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Misty Fjords Wilderness Cruise & Flight
Ketchikan, Alaska, USA
- Misty Fjords National Monument: Glide above this 2-million-acre wilderness of waterfalls and glacier-carved cliffs, then splash down softly on crystal waters.
- Wildlife spotting: Be on the lookout for whales, sea lions, bears, moose, mountain goats, eagles, and other wildlife that make their home in the majestic "Mistys."
- DeHavilland floatplane flight: Travel with a seasoned pilot, experience the classic Alaskan way to travel, and enjoy fantastic views from a guaranteed window seat.
- Narrated, guided tour: Hear descriptions, the pilot's anecdotes, and music through your headphones. Follow the route in your guidebook – a souvenir to take home.
About this Ketchikan tour
There's only one way to see – and feel – the majesty of Misty Fjords. From high in the sky, you'll have an eagle eye's view of the vast and awe-inspiring vistas of this ever-evolving landscape. And you become part of it all when your pilot lands gently in a pristine lake or saltwater inlet and you stand on the floats of the plane. What a way to savor the incredible scenery, serenity, and sweeping silence of the Mistys.
President Jimmy Carter understood that this unspoiled wilderness was one of our country's greatest treasures and proclaimed it a national monument in 1978. That would have made American naturalist John Muir very pleased. This region captivated Muir, who came here in the late 1800s to explore its cascading waterfalls, deep icy-blue lakes, soaring snow-topped peaks, and glacial valleys.
As a great lover of the wilderness, John Muir made his own proclamation about Alaska, calling it one of the most wonderful places in the world and nicknaming Misty Fjords the "Yosemite of the North." Fascinated by the forces that shaped this landscape, Muir was surely amazed – as you will be – when seeing New Eddystone Rock, a towering volcanic spire that's a dramatic reminder of geological activity six million years ago.
It took nature eons to carve this landscape out of fiery volcanoes and icy glaciers. And in just a couple of hours, you'll see sights that would have taken Muir weeks and weeks to explore by foot and kayak with his native guides. But how you explore matters less than why. As Muir once said, "In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks."
Alaska's state bird?
Some locals joke that seaplanes, also called floatplanes, should be their state's avian emblem. After all, in the USA's largest state, seaplanes aren't just a fun way to get around, they're often the only way. In this densely forested terrain, the nimble and versatile seaplane can land in bays and inlets, connect towns located far from highways, and swiftly carry mail, supplies – and adventurous visitors – across the Last Frontier.
Please make your way to the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau (KVB), 131 Front St, Ketchikan, AK 99901
Carry-on bags are not allowed on the aircraft due to space limitations. Storage is available at the floatplane base if needed.
Travelers must be able to climb steps into aircraft.
Adventure , Air Tour, Boat Tour
DeHavilland floatplane, Van
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. Babies under age of 2 years must sit on the lap of an adult or pay for a full seat. Children 2 years of age and older require a seat.
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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