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Misty Fjords National Monument Floatplane Tour

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    What to Expect
    Meet your pilot in Ketchikan and climb aboard your 6-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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Port of Ketchikan
    Departure Time
    Departure times vary by day and availability; please contact the local tour operator after you've made your booking (contact info will be provided on your voucher)
    2h 15m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Live pilot commentary
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Morning departure times range from 7am to 12pm; Afternoon departure times range from 12pm to 5:30pm. Please either include a contact number at time of booking or call the local supplier to confirm a departure time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 8 July 2019

    I was as facinated by the float plane as the magnificient views in Misty Fjords NM. Dave was an excellent pilot. Smooth takeoffs and landings. The weather was clear. The water in we flew over was glass smooth in places. The cascades were so beautiful....More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Robert S
    Bethany L, Manager at Taquan Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2019

    We are glad that you enjoyed your tour with Dave. The scenery is really fantastic and beautiful.

    Reviewed 3 July 2019 via mobile

    Our family took this excursion during our cruise stop to Ketchikan and on the recommendation of family. Jim was our pilot, and was friendly with had eight (I believe) years of float plane experience, including prior experience in South Florida. The weather was gorgeous, and...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Docsusannah
    Bethany L, Manager at Taquan Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2019

    Thank you for flying with us. We are glad that Jim made this trip really special for you. The scenery is so beautiful.

    Reviewed 30 June 2019 via mobile

    Definitely one of the highlights of our honeymoon! Larry was an awesome pilot. Really entertaining, and we felt very safe. The scenery was beyond spectacular.

    Thank andostravels
    Bethany L, Manager at Taquan Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2019

    Congratulations! Glad that you had a memorable honeymoon. Thank you again for flying with us.

    Reviewed 25 March 2019

    Went with my family -- travelled with kids ages from 12-23. Loved the tour. Our favorite part was when we landed on the water. We were able to get out of the plane -- standing outside the plane and experiencing the quiet and beauty of...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank vivanderson4
    Bethany L, Manager at Taquan Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2019

    We are glad to have helped in making your Alaskan cruise truly memorable.

    Reviewed 23 December 2018

    Adam Weiland was my pilot on this fantantic scenic tour of the fjords....He is a skilled pilot and very informative, friendly and knowledgable. It was a pleasure...be sure to ask for Adam...and tell him Victoria sent you...: )

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Victoria K
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    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.
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