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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 10 September 2018

    This was an excursion booked through Holland America Cruise Lines and our first time on a floatplane. Our pilot Jim was filling in for one of the regular pilots due to the increased demand... and now we know why: Jim's timely narration combined with an...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    1  Thank Jackson826
    Reviewed 23 August 2018

    What a great experience flying on a clear day to Misty Fjord from Ketchikan. Booked through Holland America. It was so beautiful with stunning views (no wildlife in sight though). Highly reccomend this tour.

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank kylie k
    Reviewed 15 August 2018

    This is a floatplane tour and it was so incredible! Our Pilot(tour guide) Larry was very informative and had a sense of humor. It was a beautiful day and we saw no mist to get in the way of the beautiful views. We were supposed...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank dpmc2015
    Reviewed 8 August 2018

    What a super experience ! Our Pilot Larry Conrad, really made the trip exciting as he related all the history as flew through the fjords. Climbing up past snow-capped mountain tops, looking down into the valleys, simple amazing. We landed on the water in a...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Ranjit1945
    Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

    We booked tour months ago for our first Alaskan Cruise. Had been told seaplane tour was incredible and not to be missed. We arrived dockside at meeting place. Had to wait 15 minutes past scheduled pick up. Then when bus didn't arrive, operator liasion asked...More

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    Amanda L
    18 April 2019|
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    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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