Misty Fjords Wilderness Cruise & Flight

KTN-810 | Ketchikan, Alaska, United States | See Special Notes

from $379.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Misty Fjords National Monument Misty Fjords National Monument
  • Scenic Cruise
  • Floatplane Flight

You will see:

Easy Includes snack

Excursion Length:
Approx. 3.75 hours

Tour Overview

This unique tour of the Misty Fjords National Monument combines sea and air for a complete Alaskan experience.

Your memorable journey starts when you board a luxury catamaran and speed off into the heart of the monument, one of nature's most majestic creations. Gaze in wonder as you glide past towering cliffs and astonishing 1000-foot waterfalls that plunge dramatically into the fjord's emerald waters.

The Misty Fjords are also known as the "Yosemite of the North" thanks to its similar geology. The glacial valleys are around 50 to 70 million years old and have been sculpted by glaciers that have driven deep U-shaped troughs throughout the monument. Along the way, your guide will point out an active eagle's nest, a mysterious Native pictograph and Punchbowl Cove, home to columnar basalt formations and the colorful Mossy Wall bird rookery. You will then discover New Eddystone Rock, a volcanic plug rising 237 feet from the water, illustrating the dramatic geologic forces that shaped this area six million years ago.

During this superb trip you will also be offered an assortment of food and beverages, while a naturalist provides in-depth commentary on the area's natural history. Keep ever vigilant as you may see bears, mountain goats, timber wolves, seals, sea lions and killer whales from the comfort of the cabin, or with the mist on your face on the outside deck.

Once you have arrived at the far reaches of a secluded cove, you will then transfer to an authentic Alaska floatplane. Only from the air can you truly appreciate the magnitude of this 2.3 million-acre national treasure, so prepare to delight in the sensation of soaring for 25 wonderful minutes over pristine wilderness, enjoying unspoiled forest and lakes. Returning to Ketchikan, your unique aerial view will allow you to enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the city and your ship, before a water landing.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

This flight has no weight surcharge. Tour order may vary. Carry-on bags are not allowed and there is limited secure storage at the hangar. Aircraft fly no higher than 4,000 feet. Oxygen for personal use is allowed but must be in the form of an FAA approved portable oxygen concentrator that can be secured to the user's body. Occasionally weather may cause the flight portion of this tour to be canceled. In these instances a modified version (roundtrip cruise) of the tour may be offered at a reduced price depending on your ship's time in port.

Flightseeing excursions are not refundable unless cancelled by 12:00pm on the day after embarkation.

Snack: muffin, breakfast bar, or trail mix, bottled water or bottled juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate.

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Excursion Length:

(Including a 25-minute flight)

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

See detailed itinerary for information about walking distance

Wheelchair Accessibility:

See detailed itinerary for information about wheelchair accessibility

Camera/Video Restrictions:

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