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  • Address: 3031 Tongass Avenue, Ketchikan 99901, USA
  • Admission: Free

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Misty Fjords National Monument Tours

Just 22 miles (35 kilometers) outside of Ketchikan lies the vast and remote Misty Fjords National Monument—a collection of sea cliffs, deep-cut fjords, glacial valleys, thick rainforests, and roaring waterfalls. Accessible only by boat or floatplane, Misty Fjords is an outdoor playground for hikers, kayakers, and day cruisers.

The Basics
As the second largest wilderness in the National Forest System, Misty Fjords National Monument is an ideal day trip from the nearby city of Ketchikan. Its remote location leaves visitors with two options for experiencing the national monument: boat, or plane. Flightseeing tours by seaplane are a popular option, especially for those pressed for time, and there’s nothing like seeing the wilderness from above to get a sense of its sheer size. Visitors can cruise over the waters of Behm Canal, Walker Cove, Punchbowl Cove, and Rudyerd Bay— ideal locations for spotting bears, bald eagles, Sitka deer, mountain goats, killer whales, and Dall porpoises. For the full Alaskan experience, combine a flight tour with a feast of sweet Dungeness crab.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Many seaplane tours include a guaranteed window seat for plenty of photo ops.
  • Flightseeing tours from Ketchikan often last several hours. 
  • Many tours to Misty Fjords National Monument include hotel pickup and drop-off in Ketchikan. 
  • The area receives lots of rainfall, so be sure to dress accordingly.

How to Get There
Many of points of interest within the national monument can be accessed via Behm Canal, the main waterway through the heart of the wilderness area. Most visitors arrive by cruise ship or fly over the monument in seaplanes from Ketchikan or Juneau, Alaska. 

When to Get There
Most guided tours to Misty Fjords National Monument operate only during the summer months (May through September).

Shore Excursions from Ketchikan
Misty Fjords is one of the most popular shore excursions for cruise ship passengers who arrive at Ketchikan. These tours often include a seaplane flyover and landing at one of the park’s lakes or fjords, and give travelers peace of mind with a guaranteed on-time return to their cruise ship.

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Misty Fjords Tour via Air, Ketchikan, null
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Misty Fjords Tour via Air

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

The Misty Fjords National Monument is a 2.2 million acre park which was carved by glaciers some 10,000 years ago. During your 1.5-hour flightseeing tour, you ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $232.00
Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour from Ketchikan, Ketchikan, Air Tours
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Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour from Ketchikan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Enjoy aerial and ground views of the Misty Fjords National Monument on a 90-minute scenic flight which includes a 15 minute landing on a pristine lake or salt ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes (approx.)

From USD $280.00
Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Misty Fjords National Monument Floatplane Tour, Ketchikan, Air Tours
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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Misty Fjords National Monument Floatplane Tour

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While in port in Ketchikan, take to the skies over stunning Misty Fjords National Monument on this 2-hour shore excursion. Board a floatplane and fly over the ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $269.00
Misty Fjords Flight Tour, Ketchikan, Ports of Call Tours
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Misty Fjords Flight Tour

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Explore pristine, untouched wilderness on this 90-minute flight tour through Misty Fjords National Monument.  From your own personal window seat aboard a ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $249.00
Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour from Ketchikan, Ketchikan, Air Tours
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Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour from Ketchikan

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Discover the spectacular scenery of Misty Fjords National Monument from the air on an aerial tour from Ketchikan aboard a floatplane. Home to more than 2 ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $269.00
Scenic Flight and Crab Feast from Ketchikan, Ketchikan, Air Tours
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Scenic Flight and Crab Feast from Ketchikan

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Tour the snow capped mountains near Ketchikan on this 3-hour flight tour and crab feast.  Explore the town from the air and fly over the beautiful countryside ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $269.00
Misty Fjords Scenic Flight and Crab Feast From Ketchikan, Ketchikan, Air Tours
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Misty Fjords Scenic Flight and Crab Feast From Ketchikan

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Combine the beauty of a flight over Misty Fjords National Monument with a crab feast at the George Inlet Lodge.  Circle scenic, 3,000 foot granite ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $360.00

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