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Ketchikan Flightseeing Tours
The Misty Fjords fleet is extremely well-maintained and boasts comfortable seats and panoramic view windows. Depending on the number of people in your flightseeing group, you’ll fly in the De Havilland Otter (seats 10, the “cutting edge” in seaplanes), the De Havilland Beaver (seats 6, comfortable and reliable “workhorse”), or a Cessna 135 (seats 2 – 3, the “sports car” of seaplanes).
Hop in and be sure your camera has fully charged batteries. Jeff’s DeHaviland Beaver – an award winning Alaskan float plane – is also a thrill for those wanting a quintessential Alaskan adventure. With all those hours in the air, Jeff can tell you a thing or two about what you’ll see upon landing too. He was born and raised in Ketchikan, and speaks with authority on those things he’s been doing all his life: flying, fishing, and hunting.
The three-hour trip starts with a short flight over the Tongass National Forest to Traitors Cove. Access is limited to a few visitors each year, so this is truly a special opportunity. A trained guide will escort you through the forest to a viewing platform, where you can take in bears feeding on salmon as eagles dive in and out for scraps.
Fly through dramatically beautiful landscapes in a DeHavilland floatplane for an iconic Alaskan experience. In this 2‑hour adventure, you’ll visit Misty Fjords National Monument, where glaciers carved out the land 17,000 years ago. See an untouched world of deep fjords, lush green forest and sparkling lakes. Experience a water landing and venture out onto the floats to take in the beauty – and peacefulness – of remote Alaska.