Rainforest Canoe and Nature Trail

Ketchikan Nature Trail and Rainforest Canoe Cruise Tour in Alaska
Price: $149.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5 to 10 minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
Food/Beverage Provided An 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 comfortable walking shoes that may get wet.
Restrictions This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Children need to be at least 5 years old, and weigh at least 40 pounds to attend the tour. Children 12 and under to be accompanied by an adult. Children ages 13 to 17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian. No prior experience is necessary.

Rainforest Canoe & Nature Trail Excursion in Ketchikan

The adventure begins with a scenic motorcoach tour to a secluded mountain lake. Part of a lush rainforest, the lake is ideal for canoeing, and is surrounded by the Tongass National Forest, the largest National Forest in the United States. Board Native American-style 37-foot, 20-passenger traditional Alaskan canoes, which are fast, stable, and easy to maneuver. Paddle under the direction of an experienced guide, scan the shore for wildlife, and learn the unique natural and native history of the area on this Ketchikan day trip.

Stop ashore for an Alaskan-style snack at a remote camp. Your knowledgeable tour guide will lead a short nature walk, highlighting the flora and fauna of the rainforest in Ketchikan, including a carnivorous plant called the sundew. Paddle back to the canoe dock, and climb aboard the motorcoach that returns to the dock. This Ketchikan shore excursion adventure tour is a rare opportunity to comfortably explore Southeast Alaska in the manner of its original explorers and early culture.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  20 ReviewsReview This Tour
Canoeing and short nature hike.
July 24, 2023
This was a fun day that included canoeing with a group of about 20 others, a short nature trail hike and a very good homemade chowder prepared by one of the guides. The guides are well informed and the scenery is gorgeous. Fun trip.
Reviewer: Carol Mills-Lewis
4 Stars
Beautiful despite the weather
June 24, 2023
Albeit cold and rainy, we had a great time canoeing around the lake, enjoying clam chowder, hot chocolate, and salmon spread on bread. The guides were knowledgeable and made the trip fun and educational. Wish we had seen more wildlife, but that's just luck ... would definitely go again!
Reviewer: Karen Herring
5 Stars
Great outdoor trip!
June 08, 2019
Bus ride from the ship to the beautiful park, 3 canoes w/ 8-10 other people rowing in each boat, brief respite with refreshments & snacks, then a walk through the forest with a knowledgeable guide. Great outdoor trip that didn't cause over exertion or pain the following day!
Reviewer: A Meyers
4 Stars
Very unique experience (with great warm food)!
September 21, 2018
The canoe trip was very neat. There were somewhere just under 20 of us rowing the canoe together (which was unique in and of itself) and the leader educating us on the lake and rainforest was very interesting as well! After rowing for a while, we rowed ourselves to a little trail and a little wood canopy where we enjoyed fresh salmon dip, some other snacks, and warm, delicious lobster bisque and hot chocolate! (This was so welcomed after starting the canoe trip in heavy sprinkling rain . We also got to shake off and dry off under the canopy since it was no longer raining!) Here we also got a short walking tour of the rainforest which was fantastic as well. After we wrapped up there we canoed back to our starting spot and hopped back onto the bus. Our bus driver was AMAZING as well since it's about a 40 minute bus ride from the cruise ships and entertained and educated us on the drive to the rainforest and on the way back. We're so glad that we booked the excursion for us 6 *family!
Reviewer: Jennifer Johns
5 Stars
A Wonderful Respite from a Busy Tour Schedule
September 09, 2017
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this excursion and would recommend it to anyone! We were fortunate to enjoy beautiful weather, which made it just that much better. The bus ride was long but worth it - the driver on the way up was very entertaining and provided much local information in a humorous fashion. The canoeing was very easy and enjoyable. With the 20 person canoe on a quiet, pristine lake and a leisurely pace, we could have accomplished our trip with only 5 or 6 paddlers, so that activity was very optional. Our guide, Jensen, was very informative and entertaining yet also allowed some time for us to enjoy the quiet beauty. At the end of the canoe ride before boarding the bus to return to town, we felt that they canoe guides missed a great tipping opportunity. There was a tip jar about 20 feet away, but not directly as we exited. Since the guide did not return on the bus with us, the tipping opportunity was not obvious.
Reviewer: Wendy
5 Stars
Lovely trip
August 17, 2017
It was a beautiful day. The canoe ride was very fun. We paddled to a pretty place on the lake, and when we got off the canoe, hot chocolate and snacks were waiting for us. We went on a pretty guided hike through the woods, and then paddled back to the beginning. All in all, it was a beautiful day.
Reviewer: Brad Camp
5 Stars