Ketchikan, Alaska, US
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Explore Misty Fjords National Monument, one of nature's most spectacular icons, while cruising in luxury aboard one of the fastest sightseeing vessels in Alaska.
Your adventure begins as soon as you leave Ketchikan's picturesque harbor, passing colorful floatplanes and fishing boats. Enjoy the service and narrative provided by the crew, and watch for marine and coastal wildlife as you cruise at sea level past the rugged coastlines bordering the Revillagigedo Channel.
Voyage into Behm Canal, surrounded by the pristine beauty of Misty Fjords National Monument, described by John Muir as 'the Yosemite of the North'. Along the way you'll stop to view an active nest of bald eagles, a Tlingit pictograph, and New Eddystone Rock -- an immense volcanic spire rising from the emerald sea. Delight in an unhurried exploration of Rudyerd Bay -- an ice-carved masterpiece deep within the Monument. Here, you'll 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-tall glacier-sculpted cliffs.
On the cruise back to Ketchikan, enjoy a selection of snacks and beverages while watching for whales, seals, eagles and other wildlife.
You'll also hear about local culture and history presented by a Native storyteller and artist, or enjoy a tour-related video presentation.
Please note: Depending on location of cruise ship, participants may be required to walk up to 300 yards and negotiate a ramp (which can be quite steep at low tide) to embark the tour vessel. Tour operates in all weather conditions. Dress warmly in layers. Wear a hat or beanie; bring gloves and a scarf. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. This tour is accessible by standard-width manual wheelchair, but not low-clearance electric scooters.