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Misty Fjords National Monument Floatplane Tour provided by Taquan Air Tours

Misty Fjords National Monument Floatplane Tour

Misty Fjords National Monument Floatplane Tour
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HK$2,614.08
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94% of travellers recommend this experience
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    12
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
While in port in Ketchikan, take to the skies over stunning Misty Fjords National Monument on this 1-hour flighted tour. Board a floatplane and fly over the lakes, sheer cliffs and waterfalls of Misty Fjords, a part of Tongass National Forest covering more than 2 million acres (900,000 hectares) of alpine wilderness. Keep an eye out for any wildlife including bears, eagles and other marine life. Tour duration includes a 1-hour flight, safety orientation, loading and unloading time and gift shop time.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6459PRTKTNMISTY
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live pilot commentary
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Guests are to meet at the flight terminal 10 minutes prior to check-in time. Guests will need to schedule their own transportation to terminal. Local hotels have complimentary shuttle services available. Please check in at front counter for further assistance.
  • 4085 Tongass Ave, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA Guests are to meet at the flight terminal 10 minutes prior to check-in time. Guests will need to schedule their own transportation to terminal. Local hotels have complimentary shuttle services available. Please check in at front counter for further assistance.
  • Ports:
  • Berth 2, 201 Dock St, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA
Additional information
  • Passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: all passenger names, all passenger weights, and cruise ship/hotel name.
  • Morning departure times range from 7am to 12pm; Afternoon departure times range from 12pm to 7pm. Please either include a contact number at time of booking or call the local supplier to confirm a departure time.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Live pilot commentary
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Guests are to meet at the flight terminal 10 minutes prior to check-in time. Guests will need to schedule their own transportation to terminal. Local hotels have complimentary shuttle services available. Please check in at front counter for further assistance.
  • 4085 Tongass Ave, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA Guests are to meet at the flight terminal 10 minutes prior to check-in time. Guests will need to schedule their own transportation to terminal. Local hotels have complimentary shuttle services available. Please check in at front counter for further assistance.
  • Ports:
  • Berth 2, 201 Dock St, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: all passenger names, all passenger weights, and cruise ship/hotel name.
  • Morning departure times range from 7am to 12pm; Afternoon departure times range from 12pm to 7pm. Please either include a contact number at time of booking or call the local supplier to confirm a departure time.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    4085 Tongass Ave
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Tongass National Forest
    Misty Fjords National Monument
    Revillagigedo Island, Orchard Lake
  • 1
    Taquan Air Tours
    Stop: 30 minutes
    Aircraft departure and return location
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
59 reviews
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BeKind2All
Coquille, OR5 contributions
Super fun plane ride today with pilot Chuck. He’s been flying this route for over 25 years. He provided local commentary to enhance the company audio and music. We felt very safe. Wonderful scenery and our touch down in the middle of a fjord lake was just so great. We do recommend.
Written 14 August 2021
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TaquanAirTours
We are happy that you enjoyed your flight with Chuck.
Written 28 August 2021
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Bryan S
16 contributions
Jun 2021
We had a great trip out on the floatplane. We had to reschedule due to cloudy weather. I appreciate that they really wanted us to be safe and have an enjoyable experience. Our pilot was great and was able to give us informational commentary on the trip. We flew over amazing landscapes and mountains and landed on the water near Misty Fjord. We were able to get out there and take pictures of the amazing scenery.
Written 10 July 2021
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Edwardld972214
Dallas, TX16 contributions
So good this tour deserves 10 stars! This was one of the best tours we have ever done. We felt safe and secure. Michelle shared lots of information about the area and history. This is a must do tour!
