4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
  • Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
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.

Highlights

  • 3-hour Alaskan wilderness shore excursion from Ketchikan
  • Drive your own Zodiac boat along beautiful bays and past verdant islands
  • Follow your guide in search of wildlife such as whales, seals, eagles and bears
  • Enjoy snacks and drinks during your beachside rest break
  • All equipment and apparel included
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

Recent Photos of This Tour

What You Can Expect

Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Zodiac Boat Wilderness Adventure

Whale Sighting from the Zodiac

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This was awesome! The boats were a blast to drive and saw lots of wildlife.
Much more fun than a "normal" tour.

From USD $ 181.91

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date


Flexible Date Guarantee

Enter Total Number of Travelers

What's this, and can I change it?

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 5324PRTKTNZODIAC

Advertisement
Advertisement

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message