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  • Location:Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)
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.


  • 3-hour Zodiac adventure from Ketchikan
  • Drive your own Zodiac boat along beautiful bays and past verdant rainforest islands
  • Follow your guide in search of wildlife such as whales, seals, eagles and bears
  • Stop by a beach for a warm snack and drinks
  • Commemorate your experience with an Alaskan boatman certificate
  • Round-trip hotel transport and all equipment and apparel included

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What You Can Expect

Best Small-Group Zodiac Wilderness Adventure from Ketchikan

Zodiac Boat from Ketchikan

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!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

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!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Excellent tour! I drove the Zodiac by myself for the entire trip. It was easy to learn and I mastered it in 5 minutes.

Highly recommend!!

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 2015

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.

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