Ketchikan Misty Fjords Flightseeing Excursion Reviews

Explore Misty Fjords -- one of nature's most spectacular natural creations -- while cruising on a luxury vessel through Ketchikan.
Sail Date: September 2018
No wildlife, but an excellent tour with plenty of opportunity for photos. VERY cold, but would not have missed it!
No wildlife, but an excellent tour with plenty of opportunity for photos. VERY cold, but would not have missed it! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2018
The exact title of our excursion was “Discovery Exclusive: Misty Fjords Seaplane and Crab Fest.” It was very, very expensive but worth every penny! It made our cruise and we would highly recommend it. The group was small ... Read More
The exact title of our excursion was “Discovery Exclusive: Misty Fjords Seaplane and Crab Fest.” It was very, very expensive but worth every penny! It made our cruise and we would highly recommend it. The group was small – only 11 passengers. We took a one hour flight in a seaplane with our pilot (Luke, who was fabulous!) acting as a guide over the Tongass National Forest and the Misty Fjords National Monument. The only way to really see the majesty of these areas is by plane. We had sunny skies and a glorious flight! Takeoff and landing, both on the water, were smoother than any major airline could accomplish. The flight was followed by an “all you can eat” crab leg lunch with all the wine and beer you can drink at the lakeside George Inlet Lodge. A great way to spend the morning in Ketchikan. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: August 2018
Long and boring boat ride on the start for couple hours but then it was epic in the fjords area.
Long and boring boat ride on the start for couple hours but then it was epic in the fjords area. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2018
We had booked Zodiak tour, NCL excursions screwed up and put us on Fjords boat ride. Didn't know that until it was too late to change. Really disappointing as we very much wanted to see sea life during trip. NCL was not helpful at all in ... Read More
We had booked Zodiak tour, NCL excursions screwed up and put us on Fjords boat ride. Didn't know that until it was too late to change. Really disappointing as we very much wanted to see sea life during trip. NCL was not helpful at all in fixing this. Buyer beware! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: July 2018
We booked our flight for 1145, then got changed to 145, then frantically got changed to 1230. Felt like our tour was shortened a bit because of all of the rescheduling (one ship was late getting in and because of that our tour got moved ... Read More
We booked our flight for 1145, then got changed to 145, then frantically got changed to 1230. Felt like our tour was shortened a bit because of all of the rescheduling (one ship was late getting in and because of that our tour got moved around and wedged in between everyone elses) Our guide was average. Didn't offer much commentary during the flight. We did see a bear and did land on the water, but didn't get out to take our picture even though we were sold on this. We wouldn't do the Misty fjords again, but do a glacier landing next time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: July 2018
We really liked Ketchikan port the best as it had a better variety of shops and more to walk and see. Recommend the Salmon Market on Main St. We had salmon overnight shipped to our home and we were very pleased with the quality that they ... Read More
We really liked Ketchikan port the best as it had a better variety of shops and more to walk and see. Recommend the Salmon Market on Main St. We had salmon overnight shipped to our home and we were very pleased with the quality that they offered. Our excursion was a float plane tour of the Misty Fjords National Monument with Michelle and Island Wings Air Service. They picked us up from the dock and drove us the mile to the plane dock. Our tour was 2 hours and we landed in a fjord and watched a Momma Brown bear and her 2 cubs, fantastic experience, no words to explain the awe of being so close to this. Late Lunch at Annabelle's was very good and spared us eating on the ship Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: July 2018
Boat ride was fun and scenery beautiful. Nice narrative form the crew over speaker system as we went to Misty Fjords. Spectacular geology for the area and..we saw a black bear at the water's edge...The float plane was not really exciting ... Read More
Boat ride was fun and scenery beautiful. Nice narrative form the crew over speaker system as we went to Misty Fjords. Spectacular geology for the area and..we saw a black bear at the water's edge...The float plane was not really exciting compared to helicopters and visibility fair out the cabin. Flew interesting country and different path from the outbound boat rise, so nice variety. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Sail Date: July 2018
Pilot was knowledgeable and fun. Views were breathtaking.
