|Duration:||Approximately 4.5 hours|
|Provided:||Binoculars, souvenir route map; snacks; coffee, tea, cocoa|
Explore Misty Fjords – one of nature’s most spectacular creations – while cruising in luxury aboard one of the fastest sightseeing vessels in Alaska.
The adventure begins as soon as you leave Ketchikan’s picturesque harbor, passing by colorful fishing boats and float planes, in route to a wilderness experience you will never forget. Enjoy first-class service and an informative Naturalist's presentation, and watch for marine and coastal wildlife as you “fly” at sea level past the rugged coastlines bordering Revillagigedo Channel.
Voyage into Behm Canal, surrounded by the pristine beauty of Misty Fjords. Along the way you'll stop to 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, you’ll have the opportunity 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.
Please Note: Be sure to bring a warm, rainproof jacket to wear on the topside observation decks … and don’t forget your camera!