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Misty Fjords and Wilderness Wildlife Cruise
Ketchikan, Alaska, USA
- Misty Fjords National Monument: Tour the top sights in this majestic 2-million-acre wilderness – cascading waterfalls, emerald waters, and towering cliffs. Follow your route on your souvenir map.
- Wildlife: See active bald eagles' nests and be ready to spot humpback and orca whales, sea lions, harbor seals, black bears, and a variety of marine birds.
- Native American storyteller and artist: Get an intimate glimpse of culture, history, and Alaskan life while you enjoy a selection of beverages and snacks.
About this Ketchikan, Alaska tour
Step aboard one of the fastest sightseeing vessels in Alaska and speed your way to "the Mistys," as the fjords are affectionately called by locals. Our swift boat covers more scenic beauty than you can imagine. Naturally we'll slow down at the very best spots for photo ops and to see the amazing wildlife up close.
John Muir, America's great naturalist, came here in the late 1800s. Like you, he was seeking glaciers, adventure, and the awesome beauty of Alaska. (Unlike you, he had to explore at a time-consuming pace, relying on local Tlingit guides.) Intrigued by the then-young science of glaciology, Muir had a theory that his beloved Yosemite Valley had been carved by ice long ago. So he came to see glaciers in action and verify his theory.
It was Muir who called the area we'll tour the "Yosemite of the North." It's an apt way to capture the wonder of its icy blue lakes, towering cliffs, waterfalls, snowcapped peaks, and glacial valleys. Muir was also inspired to write Travels in Alaska, a journal that expresses his exuberance for life and enthusiasm for Alaska's glaciers, rivers, and rain forests.
This wilderness was a spiritual tonic for Muir, and he had the experience of time standing still as he gazed at the grandeur around him. You'll know exactly what he felt. After this GoBe experience you’ll be able to say you’ve lived Travels in Alaska for yourself.
Fire and ice
Although carved by glaciers, Misty Fjords has felt fire and heat. Your boat will slow at New Eddystone Rock, an immense spire rising from calm waters. This towering basalt pillar was formed at a volcanic vent where magma rose to the surface, cooled, and was then eroded by glaciers. This symbol of endurance against the ice now welcomes visitors to Misty Fjords. That's quite a welcome sign – it took about five million years to make it.
Please make your way to the Cruise ship Berths 1, 3, or 4 to meet our GoBe Rep with the displayed logo sign.
There is a gift shop on board all Allen Marine vessels that features Alaska made products, specifically those made in Southeast.
This tour is wheelchair accessible for standard width manual and electric chairs. No scooters are permitted, however we will store them for travelers and transfer to a wheelchair with advance notice.
Scenic, Boat Tour, Cultural, Family Friendly, Wilderness/Wildlife
140-passenger Sightseeing Catamaran
English, Japanese, German, Russian, Spanish
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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