Misty Fjords Flight Tour

Ketchikan, United States
Misty Fjords flight seeing

From $369.00

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 1 hour
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Soar above the glacier-carved granite cliffs and waterfall-studded forests of Misty Fjords National Monument on an unforgettable flight tour from Ketchikan. With guaranteed window seating for all passengers in a fixed-wing Alaskan bush plane, you won't miss a thing as you coast over lush mountaintops and hillsides where wild goats and black bears roam. Learn about the ancient geologic history and wildlife of this spectacular landscape through via live narration from the pilot during the 1 hour flight.
  • 1 hour scenic air tour from Ketchikan
  • Fly over the cliffs and rivers of Misty Fjords National Monument
  • Get unbeatable aerial views of granite cliffs, waterfalls, wildflower fields, and mountain tops
  • Communicate with the pilot via a two-way radio and noise-cancelling headphones
  • Experience a fixed-wing Dehavilland Beaver (DHC-2) Alaskan bush plane
  • Guaranteed window seating for all passengers
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Makes a great cruise ship shore excursion

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Berth 4
    105-120 Schoenbar Rd, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA

Pickup point

  • Ketchikan Cruise Ship Docks
    Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We will pick you up 30 minutes prior to your departure time (45 minutes prior if you arrive on a Norwegian ship and departing with us at 8:00am, as the Norwegian dock is 25 minutes from downtown). The pickup location is 30 minutes prior to departure time shown on your reservation, and pickup location is the Ketchikan Visitor Center, at berth 2. Our white van will park on the north side of this bldg just past the circle of statues outside the Visitor Center. "Seawind Aviation" is on all sides, so please actively look for the van between the statues (The Rock) and the Port Security shack. Please be aware of your departure time prior to your flight. A confirmation will be emailed for you through Trip Advisor that will include precise flight time, pickup time and pickup directions from where your ship will dock. If arriving on a cruise ship, we will pick you up at the Ketchikan Visitor Center, located at berth 2 on the main downtown pier. Our white van will park on the north side of the Ketchikan Visitor Center, between the circle of statues and the port security shack (except for early 8:00am departures on Norwegian Cruise Lines as their port will be at the Ward Cove location). ** Please check in with our office once you arrive. This is very important. We also have a direct phone line inside the Visitor Center, located at berth 2 to reach us on if you do not have a cell phone. The direct phone line is directly across from the restrooms. Press # *70 to reach us directly. Flight times can often be adjusted if we have any weather delays, etc. so it is imperative you check in once you arrive. If staying at a hotel, please notify us which hotel you will be at, and we will pick you up there 30 minutes prior to your departure time. For customers traveling on Norwegian: Your ship will dock 25 minutes from town, at the Ward Cove Mill. If you are scheduled on an 8am or 8:30am flight, we will pick up there directly, 45 minutes prior to your flight time. Once you disembark, you'll go through the Mill bldg and once you exit this bldg, you'll walk through an old trin cart to the right and exit to outside area where you'll see our Seawind Aviation van. If you are scheduled on a later flight, you'll want to come in on a bus to downtown and we will meet you at the Visitors Center 30 minutes prior to your flight time. (You'll want to get in line early to avoid long lines) The buses from Ward Cove area will drop you to berth 4. From Berth 4, you'll walk into town to berth 2 to meet at the Visitor Center. However, please call us as we can also pick you up at berth 4, if just arriving there to save you a walk. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you. Feel free to reach us directly if you have any questions.

What To Expect

Misty Fjords National Monument (Pass By)

SeaWind Aviation (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We do our best to accommodate all handicapped passengers in and out of the airplane. Please contact the operator for assistance.
  • Strollers can stay at the operator's office during your tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • 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.

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This tour was the experience of a lifetime. The scenery is breathtaking. A highlight was landing in a remote lake and climbing out on the pontoon, surrounded by beautiful mountains and forest. Thanks to Seawind Aviation and our pilot/guide Nate!


