Flightseeing!

Serving Ketchikan for over 35 years, the Most Experienced Flightseeing service offers the best tours on the waterfront in Ketchikan.

Misty Fjords Flightseeing

Misty fjords full aerial shotOur Misty Fjords Tour is our most popular! The Misty Fjords (Misty Fiords) National Monument is a 2.2 million acre park which was carved by glaciers some 10,000 years ago. During our 1 hour, 30 minute tour, you will see a myriad of crystal clear alpine lakes gouged out by those very glaciers. Saltwater fjords surrounded by sheer granite walls are alive with waterfalls cascading down thousands of feet.

Halfway through the tour we will land within the Monument for a stopover. This gives you time to stretch your legs, take some pictures, and breathe in some of the purest air on the planet. Unbelievably scenery will surround you. This may be one of the most peaceful and breathtaking times of your life. This trip will be a memory you will long remember. An extra bonus during this flight are headsets. These give you the opportunity for our pilot to talk about the highlights of the tour and also play some quiet music in the background. No boring pre-recorded tape explains what you are seeing in that irritating monotone voice! Our pilot will be your personal tour guide throughout this amazing experience. He can answer your questions while sharing with you his beautiful home in Southeast Alaska.

Misty fjords aerial shotMisty Fjords National Monument, our most popular tour, lasts 1.5 hours and takes you across Revillagegedo Island over to the Alaska mainland where the fiords are located, and into the heart of the monument. Headsets are provided to passengers so the pilot can narrate and point out some of the beautiful sights. For the highlight of the tour, we will land on a calm bay at sea level so you can take in the scenery from sea level as you drink in the silence of the vast wilderness. Flying within the Misty Fiords is truly an emotional experience you'll never forget!!

Tour Includes: 1:15 hour flight and 15 minute stopover
Price: $239.00 per person
Call for Special Family Rates, Group Rates, Monthly specials and to check Availability.
Complimentary ground transportation included.


Ketchikan flightseeing

How about a city tour by air!
Town and harbor overlook aerial shotA Wonderful Short Tour of our city!
This town and harbor tour is sure to give you the best aerial view of our wonderful city, the alpine scenery of Ketchikan’s Lakes, both totem pole parks and what we call a mini-misty.

Great if you are a want to experience a seaplane for the first time or you don't have much time in port. Great photo opportunities of your cruise ship from the air above.

30 minute flight time - $99.00 per person
Complimentary ground transportation included.


Misty Fjords Flightseeing & bears

bearincreekThis tour is an extension of our standard Misty Trip and adds an additional 30 minutes or so of flight time and some additional time on the water as we drift as close to the bears as we can get for some good photo opportunities.

Alaska's Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery on earth. One of its jewels is the majestic Misty Fjords National Monument. Completely roadless and consisting of 2.3 million acres, an area larger than Yellowstone , makes a seaplane tour the only way to comfortably experience the many different levels within the deep, narrow fjords.

Carved by glaciers long ago, snow capped, sheer granite cliffs rise dramatically 3,500 out of the sea, ribboned with waterfalls plummeting sensationally thousands of feet. Nestled within the steep walled canyons, lie pristine bowl-shaped alpine lakes suspended at many different elevations above sea level. Fed by more than 150 inches of misty rain annually, the lush rainforest, made of giant stands of spruce, hemlock and cedar, cling to the rugged rising terrain. Wildlife abounds in the area, with mountain goats and harbor seals being the most frequently sighted animals.

Misty Fjords National Monument, our most popular tour, lasts 1.5 hours and takes you across Revillagegedo Island over to the Alaska mainland where the fiords are located, and into the heart of the monument. Headsets are provided to passengers so the pilot can narrate and point out some of the beautiful sights. For the highlight of the tour, we will land on a calm bay at sea level so you can take in the scenery from sea level as you drink in the silence of the vast wilderness. Flying within the Misty Fiords is truly an emotional experience you'll never forget!!

Tour Includes: 2:15 hour flight and 30 minute stopover
Price: $385.00 per person
Call for Special Family rates, Group Rates, Monthly Specials and to check availability. Complimentary ground transportation included.


Misty Fjords plus glacier Flightseeing

snowy landscape aerial shotThe Glacier Fiords tour is an extension to our regular Misty Fjords tour. The flight portion is an additional 30 to 40 minutes, as we continue past the saltwater fjords up one of the many lush river valleys to the glaciers that remain from the last glacial age. We will fly over the face of a glacier and on up the river of ice above the massive icefield. This 2.5 hour tour will also include the same landing as described in the Misty Fiords tour. Occasionally due to lower cloud heights, the glaciers are not visible, in that event we would only fly the Misty Fjords portion of the trip and the price would be charged accordingly.

Tour Includes: 1:45 hour flight and approx 35 minute stopover.
Price: $385 per person
Call for Special Family rates, Group Rates, Monthly Specials and to check availability.

Complimentary ground transportation included.


Custom Flightseeing Tours

We specialize in creating a custom designed tour just for you!

If none of our standard tours catches your eye - it is not a problem. Pirate specializes in designing tours specifically for your party.

We can design a tour to see glaciers, whales, bears, eagles or any combination. You will find our rates to be reasonable and are based on "Prop Time" and any planned stops.

Call the Pirate and discuss your desires and we will custom design a tour especially for you!
Glacier aerial shot