The best way to experience the stunning beauty of the Misty Fjords National Monument and view some of the most spectacular scenery in Alaska is from the window seat of a floatplane. Come join us as we sail through the sky's and take a peak at Ketchikan's lush forests, snowcapped mountains, and abundant wildlife.
Take the ultimate tour by boat and plane through Misty Fjords National Monument, one of the most majestic creations on earth! Cruise in luxury aboard our comfortable high-speed vessel into the heart of the Monument, then enjoy an incredible tour through Behm Canal and Rudyerd Bay.
Take off on a classic floatplane flightseeing tour the famous Neets Bay Salmon Hatchery, where you'll experience an up close and unique wildlife viewing of black bears in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness. PLEASE NOTE: THIS EXCURSION OPERATES JULY - SEPTEMBER ONLY.
You'll feel the power of the DeHavilland Beaver as you lift off of the ocean with your pilot guide in the cockpit. State of the art headphones allow you to enjoy this fully narrated tour by air as you gently glide over Tongass Narrows and into the majestic mountain ranges that make this part of the earth so unique.
By boat there is so much to see around Ketchikan. Whether you're relaxing in the heated main cabin or standing on the open-air observation deck, there is a lot to keep your eyes out for. From the tallest totem poles at Totem Bight Park to the historic Guard Island Lighthouse, to abundant wildlife and an authentic floating lumberjack camp - you definitely don't want to miss this excursion!
Ever wanted to see what real crab fishing is like? Well now's your chance to experience it first hand with the crew from the Aleutian Ballad who were featured on the Discovery Channel's TV series, Deadliest Catch! Look out for King and snow crab, octopus, prawns and more on your adventure! The catch of the day will be displayed onboard in a live tank on-deck before being released.
The scenery in Ketchikan is not to be missed. This Helicopter tour shows you the best of the best of what Ketchikan has to offer. After being whisked away in a helicopter to view the wonders of Anette Island, you get the choice of stopping in Alaska's only Native American reservation to explore more at your leisure.
See Ketchikan from the sky on this gorgeous scenic flight tour to Herring Cove. While airborne, you'll have the opportunity to take in the dramatic landscape of the region, and maybe even see some wildlife from up above!
After a short transfer from your cruise ship to the airbase, you'll have the opportunity to take in the highlights of Ketchikan from up above! Bring your camera to capture these incredible moments from the sky!
After a scenic coastal drive out to the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, you'll get a chance to observe wildlife ranging from bald eagles to black bears. This tour is perfect for families who are interested in learning more about the animals who make up the great state of Alaska! While you're at it, don't forget to feed the reindeer!
Experienced guides take guests on a beautifully scenic and informative tour, starting with a narrated motor coach transfer from the ship dock to the Alaskan Rainforest Sanctuary. After a guided tour through the sanctuary, a freshly prepared Dungeness crab meal awaits guests at the beautiful George Inlet lodge.
Travel to one of Alaska's oldest fishing resorts, Clover Pass Resort via a guided boat ride. Once at the Silverking Lodge, guests will find an exciting underwater viewing of the local angler catches as well as an elevated boardwalk to guide them through the Tongass National Forest. Before returning to your ship, you are treated to a freshly prepared feast of sea fare back at the lodge.
One of the most popular sites in Ketchikan is the Saxman Totem Village. With 29 authentic totems carved by Tlingit and Haida natives, it's the largest totem park in Ketchikan. Your journey will continue on to Herring Bay, then Rainbow Falls before ending at Creek Street where your guide will share the sordid past of Ketchikan during the Gold Rush days.
Experience sightseeing in the beautiful coastal community of Ketchikan with a scenic drive through town before your trip out to the Potlatch Totem Park where you can soak in this modern interpretation of the 19th century native village.
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime as you sail through the trees of Eagle Creek for your ultimate nature experience! While flying through the air, keep an eye out because you might just see eagles and bears! There are a total of 8 ziplines and 3 suspension bridges throughout this course - are you ready for your adventure?
This eco-adventure combines a flight over 8 ziplines and 5,600 feet of dual cable ziplines providing an aerial view of Bear Creek and a forest waterfall. A great tour option for the whole family or the novice zipliner, this tour is a perfect option as there is no chance for weather cancellation, so you're guaranteed a fun-filled adventure!
Fill your senses with adventure and excitement as you take control of a 4-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler and wind your way through the rugged back roads of Revillagigedo Island. Then grab a paddle and join your companions in a 37-foot, 20-passenger Indian-style canoe to navigate your way across a mountain lake.
Journey by boat to the remote Orcas Cove, leaving the town behind. Sea Kayak with friendly guides to witness the beautiful wilderness area not accessible by road. This unique excursion offers excellent opportunities to see wildlife along your journey; Look out for birds and a colorful array of the inter-tidal life as you quietly glide along the shoreline. After the paddle, we'll enjoy a small picnic of local smoked salmon and hot cocoa.
Island hopping by kayak is something you'll not want to miss. Friendly guides lead you on an exploration of Ketchikan's historic waterfront and into the Tongass Narrows. Enjoy the island wildlife along the water's edge and the historic Ketchikan creek, an active salmon stream. Paddling through the Tongass Narrows will show you delights at both high and low tide, so keep your eyes open! From Humpbacks to Great Blue Herons, from starfish to sea cucumbers, all of this wildlife is waiting for you!
Experience Ketchikan like never before on the back of an ATV! You'll get a taste of the rugged Alaskan wilderness from the driver's seat of a specially designed off-road adventure kart. Learn about the history and culture of Ketchikan while you take in the vast wilderness around you. Plenty of stops will be taken along the way for photo opportunities as well!
Known for it’s lumber and booming commercial fishing industry, Ketchikan has been dubbed the Salmon Capitol of the World. The Misty Fjords National Monument is also a large draw for the area and you can experience the beauty and wonder of the Misty Fjords with Flightseeing Tours via Seaplane, commonly called Floatplanes in Alaska. The Misty Fjord Tours are the most popular excursions in Ketchikan. If you want to grab a bite to eat as well, there are Flightseeing and Crab Feast tours, which combine the wonders of flying over beautiful and mountainous Ketchikan followed by an unlimited feast of fresh Dungeness crab. Other popular excursions include visits to the Saxman Totem Native Village, famous Lumberjack Show, and other more active excursions including kayaking, zipline adventures, and offroad ATV tours.
Ketchikan, the most southeasternmost city in Alaska is also the fifth most populous city in the state with a population of around 8,000 residents. It was established in 1885 by Mike Martin and named after Ketchikan Creek, which flows through the city. During the first half of the 20th century, Ketchikan was infamous for it’s red-light district with brothels on either side of the creek. This area is known as Creek Street and is now home to museums and gift shops.
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The Misty Fjords National Monument is the largest wilderness area in Alaska's National Forest. Take our tour to experience it yourself!