Written 3 July 2021
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HoosierInAZ
Kingman, AZ7 contributions
We booked tour months ago for our first Alaskan Cruise. Had been told seaplane tour was incredible and not to be missed. We arrived dockside at meeting place. Had to wait 15 minutes past scheduled pick up. Then when bus didn't arrive, operator liasion asked us to sit down it would be another 10 minutes. Then they asked us to walk to to different cruise terminal as the bus was still on way and it would be easier for driver to pick us up there. Someone asked about what if couldn't walk that far. Said could make the driver come, but would take longer. We got to the next cruise ship and bus wasn't there yet. When it arrived, the bus unloaded some passengers. Driver was talkative but not about Ketchikan or Alaska. He said we were lucky because he had left passengers at station to come get us. Laughed about it and said they'd have to wait. Arrived at station to find out that one plane was taken to the hangar due to mechanical issues. Asked for six volunteers. After rearranging dinners for some passengers, we were told they would go on 5:30 flight. Okay, then we were told by Tiger that he needed two more volunteers because if weight limitations. We volunteered as other remaining passengers were celebrating or had second tours. We were told we would go at 3:30. After group was called for boarding, Tiger said it was the 4:00 departure. Why he lied inexplainable. When I asked him why he lied, he said that was "tour" time. He said he couldn't control the planes and he couldn't control the FAA safety regulations. Said if we had booked directly, he would be able to do something, but since we booked with cruise line, he couldn't compensate us for the wasted day. Still waiting for the tour. Will post if we ever make it to the seaplane.
Written 4 August 2018
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Rachelld66
Peachtree City, GA399 contributions
Aug 2019
My husband is a pilot and we love flying no matter the type or size of the airplane. This was our first floatplane flight ever and it totally exceeded our expectations. We were with four other passengers and were comfortable and secure. Our pilot was a retired air line pilot so anyone who worries about the experience of the pilot-relax, he had thousands of hours of flight time. We took off and flew right past our cruise ship and then headed for Misty Fjords National Monument. Our pilot had a perfect balance of commentary and quiet, accompanied by a great playlist for our time aloft. The scenery was beautiful-rugged mountains, pristine lakes, lush forests, and waterfalls. We flew past an eagle soaring-amazing! We landed on a lake in the middle of the mountains, stood out on the pontoons for a bit, reboarded and then took-off again. Our flight was about an hour and we would have been happy to stay up longer! We look forward to returning to Ketchikan and doing this again and maybe staying in a cabin for a week or so!! Thank you Taquan Air!
Written 24 August 2019
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Bethany L
Thank you for flying with us. We are glad that you had a great experience with our pilot.
Written 9 September 2019
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LovesToTravel27_10
Bala Cynwyd, PA57 contributions
Sep 2019
We booked this tour through our cruise ship at the last minute and we re all so glad we did. We were nervous about being on a small plane, but the pilot was reassuring and we did something we will probably never get a chance to do again. Thrilling! It was worth the money.
Written 16 September 2019
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Bethany L
Thank you for flying with us. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your excursion with us.
Written 19 September 2019
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Robert S
Florence, KY108 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
I was as facinated by the float plane as the magnificient views in Misty Fjords NM. Dave was an excellent pilot. Smooth takeoffs and landings. The weather was clear. The water in we flew over was glass smooth in places. The cascades were so beautiful. I was a facinated by the plane, a six seat Beaver. The controls were simple. Dave explained them. We flew about 80-85 knots. Dave was often talking with other pilots in the area. I did not want the flight to end. I could have flown for hours at the slow pace and beautiful scenery. This was one of the best flights of my life.
Written 8 July 2019
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Bethany L
We are glad that you enjoyed your tour with Dave. The scenery is really fantastic and beautiful.
Written 11 August 2019
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Docsusannah
Gainesville, FL67 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Our family took this excursion during our cruise stop to Ketchikan and on the recommendation of family. Jim was our pilot, and was friendly with had eight (I believe) years of float plane experience, including prior experience in South Florida. The weather was gorgeous, and Jim took us up with upbeat tunes in our ears! The scenery was stunning, with beautiful water and mountain views. We literally flew over the mountain tops into the Misty Fjords National monument where we finally came down for a water landing (our first)... As the plane lowered towards the water, our pilot pointed out a brown bear and her cub at the water's edge, a wonderful thrill to see! Once safely landed, we got to exit the plane onto a dock where we could enjoy the stunning views and clean mountain air all around us. Then it was back into the plane for further commentary about the various formations and other landmarks below. This is a lovely trip and the Fjords a lovely sight to see!
