- 3 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Be the captain of your own Zodiac boat on this Alaskan wilderness adventure from Ketchikan! Follow your guide along gorgeous bays, past lush islands, and deep into inlets, keeping an eye out for wildlife such as whales, eagles and bears along the way. 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
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Snacks and drinks
- All necessary equipement and apparel
- Food and drinks, unless specified
"The Rain Gauge" on Dock 2 of the Port of Ketchikan
Returns to original departure point
You'll be picked up from your Ketchikan hotel at your selected departure time and taken to the launch site for a safety orientation session from your experienced guide. When you’re ready, hop in your 14-foot (4-meter) Zodiac boat with your group of up to four people, and follow your guide on an Alaskan wilderness adventure.
You’ll spend 1.5 hours cruising along secluded bays, past lush rainforest 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 seating for up to four people, and can reach speeds of up to 29 mph (47 kph)!
Make your way to a beach for a rest break and some delicious hot cocoa, tea and cookies. Take time here to soak in views of the beautiful landscape.
On your return trip, hand the helm over to your fellow boatman for your turn to sit back, relax and enjoy the views. Pass rocky islands where humpback whales and orca frequently surface, and venture deep into bays and inlets where salmon-filled streams attract black bears.
You’ll receive an Alaskan boatman certificate at the end of your tour to commemorate this amazing wilderness experience!
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.
Just a great way to spend an afternoon. Saw a fantastic bald eagle and nest, traveled along some beautiful rocky coastline. All in all gives a nice perspective from the water that's different from our in-town explorations and various hikes.
This was a fabulous tour. Our guide was amazing knowledgeable, helpful, entertaining and the scenery was splendid. Plenty of adventure and sights including whales breaching. We did not want it to end.
The trip was excellent, they picked us up and returned us on time. The boating experience was very exciting. Got to see lots of wildlife. Our guide Billy was great fun and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this excursion to everyone!!!
Billie was a great guide. We got to explore beautiful Alaska. Stopped along the way to see 2 whales, many eagles, and seals. Lovely adventure. Highly recommend!
We didn't see a whole lot of wildlife and that which we did see was rather far away not good for photographing. Our tour guide was friendly though.
One of the best excursions we took on our weeklong Alaskan cruise. We saw a LOT of eagles, seals and even an up close encounter with a humpback whale. Tour guide was awesome. Extremely knowledgeable and funny. Highly recommended!!!!
Best day of our trip. Our party of four really enjoyed our experience. An incredible experience and wonderful way to see alaska. Ethan our guide was fantastic and his enthusiasm made our time on the water enjoyable. Bad hair day, but worth every moment on the water. Thank you Ethan. Paul, gwen,sue and jay.