Misty Fjords National Monument Flightseeing Tour
 

Alaska's Inside Passage or Southeast Alaska is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery on earth. One of its jewels is the majestic Misty Fjords National Monument.  Completely road less and consisting of 2.3 million acres, an area larger than Yellowstone National Park, makes a seaplane tour the only way to comfortably experience the many different levels within the deep, narrow fjords.  More dramatic than the Grand Canyon, the fjords are steep walled inlets of the sea

 

 

 

 

Created by glacial gouging long ago, snow capped  sheer granite cliffs rise dramatically 3,500 out of the sea, ribbonned with sensational waterfalls plummeting thousands of feet.  Nestled within the steep walled canyons lie pristine bowl-shaped alpine lakes suspended at many different elevations above sea level.  Fed by more than 150 inches of misty rain annually, the lush rain forest made of giant stands of spruce, hemlock and cedar cling to the rugged terrain.  Wildlife abounds in the area, with mountain goats and harbor seals being the most frequently sighted animals.

 


Our most popular tour lasts two hours and takes you across Revilliagegedo Island into the heart of the monument on the Alaskan mainland where the fjords are located.

Headsets with voice communication are provided to passengers so you can chat in flight and ask questions as we fly.

 

 

 

 

For the highlight of the tour, we will land on an alpine lake or on a calm bay at sea level and let passengers get out of the aircraft and onto land for a quiet excursion.  Relax, stretch your legs and take some photos as you drink in the silence of the vast wilderness.  Flying within the Misty Fjords is truly an emotional experience you’ll never forget 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Michelle,
Thanks for the "Flight of our lives."  That flight we did with you was my favorite thing we did the whole time we were in Alaska.  You made it a lot of fun.  Here are the pictures I promised to send you. Thanks again,
Laurel L., Utah

 

Dear Michelle –
I am finally back in Germany for a couple of days and can get this mailed off to you.  Hope it arrives in good condition.  Again want to tell you what a wonderful flight we had with you in September.  It was the absolute highlight of our entire cruise & trip and we would love to repeat it again someday soon.  Have a great season. 
Sharon & Hugo G., Germany

 
The two hour Misty Fjords tour includes:
a flight from Ketchikan to the Misty Fjords National Monument and approximately a thirty minute landing stopover.  All tours include complimentary ground transportation to and from our dock which adds fifteen minutes to the beginning and the end of your tour.  For this two hour tour you will need to budget two and a half hours total time.

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Price: $239 per person. One child under 5 flies free when accompanied by two adults.

 

 

  

Guide Books, Press Clippings & Blog
What to bring / wear for the tour
Photo tips
Map of Misty Fjords
Nervous Flyers please read
A word about the weather
Literature on South East Alaska:
    "Salmon in the Trees" by Amy Gulick

 

 

Fjords & Glacier Combination Tour

 

The Glacier Fiords tour is an extension of our regular Misty Fjords tour. The flight portion is an additional forty minutes, as we continue past the saltwater fjords up a lush river valley to the glaciers that remain from the last glacial age. Adjacent to the Canadian border we will fly over the face of a glacier. A river of ice, the glaciers' source is a massive ice sheet high in the mountains. Deep blue crevasses and large overhanging cornices dominate the area. From this vantage point, one can easily see the forces that created the Misty Fjords and how the ice continues to sculpt the land. This two and a half hour tour includes the same shore stop excursion as described in the Misty Fiords tour. Occasionally, due to lower cloud heights, the glaciers are not accessible. In that event we would only fly the Misty Fiords portion of the trip and the price would be charged accordingly.

 

 

The two and a half hour Fjords and Glacier Combination tour includes: a flight from Ketchikan through Misty Fjords and over one of the glaciers in the Misty Fjords National Monument and approximately a thirty minute landing stopover.  All tours include complimentary ground transportation to and from our dock which adds fifteen minutes to the beginning and the end of your tour. For this tour you will need to budget three hours total time.

Espanol:  Michelle habla espanol si quieren!

Price: $385 per person