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Wilderness Cruise and Rainforest Island Adventure

Price: $157.00
This tour operates from May to August.
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Rainforest Island Adventure & Wilderness Boat Ride in Ketchikan AK

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.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
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
An Alaska-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.
Though this excursion can be taken by people of all ages, please note that moderate to good physical condition is necessary for participation in this excursion. This trail has a gradual slope and is well maintained. The trail also contains stairs, most of which have railings; however, a majority of the pathways are flat with gentle inclines with no railings. The beach portion contains uneven rocky terrain and can be steep depending on the tides. Children must weigh at least 40 pounds in order to fit into required life jackets. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Children 13 to 17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 17 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsWonderful dayJuly 23, 2019

Reviewer: VHill
My family of 5 enjoyed this excursion immensely. They all took time to explain things and to point out things that we normally wouldn't have paid attention to. Rainforest was easily to walk through.

5 StarsOUTSTANDING June 24, 2019

Reviewer: Jim Green
All of the folks we interacted with were wonderful. Everyone was engaging and open to questions. A great time was had by all. Thanks to everyone.

5 StarsWilderness Cruise & Rainforest Island AdventureOctober 06, 2017

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.

5 StarsWilderness Cruise & Rainforest AdventureSeptember 18, 2017

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.

5 StarsWilderness and Rainforest AdventureAugust 31, 2017

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.

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