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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  • A lovely area which is virtually unspoilt. Many glaciers, waterfalls and wilderness. A must see when visiting Alaska  more »
  • We bought this excursion for our 22 year old grandson that was on an Alaskan cruise with us. He had not been to Alaska previously and never on a seaplane. We bought this excursion through Costco as it...  more »
  • Got of the cruise ship and on the shore there were lots of excursion to do the town is quite small but lovely to walk round a few shops and some nice resturants . A rally nice place to visit  more »
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  • What a beautiful wilderness area. Something like 2.2 million acres set aside by the US government to remain natural and with no roads. Only way to see is by foot, by boat or by air. This is an amazing place to visit. The mountains are incredible!
  • Wonderful views by float plane. So serene.
  • Breathtaking. One of the most beautiful places in North America.
  • Fantastic experience seeing the Fjord by boat. What a beautiful place!! So happy we took this excursion.
  • Astoundingly beautiful. The park is similar to Yosemite, expect that it is bigger, wetter, greener and even more awe inspiring.

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For a small city, Ketchikan boasts a surprisingly diverse array of accommodations. A downtown hotel is the best option for those who want to stay within walking distance of the city’s restaurants, bars, stores, and attractions, plus it offers proximity to the water. If you have access to a car, you can save a few dollars and enjoy some of Alaska's famous scenery by staying farther out of town. The area's selection of bed and breakfasts includes a number of quirky establishments full of character. The surrounding Tongass National Forest has a well-equipped campground and RV park.
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