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Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour
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Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour

By Island Wings Air Service
Recommended by 96% of travellers
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HK$3,129.83
per adult
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HK$3,129.83
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration:
2h 30m
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English, Spanish


  • Pick-up and drop-off by Island WIngs van from the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau on Cruise Ship Berth 2
  • Interactive narration with your Pilot
  • Voice activated, noise cancelling headsets for every passenger
  • Guranteed window seats for every person
  • US Forest Service Special Use Permit for Shore stops within Misty Fjords National Monument
  • We operate well maintained six-passenger DeHavilland Beaver floatplanes
  • Entry/Admission - Misty Fjords National Monument
What's not included
  • No food or drinks allowed on the floatplane, except bottled water
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up location is the Liquid Sunshine Gauge located outside the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau building on Cruise Ship Berth 2.
  • Ports:
  • Ketchikan
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 108651P2

  • Please wear layered clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
  • All passengers MUST provide us a contact phone number when booking or call us to confirm a tour time.
  • Passengers travelling via cruise ship MUST provide their cruise ship name to us so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
  • 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

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

How much is Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour?
Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour price starts from HK$3,053.23. Discover and book Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour cancellation policy?
Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour?
Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour is hosted by Island Wings Air Service. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Island Wings Air Service on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 2h 30m. Discover and book Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 108651P2

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Misty Fjords National Monument
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    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, 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 waterfalls plummeting sensationally 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 rising terrain. Wildlife abounds in the area, with mountain goats and harbor seals being the most frequently sighted animals. Our most popular tour lasts 2 hours and takes you across Revilliagegedo Island over to the Alaskan mainland where the fjords are located, and into the heart of the monument. 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 off of the floatplane 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!!
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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giely
giely
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Do not recommend
The best part of the tour was the hydroplane flight at low altitude that allowed for breathtaking views of the sea,
dwpickup
dwpickup
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Most memorable trip in 6 weeks of travels
The highlight of our 6 week tour of Alaska and Canada. Michelle, the owner, flew us to Traitors Cove for black bear
Charlizzle91
Charlizzle91
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Do it.
Absolutely amazing experience with very professional staff. Thank you for making our honeymoon so memorable. We ha
LisaR319
LisaR319
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Highlight of our trip to Alaska!
We were on a cruise but booked this excursion privately per recommendation by our travel agent. We were not disappo
gillm976
gillm976
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Brilliant bear watching!
We had originally booked a bear viewing trip to Anan Creek but the weather conditions on the morning of our flight
Steve41151
Steve41151
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Bear watching and aerial sightseeing
Flew with Island Wings along with my grandson to see the bears in 2020. Tried to do it again with a different gran
JenniferH9999
JenniferH9999
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Misty Fjords and Traitors Cove
My husband went on a combination tour of Misty Fjords and Traitors Cove in late July 2020. We absolutely loved our
lmracing
lmracing
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Excursion of a lifetime!
I booked this trip with Island Wings for a party of 6 (me, my husband, and two couples that were traveling with us)
Andy C
Andy C
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Great customer service
This is an unusual 5 star review in that we didn't actually take the trip. Our cruise ship encountered a mechanical
Cortiz79
Cortiz79
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Salmon, and eagles, and bears! Oh MY!
We had the opportunity to take this tour in early September while on our Disney Cruise. From pick up at the dock to
woolfItaly
woolfItaly
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Amazing experience!!!!
I’ve joined Traitor’s Cove bear viewing with Island Wings company with my family (my parents 65 and 66 years old, a
486brawson
486brawson
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Trip of a lifetime
We highly recommend Island Wings Air Service. Their planes have been restored to perfection and incredibly well ma
Dawn3847
Dawn3847
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One of our best experiences
Adam is a great pilot. He provided a fantastic experience for us. The De Havilland Float plane was in great conditi
443debbiep
443debbiep
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Outstanding experience!!!
After much research, we booked Island Wings last February for our September,2019 excursion. We had Michelle as our
melissamY6664KD
melissamY6664KD
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Simply Amazing! Great service
Island Wings did such an amazing job! They couldn’t put us on the original tour, the Misty Fjords, because of the w
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Apex, NC30 contributions
My wife and I took a Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour on May 19, 2022. I arranged the tour through Island Wings Air Service the previous October. Communication via email was excellent. The trip confirmation gave detailed information about where to meet and what we could bring on the plane. Michelle was our pilot. Having flown seaplanes in the Ketchikan area since 1985, she was a wealth of knowledge about logging and wildlife in the area. The Misty Fjords scenery is well worth the price of the trip. Michelle flew over the different coves of Misty Fjords and then did a water landing on nearby Lake Nooya. Her skill as a pilot was on display as the landing was smooth as glass. We were allowed out of the plane to witness firsthand the serenity of a remote, Alaskan, mountain lake. All we heard was the sound of water cascading down the canyon walls. Michelle took photos of each couple. Some with the plane and lake in the background and another set with the lake and snow covered mountains in the background. When the two hour tour ended, we were presented with a brochure about Misty Fjords and a DVD of a flight over the fjord. I highly recommend a Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour with Island Wings Air Service as your guide.
Written 2 June 2022
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Mark B
Keller, TX13 contributions
We spent 10 days in Alaska - fishing, hiking, biking, and a boat tour, but the seaplane tour of Misty Fjords was hands down the best. It is an incredible experience that will blow you away. In their description, they call it an emotional experience and it was. There are probably other good seaplane operators, but we were very pleased with Island Wings. Super friendly and professional. Just what you want from your pilot. I also like that it is run by the owner, and her whole team is fantastic. I also feel it was one of the better values in terms of the length of the flight vs the cost. Ok, last tip; take video and pics.
Written 22 August 2022
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John R
2 contributions
Our party of 4 were on a 7 day Alaskan cruise on Norwegian Bliss May 28- June 4 2022 and let me just say this, as great as the ship, food and sites were...NOTHING compared to our flight with Island Wings! If you make the trip to Alaska and dont take this trip, you are going home emptyhanded. Not only were the views exceptional but our pilot was great, informative and took a great interest in us as a group. His knowledge of not only the plane but the land and surroundings as he narrated to us all the entire trip through headset was incredible. If you dont do this, its your own fault!
Written 7 June 2022
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Ellen T
4 contributions
I have mixed feelings about my booking with Island Wings largely due to the fact that we didn't do a landing in the Misty Fjords National Monument as advertised. When dealing with Island Wings', the experience is a little lacking across the board.

