Misty Fjords Seaplane & Crab Feast - a Discovery Exclusive

3.5 hours | Ketchikan | K T N - 8 1 5
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Points of Interest

  • Misty Fjords National Monument
  • George Inlet Lodge
Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal, Easy activity

Description

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

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 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.

Special Notes:

Tour may operate in reverse order. Vegetarian and non-crab options are available. Due to weight and balance limitations, as well as passenger safety and comfort, the airline has advised that guests weighing 250 lbs. or more (fully clothed) will be assessed a weight surcharge of $150. In any case where the necessity of the surcharge is verified, it will be paid directly to the tour operator just prior to the flight departure. 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 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.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Tour to seaplane base

Transport type:
Van
Transport Capacity:
6
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
15
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Safety briefing

Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Flightseeing to Misty Fjords National Monument and landing at George Inlet Lodge

Transport type:
Floatplane
Transport Capacity:
6
Travel time:
01:00
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Continuation of flight back to Ketchikan

Transport type:
Floatplane
Transport Capacity:
10
Travel time:
00:25
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Enjoy crab feast

Time at site:
01:30
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Return to cruise ship pier

Transport type:
Van
Transport Capacity:
6
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
15
Steps:
79
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes