Misty Fjords Air is Ketchikan’s oldest air taxi business still under original ownership. Operated by the Doyon family since 1981, this is the company that introduced the traveling public to the wonders of the Misty Fjords National Monument.

With varied career experience to build on (173rd Airborne Special Forces, commercial fisherman, longshoreman and big game guide), Dave Doyon Sr. developed Misty Fjords Air into a successful air taxi service favored by tourists and locals alike. During fishing season, government agencies need frequent data about the quantity of fish coming in so that they can regulate the fishery. Misty Fjords Air is their preferred carrier, as the Doyon pilots have developed the particular skill of spotting salmon or herring from the air.

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).

Tours to Misty Fjords National Monument are 2 hours, including flight time and a 15-20 stop on land where you can take in the flora and fauna of an area that is one of the most untouched places left on earth. You can also charter a plane for customized flightseeing, expeditions, or to get to remote USFS cabins. Misty Fjords can advise you on where to go, what to bring and the necessary logistics crucial to your Alaskan adventure.

Check out the web site or give Misty Fjords a call. It’s a good plan to get your reservation before you arrive in Alaska, as spots do fill up in advance.

Getting There

1716 S. Tongass Hwy.
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Driving Directions