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Misty Fjords National Monument

Ketchikan, AK
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Ketchikan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Cultural
Activities: Kayaking
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Owner description: This huge wilderness area includes hundreds of rivers and streams fed by melting glaciers each spring.
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Seattle, Washington
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101 reviews 101 reviews
35 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Misty Fjords is dramatic and worth the trip ... but it's not Norway, or Prince William Sound, or Fjordland in New Zealand. What you do see is dramatic cliffs, high mountain lakes, and deep tidal sounds. It is definitely worth a trip, but there are no glaciers. As a float-plane trip out of Ketchikan, it's a good thing.

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Gilbert, Arizona
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I took a flight over Misty Fjords National Monument. The sky was clear and the view was AMAZING!!!! We landed on the wooden platform above the water... It's so peaceful.

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Stratford, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Misty Fjords was totally one of the highlights of our trip and I never flew in a small plane. Begin by saying I would go back in a flash and loved flying over the Fjords one of the most beautiful sites. I got to sit in the co-pilots seat because one of the three couples didn't show and I thought... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

iFirst time we ever did a flight gliding plane ride. Was really neat! When we landed in the water, it was so smooth! We saw seals playing on the bank going in and out of the water! Noisy but they give you earplugs that played soothing music. Was a big cloudy and sprinkling but was still very nice.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We did the Misty Fjords Seaplane Adventure with Promech Air as a shore excursion from Ketchikan during our Regent 7 Seas Navigator Alaskan cruise. It was a highlight of our month long trip to Canada/Alaska. My husband is scared of heights and very wary of small planes so he would only agree to go on one flightseeing trip during our... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Please ignore my rating as we did not go to the Misty Fjords. We were really bummed that our trip was cancelled because of weather. The reason for my review is to recommend that you have a backup plan in case you have the same trouble. It is my understanding that this excursion is cancelled quite often. We ended up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

During our cruise, we stopped in Ketchikan for a visit. We did book an excursion to Misty Fjords. The seaplane to and from Misty Fjords was breathtaking and thrilling. At Misty Fjords, we did go on a walking tour with our guide. Along the way I seen a baby black bear - of course nobody else did because I pushed... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My wife went on this one alone due to the cost. But was one of those bucket list things and she really wanted to do this one more than me. She did the boat in seaplane out. This is the way to do it although costs more. She said the boat ride back would have been too much. But was... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was one of our best highlights while on our Alaska cruise! Our pilot was the best because it was somewhat cloudy, foggy and rainy the day we went and quite a few of the other airplanes went back to port only after a short while. I don't think it was the pilots that wanted to go back, but maybe... More

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Kent, WA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was a fantastic trip. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Steve was a great pilot and his wife Leslie went above and beyond for us. They were the best of the best.

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