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  • Address: Tongass National Forest, Sitka, Alaska, USA
  • Hours: Daily

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Tongass National Forest Tours

Encompassing 17 million acres, the Tongass National Forest is the largest forest in the United States. Originally the Alexander Archipelago Forest Reserve, a project of Theodore Roosevelt started in 1902, the park was developed and renamed in 1908 to pay homage to the Tongass Clan of the Tlingit Indians. Visitors to Tongass National Forest have an enormous array of activities and experiences to choose from: bird-watching, trekking, fishing (there are five species of salmon here, among other fish), camping, visiting glaciers, lake canoeing, off-roading and just relishing pure fresh air and pristine natural beauty. In fact, there are 17,000 miles (27,359 kilometers) of lakes, creeks and rivers to enjoy within the forest. Wildlife is also prevalent, with chances to view otters, brown and black bears, wolves, eagles and Sitka black-tailed deer.

Those who truly want to experience the best of the Tongass National Forest can kayak on Amalga Harbor to see the famous Mendenhall, Eagle and Herbert glaciers while also keeping an eye out for whales, birds, seals, porpoises and sea lions. There are also opportunities for hiking and lake canoeing in the forest, which can be done in a Native American-style canoe. Before visiting the Tongass National Forest, you may want to visit the Tongass Historical Museum in Ketchikan to learn about the area’s geography and Native Alaskan heritage.

Practical Info

Tongass National Forest covers most of Southeast Alaska and surrounds the Inside Passage.

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Ketchikan Rainforest Nature Walk and Sightseeing Cruise, Ketchikan, null
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Ketchikan Rainforest Nature Walk and Sightseeing Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Surround yourself with nature and discover the beauty of Southeast Alaska as you travel by inflatable Seahawk vessel for an exciting cruise to Orca Beach, ...  Read more

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

From USD $148.04
3-Hour Alaska Rainforest Hiking Tour in Tongass National Forest from Ketchikan, Ketchikan, Walking ... 
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3-Hour Alaska Rainforest Hiking Tour in Tongass National Forest from Ketchikan

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Enjoy a small-group guided hike in the Alaska Rainforest! You will see the variety of plants in Alaska's rainforest and learn traditional medicinal uses. View ...  Read more

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

From USD $99.00
Ketchikan Zipline Adventure, Ketchikan, Hiking & Camping
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Ketchikan Zipline Adventure

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

If you’re thinking, “Zipline tour? Been there, done that,” maybe you just need to up the ante. This thrilling zipline tour in Tongass National Forest will have ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $189.00
Private 4-Hour Ketchikan City Tour, Ketchikan, Ziplines
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Private 4-Hour Ketchikan City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Take your time and see every point on the compass! Ketchikan has so many sights to see and this 4-hour excursion is the way to get them all in without standing ...  Read more

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

From USD $619.00
Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour from Ketchikan, Ketchikan, City Tours
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Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour from Ketchikan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 29 Reviews

Discover the spectacular scenery of Misty Fjords National Monument from the air on an aerial tour from Ketchikan aboard a floatplane. Home to more than 2 ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $269.00
Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Misty Fjords National Monument Floatplane Tour, Ketchikan, Air Tours
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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Misty Fjords National Monument Floatplane Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

While in port in Ketchikan, take to the skies over stunning Misty Fjords National Monument on this 2-hour shore excursion. Board a floatplane and fly over the ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $269.00
Juneau Shore Excursion: City and Mendenhall Glacier Tour with Seafood Lunch or Dinner on Mt ... 
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Juneau Shore Excursion: City and Mendenhall Glacier Tour with Seafood Lunch or Dinner on Mt Roberts

4 star rating: Recommended 78 Reviews

While you’re in port in Juneau, see the area’s top attractions on a sightseeing and nature shore excursion that combines historical landmarks with beautiful ...  Read more

Location: Juneau, Alaska
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour from Ketchikan, Ketchikan, Ports of Call Tours
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Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour from Ketchikan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Enjoy aerial and ground views of the Misty Fjords National Monument on a 90-minute scenic flight which includes a 15 minute landing on a pristine lake or salt ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $280.00
Chichagof Island Tour: Brown Bear Search, Hoonah, Air Tours
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Chichagof Island Tour: Brown Bear Search

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Embark on a small-group, 3-hour land based tour of Chichagof Island. The community of Hoonah, with a year round population of approximately 850, is located in ...  Read more

Location: Hoonah, Alaska
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.45
Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Rainforest Canopy and Zipline Adventure, Ketchikan, Nature & Wildlife
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Rainforest Canopy and Zipline Adventure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Spend your time in port in Ketchikan on an exhilarating zipline tour. During this shore excursion to Tongass National Forest, you'll soar above a dense canopy ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $189.00

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