Misty Fjords Flightseeing Tour
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 and best accessed by air, this vast untouched wilderness is almost four times the area of Rhode Island. 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.
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, and sightings of brown and black bear, Sitka black-tailed deer, wolves, moose and bald eagles are common. Visible only from the air, you'll catch sight of the splendid 1,000 foot waterfall flowing from Big Goat Lake, where colonies of mountain goats can be spotted and photographed from the air.
NOTES: Flightseeing tour conducted on a daily schedule or with a four fare minimum. Weather could alter flight routes for safety and quality assurance. Taquan Air operates under a special use permit from the United States Forest Service.
Our meeting place for this tour is at: the statue at the Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau, 131 Front St.