|Classic Misty Fjords Flightseeing
2 Hours Including Transfers
Visit the Misty Fjords National Monument from Ketchikan, Alaska
Discover magnificent Misty Fjords National Monument in an impeccably maintained DeHavilland Beaver floatplane, the world's most famous bush plane. View some of the most spectacular scenery in Alaska from the comfort of your window seat. Enjoy a personal pilot narration with individual headsets on this once in a lifetime experience. Follow your flight route on the provided detailed map and guide. A highlight of your tour will be an exhilarating landing on an alpine lake or remote fjord. 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, this vast untouched wilderness was first identified in the journals of explorer Captain George Vancouver in 1793. See New Eddystone Rock, a striking remnant of early geological activity, at the entrance to spectacular Rudyard Bay, your introduction to the monument. 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. The astute observer 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. Visible only from the air, see the splendid 1,000 foot waterfall flowing from Big Goat Lake, which was named for the region’s concentration of mountain goat. Colonies of these marvelous high mountain creatures can be spotted and photographed from the air.