Misty Fjords National Monument by Seaplane (with Wilderness Landing)

  • Port

    Ketchikan, Alaska, US

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Air, Local Sightseeing, Flightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Starting At

    USD309.95

  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 2¼ Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Discover magnificent Misty Fjords National Monument with a flight aboard an authentic Alaska seaplane -- a de Havilland Beaver or Otter. These two workhorses of the skies are the world's most famous bush planes and offer you a chance to view some of the most spectacular scenery in Alaska from the comfort of a window seat.

Enjoy your pilot's narration with individual headsets on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Follow your flight route on the provided detailed map and guide. A highlight of your tour will be an exhilarating water landing, where you can step out onto the plane's pontoon with your pilot to enjoy the fresh fjord air, eagle calls, and breathtaking scenery.

Misty Fjords National Monument is home to some of the most dramatic scenery in Alaska. At 2.3 million acres, it is almost four times the area of Rhode Island. Only by air can you fully appreciate the dramatic beauty of land slowly crafted by nature over tens of thousands of years. Massive glacier action created this ice-rimmed wilderness. You will see majestic fjords, cascading waterfalls, jewel-like lakes, and abundant wildlife. Marvel at sheer walls of granite plunging more than 3,000 feet into the fjords. Lush forests of spruce, hemlock and cedar clinging to snowcapped peaks in this land of incredible natural beauty and rugged grandeur.

Your flight route is dependent on the day's weather. You may see New Eddystone Rock and Big Goat Lake to the south, or Neets Bay and Bell Island Hot Springs to the north. Your pilot will fly over the glacier carved fjords, beautiful river valleys, and pristine mountain lakes, identifying the scenic wonders for your viewing pleasure. The dramatic Misty Fjords terrain is home to a multitude of wildlife. You may be rewarded with sightings of brown and black bear, Sitka black-tailed deer, wolves, moose and bald eagles.

Notes:

Due to weight and balance limitations, as well as passenger safety and comfort, the airline has advised that guests weighing 250 lbs. or more (fully clothed) will be assessed a weight surcharge of $150. In any case where the necessity of the surcharge is verified, it will be paid directly to the tour operator just prior to the flight departure.This tour is accessible to guests with some mobility limitations -- visit the Shore Excursions Office on board for details. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair. Large bags/backpacks are not permitted inside the floatplane. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Infants up to and including the day prior to their second birthday can be considered a lap child and should be added to the parent's weight they will be sitting on and are at no cost. On or after his/her 2nd birthday, the child is required by FAA to have his/her own seat and will be charged accordingly.This tour is accessible to guests with some mobility limitations -- visit the Shore Excursions Office on board for details. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair. Large bags/backpacks are not permitted inside the floatplane. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Infants up to and including the day prior to their second birthday can be considered a lap child and should be added to the parent's weight they will be sitting on and are at no cost. On or after his/her 2nd birthday, the child is required by FAA to have his/her own seat and will be charged accordingly.