We had a bad weather day - our original flight was cancelled due to fog but they put us on a later flight hoping that the weather would clear. But once we were in the air Michelle told us that she had seen a bad storm cell on the previous flight and we would not be doing the landing in the national monument.

Obviously I trusted Michelle's call and I didn't want to do the landing if it was not safe but I think they could have handled it way better. If Michelle knew there was a chance we couldn't do the stopover because of iffy weather in the area, she should have given us the option to cancel before we took off. If she made the call once we were in the air, she should have given us more flight time or offered us a partial refund. Excluding travel time, our actual excursion was only about 1hr 15min because we didn't have the landing and 30 minute stop over. We didn't fly around any longer to make up for the time. So it felt like we were gypped.

She made a point that she was only one of the operators who still does these landings in the monument, which was indeed the the reason we booked with Island Wings. When we couldn't get the "full experience" other accommodations should have been made during or after the fact.

Again, it's not that we couldn't do a landing. Safety comes first. I just think they could have handled it better and I felt the customer service was a little prickly & defensive when asked. They made no attempt to remedy.

Michelle is a capable pilot by all means and if you have better luck than us you'll probably have a great time. The scenery is beautiful and I did enjoy the flight. I have small nitpicks that the windows were a bit short if you are taller, and that the audio comms system is a little outdated. But on the plus side we had fantastic views, and we were able to ask some questions about Alaska and get some cool information from Michelle.
Written 12 July 2022
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Susan - St. Louis
St. Louis8 contributions
Michelle from Island Wings did a really great job showing us all of the sights and the turns were wicked but she made sure that we were able to see everything no matter which side of the plane we were on. Also, she landed at Punchbowl Lake and took pictures for us while we explored. All in all it was a great day and I would do it again in a heartbeat if I had the chance to fly with Michelle!
Written 5 August 2022
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Lisa A
East Brunswick, NJ35 contributions
I had first contacted Shonna in 2019 for our original July 2020 cruise which due to Covid got switched to 2021 and finally 2022. By then my husband elected to go halibut fishing but i only wanted to fly with Michelle.

i am so glad I did - this was one of the highlights of my trip! The scenery was breath taking and landing in the fjord was amazing.

I highly recommend them - when my husband saw my pictures he was bummed he didn't tag along.
Written 15 August 2022
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BilieSue
Aiken, SC24 contributions
The flight from Ketchikan over the Misty Fjords was so, so amazing! Michelle Masden, the owner and our pilot, was a fabulous guide who made us feel at ease while taking off and landing on the water. She shared her expertise about both the plane and the Fjords. We landed on a very small island and deplaned for a breathtaking view of the magnificent scenery and a few minutes of picture taking. Needless to say this excursion was the highlight of our trip to Ketchikan!
Written 19 November 2021
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marina m
West Chester, PA63 contributions
I can’t say enough good things. I emailed them and go email back. Had a pick up
From cruise ship and drop off . We didn’t need to use it. It was easy walk for us. Plane was clean and pilot (Adam) did a great job . He has many years flighting and he even teaches flight school. He took us all around and we landed on Goat lake 😃. He was telling us a lot of history and flogging all a lot of places that we could have never seen from land. Don’t miss this tour. It was 2.30 hours but they have different options.
Written 19 September 2022
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wrex123
Fort Myers, FL28 contributions
This flight was the best tour we took on our trip to Alaska. I'm a nervous flier and at no time did I feel scared. Our pilot Michelle was very competent and confident which made for a very smooth flight. She was a knowledgeable guide and obviously passionate about her subject matter. She is very customer oriented. My husband has mobility issues and she took extra time ensuring he was comfortable. The scenery was surreal; the word breathtaking doesn't begin to cover it. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone.
Written 30 July 2022
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RichardQ_11
Mirabel, Canada222 contributions
What a fabulous experience we had with Island Wings. Michelle was very patient with us for reserving this excursion. We had a wonderful day to fly, weather was excellent. We did the flight with Wiley. All along the flight we had excellent explanations of the geography of Misty Fjord. Wiley explaned in detail what was to be seen. This man is a Gentlemen. Helped us to hop on and off the seaplane. He is very secure and we had total confidence in him. Thank you very much Wiley for all your attentions. We landed on a little lake and could go ashore to admire the nature and cliffs. We flew back to Ketchikan after this break. It was a fabulous experience that we'll remember for the rest of our lives. I really recommend highly!
Written 24 June 2022
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