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Misty Fiords National Monument

Misty Fiords National Monument Review

Just east of Ketchikan, Misty Fiords National Monument is a wilderness of cliff-faced fjords (or fiords, if you follow the monument's spelling), mountains, and islands with spectacular coastal scenery, wildlife, and recreation. Small boats provide views of breathtaking vistas. Travel on these waters can be an almost mystical experience, with the green forests reflected in the waters of the monument's many fjords. You may find yourself in the company of a whale, see a bear fishing for salmon along the shore, or even pull in your own salmon for an evening meal. Note that the name Misty refers to the weather you're likely to encounter.

Alaska Travel Adventures. Most visitors to Misty Fiords arrive on day trips via floatplane from Ketchikan or on board catamarans run by Alaska Travel Adventures. 800/323–5757; 907/247–5295 outside Alaska. www.bestofalaskatravel.com.

Allen Marine Tours. This company offers tours of Misty Fiords. 907/225–8100 or 877/686–8100. www.allenmarinetours.com.

Updated: 06-12-2013

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