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

Small-Group Zodiac Wilderness Adventure from Ketchikan

Navigate a Zodiac boat in the Alaskan wilderness on this small-group tour limited to just four people. Cruise through rain-forest islands, into remote bays and inlets, and watch for wildlife including eagles, seals, whales and bears. Soak up the sights as each member of your group takes a turn at the boat’s console steering. This 3-hour guided tour includes a beachside snack, a boatman souvenir certificate and hotel transport from Ketchikan.


  • 3-hour Zodiac adventure from Ketchikan
  • Drive your own Zodiac boat along beautiful bays and past verdant rain-forest 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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Small-Group Zodiac Wilderness Adventure from Ketchikan

Zodiac Boat from Ketchikan

Be the captain of your own Zodiac boat on this Alaskan adventure from Ketchikan. Choose a morning or afternoon departure for your 3-hour tour, which begins with convenient hotel pickup. Upon arrival at the launch site, receive a safety briefing and then climb aboard your Zodiac boat, 14 feet (4 meters) long, along with the others from your small group.

The boat comes equipped with console steering and can speed up to 29 mph (47 kph). During the 90-minute cruise, you’ll take turns at the wheel as the boat winds into inlets and secluded bays, and past rain forests. Pass rocky outcrops where orcas and humpbacks are known to surface, and explore streams teeming with salmon that attract black bears.

Your guide stops the Zodiac at a beachside spot for a snack break of cookies, tea and hot cocoa. On land, admire the beauty of your surroundings. Refueled, return sail to the launch site, and receive an Alaskan boatman certificate to remember your wilderness outing.

Your tour ends with transport back to your hotel in Ketchikan.

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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