Come be a part of this phenomenal Wilderness Adventure Cruise and Rainforest Exploration by participating in this Ketchikan tour. It's a part you'll be thrilled to play!
Before boarding your motorized ocean raft, called a Seahawk, you will be given safety information and put on life jackets. You will then travel along the coast of Clover Passage. During the ride, you may be lucky enough to see wildlife such as bald eagles, whales, sea lions, and seals.
Upon arrival on a remote island in the Tongass National Forest, you will join an experienced Alaskan trail guide for a walk through natural, unspoiled beauty in the coastal rainforest. The trail takes you through tour of Ketchikan's beautiful old-growth forest, by way of a secluded beach, and is mostly boardwalk, about one-mile in length and well maintained. Home to a diverse cross-section of animals including bears, eagles, salmon, sand hill cranes, wolves and trumpeter swans, you will learn about the many amazing botanical species native to this region.
Follow your knowledgeable tour guide through this ancient forest and learn about botanic species native to this region, such as western red cedar and yellow cedar that early natives were so dependent upon for spiritual enrichment, shelter and transportation. Learn how Sitka spruce was instrumental in the construction of Howard Hughes' famous Spruce Goose and early vintage fighter planes on this Ketchikan shore excursion.
After your approximately 45-minute hike, you will have some free time to wander on your own or enjoy a light snack. Then it's back in the 24-passenger inflatable for the trip back to the landing pier. Keep your eyes open as whales, Steller sea lions, harbor seals, porpoises, bald eagles and migrating seabirds may be spotted on this route. Bring your camera and binoculars to capture the wildlife on this Ketchikan tour! Once back on land, drive back to Ketchikan.
Reviewer: Margaret Tillis
this was fantastic. Cpt Bruce, Spice, Carley, and Joe were magnificent. Thank you so much for taking the time to let us see the 6 humpbacks whales and then get to watch them eat! The rainforest is beautiful. To be surrounded by so many trees - I still talk about this portion of my trip.
Reviewer: Greg Shaffer
This tour was well organized, very enjoyable, the guides extremely knowledgeable and the island very beautiful. We would highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Irene Scheffler
Loved this excursion! Although we were in the middle of a "drought" (8 days with no rain) it was beautiful and serene. Knowledgeable guide, great snack, and wonderful boat captain who stopped at just the right spot for us to enjoy a moment in the life of 2 bald eagles -- singing to each other, flying overhead, and just doing their thing looking majestic.
Reviewer: vera lissfeld curt moore
seeing all the little islands in a small boat gave us a much better appreciation of the area. Walking through the rainforest in it's pure state was like stepping back in time, the fresh air, soaring of the eagles and wonderful quiet, what a great experience, we also enjoyed the informative guide
Reviewer: Tammy Muscio
My husband and I went on this excursion and we had the best time. It was so beautiful to see the forest and to see the eagles. If you are wondering on which excursion to go on, this one is far the best one...