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  • Location:Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Off-Road Jeep and Canoe Safari

Fill your need for adventure and excitement while in Ketchikan on this four-hour off-road Jeep and canoe tour ! Take control of a four-wheel- drive Jeep Wrangler® and drive through the rugged back roads of Tongass National Forest. Then join your companions in a Native American-style canoe to paddle across a mountain lake, where a hearty snack and a nature hike await you. While driving and canoeing, keep your eyes open for bald eagles, moose, dear, porcupines and the occasional bear!


  • 4-hour Jeep and canoe shore excursion in Ketchikan
  • Take the wheel of a 4WD Jeep and drive through the scenic back roads of Tongass National Forest
  • Paddle across Lake Harriet Hunt in a Native American-style canoe
  • Refuel with Alaskan-style snacks including smoked salmon, clam chowder and other treats
  • Enjoy a nature walk through the rainforest with a knowledgeable guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Covered by Viator's Worry-Free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Off-Road Jeep and Canoe Safari

Off-Road Jeep and Canoe Safari

While you’re in port, embrace Ketchikan’s natural beauty on this quintessential Alaskan tour on Revillagigedo Island (the same island on which Ketchikan is located). This combo tour allows you to enjoy the great outdoors in both a Jeep and canoe!

The driving portion of your adventure starts as you are grouped with three fellow travelers for your tour of the mountainous terrain of Tongass National Forest. Follow the route through the lush rainforest and up mountain roads to admire the spectacular scenery. Through the two-way radios, your group leader and guide will offer interesting and informative commentary as you drive. Be fascinated by the area’s natural history as you pass through old-growth and new-growth forests and pull-over for some fantastic. Along the way, stop to change drivers so that anyone who wants to get behind the wheel will have the opportunity.

Your Jeep adventure ends at Lake Harriet Hunt, where you’ll leave the Jeep behind for a quieter form of transport – a 37-foot (11-meter), 20-person canoe! Experience this unique Alaskan ecosystem as you paddle the large, Native American-style canoe across the lake with your guide. When you reach the other side of the lake, your expert guide will lead you on a nature hike through an old-growth forest.

During your nature walk, take a break, relax and enjoy your Alaskan snack at a remote camp in Tongass National Forest! Refuel with smoked salmon, clam chowder, fresh bread rolls with local wild-berry jam, hot chocolate, coffee and more. The tour ends with a short narrated transfer back to the cruise 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The bus drivers and tour guides on our trip were very knowledgable and entertaining. We did the canoe portion of the tour first and Harriet Hunt Lake was absolutely stunning. The snack and very informative nature walk were an unexpected bonus. The jeep portion was fun, especially the off-road section, and the view from the top of the road was worth the drive. My only suggestion would be to make the off-road oration longer.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Loved this shore excursion. The tour guide was very prompt, professional and always guided us through the excursion. Got to drive the jeep and it was blast. Then when in the canoe, got to see the beautiful scenery Ketchikan has to offer and had the opportunity to enjoy the stories and facts of Alaska then had the chance to taste the chowder and salmon, which was awesome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Awesome and well-organized experience! All the staff involved were professional. Enjoyed the views from jeep ride, spectacular canoe experience, and LOVED the information given during nature tour. The snack at the end an excellent bonus and our family would go again in a heartbeat!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Wonderful adventure! Perfect amount of canoeing, amazing jeep excursion. Our tour guide, Kristina, was especially wonderful, with great passion, thorough knowledge of the area, plants, animals, etc, and a natural gift for sharing her knowledge in a way that was totally engaging and informative, without a hint of patronism. Also amazing energy. She went above and beyond anyone's expectations. If this review is shared with her, please include my contact information - as a retired university professor, I'd be happy to write her a general personal recommendation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great time! Beautiful scenery! The guides were informative and fun. Highly recommend them.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

The excursion was fabulous, especially the off-road jeep part. The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating. Overall, a wonderful excursion. No complaints or negatives whatsoever.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was so much fun!!!! It was great to see the gorgeous scenery and then to take the 20 person canoe trip was breathtaking. The picturesque landscape was breathtaking. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this excursion. Great staff!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Lot of FUN!! Great off roading and beautiful views. The canoeing was very scenic and placid!! Only complaint was that it was unseasonably warm the day we went and the a/c was not working...just blowing lost of dust and hot air but was not a deal breaker for us...we are from Miami:)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

It was a wonderful tour - we canoed in a beautiful mountain lake and off-roaded on old logging roads. The guides were kind, knowledgeable and very organized, The scenery was breathtaking and I would rate the whole experience as top notch! My two kids (12 and 15) loved it and thought it was "way cool" and we would highly recommend both the company and the tour to anyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We really enjoyed this.

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