A Discovery Exclusive - Misty Fjords Seaplane & Crab Feast

KTN-815 | Ketchikan, Alaska | See Special Notes

from $369.95*

*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
  • George Inlet Lodge George Inlet Lodge
  • Floatplane Flight

You will see:

Easy Includes meal Shopping

Excursion Length:
Approx. 3.5 hours

Tour Overview

Your excursion begins as you board your motorcoach for a short drive to the flight terminal, where you'll board a floatplane then soar over Misty Fjords, the nation's second largest wilderness area and a place of exceptional beauty. The Misty Fjords National Monument is home to some of the most dramatic scenery in Alaska, and only by air will you be able to fully appreciate the dramatic beauty of land, slowly crafted by the hands of nature over tens of thousands of years. The spectacular seaplane features large windows for exceptional views, and individual headsets allowing you to enjoy the lively narrative and inspirational music, specially selected as an accompaniment to the stunning sights unfolding before you.

Set aside as a fully protected wilderness area in 1978, Misty Fjords National Monument encompasses more than two million acres. Discover on this once-in-a-lifetime flight, breathtaking 1000-foot cascading waterfalls, glistening lakes and low-hanging mists on your flight from the Tongass Narrows over the volcanic Revillagigedo Island to Misty Fjords. Then marvel at the sheer walls of granite plunging over 3,000 feet into the fjords and the lush forests of spruce, hemlock and cedar clinging to snowcapped peaks, set in this land of incredible natural beauty and rugged grandeur.

The narrated flight culminates with the thrill of a water landing at the remote George Inlet Lodge, a rustic yet elegant oasis that once served as an early 1900s cannery bunkhouse.

Hope you're hungry as you'll be seated in a private dining room to snack on smoked salmon while you learn of the colorful history of the lodge and its epic journey across 90 miles of ocean to its current location. You'll sip white wine or Alaskan Amber beer as your host entertains you with stories of Alaska, Ketchikan and the wilderness lifestyle. Then enjoy an all-you-can eat Dungeness crab feast, complete with baby red potatoes, fresh Oriental salad and cheesecake smothered in Alaska blueberries.

You'll cap your day off with souvenir shopping and a scenic coastal drive back to the pier, passing totem poles, a fish hatchery and a U.S. Coast Guard Station.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

Tour may operate in reverse order. Vegetarian and non-crab options are available. Shoes with non-skid soles are recommended. This flight has no weight surcharge. 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.

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

Meal: Smoked salmon hor d'oevures, Dungeness crab, salad, baby red potatoes and cheesecake with blueberry topping. Complimentary soda, coffee, tea, beer and wine.

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

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

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Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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