Discover magnificent Misty Fjords National Monument in an impeccably maintained DeHavilland Beaver or Otter, the world's most famous bush planes, with Ketchikan’s 5 Star Medallion Shield carrier. View some of the most spectacular scenery in Alaska from the comfort of your window seat. Enjoy your pilot’s narration with individual headsets on this once in a lifetime experience as you follow your flight route on the provided detailed map and guide. A highlight of your tour will be an exhilarating water landing where you can step out onto the pontoon with your pilot to enjoy the fresh mountain air, eagle calls, and breathtaking scenery.
The monument is home to some of the most dramatic scenery in Alaska. Boasting 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 the hands of nature over tens of thousands of years. Massive glacier action created this ice-rimmed wilderness. See majestic fjords, cascading waterfalls, jewel-like lakes, and abundant wildlife. Marvel at sheer walls of granite plunging over 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.
Best accessed by air, 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, on this once in a lifetime adventure.
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, as your expert bush pilot flies over this paradise.
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Note: This tour is accessible to guests with some physical limitations. For details please consult your Shore Excursion staff before booking. Weather can alter flight routes for safety and quality assurance. Flight time is 65 minutes with an approximately 10 minute water landing. This tour operates under special use permit from the U.S. Forest Service. This tour is non-refundable.
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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.