- 3 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Be the captain of your own Zodiac boat on this Alaskan wilderness shore excursion while in port in Ketchikan. Follow your guide along beautiful bays, past lush islands, and deep into inlets in search of wildlife such as whales, seals, eagles and bears. Stop by a beach for a warm snack and take home an Alaskan boatman certificate to commemorate your amazing experience.
This small-group tour is limited to four people, ensuring you’ll received personalized attention from your guide.
- Professional guide
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Snacks and drinks
- All necessary equipement and apparel
- Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
- Food and drinks, unless specified
"The Rain Gauge" on Dock 2 of the Port of Ketchikan
Returns to original departure point
When your cruise ship docks at the Ketchikan port, you'll be picked up and taken to the launch site for a safety orientation session from your experienced guide. When you and your group of up to four are ready, hop in your 14-foot (4-meter) Zodiac boat and follow your guide on an Alaskan wilderness adventure.
You’ll spend 1.5 hours cruising along secluded bays, past lush islands, and deep into inlets. During your exhilarating ride, keep an eye out for wildlife including whales, seals, eagles, sea lions and bears along the shore. Your boat is fully equipped with console steering, and can reach speeds of up to 29 mph (47 kph)!
Make your way to a beach for a rest break. Soak in views of the beautiful landscape as you enjoy hot cocoa, tea and cookies.
On your return ride, hand the helm over to your fellow boatman and sit back, relax and enjoy the views. Passing rocky islands, watch for humpback whales and orca, who frequently surface here, and venture deep into bays and inlets where salmon-filled streams attract black bears on shore.
You’ll receive an Alaskan boatman certificate to commemorate this amazing wilderness experience. At the end of your tour, you'll be taken back to the port.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Ketchikan port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
- Minimum age is 8 years
- All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking. Maximum weight per person is 350 lbs (159 kg).
- Boots, socks, gloves, skiff suit, waterproof bags and a life jacket are provided
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.