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If you’re a fan of the Discovery Channel’s hit TV show 'Deadliest Catch,' you saw the Aleutian Ballad, a commercial fishing boat, escape a rogue wave in the Bering Sea. On this fisherman’s tour from Ketchikan, hop aboard the Aleutian Ballad and navigate through the tranquil, protected waterways of the Inside Passage with a seasoned fishing crew, and marvel at the variety of marine creatures caught in barrel pots and hauled up on deck. Touch some of the catch, take photos, and listen to entertaining sea lore.
This tour is perfect for those who want to go bear viewing without having to fly. Your destination is Neets Bay for remote black bear viewing in an intertidal marine habitat. Prepare for an awe-inspiring experience as you're guided on a saltwater safari through the Tongass Narrows, Clover Passage to Neets Bay. Observe bears feeding and frolicking in their natural environment as we maneuver along the secluded shoreline.While bear viewing is the main attraction at Neets Bay, be prepared to encounter an abundance of marine and coastal wildlife including humpback and orca whales, sea otters, seals, stellar sea lions, and bald eagles as the vessel navigates along a path of scenic sanctuaries, and stunning bays and inlets.
The wild landscapes of the Misty Fjords National Monument are some of the most impressive in Alaska—jagged peaks, icy lakes, and dramatic glacier valleys. On this tour, enjoy unbeatable aerial views as you soar overhead in a seaplane. Listen to live commentary from your guide as you fly over mountains and waterfalls, touch down to experience the fjords up close, and enjoy plenty of opportunities to take photos.
Enjoy exclusive use of our vessel for an intimate wilderness voyage through one of Alaska's most scenic treasures. Our knowledgeable captain will be at your command to ensure a unique charter experience based on your interests and viewing preferences. Enjoy a private excursion through the majestic Misty Fjords National Monument, a spectacular 2 million acre wilderness preserve surrounded by 3,000 ft vertical cliffs, glacial fjords, cascading waterfalls, and abundant marine and coastal wildlife.
We are family owned and operated as well as locally owned and operated. We are constantly in touch with locals to know exactly where the best places to whale watch are. This is our home town, we know our waters, you can feel confident traveling with us. Our vessel has indoor seating and outdoor seating space. You can walk all around on the deck. We offer a complimentary nonalcoholic beverage service, and light snacks. We have washroom facilities onboard. We look forward to meeting you and showing you the best whale and wildlife viewing opportunities here in Ketchikan.
Experience the remote Alaskan wilderness on an off-road adventure perfect for adrenaline junkies who are looking to escape the tourists in the more populated parts of the state. Driving—or riding passenger—in a Tomcar lets you reach places that are inaccessible by car. As you follow the unpaved mountain road there are ample opportunities to take photos in front of waterfalls, spot wildlife, and catch views of the Inside Passage.
This 30-minute flight is a combination of our two best tours, Mahoney Falls and Top of the World. You will fly out to a 1500 foot waterfall, with the possibility of seeing mountain goats. Then fly along the George Inlet and up to our exclusive helipad on an 1800 foot mountain with views of the Canadian Rockies and Prince of Wales Island. You will stay on the helipad for 10 - 20 minutes to take pictures and enjoy your surroundings. The remainder of the 30-minute flight flies over the Tongass Narrows, Ketchikan, and the cruise ships.
Get off your cruise ship and your adrenaline going on this half-day shore excursion to a Ketchikan zipline adventure park. Soar through the Alaskan rain forest on seven ziplines and eight canopy ropes. This natural jungle gym includes suspended logs, rope bridges, a climbing tower and staircase, meaning thrill seekers of all experience levels will share in the excitement. Round-trip port transport included.
While your ship is docked in Ketchikan, kayak around Eagle Island, part of Tongass National Forest, on this 3.5-hour guided shore excursion. Enter the protected waters of Clover Pass and as you paddle around the island, spot wildlife including bald eagles, seals, salmon, and perhaps even humpbacks and orcas. The tranquil waters provide a perfect opportunity for beginning kayakers and the more experienced alike to enjoy the Alaskan wilderness.
The beaches around Ketchikan are best explored from the water and this tour offers a fun and unique way to get around. Hop aboard a Blackbird Hovercraft and glide along the coast, enjoying spectacular views as you pass between land and water. Stop at a remote beach, look out for local wildlife and sea birds, and admire views of Pennock Island.
Capture the beauty of Ketchikan up close and personal as you cruise the awe-inspiring coastline that wraps around the charming city. Our maneuverable, soft riding, stable 30’ ACB will glide you through nearby hidden coves, secluded beaches, pristine inlets, salmon spawning streams, and intricate islands of the Tongass National Rainforest. Relax in a warm, comfortable cabin or enjoy the mist of the rainforest from the deck as your captain delights you in the natural beauty, history, and culture of our island. Admire the stunning views and local marine and coastal wildlife that populate our waters.
After relaxing aboard your ship, this off-road Ketchikan shore excursion will pump up your adrenaline. First, steer or ride in a 4WD Jeep Wrangler® deep in Tongass National Forest. Then, at Lake Harriet Hunt, paddle with your group a Native American–style, 20-person canoe! Keep watch for deer, moose, eagles and even bears along the way. Reward your outdoor activities with a delicious snack of smoked salmon, clam chowder, fresh bread with local wild-berry jam, and hot chocolate.