Written 2 July 2019
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Bethany L
Thank you for flying with us. We are glad that Jim made this trip really special for you. The scenery is so beautiful.
Written 11 August 2019
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Andrea
Melbourne, Australia44 contributions
Definitely one of the highlights of our honeymoon! Larry was an awesome pilot. Really entertaining, and we felt very safe. The scenery was beyond spectacular.
Written 30 June 2019
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Bethany L
Congratulations! Glad that you had a memorable honeymoon. Thank you again for flying with us.
Written 11 August 2019
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Ginny D
Chatham, MA7 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Exciting adventure is what you seek? This is the one to book folks! While on a cruise to Alaska in September, my husband and I chose the Taquan Air Misty Fjords Floatplane Tour. Not a second of regret or fear as Chuck Perkins exudes calm confidence, exhibits expertise, and is a magnificent tour narrator. The Misty Fjords are not to be missed--simply beautiful with so many different appeals--lakes on mountaintops, of course mist floating among the mountains, nanny goats and oh the reflections of the mountains in the lake that we landed on to climb out onto the pontoons for simply amazing views. The music on the headphones matched perfectly to the essence of the flight. My husband appreciated the placement of the Top Gun theme upon lake takeoff. The pre-flight short video, Chuck's review of safety features, and magnificent untouched scenery made for a day we shall cherish--and the rainbow was a bonus.
Written 16 October 2017
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By: Taquan Air Tours
Paradise600129
Paradise600129
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Otter or Beaver?
I took a Float trip to Thorne Bay on Prince of Wales Island for business. Due to poor weather, this was my fourth a
arleneacuna46
arleneacuna46
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Float Plane ride over the Misty Fjords
Nice flight, but difficulty hearing the pilot's narration as the headphones did not work well, but the views are al
RobertFGCarter
RobertFGCarter
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Amazing
We took the flight to the Tongas rainforest to see bears fishing for salmon. The flight was great and our guide to
Holly D
Holly D
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Best trip of entire land trip and cruise
We took the floatplane to see the black bears catching salmon in the Tongass National Forest early September 2019.
Joan V G
Joan V G
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Interesting views
Short trip to the heart of misty fiords and land in middle fiord, calm and relax to come back the airfloting base
Millymolly77
Millymolly77
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Awesome
Fantastic from start to finish. Smooth take off and landing and our pilot gave us a good commentary of the environm
mpdeck17
mpdeck17
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Smooth and Beautiful
We had a beautiful day which helped. Our pilot, Jake, was fantastic. Take off and landing was very smooth and the
Harriett B
Harriett B
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Seaplane adventure
Awesome experience. Larry Conrad, our pilot, made us feel comfortable and safe. We were very happy with this compa
pathfinndr
pathfinndr
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Fun.
We visited Ketchikan and did the seaplane excursion with Taquan Air Tours only about a month after a couple of high
iqbal66
iqbal66
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Amazing Seaplane ride and breathtaking views of Misty Fjords
My wife and I booked our tour to Misty Fjords through Princess Cruise. I had mixed feeling about the tour because
Beth W
Beth W
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Neets Bay Bears - Experience of a lifetime!
What an amazing experience! I will admit I was more than a little nervous about this excursion. My husband and I
ShebaMum2
ShebaMum2
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Fantastic Way to see a Beautiful Country
This was my first time in a seaplane but it was the most fantastic experience of my life. The plane is big enough f
yellowjack2
yellowjack2
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Traitors Cove
Amazing experience. We saw several bears catching salmon and a mother bear with her two cubs very close to the view
Teikenb
Teikenb
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Float Plane and hike to visit bears salmon feeding
This was the best part of our Alaskan cruise. The float plane trip was exceptional, but the walk through the woods
skidtrip
skidtrip
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We saw bears! Great Pilots!
We did the Neet’s bay bear tour and really lucked out! Saw a momma bear with triplets and another bear fishing. Lar
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