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Misty Fjords National Monument

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Address: , Ketchikan, AK
Phone Number: 907-747-8100
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Activities: Kayaking
Description: This huge wilderness area includes hundreds of rivers and streams fed by...
This huge wilderness area includes hundreds of rivers and streams fed by melting glaciers each spring.
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Great viewing experience from a floatplane

We took a floatplane tour over Misty Fjords National Monument. The views were spectacular. So many alpine lakes on the flat-tops of mountains. It was a treat to land on none of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We took a floatplane tour over Misty Fjords National Monument. The views were spectacular. So many alpine lakes on the flat-tops of mountains. It was a treat to land on none of the larger lakes and get to walk about on the shore for a little while. We didn't get to see a lot of wildlife from the air, although... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This was simply gorgeous country! We really enjoyed the boat ride out and the amazing fjords! There was so much to see and the tour guides made it a really interesting trip. We saw whales, eagles, Sitka deer, and salmon too!

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful! Your trip to Ketchikan won't be complete without visiting Misty Fjords! Call Taquan Air and schedule a tour!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is the number one attraction of Ketchikan and deservedly so. Easy to reach by floatplane in a 3-3 1/2 hour excursion. Be sure to book one which has a warmer landing on a mountain lake. Not to be missed...

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Sunny weather meant the fjords were clear on the outward journey, only misting over on the return. Performing young whale doing full somersault were highlight of tour. This was followed by superb fjord scenery. Nice tasty onboard snacks and plentiful free and/or chargeable drinks were welcome. Superb commentary and staff detailed route on provided maps. Easy to locate at bottom... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went with Tanquan air and have another review from years past with another pilot. Both trips were exceptionally wonderful. Great views of this wilderness with pristine lakes and deep canyons. Totally worth the expense.

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We took an Allen Marine Tour of "the Mistys" (Misty Fjord National Monument), and it was awesome.The trip consisted of a 4.5 hour high speed boat trip from Ketchikan to the Misty Fjords and back. Along the way we saw Humpback whales, Killer Whales, Bald Eagles, an Otter, local birds, and seals. The landscape was truly breathtaking. On the way... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Another stunning sight in Alaska. This fjord has many huge blue ice chunks floating by, not a sight seen in the lower 48! Definitely worth the trip to view!

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Juneau, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Misty Fjords are beautifully carved mountains and the trip I went on with Allan Marine was great. However, it was a little underwhelming after seeing other beautiful fjords, and specifically ones with great waterfalls and glaciers.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Took the Private Floatplane Misty Fiords excursion offered by our cruise ship. Well worth the money!!

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