Tour code: 5474KCANOE
Discover the tranquil beauty of Tongass National Forest on this 3.5-hour guided tour from Ketchikan. Paddle with a group of up to 20 passengers in a Native American–style canoe across a secluded lake, and then enjoy a nature walk through a rain forest. Gain insight into local Native American history, as well as the wildlife and plants you see along the way. A riverside snack and hotel transport are included.


  • 3.5-hour canoe and nature walk tour in Ketchikan
  • Paddle through a lake in the Tongass National Forest in a Native American–style canoe
  • Leisurely, guided walk in the rain forest — perfect for all fitness levels!
  • Enjoy delicious, hearty snacks including smoked fish and clam chowder
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Ketchikan Rainforest Canoe and Nature Walk

Post-Canoeing Snack

Your adventure in Ketchikan begins with a scenic coach ride to a secluded mountain lake, where you will board a Native American–style canoe. These fast, stable and easy-to-maneuver canoes are 37 feet (11 meters ) long and comfortably seat 20 passengers. Paddle under the direction of an experienced guide, scan the shore for wildlife and learn about the unique Native American history of the Ketchikan area. The lake is ideal for canoeing and is surrounded by the lush Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the US.

Stop on shore for a Native American–style snack, including smoked fish, clam chowder, bread rolls with wild berry jams and beverages. After refueling, your knowledgeable guide will lead you on a short nature walk highlighting the interesting vegetation and wildlife of the rain forest. Spot a carnivorous plant, the sundew, which uses tentacles with an adhesive 'dew' to ensnare small insects! Then, paddle back to the canoe dock and board your coach for a relaxing drive back to your hotel.

This adventure is a rare opportunity to explore Southeast Alaska just like the original explorers did!

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was fun and interesting, though it was cut short.

Kerry N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

We were booked at the wrong time for our tour. But the tour operators included us in their tour that was about to start which was a Jeep dirving experience followed by the canoe and nature walk we had so much fun. I would totally recomend it.

From USD $ 105.44

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