Misty Fjords National Monument, Ketchikan

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Visit Misty Fjords National Monument to see snow-capped mountains behind jagged granite cliff walls that were carved by ancient glaciers. The fjords are part of a coastal rainforest area that is often shrouded in clouds and mist, giving the area its name. In the water, watch for orcas, porpoises, sea lions, seals, and salmon. On land, you might see bears, deer, wolves, wolverines, moose, and mountain goats as well as hummingbirds and migratory sea birds. You can only access the remote fjords by floatplane or cruise ship. For the more adventurous, boat drops for kayaking can be arranged. Take a look at our Ketchikan trip itinerary tool to schedule your visit to Misty Fjords National Monument and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Took a floatplane and not only flew over the fiords, but landed in the middle of one! Amazing scenery! Excellent guide passionate about his information and story.  more »
  • I thought this Misty Fjords were "ok". All 15 minutes that we were looking at it. But it takes over 2 hours to get there and over 2 hours to get home. It was kind of underwhelming, to be honest.  more »
  • Judy was our tour guide and was very nice as well as informative. The golf carts were modified to travel through various levels of trails through heavy forest growth and mountain top views. Toward the...  more »
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  • We went on a boat to visit the misty fjords. The tour was about 4.5 hours we had great weather ! The boat was fast and very stable!! The fjords was beautiful and peaceful. Ahh the sound of silence!
  • Beautiful views of untouched wilderness. Best viewed by floatplane.
  • Misty Fjords is breathtaking! There are no words to describe how incredibly beautiful. I recommend this tour for all ages who love nature.
  • Arrived at Misty Fjords on an Uncruise Adventure small ship and kayaked through it. With the waterfalls, green and snow-capped mountains, crystal water and, yes, romantic mist, it may well be the most majestic and beautiful place you will ever see.
  • Came into Ketchikan on one of the sailboats in Sail Alaska 2018, great stop, cruise ships abound! Lots of things to see and do.
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