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.
Very entertaining great views
Sail Date: May 2019
Very entertaining great views
Very entertaining great views Read Less
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 ...
Sail Date: May 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was a LONG boat ride to get to the Misty fjords (nearly 2 hours each way).
Sail Date: August 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Amazing scenery.
Sail Date: August 2018
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
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 ...
Sail Date: July 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Saw some whales, dolphins etc.
Sail Date: July 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice boat, beautiful scenery, not much in the way of wildlife to look at.
Sail Date: July 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took the Misty Fjords and Wilderness Explorer Boat Trip.
Sail Date: July 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
It was ok.
Sail Date: July 2018
It was ok. Fed us very good clam chowder!
It was ok. Fed us very good clam chowder! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Getting to the Misty Fjords meant about 1 hour or more on the boat each direction.
Sail Date: July 2018
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
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 ...
Sail Date: June 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Not exactly misty fiords because it was over 70 degrees.
Sail Date: June 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
It's about an hours boat ride to get there but WOW when you arrive.
Sail Date: June 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This was a very good excursion.
Sail Date: June 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
Loved the Misty Fjords cruise and saw seals with their babies, eagles young and old, and a whale.
Sail Date: June 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Saw some beautiful scenery and wildlife!
Sail Date: June 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was a long trip to the Misty Fjords National Monument but worth the time.
Sail Date: June 2018
It was a long trip to the Misty Fjords National Monument but worth the time. On the way out we saw an eagle nesting in a tree and on the way back in were able to see our ship docked. The granite cliffs and waterfalls were gorgeous. The ... Read More
It was a long trip to the Misty Fjords National Monument but worth the time. On the way out we saw an eagle nesting in a tree and on the way back in were able to see our ship docked. The granite cliffs and waterfalls were gorgeous. The soup and smoked salmon provided on board were a nice treat. There is plenty of space on deck for pictures. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Long....to get to the interesting part of this.
Sail Date: June 2018
Long....to get to the interesting part of this. Saw wildlife, but were an hour late returning, which did not allow us to do anything else in port.
Long....to get to the interesting part of this. Saw wildlife, but were an hour late returning, which did not allow us to do anything else in port. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
So many Eagles and Whales.
Sail Date: June 2018
So many Eagles and Whales. The tour guides were very knowledgeable.
So many Eagles and Whales. The tour guides were very knowledgeable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The ferry ride was so similar to ferry ride to Skagway.
Sail Date: May 2018
The ferry ride was so similar to ferry ride to Skagway. It’s a long trip We also experienced some rough seas and folks got sick. and ship captain did her best to make the ride as smooth as she could. The destination was beautiful ... Read More
The ferry ride was so similar to ferry ride to Skagway. It’s a long trip We also experienced some rough seas and folks got sick. and ship captain did her best to make the ride as smooth as she could. The destination was beautiful though. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This wasn't as expected.
Sail Date: May 2018
This wasn't as expected. It's nothing as described in your itinerary. We sailed out along way to meet the Pacific Ocean before seeing the Fjords. I was very ill and so this trip was 4 hours of hell for me. It was very expensive ... Read More
This wasn't as expected. It's nothing as described in your itinerary. We sailed out along way to meet the Pacific Ocean before seeing the Fjords. I was very ill and so this trip was 4 hours of hell for me. It was very expensive and not worth it. It rained constantly which was to be expected as it's the fourth rainiest place in the world. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Weather awful which was a shame but still enjoyed the trip.
Sail Date: September 2017
Weather awful which was a shame but still enjoyed the trip. Good crew and lovely soup to warm us up.
Weather awful which was a shame but still enjoyed the trip. Good crew and lovely soup to warm us up. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Weather was yucky, could not hear most of the commentary due to both the speaker system and ...
Sail Date: September 2017
Weather was yucky, could not hear most of the commentary due to both the speaker system and passengers talking. Would do flight plane if I was to do it again
Weather was yucky, could not hear most of the commentary due to both the speaker system and passengers talking. Would do flight plane if I was to do it again Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful large vessel, plenty of comfortable seating, a smooth ride, amazing scenery, good ...
Sail Date: September 2017
Beautiful large vessel, plenty of comfortable seating, a smooth ride, amazing scenery, good commentary and a fascinating talk from a First Nations elder and artist on the return voyage. An included cup of soup and smoked salmon nibble was ... Read More
Beautiful large vessel, plenty of comfortable seating, a smooth ride, amazing scenery, good commentary and a fascinating talk from a First Nations elder and artist on the return voyage. An included cup of soup and smoked salmon nibble was a welcome addition, as was the free coffee/tea. Highly recommended! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Nice long boat ride to a very scenic area, but it was nothing special.
Sail Date: September 2017
Nice long boat ride to a very scenic area, but it was nothing special.
Nice long boat ride to a very scenic area, but it was nothing special. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line