Backcountry Jeep and Canoe Safari

special offer banner Tongass National Forest Jeep Drive and Canoe Safari Day Tour in Ketchikan
Price: $260.00   Sale Price: $211.00   Save: $49.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5 to 10 minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
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 waterproof. We also suggest wearing gloves and comfortable walking shoes that may get wet.
Restrictions 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.

Backcountry 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 4 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 carnivorous 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!

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  40 ReviewsReview This Tour
So much fun!
August 05, 2022
From start to finish this was definitely our favorite tour! Everyone was so friendly and energetic. We loved the off-road Jeep ride the best! Great puddles to splash in and views to see. The canoe part was really fun and we were met by more people for a snack and nature walk on the other side of the lake. I was smiling and laughing the whole time! Would definitely do it again!
Reviewer: Jen
5 Stars
Awesome Jeep/Canoe tour
June 29, 2022
This tour is a great way to get out and spend the day in the fresh air of Ketchican. Easy to row canoe gives you gorgeous views of a beautiful lake and mountains. Yummy homemade clam chowder, bread, and hot chocolate wait for you on the other side. Second part of the tour is a fun Jeep ride along the mountain range. The group that leads this tour are young and lots of fun. We loved it!!!
Reviewer: Melanie Zugay
5 Stars
really good day!
November 26, 2019
the jeep was pretty fun... rough dirt roads through the forrest. There were a couple of jeeps that broke down during our excursion. 2 out of 6! The canoe was a fun easy paddle through a beautiful lake. We had a snack and a short trek through the rain forrest.. I would have loved MORE rain forrest.. More education on the millions of plants/trees/critters living there. It was such a beautiful cool place. If you want a little adventure and a really beautiful day out in nature... Go do this!!
Reviewer: cindy
4 Stars
A quick way to see everything!
November 06, 2019
Beautiful back country views. A little of everything to do while being on a cruise. Very professional staff.
Reviewer: Bill Babishoff
5 Stars
Least favorite
August 30, 2019
Really enjoyed the canoeing and hike but not the Jeep ride. Nothing special.
Reviewer: Elizabeth Butler
3 Stars
August 28, 2019
We loved every minute of this excursion! Chris and Sam were great hosts as they took us out to romp around and then have a fun canoe ride. Highly recommend!
Reviewer: Traci Duncan
5 Stars