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“Lovely sidetrip from Ketchikan”

Misty Fjords National Monument
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$239.00*
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Misty Fjords Tour via Air
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Misty Fjords and Glacier Flight Tour
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Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour from Ketchikan
Ranked #1 of 60 things to do in Ketchikan
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Owner description: This huge wilderness area includes hundreds of rivers and streams fed by melting glaciers each spring.
Reviewed January 10, 2014

We came in on the Volendam (cruise ship) and enjoyed the sidetrip to Misty Fjords on the Wilderness Explorer. We were lucky - the weather was lovely, no rain and not really misty at all! Crew was great and onboard naturalist very informative. Did you know someone went out to the monument to get married, forgot to check the tides, and had a really wet ceremony! We saw seals and bald eagles - the most interesting be a juvenile; they don't get their coloring until they are a couple of years old. Nests can way over a ton! The trip was worthwhile but a little pricey. And having come from Tracy Fjord and Glacier Bay, I'd rate it a notch down from the glacier experience. Even so, I'd do it again.

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Reviewed December 21, 2013

Beautiful area. Took Allen Marine tour. So much to see. Must see area when visiting Alaska. What you come to Alaska to see. Tour boat was comfortable and provided an excellent commentary for the trip. Can never go wrong with an Allen Marine Tour

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Reviewed December 19, 2013

We have taken a floatplane flight to Misty Fjords National Monument twice and have not been disappointed either time - it is worth it! The floatplane glides across the water and we soar about 1,000 feet above the land and seascape. We see lots of waterfalls cascading hundreds of feet down mountain sides, a virgin forest, deep lakes loaded with fish, and endless ridges of mountains. We land on a lake near a waterfall and get out of the floatplane where we stand on the pontoons to enjoy a few moments of the quiet scenic beauty surrounding us ... such a memorable experience!

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

I was on a cruise ship Misty Fjords by seaplane excursion. Even though the price scares people, it is worth every cent. The view is magnificent (I took around 200 photos that flight). Combined with the music they play and the narration by the pilot and in the recording, it feels like you are in a Discovery Channel or National Geographic show. No television show could beat this. The pilot landed on a lake somewhere and we got to get out of the plane and walk on the pontoons to take pictures of our surroundings. On the flight to the Fjords, we flew high up to see the entire view from above and look with wildlife on the mountains, on the flight back, the pilot flew at a low altitude allowing us to look more into the islands, lakes, waterfalls, trees, etc. The pilot even announced that there was a small island with a lot of sea otters on it on our right but I couldn't see it unfortunately.

8  Thank Ivy H
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

First the boat trip through this wonderful environment then flying back in a sea plane.

What a superb and beautiful experience

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