- 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, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- 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.
We had a great time. Would recommend this adventure. Cheaper than through Princess. Our guide was great.
We had such a great time on this excursion. Our guide was knowledgeable and had a sense of humor. We felt very safe in the zodiac boats. We saw eagles, otters and seals. The weather was great and scenery beautiful.
Greg, the guide, was very friendly and communicative. Driving the boats was fun. The only thing I would suggest is to add bluetooth headsets of some sort. When you are blasting along in the water, it is impossible for the guide to provide information on what you are seeing around you.
Amazing!!!! Wish I could give it more stars! Forest was a fabulous guide who showed us the beauty of Alaska. Highly recommend this once in a lifetime opportunity.
The Zodiac boats were a lot of fun. We lucked out with perfect weather. We saw some beautiful scenery, eagles, seals, and jumping pink salmon. Our guide was fun and informational.
Excellent tour! This was a really fun, beautiful tour. Driving the Zodiac was great. Highly recommended.
What a great company, and staff! I am a travel agent and I will recommend this tour to anyone traveling to Ketchikan! It was so much fun and we saw everything from Whales, Eagles, Sea Otters, and lots of Salmon jumping! Beautiful area, and I must do!
As much as I enjoyed this excursion, it was the highlight of my husband's trip. Our guide was excellent. Absolutely fabulous. We will recommend it to anyone going t Alaska.
The HIGHLIGHT of our Alaska cruise! No kidding, my wife and I both agree that the Boatman Zodiac tour with Southeast Exposure was our favorite experience of the trip, and that's saying a lot. We had a small group, four people with two boats, and our tour guide, Greg, took us out on the waters next to Ketchikan. My wife got some air while driving and hitting a few waves. Saw plenty of wildlife and also got to relax and listen to Alaska as Greg put it. This should go to the top of your Kethcikan priorities list.
Well to say this was quite a thrilling trip is probably an understatement. We had our guide Billy all to ourselves. We followed him around the beautiful bays while he pointed out eagles and seals and explained the nature of the alpine forest. If he hadn't run out of gas it would have been perfect!
Great ride. So much fun. Very professional. The pick up was comfortable, and the vehicle was clean.
They provided us with all the safety gear. That was a hoot. The zodiac boats were clean, ran well and had the power when needed. Our guide Jason? sorry should remember. Was very professional, fun, informative, native to the area. Saw my first eagles nest. So thrilling. A must do with this company.
Take a your camera and binoculars. Sun glasses, gloves and hat a must.
Cannot fault the whole trip.the guide was brilliant, the boats were great fun, we had a ball. We took a 8 and 10 year old and they loved it. no whales on that day but it could not be helped. Pick up was a little confusing but got sorted in the end, then we had our own van to take us back with a friendly member of staff! cannot recommend enough! If unsure just remember you only live once
This was awesome! The boats were a blast to drive and saw lots of wildlife.
Much more fun than a "normal" tour.
Ethan was our guide. Informative and fun. He made the trip an experience we won't forget. Highly recommend this excursion!