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Ketchikan Seaplane Excursion Reviews

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View Misty Fjords National Monument and the prehistoric land of the Alaskan Glacier from above on a seaplane excursion in Ketchikan.

Azure Moon

6 reviews

Very, very good to excellent seaplane, wilderness scenery, and wildlife excursion. Awesome!


Provider: Independent Operator

celticspirit

1 review

Ketchikan is it's perennial rainy self. It has a few quaint spots, but I think it is the place to get out of town! Due to a major port diversion, we ended up with more time here. I splurged on a floatplane trip into Misty Fjords at the last minute and was not disappointed. Value for the money? Not so sure.
However, Misty Fjords is stunning! Flying over serene mountain lakes with myriad waterfalls running down mountain sides to the sea ....


Provider: Holland America Line

Crentist

1 review

We took a seaplane to meets bay hatchery, where we saw many bear catching salmon. Probably the highlight of the trip. This was the only day when it rained so the view from the plane wasn't as good as it could have been, but that can't be helped. Another good guide who showed as the salmon hatchery and then led us to watch the bear come out of the woods, catch and eat salmon(which were plentiful), and lumber back into the woods. A wonderful visit.


Provider: Princess Cruises

cbrown747

1 review

one of a kind of experience


Provider: Independent Operator

Catlady63

1 review

First time on a seaplane and it was a great experience


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

mrskliff

1 review

This outfitter has a permit to land on remote lakes--many do not. We had an amazing experience flying through the Misty Fjords.


Provider: Independent Operator

PattiRA

1 review

Not worth it!! We walked about 1/8 mile with an overly talkative tour guide giving not much of information. She kept telling us that there was "bear skat" on the trail and fungus on the trees. Who really cares?? My husband kept hearing the zip-lines going overhead and asking why we were doing this. I complained to the cruise line & have never been on such a side trip.


Provider: Princess Cruises

GtrJim

2 reviews

Wonderful experience. Perfect weather. Excellent, veteran pilot, just 4 passengers, landed in lake in the middle of the Fjords.


Provider: Independent Operator

Gilly allen

1 review

Excellent


Provider: Independent Operator

myracle777

1 review

Awesome. Great pilot (Mike). Weaher although a bit cloudy, for Alaska couldn't have been better. Got super photos. Mike got my 87 year old Mom in his little plane with no hesitation although my brother and I were holding our breaths!

Provider: Holland America Line

ISLABONITA

2 reviews

Took the Alps & Harbour tour with Steve the owner/pilot . Great plane ride and smooth landing and take off. Took us above the harbour and city limits over the water and mountains , spotted mt goats and searched for other wildlife.

Provider: Independent Operator

Ms. bear

1 review

Our Flight-seeing tour with Island Wings was awesome. She flew us over the Misty Fjord Glacier. We landed on the river and were able to walk in the Alaskan Wilderness (Valentine River) where we saw a Grizzly Bear across the river.

Provider: Independent Operator

ckellyne

1 review

We did the float plane mountain tour and crab feast. We didn't realize you start the tour taking a bus to a restaurant from the ship about 20 minutes away. Finish lunch and then get onto a float plane at the dock at the restaurant to fly back to the boat. I wish we did the float plane bear tour instead vs. mountain tour via the float plane since the views were not much different than what we had seen already except a bit closer.

Provider: Princess Cruises

CruiseGal999

1 review

Was raining, heavy low lying fog and we got up in the air and about 10 - 15 minutes later we turned around and landed. Fog was too low to sea the Misty Fjords or any waterfalls or anything.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

ebmedic

3 reviews

This was my second time flying over Misty Fjords with Island Wings. Amazing views and experience. 5 minute ride to plane with convenient pick up. Words can't describe the beauty. The pilot, Michelle, pointed out lots of great sights. We landed and walked on shore for awhile--an exclusive feature for this company. Standing in the silence of the fjord looking at the snow-covered mountains was fabulous.

Provider: Independent Operator

Orangeguy

1 review

Flightseeing tour over the Misty Fjords National Monument

Provider: Independent Operator

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