Steve our pilot was filled with knowledge of the area. We had an amazing ride through the fjords. We landed in one of the lakes and explored the area. We cruised the harbor on the way back to the dock. Excellent tour!!
40 Miles east of Ketchikan, Alaska, Misty Fjords National Monument has drawn comparisons to California’s famed Yosemite Valley for its dramatic, glacier-carved granite cliffs, impossibly tall waterfalls and abundant wild-life. With more than 2.3 million acres of protected wilderness shrouded in fog and flowing water, visiting the area is like stepping back in time to an era before people existed and the world was new.
The 1.5-hour flight starts with a commentary van pick-up from the dock at the Ketchikan Visitor Center, where most ships moor, and continues to the facility where you will meet your pilot and begin your tour. Your plane, the Dehavilland Beaver (DHC-2), is the quintessential Alaskan bush plane offering up to six passengers each their own window seat. After finding your seat, you will be outfitted with a noise-reducing radio headset allowing clear, two-way communication with your pilot throughout your experience.
As you approach the national monument, you may see mountain goats resting on crisp snow or black bears foraging for fresh berries as you approach the 3,000 ft. tall granite walls, fractured by time and scoured by glaciers thousands of years ago. Misted mountains lift snowfields and wildflowers above tree line while waterfalls cascade out of rock clefts and disappear into the forest slopes. The incredible views and colorful narration of your veteran pilot and expert guide will combine to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience on your incredible Alaskan vacation.
We just got home from an Alaskan cruise and the Misty Fjords Flight Tour was a highlight. From the moment we made the reservation, the Seawind staff was very friendly and helpful. Naomi met us promptly at the dock with a smile. It was super...More
This was my husband and my second trip - this time we took our daughter, son in law and 3 teenage granddaughters. It was magical - everyone loved it. Steve, our pilot was the a wonderful guide, as well as an experienced pilot and fun....More
We have flown with SeaWind Aviation before and always found them to be exceptional. They are very safe and caring. Their pilots have extensive knowledge of the Ketchikan region. They care about their customers. The pilot made sure we were able to capture the spectacular...More