Alaska Boatman Adventure from Ward Cove
Guided Boat Tour of Ketchikan
This Ketchikan boutique excursion begins as you board your transportation for a scenic, 25 minute drive out of downtown Ketchikan to Knudson Cove, an "off the beaten track" waterfront property in the Tongass National Forest far from the busy downtown waterfront.
After a safety orientation and introduction to your custom built rigid hulled boat, you will suit up in the included one piece Mustang type suit which will give you additional protection from the elements. You will then board your 14 foot rigid hulled inflatable boat that is fully equipped with console steering, with a max speed of 25 knots from the 40 HP stroke engines. The boats for the Ketchikan tour have two bench seats fitted with low rollbars for grabbing hold of. With seating for 4, guests will be matched up so that each boat has at least one driver. (Drivers can switch off at the break)
Depending on weather conditions that day, your guide will set a course for fun. Usually the course goes through Clarence Strait and into Clover Pass. This takes you much deeper into the great Alaska outdoors than any boat tour departing from downtown could hope to. Follow the guide in your fast boat through rainforest islands keeping a eye out for wildlife: Whales, porpoises, seals, eagles, sea lions, bears.
Go deep into bays and inlets where, in season, salmon spawning streams attract black bears. This is a Ketchikan excursion for the spirited traveler with an opportunity to drive your own RIB among the islands north of Ketchikan.