Ketchikan Misty Fjords Wilderness Cruise Excursion Reviews

Journey into the heart of Misty Fjords National Monument, a nearly 2.3 million-acre tract of wilderness east of Ketchikan, and experience the raw power of the great Alaskan north. Known as "The Yosemite of the North," the terrain in Misty Fjords has been sculpted over the millennia by creeping glaciers to create a drastic but beautiful landscape.
Most of the time is getting there and back.
Most of the time is getting there and back.
Most of the time is getting there and back. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Disappointed.
Disappointed. Pricey excursion to sit on another boat for 4 hours and see what you’ve been seeing from the cruise ship. Would not recommend booking this.
Disappointed. Pricey excursion to sit on another boat for 4 hours and see what you’ve been seeing from the cruise ship. Would not recommend booking this. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
boat crew was ok but some inconsiderate passengers took more seats than they needed leaving some of ...
boat crew was ok but some inconsiderate passengers took more seats than they needed leaving some of us to stand the entire cruise. A friendly word by the crew staff would have been appreciated.
boat crew was ok but some inconsiderate passengers took more seats than they needed leaving some of us to stand the entire cruise. A friendly word by the crew staff would have been appreciated. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Unfortunately very boring excursion for 4.5 hours.
Unfortunately very boring excursion for 4.5 hours. The staff was excellent & very safety conscious however, the naturist speaking, also very nice, spoke in a very monotone voice with no enthusiasm. Was not engaging with us passengers. ... Read More
Unfortunately very boring excursion for 4.5 hours. The staff was excellent & very safety conscious however, the naturist speaking, also very nice, spoke in a very monotone voice with no enthusiasm. Was not engaging with us passengers. Needs to be more upbeat & add some humor. Not to their fault there wasn't much that we saw, a few bald eagles. Half way though the tour we did see some gorgeous running water falls that were running due to the recent rain. But overall a very boring experience. It seemed like that was the sentiment of most of the other passengers. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Nice tour and beautiful scenery.
Nice tour and beautiful scenery. Amazing chowder. Only issue is that it runs right until ship in leaving so no time for souvenir shopping in port.
Nice tour and beautiful scenery. Amazing chowder. Only issue is that it runs right until ship in leaving so no time for souvenir shopping in port. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
No misty fjords, no streaming waterfalls and practically no wildlife.
No misty fjords, no streaming waterfalls and practically no wildlife. The journey was noisy, monotonous and very boring. We saw 3 eagles and I seal that looked like it was glued to the rock for us to see. Expensive and not worth doing.
No misty fjords, no streaming waterfalls and practically no wildlife. The journey was noisy, monotonous and very boring. We saw 3 eagles and I seal that looked like it was glued to the rock for us to see. Expensive and not worth doing. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
LOVED this!
LOVED this! We had the best boat captain and saw so much: Eagles, Orca, Fjords (of course), waterfalls, and natural formations. We also had a Tlingit artist/story teller and he told us about the history of the people and the land. ... Read More
LOVED this! We had the best boat captain and saw so much: Eagles, Orca, Fjords (of course), waterfalls, and natural formations. We also had a Tlingit artist/story teller and he told us about the history of the people and the land. The hard part about his excursion is that we didn't get ANY time to look around in the city. :( I guess we'll have to go back. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Interesting visit to wilderness area Misty Fjords and New Eddystone Rock.
Interesting visit to wilderness area Misty Fjords and New Eddystone Rock. Saw bald eagles, porpoises,& humpback whales at distance. Awesome scenery and interesting commentary from a variety of individuals on the boat.
Interesting visit to wilderness area Misty Fjords and New Eddystone Rock. Saw bald eagles, porpoises,& humpback whales at distance. Awesome scenery and interesting commentary from a variety of individuals on the boat. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Wonderful!
Wonderful! A must! Would do it again and again. Fabulous views and we got to see a pod of playful orcas.
Wonderful! A must! Would do it again and again. Fabulous views and we got to see a pod of playful orcas. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very entertaining great views
Very entertaining great views
Very entertaining great views Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We enjoyed the boat ride and the captain made sure if there was wildlife we would go closer to have ...
We enjoyed the boat ride and the captain made sure if there was wildlife we would go closer to have a look. The ride to get to the Fjords was a bit long but the scenery was beautiful really enjoyed this trip
We enjoyed the boat ride and the captain made sure if there was wildlife we would go closer to have a look. The ride to get to the Fjords was a bit long but the scenery was beautiful really enjoyed this trip Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was a LONG boat ride to get to the Misty fjords (nearly 2 hours each way).
This was a LONG boat ride to get to the Misty fjords (nearly 2 hours each way). There was no mist because it hadn't rained in a few days - it really wasn't worth the trek. I'd say MISS this one.
This was a LONG boat ride to get to the Misty fjords (nearly 2 hours each way). There was no mist because it hadn't rained in a few days - it really wasn't worth the trek. I'd say MISS this one. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Amazing scenery.
Amazing scenery. The captain of the boat kept telling us this was a scenic tour, not a wildlife tour as we saw eagles, seals, whales...