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Beautiful Flight
Erin_W, Sep 2023
I am so glad I chose Seawind Aviation. My dad has mobility issues and was worried about being able to get in and out of the float plane. The staff is great and so helpful. They made sure he got on and was comfortable.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for taking time to write a review on your experience with us. We are glad you enjoyed your flight with us to the Misty Fjords and hope you enjoyed all of Alaska!
Fabulous View from Above
David_G, Sep 2023
This was the most enjoyable excursion we took during our Alaska Cruise. The people were very pleasant and helpful . You could tell that they truly valued the customer and enjoyed their jobs. The plane was surprisingly 'spacious' and very smooth flying. We really enjoyed the pilot's narrative during the flight and his skills were top-notch! If you have a chance to do this - it's a must-do!!! Thank you so much Seawind!!
5/5 stars!
BRADLEY_R, Sep 2023
Of all the excursions we partook in during our Alaskan cruise, the sightseeing float plane tour with Seawind Aviation took the cake. Seawind was fantastic with keeping a constant open line of communication with us so that we never had any confusion about confirmation, timing, and where to meet. They were prompt with the pickup, the transportation was comfortable, and the lobby we were brought to while waiting was quaint. Everyone from the front desk to the deck workers were very friendly and helpful. The flight speaks for itself. Steve was our pilot and he was a wealth of knowledge, has a lifetime of flight experience, and did a great job finding wildlife! Got to see a few mountain goats and 5 brown bears! Overall my wife and I were thoroughly impressed by Seawind Aviations operation and would highly recommend it to anyone.
Highlight of our cruise!
Valerie_W, Sep 2023
Can't say enough good things about this company! Our flight to the Misty Fiords was cancelled due to poor visibility but we were offered the bear excursion instead. We flew to a remote island and were led to a viewing area to watch salmon swimming upstream and enroute ran into a huge bear! Our guide (Jill I believe) was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. The pilot was great as well as the entire staff. Awesome time!
Beautiful views
CARLOS_V, Sep 2023
Amazing views, friendly staff, seaplane very confortable Steve our pilot did it very well, and gave a lot of information about the fiords
100% recommend!
Travis_C, Sep 2023
Great company, great service. Mike our captain gave us some great information about what we were seeing but also let us enjoy the majestic beauty in silence as well . A great balance, a wonderful experience .
Fantastic Flightseeing
nickig32, Aug 2023
This experience was amazing! We had a blast and got to see so much of the fjords. Very scenic flight. Staff was very welcoming and friendly. They even gave great recommendations for areas to explore after our flight and dropped us off there. Would recommend to all my friends.
Boring and bad customer service
Beth_P, Aug 2023
I booked this trip based on all the wonderful reviews. There were 5 of us including my 84 year old mother. I want to preface I did reach out to Leslie the owner before writing this review. The lady who picked us up and helped us get ready was very pleasant and helpful. However when on the dock we met the pilot. He hardly greeted us. After boarding the pilot did not say one word for the first 30 minutes of this trip. I am not exaggerating when I say he said 3 sentences to us the entire trip. The scenery was beautiful but without any commentary it was quite boring. We didn’t know what we were looking at. It was like flying through a beautiful Forest without any conversation. My mother actually fell asleep. He never even spoke during landing and barely said goodbye. I was so disappointed and reached out to Leslie. She said he was on the quiet side and a safe pilot. I told her I was so disappointed as all the reviews said how entertaining the pilot was and engaging. I felt we spent a lot of money to not know what we were even looking at. Leslie did offer me a 200 dollar refund which I denied. I felt Like that was a small offer for what we paid so I denied it and said I would just leave an honest review. I met another couple who used a company called wings the same day we went with this group. They loved it and said their pilot talked to the. The entire time and it was a great trip. I was also disappointed that Leslie said she talked to the 1 other single passager ( that wasn’t in our group) and she said this passenger said the pilot talked. There were 5 others who were left disappointed and said the pilot Didn’t talk. I was so disappointed in how she handled this. I would not recommend this group unless you want to spend alot of money to ride in a float plane and have no direction or commentary. Disappointing
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Beth, what a disappointment to read your review. Our top priority is providing safe trips to passengers. Pilots can narrate if they feel it is safe to do so. When skies are busy then safety is first. Eric, your pilot, is a professional Alaskan bush pilot, and yes he's on the quieter side. He's typically concentrating on flying. He flew you through the Misty Fjords National Monument, navigating the waterways with 3000 foot cliffs and over America's largest National Forest. And returned safely to town, landing on the busy waterfront of Ketchikan. The beauty of Alaska is oftentimes beyond words.
Nice flight!
Ronald_B, Aug 2023
Nice small group trip. Jac was great. Everyone was friendly and attentive to everyone’s needs. Misty Fjords was a beautiful flight. Jac dropped you off afterwards anywhere you wanted to go. Highly recommend.
Rita_T, Jul 2023
Awesome experience! The scenery is Unlike anything I’ve ever seen before- perfect way to see the best of what Alaska has to offer! Our pilot was super knowledgeable and friendly handling the plane so smoothly- would definitely recommend this excursion if you want to see the majestic beauty of Alaska!!
Flightseeing at its best!
Michelle_K, Jul 2023
I would highly recommend this Flightseeing tour to anyone! Anthony was a great pilot, very knowledgeable and personable. All of the staff at Seawind Aviation was great!
Elycia, Jul 2023
An outstanding experience with Seawind Aviation. The communication, transportation, and flight was seemless. A memorable experience- highly recommend
Money well spent! Incredible experience!!
Sherry_B, Jul 2023
This tour did not disappoint! Phenomenal scenery and excellent tour guides. I would book it again! Worth every penny!!!
Great Experience
Brenna_S, Jul 2023
This was a very memorable experience that we enjoyed greatly. The pilot was very good at giving us information on what we were seeing, and the entire trip was very pleasant.
Incredible experience
David_C, Jul 2023
This tour was the experience of a lifetime. The scenery is breathtaking. A highlight was landing in a remote lake and climbing out on the pontoon, surrounded by beautiful mountains and forest. Thanks to Seawind Aviation and our pilot/guide Nate!
Beautiful ride in seaplane
Maria_S, Jul 2023
Good excursion. Perfect for the short time we had in town. We love the stop in the middle of the misty fjords. We even saw some whales from the sky.
Awesome Views
John_M, Jul 2023
I got to sit up front in the co-pilot's seat! The plane ride was smooth and gave us awesome views of the majestic landscape.
Overall this was an...
Amy_R, Jul 2023
Overall this was an amazing flight experience, however I wish the comms were easier to hear the pilots narration.
Loved it!
Kelly_J, Jul 2023
We loved it and highly recommend! Captain Ed and the rest of the staff were great! Once in a lifete experience!
Still talking about this excursion
derrick_w, Jul 2023
Amazing! The fog lifted earlier so the owners moved the time up to take advantage of the great visibility. Steve was incredibly talented as a pilot. Great narrative as we flew over mountains and lakes. Touched down on a secluded lake at the top of a mountain. Dead silence and fresh air. A week later and we are still taking about it. Do it, don’t hesitate!

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