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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 4 weeks 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
    Bethany L, Manager at Taquan Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for flying with us. Please send us some pictures if you have any.

    Reviewed 10 August 2019

    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 11 August 2019

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

    Reviewed 31 July 2019

    We were lucky enough to be included on a scenic tour of the Misty Fjords national park. It was a memorable experience in typical Alaskan weather. Our pilot, Larry, was very informative and skilled. We landed at Punchbowl Lake and had our pictures taken on...More

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

    Thank you for flying with us. Send us some pictures if you can!

    Reviewed 19 July 2019

    Beautiful scenery. This is especially nice if you haven’t been on a float plane before. We fortunately got to get out on the fjord itself on the fjord. However, had the float dock not been full, we have just landed at another dock, and not...More

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

    Thank you for flying with us.

    Reviewed 10 July 2019

    I went on this tour with my dad & we both loved it! Larry was an excellent pilot and really made sure we got the full experience. He told us a lot of cool facts about the Misty Fjords and about Ketchikan in general. The...More

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

    Thank you for flying with us. We are glad that Larry made this trip special for you.

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    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.
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