Pilot was knowledgeable and fun. Views were breathtaking. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Sail Date: July 2018
Awe-inspiring views of Misty Fjords National Monument
Awe-inspiring views of Misty Fjords National Monument Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: June 2018
Breathtaking views from the plane on another beautiful day! Landed in Fjord and watched sea otters playing on the shore.
Breathtaking views from the plane on another beautiful day! Landed in Fjord and watched sea otters playing on the shore. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Sail Date: June 2018
Trip was on a old radial-powered Beaver sea-plane. Although it was overcast on several layers, we still got super views of the islands and waterways as well as the city going out and returning. It did rain on the flight back, but it ... Read More
Trip was on a old radial-powered Beaver sea-plane. Although it was overcast on several layers, we still got super views of the islands and waterways as well as the city going out and returning. It did rain on the flight back, but it stopped during our landing. We'd do it again. Did not appreciate the opportunity of getting out and standing on the floats, though. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: June 2018
Beautiful weather, great pilot and wonderful experience. Carlin Air used an independent operator who was really good. We had two landings and got out of the plane at one of them to walk around and take pictures. They have to cancel trips ... Read More
Beautiful weather, great pilot and wonderful experience. Carlin Air used an independent operator who was really good. We had two landings and got out of the plane at one of them to walk around and take pictures. They have to cancel trips due to the weather, so we felt fortunate to have really perfect weather on our visit. Highly recommended. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: May 2018
Loved flying with Misty Fjords floatplanes! Magnificent
Loved flying with Misty Fjords floatplanes! Magnificent Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Sail Date: September 2017
Quite a long ride to the fjords and then not too much time there, but spectacular scenery - lots of waterfalls; we even saw whales!
Quite a long ride to the fjords and then not too much time there, but spectacular scenery - lots of waterfalls; we even saw whales! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2017
The scenery was breathtaking and the experience was wonderful.
The scenery was breathtaking and the experience was wonderful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: August 2017
Really enjoyed our float plane! The pilot was very friendly. Make sure you wear appropriate clothing.
Really enjoyed our float plane! The pilot was very friendly. Make sure you wear appropriate clothing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2017
Super friendly and helpful staff. Very informative young lady who explained what we were looking at and took the best photo of my husband and I. The weather was perfect. Crisp and clear day with waters that were mirror smooth and ... Read More
Super friendly and helpful staff. Very informative young lady who explained what we were looking at and took the best photo of my husband and I. The weather was perfect. Crisp and clear day with waters that were mirror smooth and reflective. The scenery was incredible. Loved this excursion very much. The hot chocolate was most welcome. They also served a vegetarian chili and clam chowder. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2017
Head guide kept saying we were late (I told him several times that we weren't) and rushed us back to the float where we waited about 25 minutes for the plane.
Head guide kept saying we were late (I told him several times that we weren't) and rushed us back to the float where we waited about 25 minutes for the plane. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: August 2017
I found a seaplane tour through the misty fjords on Trip Advisor due to the high price of the Princess option. The tour was awesome and the fjords and Tongass park are absolutely beautiful. I would definitely recommend this tour and ... Read More
I found a seaplane tour through the misty fjords on Trip Advisor due to the high price of the Princess option. The tour was awesome and the fjords and Tongass park are absolutely beautiful. I would definitely recommend this tour and doing some research to find options cheaper than through Princess. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: July 2017
The Wildlife Cruise & Float Plane excursion was exceptional. Great Commentary on both legs of the excursion. The Float Plane flight back to Ketchikan was an "E Ticket Ride"!
The Wildlife Cruise & Float Plane excursion was exceptional. Great Commentary on both legs of the excursion. The Float Plane flight back to Ketchikan was an "E Ticket Ride"! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises