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Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour from Ketchikan

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Overview
Enjoy aerial and ground views of the Misty Fjords National Monument on a 90-minute scenic flight which includes a 15 minute landing on a pristine lake or salt water fjord.  As your flight takes off from Ketchikan, you will pass over the Tongass National Forest on your way to the beautiful Misty Fjords National Monument, 2.3 million acres of untouched Alaskan wilderness. You will see stunning blue lakes, snow-capped mountains, glacially carved fjords, and have the opportunity to see wildlife at every turn. Each passenger will have a window seat for amazing photo opportunities and voice activated, noise cancelling headset to enjoy the interactive pilot narration. Your flight includes complementary transportation to and from the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, on a private shuttle bus.
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You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Ketchikan Visitors Bureau
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting, Inc.
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Tongass National Forest
  • 3
    Misty Fjords National Monument
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Tongass National Forest
  • 4
    Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting Inc
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Ketchikan Visitors Bureau
    Stop: 20 minutes -
    See details
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Highlights
  • Aerial views of Alaska's vast wilderness en route to Misty Fjords
  • Learn about Alaska's wildlife and landmarks from the pilot
  • Fly over Revillagigedo Islands, Tongass National Forest, and Behm Canal
  • Guaranteed window seat, radio headset, and ground transfers included
What to Expect
Make your way to Ketchikan where a bus transfers you to a nearby seaplane base to meet your pilot. Receive a short safety briefing, and then put on the radio headset to hear commentary from your pilot during your flight. Take in aerial views from your guaranteed window seat as your seaplane takes off. On the way to Misty Fjords National Monument, pass over the vast wilderness of Alaska including Revillagigedo Islands, Tongass National Forest, and Behm Canal. Look for wildlife as you soar over snow-capped mountains, deep fjords, waterfalls, and alpine lakes. Your pilot lands on a pristine lake or salt-water fjord to give you 15 minutes to experience the natural beauty up close. Your tour ends after about two hours with return to Ketchikan.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Outside the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, by the bronze "Founders" statue, located on Berth 2.

Address: 131 Front St, Ketchikan, AK 99901

Directions: All ground transfers to and from our Seaplane Terminal are provided by Misty Fjords Air’s own complementary walk-on shuttle service. We will send our shuttle bus to meet you and your party at the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau* located on berth 2, by the town center.

Please note the Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau is a wood sided building with a green metal roof and is located on Berth 2 and is different than Ketchikan's Information Center located on Berth 3.

Please look for the white shuttle bus with "Misty Fjords Air" written on all four sides.

