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Misty Fjords Bear Watch

PRICES:
$299 Per Person / $249 Ages 12 and Under (Minimum 4 passengers)

Book Misty Fjords Bear Watch

The Experience

SeaWind Aviation offers an essential Alaskan experience, combining aerial excitement with wildlife viewing. Watch for marine mammals and terrestrial wildlife during a 20-minute flight out Ketchikan, taking you over mountains and inlets to Misty Fjords National Monument. Your pilot discusses the natural history of this region with you; two-way headsets enable back-and-forth. Soaring above Misty Fjords, you’ll take in world-class granite grandeur. Then your plane descends for a touchdown on salt water or a mountain lake. The goal is to see Alaskan bears in the wild. Your pilot cuts the engine and you climb down to the floats. The quiet majesty of Misty Fjords writes an indelible memory on your senses. The nearby presence of brown bears or black bears accentuates the uniqueness of this excursion.

OUTSTANDING Flightseeing Excursion

My wife, myself, and our two 11 yr. old granddaughters recently took the Misty Fjords Tour with SeaWind Aviation out of Ketchikan. Steve Kamm, owner & pilot, provided a wonderful flight for us all. The flight through Misty Fjords was breathtaking. At on point, Steve spotted a mother bear & cub in a meadow near a lake in the wilderness. We landed nearby and were able to take pictures & enjoy the experience. Steve is a wonderful pilot; a family man with three daughters; and very knowledgeable of the area. The float plane was well-maintained. I highly recommend this company. – Phil A, Trip Advisor review

The Highlights

  • Every tour is designed according to daily conditions to provide the best possible viewing of Misty Fjords and wild bears.
  • Every passenger has a window seat to maximize sighting of humpback whales and Orcas in the sea, as well as mountain goats in alpine heights.
  • Your experienced pilot provides narration customized for the day’s route and passengers use two-way headsets to ask questions and talk to each other.
  • Our objective is to put you close to wild bears by landing near their foraging areas—usually on grassy saltwater shorelines, but sometimes on alpine lakefronts.
  • Bear sightings are usual on this tour, but are not guaranteed. Our pilots’ knowledge of bears’ seasonal behavior and daily overflights in Misty Fjords offer your best odds for viewing bears.
  • When we touch down for bear viewing, we will float quietly as close as we can to the bears while ensuring that you are safe and the bears are not disturbed. Bears have keen senses of hearing and smell; noises and strong fragrances can frighten them.

Contact Us to Book this Tour

PRICES:
$299 Per Person / $249 Ages 12 and Under (Minimum 4 passengers)
Tour operates Mid May-July 30th

“Sea Wind and Steve are your best bet for a fabulous ALASKA adventure!”

“In one amazing hour with Steve at SeaWind Aviation we saw more of Alaska than we did in a week onboard the ship. Majestic fjords, beautiful lakes, soaring mountains, bears, sheep, deer, eagles – we saw it all in one fantastic flight! All while Steve regaled us with great stories of his many, many years flying in Alaska. HIs cool plane is clean, comfortable and very, very safe inspiring confidence the moment you climb aboard – confidence that grows when that big ole radial engine roars to life! Do not go to Alaska without experiencing ALASKA with SeaWind!”

— TripAdvisor Review

“OUTSTANDING flightseeing excursion”

“My wife, myself, and our two 11 yr. old granddaughters recently took the Misty Fjords Tour with SeaWind Aviation out of Ketchikan. Steve Kamm, owner & pilot, provided a wonderful flight for us all. The flight through Misty Fjords was breathtaking. At on point, Steve spotted a mother bear & cub in a meadow near a lake in the wilderness. We landed nearby and were able to take pictures & enjoy the experience. Steve is a wonderful pilot; a family man with three daughters; and very knowledgeable of the area. The float plane was well-maintained. I highly recommend this company.”

— TripAdvisor Review

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