Sea cycling is a comfortable, hands free, fun adventure for all ages.
You will be picked up from downtown Ketchikan, where the cruise ships arrive, to the float house facility in Ward Cove. It is about a 15-minute drive to Ward Cove. Upon arrival to the float house, you will gear up, in a group of no more than 12 guests, and you will be given a tutorial on how the sea cycles work. There will be two adults per sea cycle on this Ketchikan cruise excursion. Children big enough to pedal may also pedal, or they can ride on a backseat.
This is a guided tour. Once everyone is on their sea cycles you will begin pedaling to a serene wildlife estuary. It is common to see seals, ducks and their ducklings, eagles, starfish, and during salmon runs, you may occasionally see bears.
Setting out with your local, expert guide, you will be in the middle of nature in no time. As you pedal along, your guide will share their love and knowledge of Alaska, including the tremendous history of Alaska's vital industries, culture, lifestyles, and abundant wildlife along its rich coastline.
You will then return to the float house where we will satisfy your appetite with a wonderful Alaskan style snack which may include smoked salmon dip, cheese, crackers, fruit, cookies, coffee, hot chocolate, tea. The total time on the Sea Cycle is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. Guests will then be brought back downtown to the cruise ship docks.
Guests are provided life jackets, bottled water, and binoculars to utilize on their tour. Tour operates in all weather, within safety restraints. Each bike has a 550-lb weight limit and can hold up to 4 people, with the two on the front pedaling.
Reviewer: Theresa Bergman
Great excursion to do with your kids. Beautiful scenery and the kids love it.
Reviewer: William Dowling
This was by far the best tour of Alaska. Small family run business with that an awesome nature experience. Otters playing around us, unbelievable scenery, eagle diving or fish 3 feet from our sea-cycle. Amer made the tour special with so much local info. Thanks to her, Brent, Jackson, and Jake it was just perfect
Absolutely one of the best days of our cruise!!! Cycle tour was a beautiful tour of the cove, enjoyable relaxing and seeing all the seals so close was amazing! Owners/tour guides fantastic ladies!
Reviewer: Maureen Segal
We enjoyed our sea cycling tour and seeing bald eagles up close, and the seals, starfish and salmon. It was very relaxing and the scenery was gorgeous. We enjoyed listening to Amber talk about the history of the area and the ecosystem. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to get up close to local wildlife in a small group. Good exercise but not difficult at all.
My husband and I ended up being the only people on our tour. Instead of cancelling due to lack of interest one of the owners, Amber, picked us up and did the tour. Amber was great as were her son's who were at the dock to help. The first part of the tour was ok but the second part, hanging out in the beautiful, quiet cove was peaceful. Wish we would've seen more wildlife. The reason I only gave 4 stars is the excursion was a bit too tame for our active lifestyle. Great for older people or maybe kids but we are a pretty active couple and we were a bit bored. That being said, spending time with Amber was great. She has a wealth of knowledge about her area in Alaska and we enjoyed learning from her.