Dates: See Availability

Return point: Customers will be provided transportation via Misty Fjord's Air private shuttle bus back to the Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau located on Berth 2.
Duration
2h 20m
Inclusions
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Transport by private company owned vehicle to and from the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau (Berth #2)
  • Voice activated, noise cancelling headset for each passenger
  • Interactive pilot narration
  • Guaranteed window seats for all passengers
  • Entry/Admission - Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting, Inc.
  • Entry/Admission - Misty Fjords National Monument
  • Entry/Admission - Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting Inc
Exclusions
  • No food or drinks (excluding water) allowed on the shuttle van or aircraft
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please bring a light raincoat, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Fitness Level: Light. Our ground transportation vehicles require 2-3 steps to enter. Passengers will need to walk approx. 200 feet on ramp and dock to aircraft. To enter aircraft requires 2 stairs. Ground transport vehicles can accommodate collapsible wheelchairs, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations. We are unable to accommodate electric wheelchairs.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If operator cancels due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative time, if available, or fully refunded if flight is cancelled due to weather conditions.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative time or full refund.
  • Tours are operated in either a 6 passenger or 10 passenger aircraft. Aircraft used is at the discretion of the operator.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 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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We had an amazing trip with Ryan and Alaska Seaplane Adventures. The Misty Fjord landing is like being alone in the wilderness. We were the only plane there and there was total silence. We flew over many waterfalls and miles of trees...and no people.
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What a trip! - an incredible morning out flying over the stunning scenery around Ketchikan, and eventually landing on one of the lakes in Misty Fjords. Our pilot (Chuck?) was amazing - his commentary superb, as was his obvious love for the area, he even brought along his own
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We flew in a new Otter turbo prop float plane. Skilled and experienced pilot.Smooth ride, quiet landing on the lake water- simply breathtaking! Guide was knowledgable and helpful during the flight. It was so peaceful on the water. We had a beautiful day. Just wish we could have
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It was raining and there was very slight fog like always in Ketchikan, but zero wind, and they cancelled the flight. That’s normal Ketchikan weather and they are canceling the flight, it looks like you guys are all really lucky. I watched a video of this exact same one and it
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Response from Misty Fjords Ai... P, Manager at Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour from Ketchikan
Responded 23 Aug 2019
Hi Traveler123456789- Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate feedback as it helps us improve. We take the safety of our crew and passengers seriously and cancel flights if conditions are unsafe or would be poor tour quality. The weather here in the Ketchikan harbor isn't always the best indicator of what the conditions are en route to and in the Misty Fjords National Monument. At the time of booking we request a contact phone number which is the number we call when a cancellation is announced. If there is no answer we leave a message as well as send an email to the address where the confirmation is sent. I would be happy to look into the day further if you would email us the date and time your tour was to take place.
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On a Viking cruise and booked this outing with friends. The company was professional and efficient and our pilot instilled confidence. Because the ceiling was too low the pilot turned around after about 20 minutes in the air (the view was great!) and said we couldn't complete
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By: Misty Fjords Air & Outfitting, Inc.
295 reviews
TheJourneyBeginsNow
Columbia City, Indiana
622
Amazing!
We had an amazing trip with Ryan and Alaska Seaplane Adventures. The Misty Fjord landing is like being alone in
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Denisov1812
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
7226
What a trip - do not miss this!
What a trip! - an incredible morning out flying over the stunning scenery around Ketchikan, and eventually landing
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Jim D
Center Valley, Pennsylvania
35469
Misty fjords seaplane + crab feast
Well worth the price. We loved the beautiful float plane ride w our awesome pilot George and beautiful plane. Felt
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retired577
10
Safe Friendly Fun Worth the $$
We flew in a new Otter turbo prop float plane. Skilled and experienced pilot.Smooth ride, quiet landing on the
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traveler637383648374
11
Flight Cancelled
It was raining and there was very slight fog like always in Ketchikan, but zero wind, and they cancelled the
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michaeltb2015
170
Fun! Even though weather limited our flight
On a Viking cruise and booked this outing with friends. The company was professional and efficient and our pilot
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Steve C
125
Beautiful
Great flight. It was our first time on a sea plane. Flight was smooth. Pilot Dave was very good at pointing things
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DisappointedREL
10
Disappointing
We had been told by trip advisor that this was a special tour, especially w/r to the pilot/tour directors. Our
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Ken S
10
Seaplane
Totally awesome experience. Very cool airplane and lots of beautiful sights. Height of my trip. Our pilot, Van was
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Richard P
Tucson
3416
A Beautiful and Memorable Experience!
Although not as breathtaking or awesome as the "5-Glacier Seaplane Exploration" flight we took a couple of days
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John K
20
Misty Fjords Seaplane
(+) Great pilot; nice to fly high to avoid turbulence (+) very nice reception by Terry on pier; nice van and
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Pamela G
Bohemia, NY
82
A Must Do Trip!
This was GREAT from start to finish!!!! Absolutely loved this trip. Bring your camera! Every seat has a great
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kpiapi
Forest Hill, Maryland
60
Seaplane tour
We really enjoyed this plane ride. Scenery was beautiful and staff was great. It was very expensive though.
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Travellermom6835
Centerport, New York
2027
Extremely SAFE airline, experience of a lifetime!!
Having seen that there were two, recent fatal seaplane accidents in Ketchikan in May of 2019 (with a different
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nwhinney
Nelson, New Zealand
41
Ferry trip
Having been marooned in Ketchikan by the Alaskan Marine Highways System ferry strike, the only way to reach Canada
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  • Duration: 2h 20m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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