Carlin Air is local family owned business. Jeff Carlin, the owner, is born and raised in Ketchikan. He's a very well respected long time pilot - both with travelers and with local folks.All of our pilots are local, very experienced pilots. All are year-round residents and fly the Ketchikan area throughout the entire year.Carlin Air wants to give you the best time and show you our beautiful corner of the world.Feel secure in our knowledge of the area and our safety record.
While in Ketchikan, embark on this 4-hour adrenaline-fueled Super Saver Combo tour. Rumble along the back roads of Tongass National Forest in a 4WD Jeep Wrangler® — and keep your eyes open for bald eagles, moose, deer, and the occasional bear. Along with your group, paddle across a lake in a Native American–style canoe, and enjoy delicious snacks at a remote camp. Learn about the forest's wildlife and vegetation on a short walk through the woods. Save money and embrace the beauty of Ketchikan on this quintessential Alaskan tour.
Ketchikan adventure tours offers custom tours for all ages and abilities.This tour is dedicated to the pursuit if Alaskan wildlife and marine life.Salmon at the downtown Salmon ladder and would you like to touch a wild Alaskan salmon in our creek?Then heading down to Herring Cove to try and see some Black Bears or some Black Tailed Sitka Deer perhaps.Harbor seals and sea lions are a plenty but don't forget to duck because Eagles are swooping if you have snacks.Then we head back into town and I can drop you off at Creek Street or back at your Berth.
Travel in style and comfort in a Deluxe H2 vehicle while enjoying a private tour of the Tongass National Rainforest and Revillagigedo Island. Explore multiple venues with your private group with the ability to customize as desired.• Bear viewing at Herring Cove and coastal wildlife viewing across the island• Ketchikan city tour - visit historic sites and a variety of cultural attractions• Totem parks- view a vast collection of authentic & rare hand carved totem poles• Nature trails - rainforest and beach walks; hiking for all levels.• Dining, shopping, photography...and whatever else you desire!
Explore the Alaskan rain forest aboard an electric 4x4 buggy on this 3-hour tour in Ketchikan. Steer the wheel yourself, or sit in the passenger seat and relax, learning about the area’s history and plant life along the way from an informative guide. Reach a wilderness camp, where you’ll enjoy a pancake buffet, followed by campfire-roasted marshmallows. Round-trip transport from Ketchikan hotels and the cruise terminal included.
When your cruise ship docks in Ketchikan, spend the day at one of Alaska's historic fishing resorts, Clover Pass Resort. Enjoy a boat cruise with commentary on the local environment, flora, and fauna of the National Forest. Follow up with a seafood lunch of the area's freshest marine bounty.
This is a Tour like no other in Ketchikan.I can fully customize this tour for each groups needs or we just stick to the set tour schedule.What is it that makes this tour so amazing? Well quite simply you get to see and hear it all.From Historical information and city tour down to all the wildlife we have here on the island and in our surrounding waters.Thats before we even get into local Native art and Totems and to top it all off you can walk around and admire the amazing collection of vintage cars and even the fastest steam car is on sight.Then into the Gun museum that has the most amazing selection of gun you will see up close.Then we head back into town with lots more information being given to you as we drop you off either at the Berth you were pick up from or at Historical Creek Street.
This is a Tour that no other Company in the World offers.You will be sailing and surviving in the Alaskan wilderness.Of course we will be taking food with us but the guide will also be hunting and fishing for seasonal fish and game as well.Each day is unknown because the climate here is so unpredictable.Making our way from Ketchikan, Alaska unique areas of the Tongass National Forrest.Wild Berries and Glacier Filtered water along with Amazing hikes and Getting as close as we can to Humpback Whales and Orcas.All guides Carry safety equipment during the entire trip.GPS and Coastguard communication equipment ensures all passengers safety.Come get the experience your friends will being wishing they took.
Join an experienced Alaskan trail guide for a mountain bike ride through the unspoiled beauty of Ketchikan’s coastal rainforest. The gently sloped, historic trail weaves through the Tongass National Forest. The three-mile-long trail includes a series of optional, fun features accessible for riders of all abilities and skill levels. Guests will enjoy an Alaskan style snack of hot clam chowder, smoked salmon, rolls and beverages. On the nature walk your guides will introduce you to Southeast Alaska’s unique old growth forest and active salmon spawning stream ecosystems.
This really is one of the most amazing experiences that you can possibly be a part of.From Whale watching and Bear sightings to Fishing and Crabbing.But the most amazing part is that you will feel like you are submerged in Alaska when you are whisking on the water on 2019 Hobie Tandem Islands.Historical information and sightseeing is just a small part of the tour.This is a 2 day slice of heaven.If you want to do more than 2 days then please contact me.
I will take you hiking on some of the worlds most amazing hikes.From novice to extreme Alaska has it all.And don't worry I will try and find you some wildlife on the way as well.Bears and Deer as well as Wolves are all part of daily life here.