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Backcountry Jeep and Canoe Safari

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This tour operates from May to September.
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Backcountry 4x4 Jeep & Canoe Safari Day Excursion

This scenic Ketchikan shore excursion combines three different nature experiences into one convenient package. Fill your senses with adventure and excitement as you take control of a 4-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler and navigate your way through the rugged backroads of Revillagigedo Island. Then, grab a paddle and make some friends aboard a 37-foot, 20-passenger Alaskan-style canoe, drifting across a gorgeous mountain lake.

For the Jeep portion of this Ketchikan excursion, you'll be paired into groups of four and depart on your adventure into the mountainous roads of the Tongass National Forest. The scenic route takes you through lush rainforest, up mountain roads to breathtaking scenery and vantage points. Your professional Ketchikan tour guide provides interesting and informative commentary along your drive through two-way radio.

Learn about the timber industry's reforestation methods while you stop for fantastic views and photo opportunities. If other guests would like to drive the vehicle, several stops are available along the route to change drivers. Conclude your drive by arriving at the stunning Lake Harriet Hunt. A unique ecosystem awaits, which you can enjoy from the vantage point of a large, easy to paddle guided canoe. Keep an eye out for the sundew, a rare carniverous plant. On the other side of the lake, your expert safari guide leads a nature hike through an old-growth forest. A camp is located nearby with Alaskan snacks to refuel you. A short narrated transfer brings you back to base camp and Ketchikan.

Book this incredible Ketchikan shore excursion for a memorable day in the Alaskan outdoors. Awe-inspiring scenery and activities await!

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
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Shore Excursion Leaves From
An approximately 3 to 10 minute walk from the Cruise Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
A hearty Alaskan-style snack and beverages are included.
Recommended Dress
For all Alaska tours, we recommend layers of clothing, with the top layer being water-proof. We also suggest wearing gloves and comfortable walking shoes that may get wet.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Drivers must be at least 25 years of age, are required to show a valid driver's license, and must sign a waiver. Children must be a minimum of 5 years of age and weigh more than 40 pounds. Booster seats for children ages 5 to 8 are available upon request. Children ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult, and children ages 13 to 17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian. Jeeps hold a maximum of four guests, who must be belted in.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 30 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsBackcountry and Jeep tourSeptember 28, 2018

Reviewer: Liz Kuntz
We had a fabulous time. The tour guides were very helpful and informative. I dont think I would have enjoyed it as much if I wasn't driving tho. It was very bumpy in the back seat, the roads were a lot of fun to drive on in the rain and mud. Probably wouldn't have been as fun if it was a dry road. The canoes, scenery and meal were very nice and well planned, learned a lot about the area.

5 StarsBIG fun!September 17, 2018

Reviewer: Maryann Brophy
The Jeep part was so exciting - Jeeps fit four and there were three stops to see scenery and switch drivers, so all 4 of us got a chance to drive. Try your best to be the second Jeep after the guide. On our tour, the third Jeep was way too cautiously driven and I think the Jeeps behind that one didn't have the same raucous ride that we enjoyed! So fun! The canoe part was fine - we were on the tour with a large family group with mostly middle school kids who were typical middle schoolers - much whining, splashing and inadequate paddling. YMMV The lake was beautiful, the walk in the woods was lovely and the snack buffet was delicious and warming. They did offer raincoats. The guides were knowledgable and fun. Highly recommend.

5 StarsJeep and canoeSeptember 17, 2018

Reviewer: June McClung
This was our favourite excursion of the three we did. The canoe trip was fun, but the jeep part was the best. Our guide was excellent.

5 StarsTons of fun!August 06, 2018

Reviewer: Paul Stoutjesdyk
This was one of the best excursion mostly because of the guides great attitude. The bus driver was chipper, the canoe girl leader was awesome and the jeep excursion leader was very talkative and patient. The food was great with a great setting to take a break.

4 StarsBackcountry Jeep & Canoe SafariJuly 23, 2018

Reviewer: Deanna Todd
The Backcountry Jeep & Canoe Safari was a fun excursion! Our party of 5 adults enjoyed the canoe ride, the snack, and the Jeep drive. Our guide, Jesus from Texas, was wonderful! He made the canoe adventure very exciting and fun and introduced to many things "Alaskan!" Wish the Jeep driving could have been a little longer and maybe a little more strenuous. Other than that, this was one of our favorite excursions while in Alaska.

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