Amazing scenery. The captain of the boat kept telling us this was a scenic tour, not a wildlife tour as we saw eagles, seals, whales... Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
When we left Ketchikan, the fog was so thick we couldn't see past the bow of the boat, and I kept ...
When we left Ketchikan, the fog was so thick we couldn't see past the bow of the boat, and I kept thinking that we were spending almost $500 to look at nothing. As we got closer to the Fjord, the clouds started lifting and by the time ... Read More
When we left Ketchikan, the fog was so thick we couldn't see past the bow of the boat, and I kept thinking that we were spending almost $500 to look at nothing. As we got closer to the Fjord, the clouds started lifting and by the time we got to the main area, it was sunny and was worth every penny. The crew was great and the tour guide was enjoyable, even with the expected puns. The PA system was very clear and loud enough to her everything that was said. The Boat had 3 decks, with the first enclosed, the second half enclosed and the third a viewing platform. There was enough room for everyone to get a good view from someplace. Very worth the money as long as you get good weather. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Saw some whales, dolphins etc.
Saw some whales, dolphins etc. Was a good boat including boat provided binoculars which was great.
Saw some whales, dolphins etc. Was a good boat including boat provided binoculars which was great. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice boat, beautiful scenery, not much in the way of wildlife to look at.
Nice boat, beautiful scenery, not much in the way of wildlife to look at. Was way over priced.
Nice boat, beautiful scenery, not much in the way of wildlife to look at. Was way over priced. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took the Misty Fjords and Wilderness Explorer Boat Trip.
We took the Misty Fjords and Wilderness Explorer Boat Trip. We saw eagles and humpback whales enroute the fjords. The fjords were beautiful with huge cliffs and some small waterfalls. The onboard commentary was very good and we were ... Read More
We took the Misty Fjords and Wilderness Explorer Boat Trip. We saw eagles and humpback whales enroute the fjords. The fjords were beautiful with huge cliffs and some small waterfalls. The onboard commentary was very good and we were served some chowder or chilli. Other food could be purchased. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
It was ok.
It was ok. Fed us very good clam chowder!
It was ok. Fed us very good clam chowder! Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Getting to the Misty Fjords meant about 1 hour or more on the boat each direction.
Getting to the Misty Fjords meant about 1 hour or more on the boat each direction. The boat was very comfortable, warm and, if the weather had been clearer we would have enjoyed the scenery. The staff were all friendly and interesting. It ... Read More
Getting to the Misty Fjords meant about 1 hour or more on the boat each direction. The boat was very comfortable, warm and, if the weather had been clearer we would have enjoyed the scenery. The staff were all friendly and interesting. It was raining so we couldn't see much on the way but once we got to the fjords it was amazing, with waterfalls everywhere. It was stunning. Being on a boat meant better picture-taking than if we had taken a plane. We really enjoyed the experience. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We had no rain while we were there so the Misty Fjords were not misty at all but were dried up ...
We had no rain while we were there so the Misty Fjords were not misty at all but were dried up instead. I would still say worth going to see, they served great lunch and was nice time. They give you a lot of history also. I Loved ... Read More
We had no rain while we were there so the Misty Fjords were not misty at all but were dried up instead. I would still say worth going to see, they served great lunch and was nice time. They give you a lot of history also. I Loved Ketchikan the most. The city is great to walk around and go to red light district (not anymore) and all the totem poles... Super neat little town. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Not exactly misty fiords because it was over 70 degrees.
Not exactly misty fiords because it was over 70 degrees. But the narration was good. I think, I mistakenly credited the whale watching tour with the good snacks but it may have been this one that gave us donuts, clam chowder and smoked ... Read More
Not exactly misty fiords because it was over 70 degrees. But the narration was good. I think, I mistakenly credited the whale watching tour with the good snacks but it may have been this one that gave us donuts, clam chowder and smoked salmon. Also had a native woman who talked about the native culture. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
It's about an hours boat ride to get there but WOW when you arrive.
It's about an hours boat ride to get there but WOW when you arrive. Absolutely stunning and beautiful.
It's about an hours boat ride to get there but WOW when you arrive. Absolutely stunning and beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This was a very good excursion.
This was a very good excursion. We found the guide a little difficult to understand at times. However, the catamaran was very comfortable and Misty Fjord was beautiful. Well worth doing.
This was a very good excursion. We found the guide a little difficult to understand at times. However, the catamaran was very comfortable and Misty Fjord was beautiful. Well worth doing. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
Loved the Misty Fjords cruise and saw seals with their babies, eagles young and old, and a whale.
Loved the Misty Fjords cruise and saw seals with their babies, eagles young and old, and a whale. It was relaxing and very informative. Enjoyed the tour guides information and story-telling.
Loved the Misty Fjords cruise and saw seals with their babies, eagles young and old, and a whale. It was relaxing and very informative. Enjoyed the tour guides information and story-telling. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Saw some beautiful scenery and wildlife!
Saw some beautiful scenery and wildlife! This was perfect for people with kids. Not too long not too short. It helped too that they offered snacks and drinks too!
Saw some beautiful scenery and wildlife! This was perfect for people with kids. Not too long not too short. It helped too that they offered snacks and drinks too! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line