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.
I take it that this excursion is hit or miss depending on the weather and if the wildlife shows up.
Sail Date: June 2019
I take it that this excursion is hit or miss depending on the weather and if the wildlife shows up. Well, our weather was good and the wildlife cooperated beyond expectations. We ran into a pod of Orca on the way out and caught them again ... Read More
I take it that this excursion is hit or miss depending on the weather and if the wildlife shows up. Well, our weather was good and the wildlife cooperated beyond expectations. We ran into a pod of Orca on the way out and caught them again on the way back. Harbor Seals were also out. The weather was cloudy but just at the end of several days of rain. (Ketchikan gets 140 inches a year, so chances are good). The waterfalls were great thanks to all that rain and the Misty Fjords were definitely misty. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great experience from start to finish again.
Sail Date: June 2019
Great experience from start to finish again. Friendly, knowledgable staff. Flight through the Fjord and landing on river was outstanding. We had an outstanding time and I recommend it to everybody
Great experience from start to finish again. Friendly, knowledgable staff. Flight through the Fjord and landing on river was outstanding. We had an outstanding time and I recommend it to everybody Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very good, shame it was drizzling, but couldn't predict the weather.
Sail Date: May 2019
Very good, shame it was drizzling, but couldn't predict the weather. The crab feast was nice, although i wouldn't really call it a 'feast', more of an experience.
Very good, shame it was drizzling, but couldn't predict the weather. The crab feast was nice, although i wouldn't really call it a 'feast', more of an experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It was not raining, so no mist in the fjords.
Sail Date: May 2019
It was not raining, so no mist in the fjords. We did see a few whales and dolphins. The crew were great. I bought a nice jewelry set from the artist that was on the boat.
It was not raining, so no mist in the fjords. We did see a few whales and dolphins. The crew were great. I bought a nice jewelry set from the artist that was on the boat. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
No wildlife, but an excellent tour with plenty of opportunity for photos.
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
We were shuttled by van to the port, where we viewed a safety video.
Sail Date: September 2018
We were shuttled by van to the port, where we viewed a safety video. We then were led to our plane, and suddenly we were flying to Neets Bay for bear watching. We did not get to see any bear, but the flight was beautiful.
We were shuttled by van to the port, where we viewed a safety video. We then were led to our plane, and suddenly we were flying to Neets Bay for bear watching. We did not get to see any bear, but the flight was beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The exact title of our excursion was “Discovery Exclusive: Misty Fjords Seaplane and Crab ...
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 – only ... 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
Can't say enough how amazing this was.
Sail Date: September 2018
Can't say enough how amazing this was. Worth it!
Can't say enough how amazing this was. Worth it! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Long and boring boat ride on the start for couple hours but then it was epic in the fjords area.
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
The seaplane was very cool and took us over the glaciers to a waiting boat.
Sail Date: August 2018
The seaplane was very cool and took us over the glaciers to a waiting boat. It was really steep but the pilot took great care to make it a smooth ride. The boat ride back was long and pretty uneventful. It got very cold up top so we went ... Read More
The seaplane was very cool and took us over the glaciers to a waiting boat. It was really steep but the pilot took great care to make it a smooth ride. The boat ride back was long and pretty uneventful. It got very cold up top so we went below and had hot chocolate. They were a lovely group and great gal for a captain. The ride was way too long though so we probably wouldn't do again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We had booked Zodiak tour, NCL excursions screwed up and put us on Fjords boat ride.
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 ... 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
This was a spectacular tour on a float plane.
Sail Date: July 2018
This was a spectacular tour on a float plane. We landed at an old lodge and had a crab feast which was incredible. It was worth every penny.
This was a spectacular tour on a float plane. We landed at an old lodge and had a crab feast which was incredible. It was worth every penny. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We booked our flight for 1145, then got changed to 145, then frantically got changed to 1230.
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
We really liked Ketchikan port the best as it had a better variety of shops and more to walk and ...
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
Boat ride was fun and scenery beautiful.
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 ... 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
Pilot was knowledgeable and fun.
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
Awe-inspiring views of Misty Fjords National Monument
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
Breathtaking views from the plane on another beautiful day!
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
Trip was on a old radial-powered Beaver sea-plane.
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
The seaplane was cool but very expensive.
Sail Date: June 2018
The seaplane was cool but very expensive. We bought a coupon book which made it bearable, but I wouldn't have paid full price. The fjords were too misty for us to see well, but the scenery was nice. Otherwise there's a small ... Read More
The seaplane was cool but very expensive. We bought a coupon book which made it bearable, but I wouldn't have paid full price. The fjords were too misty for us to see well, but the scenery was nice. Otherwise there's a small town with lots of souvenir shops. The town itself was my least favorite of the 3. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
DO IT!!!
Sail Date: June 2018
DO IT!!! Amazing - an eagle flew right by my window. WOW.
DO IT!!! Amazing - an eagle flew right by my window. WOW. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Beautiful weather, great pilot and wonderful experience.
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
Great flight, only 4 pax, landed on a lake and got to walk out on the floats!
Sail Date: June 2018
Great flight, only 4 pax, landed on a lake and got to walk out on the floats!
Great flight, only 4 pax, landed on a lake and got to walk out on the floats! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Loved flying with Misty Fjords floatplanes!
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
Expensive, but beautiful.
Sail Date: May 2018
Expensive, but beautiful. Not sure we would pay $600 for a 1 hour flight again, but we are glad we did it. Landed on the most amazing fresh water lake surround by granite walls. Walls, not mountains, I swear they were strait up and ... Read More
Expensive, but beautiful. Not sure we would pay $600 for a 1 hour flight again, but we are glad we did it. Landed on the most amazing fresh water lake surround by granite walls. Walls, not mountains, I swear they were strait up and down. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises