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Misty Fjords & Wilderness Explorer

Cruise in luxury aboard one of the fastest sightseeing vessels in Alaska as you explore Misty Fjords National Monument – one of nature’s most spectacular creations.


Your adventure begins at Ketchikan’s picturesque harbor, passing by colorful fishing boats and float planes, in route to a wilderness experience.

Enjoy first-class service and an informative Naturalist's presentation, and watch for marine and coastal wildlife at sea level past the rugged coastlines bordering Revillagigedo Channel.

Voyage into Behm Canal, surrounded by the pristine beauty of Misty Fjords.  View an active bald eagle’s nest, a Tlingit pictograph, and New Eddystone Rock; an immense volcanic spire rising from the emerald sea. 

Delight in the unhurried exploration of Rudyerd Bay, an ice-carved masterpiece deep within the Monument. 

Learn the natural history of the fjords, listen to the call of nesting seabirds, and feel the mist of glistening waterfalls while gliding quietly beneath 3,000-foot glacier-sculpted cliffs. 

Cruise south from Rudyerd Bay to view a gathering of harbor seals, and enjoy a selection of complimentary snacks and beverages while watching for other species of wildlife that thrive here. 

In route to Ketchikan, opportunity awaits to experience native culture and history presented by a Tlingit story-teller, watch a native artist at work, or view a tour-related video presentation. 


Tour departs from: Ketchikan

2015 Validity dates: May through September

Duration: Approximately 4 & 1/2 Hours

Departure time: varies by day, reservations needed at least 10 days in advance.

Starting at

2015 Pricing

$190 per adult

$130 per child 12 years and under

Package Includes

Tour Includes: Complimentary day-use binoculars for every guest, and souvenir route maps.  A variety of snacks and beverages are available for purchase aboard the vessel. Included in the ticket price are: a pastry snack, a salmon snack, clam chowder or vegetarian chili, coffee, tea, cocoa, and water.  Guests with dietary restrictions are welcome to bring their own food.

Please note:
Be sure to bring a warm, rainproof jacket to wear on the topside observation decks  and don’t forget your camera! Vessel is wheel chair and handicapped accessible.  Guests who use a wheelchair need to notify Explore Tours in advance so arrangements can be made to accommodate these assistive devices.