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Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour from Ketchikan

Highlights
  • Seaplane flight from Ketchikan to Misty Fjords National Monument
  • See one of Alaska’s top wilderness regions from the air
  • Fly over alpine lakes, fjords, waterfalls and cliffs, and watch for local wildlife
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Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour from Ketchikan
From $269.00
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Morning DepartureMost Popular
Tour departures vary from 7am to 12pm.
$269.00
Afternoon Departure
Tour departures vary from 12pm to 5:30pm.
$269.00
Overview
Glassy blue lakes, waterfalls and snowcapped peaks — Misty Fjords National Monument offers 2 million acres of Alaskan beauty that you admire from the skies on this seaplane tour from Ketchikan. Enjoy bird’s-eye views of varied landscapes and spot eagles, bears and plenty of other wildlife. But that’s not all — your aerial adventure, limited to just six people per plane, includes landing on a lake or fjord.
What to Expect
Meet your pilot at the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau across from the port, and climb aboard your six-passenger floatplane. During the flight, your pilot will provide commentary via your headset, which also plays a musical soundtrack. 


Rise over Tongass Narrows, a body of water located between Ketchikan and Gravina Island, and soar past Ketchikan. You’ll be amazed by the beauty of Tongass National Forest as you fly 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, admire landscapes of cliffs, fjords and rock walls jutting straight out of the water. Forests of cedar, spruce and hemlock trees blanket vertical slopes, and waterfalls thunder down narrow granite passages.

Your pilot navigates over Rudyard Bay, giving you a great vantage point of New Eddystone Rock, a remnant of early volcanic activity. Don’t forget wildlife lives in this gorgeous wilderness, so keep watch for deer, wolves, bears and eagles.

Just when you think this flight couldn’t get any better, 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.

Then, your 2-hour seaplane tour ends with drop-off back in Ketchikan.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Experience!

Seaplane trip was awesome. On time, great views, fantastic ride. Landed and stepped out in the middle of Misty Fjord. Great experience, perfect views.

Thank Dawnep115
Reviewed 1 week ago
The Misty Fjords and Killer Music with Jim

Our family. three generations ranging in age from 10 to 75, spent an amazing couple of hours with our pilot, Jim, flying over the Misty Fjords, seeing breathtaking sites and learning much about the creation of the fjords and their history. Our pilot, Jim, was...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great flight in a float plane

We flew on a Beaver float plane to the Misty Lakes. We are in our 70's and shared the plane with a family including teenagers. Our pilot, John, provided a commentary while we flew over some beautiful countryside and eventually landed on a small lake....More

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago
Do Yourself a Favor and Book on Your Own

We prepaid for this an excursion while on a Royal Caribbean Cruise and were notified the day before our flight that it was cancelled due "to a lack of participation". There actually had been an incident involving a crash landing, about 40 miles from Ketchikan,...More

Thank coachlmb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Worst service, will not recommend since they discriminate

We were very much looking forward to this tour when we booked it from Holland America. When we took the tour, 3 other groups left at the same time. We were group of 5 and was only given 5 minutes once the seaplane docked at...More

1  Thank swetha133
TaquanAir, Manager at Taquan Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, So sorry to hear that you did not have a positive and memorable experience with us. We try very hard to provide our guests with quality customer service and I'm sure we can figure out what went wrong here. The 5-10 minute water landing,...More

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RetiredCouple048
May 27, 2018|
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Response from Catherine B | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I guess it would depend on the weather that day. We went on the afternoon flight was it was beautiful. The skies were clear that day and we could see for miles.
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msp0833
May 17, 2018|
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Response from Catherine B | Reviewed this property |
yes you can
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