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Misty Fjords National Monument Floatplane Tour

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Ketchikan, United States
Misty Fjords National Monument Floatplane Tour

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Safety measures
icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Live pilot commentary
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

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.

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Afternoon Departure
4/25/2021 - 10/22/2021
Monday - Friday:12:00 PM - 07:00 PM
4/25/2022 - 10/22/2022
Monday - Friday:12:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Morning Departure
4/25/2021 - 10/22/2021
Monday - Friday:07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4/25/2022 - 10/22/2022
Monday - Friday:07:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your pilot in Ketchikan and climb aboard your 6-passenger floatplane. During the flight, your pilot shares commentary via your headset, which also offers a musical soundtrack. 
Ascend over Tongass Narrows, a body of water located between Ketchikan and Gravina Island, and fly past Ketchikan. Stare in wonder at the beauty of Tongass National Forest as you soar over Revillagigedo Island to Misty Fjords National Monument, about 40 miles (64 km) east of town.

Traveling through a low-hanging mist that gives the region its name, take in views of fjords, cliffs, and rock walls jutting straight out of the water. Waterfalls cascade down narrow granite passages, and dense forests of hemlock and spruce cover the vertical slopes.

Your pilot navigates over Rudyard Bay, giving you a fantastic vantage point of New Eddystone Rock, a remnant of early volcanic activity. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like wolves, bears, deer, and eagles.

Then, get ready as your pilot makes a smooth but exciting landing on one of the fjords or lakes (depending on weather conditions). Step out onto a pontoon right in the heart of the wilderness, and soak up the scenery.

Your floatplane tour ends with drop-off back in Ketchikan.

Worry-free Shore Excursion: We ensure your timely return to the Ketchikan port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money is refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Tongass National Forest
The Tongass National Forest is approximately 17 million acres, making it America's largest national forest.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Misty Fjords National Monument
A natural mosaic of sea cliffs, steep fjords and rock walls jutting 3000 feet straight out of the ocean. The largest wilderness in Alaska's national forests.
Duration: 55 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Revillagigedo Island, Orchard Lake
Various parts of Revillagigedo Island the beautiful lakes in the surrounding areas.
Stop At:  
Taquan Air Tours
Aircraft departure and return location
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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 travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Taquan Air
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Misty Fjords National Monument Floatplane Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Misty Fjords National Monument Floatplane Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Misty Fjords National Monument Floatplane Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Misty Fjords National Monument Floatplane Tour.

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Reviews

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star-5
Pilot was full of...
David_P
, Aug 2021
Pilot was full of information and history about the area. I asked questions about the plane we flew in and he knew quite a bit about it. I liked the fact that the waiting area was stocked full of cool t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats. I bought several items to give to family and friends.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
We are happy you enjoyed your trip with us!
star-2
Flight cancelled due to weather.
toddt
, Aug 2021
Flight was cancelled due to weather. The fog was very thick. Only had a ceiling of about 400 feet. Also, a tour flight with a different provider crashed the day before with 6 persons onboard, there were no survivors.
star-3
Misleading Viator Tour Description.
Van_R
, Jul 2021
The flight was very nice and exciting, such as it was. But there was a big disconnect between the Viator website description and the suppliers execution. The website said there would be a 55 min stop and landing at one of the fjords. This didn't happen as there was no stop. Just an hour in the air out and back. So we didn't get our full value as advertised. A disappointment.
star-5
Amazing!
FLTrvls
, Sep 2019
Everyone was very professional and the pilot was very knowledgeable and friendly. The lake landing was fantastic. Amazing views!!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you for flying with us. Please share pictures if you have any.
star-5
Great Trip
Debbie092019
, Sep 2019
This trip was fantastic. The company was very organized with pickup and return. Our pilot, Jake, was great! Would definitely recommend trip.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you for flying with us. Please send any pictures if you have some.
star-5
Wonderful experience
Resort13886383786
, Aug 2019
The best way to explore this monument, profound explanation by our pilot, who was experienced and knowledgeable. The views were amazing. We enjoyed very much.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you for flying with us. Please share some pictures with us!
star-3
Nice but could be much nicer
empemp2019
, Aug 2019
The tour duration.mentioned in the adds is 2.5 hours. It was less than 2 hours. The airplane is flying straight in one direction, but the windows are small, so if there is something to see in one side only the person who seats in this side can see. They should make a circle so everyone can see.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The best thing to do in Ketchikan!
Amandageanna
, Aug 2019
We only had a few hours in these adorable town and I’m so glad we took a plane tour of the fjords. The whole staff was incredibly nice and it was a great way to see the beauty of Alaska.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank you for flying with us.
star-5
Amazing!!
suefurey
, Jul 2019
Our pilot. Brentwood, was fabulous. He made sure we understood the safety concerns. The ride was smooth and peaceful. Misty Fjords is a fascinating place I have z new appreciation for water
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank you for flying with us.We are glad that Brentwood made this experience special for you.
star-1
Angry customer
Departure62979184592
, Jul 2019
Why didn’t your company warn us of 2fatal crashes involving Taquan Air in May 2019? I believe, as a company earning commissions on tours, you have ethical responsibility to look out for your customers’ safety. Had I known about crashes, we wouldn’t have booked that excursion. Shame on you to put money over doing the right thing!

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