Misty Fjords - USA, Alaska
At 3,600 square miles, this least spoiled of all wilderness areas is the largest of all preserves. And for those lucky enough to see the inner reaches of Misty Fjords aboard a small ship, it is one of the most awe inspiring experiences of an Alaska cruise. Beginning near the British Columbia border, the Behm Canal winds around the Eastern side of Revillagigedo Island, becoming increasingly narrower as it heads northward, finally taking a left turn back into the Inside Passage near Ketchikan. Along its 900-foot deep chasm, 3,200-foot tall cliffs soar upwards and the dramatic spire of New Eddystone Rock is repeated in the spiky tops of spruce and fir trees which cast stalactite reflections in waters broken only by the ship's wake and the splashes of breaching humpback whales. Rudyerd Bay displays fantastic geological formations and is often described as "a place where the Earth shattered open." This 10-mile-long bay, features a near-vertical granite shoreline that plunges almost 900 feet into clear waters. Also see Punchbowl Cove - sheer cliffs, Big Goat Lake - 1000 ft waterfall and the alpine lakes of Granite Basin. Keep a close watch for otters, harbour seals, bears, herons, loons, and bald eagles. The following 26 cruises call at Misty Fjords. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.