Explore Misty Fjords - one of nature's most spectacular creations - while cruising in luxury aboard one of the fastest sightseeing vessels in Alaska. Enjoy the service and narrative provided by your crew, and watch for wildlife as the water jet-powered catamaran "flies" at sea level past rugged coastlines. Voyage into Behm Canal, surrounded by the pristine beauty of Misty Fjords. Stop to view a bald eagle's nest, and a Tlingit pictograph. Admire New Eddystone Rock, an immense volcanic spire rising from the sea. You'll explore Rudyerd Bay, an ice-carved masterpiece deep within the Monument. Learn the natural history of the fjords while gliding quietly beneath 3,000-foot vertical cliffs. Feel the mist of glistening waterfalls and listen to the call of seabirds nesting on a rock face sculpted by glacial forces. Enjoy a selection of complimentary snacks and beverages while watching for other species of wildlife that thrive here. En route to Ketchikan, you'll have the opportunity to experience Native culture and history presented by a Tlingit storyteller, watch a native artist at work, or enjoy a tour-related video presentation. Note: Be sure to bring a warm, rainproof jacket to wear on the topside observation deck, as this tour operates in all weather conditions. Wildlife sightings are frequent, but not guaranteed. Wheelchair access may be limited - for details, please consult your Shore Excursion staff before booking.
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Customer Reviews for Misty Fjords & Wilderness Explorer
The excursion wasn't too far from the boat so that was convenient. The boat was nice and the guide began telling us about the area as the boat pulled away from the doc. As we started nearing the start of the Misty Fjord, we had to turn around because there were some issues with the tide and the ride was really really bumpy. So about 25 mins in, we had to turn around and that was the end of that. But they were very nice and gave us all a full refund. We did see two bald eagles.
While Misty Fjords is a scenic destination, the 90 min. Boat ride each way was too long. We saw no wildlife. The speakers talked too long, esp. on the return trip, when it appeared they were trying to fill time by talking about inane subjects.
We had such a great time on this tour, The guides were so friendly and there was even a women onboard that was from a tribe in the area that talked about her heritage. It was cold but the beauty of the area is so overwelming. We got to see the tail of a whale as it was decending into the water and also saw a black bear and an eagle. Would highly reccomend this tour. They also gave us a choice of chili or chowder and salmon on crackers which was delicious,I had to get a box of the smoked salmon myself.
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Review 4 for Misty Fjords & Wilderness Explorer
I traveled with:Family
Cruise Date Month:August
Cruise Date Year:2011
I want to go here next:Caribbean
Date:August 21, 2011
Great staff on board
The day was wet and rainy but we didn't care-The boat was roomy and comfortable. The staff did an outstanding job of narrating this tour. The naturalist was well infomed. The Native American presenter kept our interest. We were served warm and tasty soup as well as samples of smoked salmon. Yummy. We had just a great experience. Thanks to the Allen family and their staff.
This was a beautiful area....waterfalls and eagles. Very informative narration during our trip to and from the Fjords. I wish we would have seen more wildlife....a bit long of a boat ride to get there, but the destination was worth it....absolutely breath-taking! Clean boat with snacks and plenty of room for all! Great trip!
We just returned from our wonderful Alaskan cruise on the Norwegian Star. Probably the most beautiful and informative excursion was the Misty Fjords and Wilderness Explorer. The sites were often breathtaking. Our pilot took us right up close to an enornous eagle's nest with the mama bird standing watch. We went into the Rudyerd Bay and Punchbowl Cove where we were able to stop for a brief while to take plenty of gorgeous photos. The crew kept us constantly informed with a vast amount of information. We were served a pastry, then later a cup of clam chowder. Both were adequate, but hot chocolate was great! We happened to go on a beautiful sunny day but needed hooded jackets for going outside as it is very cool and breezy. I highly recommend this excursion!