Misty Fjords & Wilderness Explorer Cruise

4.5 hours | Ketchikan | K T N - 6 2 0
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Points of Interest

  • Misty Fjords National Monument
Shopping Opportunities, Includes snack, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

This adventure begins as soon as you leave Ketchikan's picturesque harbor, passing colorful float planes and fishing boats en route to a wilderness experience you'll never forget. Enjoy the service and narrative provided by your crew, and watch for marine and coastal wildlife as you "fly" at sea level past the rugged coastlines bordering Revillagigedo Channel.

Voyage into Behm Canal, surrounded by the pristine beauty of Misty Fjords. Along the way you'll stop to view an active bald eagle's nest, a Tlingit pictograph and New Eddystone Rock: an immense volcanic spire rising from the emerald sea. Delight in the unhurried exploration of Rudyerd Bay, an ice-carved masterpiece deep within the monument. Here, you'll learn the natural history of the fjords, listen to the call of nesting seabirds, and feel the mist of glistening waterfalls.

Watch for seabirds that nest on rock faces sculpted by glacial forces and listen to their calls. On the cruise back to Ketchikan, enjoy a selection of snacks and beverages while watching for whales, seals, eagles and other of wildlife. You'll also have the opportunity to experience culture and history presented by a Native storyteller and artist, or enjoy a tour-related video presentation.

Special Notes:

Wildlife sightings are frequent, but not guaranteed. If wildlife is spotted and extra viewing time is provided, the Tlingit pictograph may be omitted. Dress warmly in layers to enjoy viewing and photography from the open-air observation deck.

Provided: Binoculars, souvenir route map

Snack: Clam chowder, vegetarian chili, pastry, smoked salmon on crackers, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, water

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Walk to Salmon Landing & board vessel

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:10
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
300
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Depart Ketchikan harbor & slow cruise in Tongass Narrows

Transport type:
Catamaran
Transport Capacity:
135
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Cruise south in Revilla Channel, watching for wildlife & view active bald eagle nest

Transport type:
Catamaran
Transport Capacity:
135
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Journey north in to Behm Canal, stop to view Eddystone Rock and harbor seals

Transport type:
Catamaran
Transport Capacity:
135
Travel time:
00:45
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Explore Rudyerd Bay - 3000-ft cliffs, waterfalls, bird rookery, watch for wildlife

Transport type:
Catamaran
Transport Capacity:
135
Time at site:
01:30
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Begin return cruise, see Tlingit pictograph & watch for wildlife

Transport type:
Catamaran
Transport Capacity:
135
Travel time:
00:45
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Enjoy Native storyteller, watch tour related video presentation & arrive back in Ketchikan

Transport type:
Catamaran
Transport Capacity:
135
Travel time:
00:45
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes