Misty Fjords National Monument with Alaskan dungeness crab feast.
Discover magnificent Misty Fjords National Monument in an impeccably maintained DeHavilland floatplane, an authentic Alaskan bush aircraft. View some of the most spectacular scenery in Alaska from the comfort of your window seat. Each participant is guaranteed a window seat and the pilot will identify points of interest en route. Enjoy a personal pilot narration with individual headsets.
Misty Fjords National Monument is home to some of the most dramatic scenery in Alaska. At 2.3 million acres, it is almost four times the area of Rhode Island. Only by air can you fully appreciate the dramatic beauty of land slowly crafted by nature over tens of thousands of years. Massive glacier action created this ice-rimmed wilderness. You will see majestic fjords, cascading waterfalls, jewel-like lakes, and abundant wildlife.
Marvel at sheer walls of granite plunging more than 3,000 feet into the fjords. Lush forests of spruce, hemlock and cedar clinging to snowcapped peaks in this land of incredible natural beauty and rugged grandeur.
Your flight route is dependent on the day’s weather. You may see New Eddystone Rock and Big Goat Lake to the south, or Neets Bay and Bell Island Hot Springs to the north. Your pilot will fly over the glacier carved fjords, beautiful river valleys, and pristine mountain lakes, identifying the scenic wonders for your viewing pleasure. The dramatic Misty Fjords terrain is home to a multitude of wildlife. You may be rewarded with sightings of brown and black bear, Sitka black-tailed deer, wolves, moose and bald eagles.
Once the planes gently touches down on the waters of George Inlet Fjords, it will glide to a stop at the dock of the lodge, where your host will be waiting. Your meal will feature a fresh romaine salad, topped with mandarin oranges and tossed in homemade oriental dressing. Steaming hot Dungeness Crab paired with clarified butter follow as the main course. Savor this Alaskan delicacy that is prized for its sweet and tender meat but save room for dessert. Rich, smooth cheesecake smothered in Alaskan blueberries will be a perfect ending to this world class meal!
Passenger names and weights are required by the FAA for weight and balance calculations and flight manifesting. To ensure aircraft weight and balance is within operating parameters, *guests weighing 250 lbs. (clothed weight) or more must pay an additional surcharge of $150 over the published fare direct to the tour operator. Children under the age of 2 are considered a lap child and do not require a ticket. Children ages 2 and older must have ticket purchased as per regulations.
Need to Know
3.5 hours, including transfer
Non-slip shoes, layered clothing and rain gear recommended
Aircraft weight/balance may require guests 250 lbs or more to pay surcharge
Shopping opportunities will be available at Taquan Air's terminal
All you can eat Dungeness Crab Feast
FLOAT PLANE TO SEE BEARS
The bears and Salmon ladder are amazing- nothing like it. The float plane ride was very authentic and our pilot was right out of Northern Exposure. I would absolutely do it again. Our guide to see the bears was dedicated and very knowledgeable.
Our Misty Fjords Flight Was a Thrill of a Lifetime!
My husband and I always wanted to take this tour, and it was on our bucket list. While visiting family in Ketchikan, we were able to take this flight. The pilot, Clark Hassle, was friendly, knowledgeable, and highly skilled. His piloting skills were the best we ever experienced. We hardly felt the plane land on the glassy, glacier lake. The scenery was totally breathtaking. This flight is worth every penny as you will see the beauty of Alaska from a viewpoint you cannot get any other way but by flight. Taking a float plane is a fun experience as well. My husband and I highly recommend this flight for all ages. However, be sure you book with Taquan Air as they have the best safety record and best pilots in Ketchikan.
One of the Best Tours on our Alaskan Cruise
This was definitely a highlight of our Alaskan cruise....in fact, it was my wife's favorite excursion. Our pilot Larry was a wonderful source of knowledge about the area and the de Havilland Beaver plane we were flying in. He asked if anyone in our group had served in the military, and when he learned we had a veteran among us, he asked him to sit in the co-pilot's seat. He immediately won my respect and admiration. Taquan Air does it right - they are friendly, organized, and safety-conscious. DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!