband is a pilot and we love flying no matter the type or size of the airplane. This was our first floatplane flight ever and it totally exceeded our expectations. We were with four other passengers and were comfortable and secure. Our pilot was...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Rachelld66
    Reviewed yesterday

    Our family was on the Holland America cruise ship. We BOOKED For All 6 of us! Larry was our pilot. He was awesome! Very knowledgeable and a PRO. We had a great time and he landed like a PRO. We would highly recommend this trip...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank MARCIA P
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    our flight was canceled due to the weather. We certainly understand the safety concern, the problem was that no one bothered to let us know. We based our whole day on that excursion and would have tried to do something else had we known.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Amy S
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our pilot, Larry, was great. Of course very skilled, but also personable and knowledgeable. Scenery phenomenal, combined with recorded and live dialogue made flight memorable. Would highly recommend while in Ketchikan.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank PiKapp73
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Perfect for the last stop on our cruise, the floatplane tour of remote Misty Fjords was a highlight for everyone in our family. We'd been concerned because of recent accidents involving this company and cruise ship passengers, but we found our pilot to be safety...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank noniw
    Bethany L, Manager at Taquan Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for flying with us and we are glad that you enjoyed the tour.

    View more reviews
    Questions & Answers
    Ask a question
    Amanda L
    18 April 2019|
    Response from Victoria K | Reviewed this property |
    You can arrange for one mode of transportation in and another one out. One way bookings. Happens all the time. Good luck and have fun. It’s a beautiful journey.
    Key Details
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall: 800-130-2207