Misty Fjords Flightseeing

Fly over George Inlet, Carroll Inlet and the Behm Canal en route to the Misty Fjords National Monument © Chip Porter

The Experience

Southeast Alaska’s Misty Fjords
National Monument is just a short flight from Ketchikan, allowing you
unbeatable access to this pristine wilderness area.  Soar above this
majestic work of nature with a unique personalized tour from the air.
3,000 foot granite walls that are fractured by time and scoured by
glaciers thousands of years ago, plunge thousands of feet into deep
fjords. The misted mountains lift snowfields and wildflowers above the
tree line. Waterfalls cascade out of rock clefts and disappear into
the forest slopes.  The lush mountaintops covered with ancient green
trees clinging to the steep slopes while high valleys cradle
picturesque lakes. Just when you think you have hit the peak of your
experience, you will touchdown on a salt water fjord or mountain lake
and feel the colossal beauty with all of your senses.

  • Enjoy the cascading waterfalls pouring from misty mountains.
  • Once in a lifetime photo opportunities await in this pristine
    untouched wilderness.
  • Personalized narration only – no recorded tracks.
  • Headsets have interactive two-way communication during the
  • Wildlife sightings are possible and can often be seen in the
  • Tour length is 1.5 hours with up to a 20 minute landing.
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“What a view – this is really the only way
to see Alaska.”
Advisor Comment

“We could not have been happier or more
impressed with this family-run company.” ~

The Amenities

You’ll be able to learn all about
the magnificent Misty Fjords through the live narration and
conversation with your pilot, Steve or Mike.  Every passenger is
provided a voice activated headset that is designed for aviation and
allows communication between you, the pilot, and others onboard.
During each flight, we will touchdown on either a remote mountain lake
or a calm saltwater inlet.  When the weather permits, we have the
flexibility to alter itineraries and cater to personal preferences.
This ability allows the opportunity to view nearby whales, watch bears
fish in the wild, celebrate a special occasion or simply spend as much
time as possible in this unique landscape.  We are often able to take
the airplane to shore, giving you the opportunity to step out and
enjoy the beauty, take priceless photos or simply breathe in the
freshest, most fragrant air anywhere.

Protected Wilderness

The Misty Fjords National Monument
landscape and the living things in it are a protected 2.3 million
acres.  The area has been managed by the U.S. Forest Service
continuously since it became a wilderness area in 1978.  Your pilot,
Steve or Mike, will call your attention to any spectacular Alaskan
wildlife often seen in the monument and the Tongass National Forest.
Sightings may include brown and black bears, mountain goats, bald
eagles, orcas and humpback whales. On the occasion that wildlife is
close by, photo opportunities will be afforded right from the floats
of the plane!  By the time you begin the journey back to Ketchikan,
you will have made memories to last a lifetime.

$239 Per Person
$199 12 and Under

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