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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Zodiac Wildlife Adventure

Ketchikan, United States
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Explore Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage while steering your own 14-foot zodiac boat on this shore excursion. After a safety briefing, follow an expert guide into inlets and estuaries and watch for wildlife including whales, seals and sea lions. While out on open water, you might even pass one of the crabbing vessels featured on the Discovery Channel’s 'Deadliest Catch!' Port transport is included on this 2.5-hour outing.
  • 2.5-hour zodiac-boat shore excursion of Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage
  • Zoom through open waters while driving a 14-foot inflatable zodiac boat
  • Follow a guide into waters home to whales, seals, sea lions and more
  • Receive a safety briefing and get outfitted in top-notch gear
  • Choose from several departure times to suit your schedule
  • Snacks, beverages and transport from Ketchikan port included
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Bottled water
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Ketchikan cruise port
Address: You'll be picked up from the port and taken to the tour start point: Saxman Native Village
Directions: We will meet you at the bottom of your ship's gangway.
Dates: Daily
Return point: Returns to original departure point


  • Ketchikan Cruise Ship Docks, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Water conditions may be rough; anyone over 350 lbs, pregnant, elderly or with back or neck issues should not participate. If an extreme roller coaster or white water rafting sound intimidating, this tour is not for you
  • Parties of 4 will have their own boat (driver must be 25 years or older); parties of 2 or 3 will share with other guests
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ketchikan Outdoors

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Zodiac Wildlife Adventure?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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  • "We got amazing pictures thanks to his guidance through the area.Well worth the price!" See review
  • "Highly recommend especially when they give you hand, foot and slicker gear to keep you dry!" See review


110 Reviews
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Viator Is the Best
, Sep 2019
Unfortunately our tour was cancelled at the dock by the leader (Captain) of this excursion due to his concern for the weather.Of course our party was disappointed however; safety is the first priority. The Zodiac Wildlife Adventure group indicated they would inform Viator of the circumstances. When we returned home we contacted Viator and within a couple of hours the refund was processed. First class customer service and both ends. Will continue to utilize Viator and their expertise!!
Zodiac boats
, Sep 2019
Boats were fun, but the pouring rain was not. Rain suits are not too effective. Pretty well soaked through on our seat. No animals out since it was raining so hard.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
So sorry, but we are in a rainforest and our raingear is the best you can buy in Alaska......
Great Alaska adventure
, Sep 2019
A fun day on the water driving the zodiac Our guide was knowledgeable about the area. Favorite spots for eagles / harbor seals. We had a great day. Humpback and Ocra whales. The board are easy to operate and they make you feel safe and comfortable with operating it
Beautiful Shoreline viewing!
, Jul 2019
What a lovely day! We were greeted immediately and instructed to put on our “wet weather gear”! Lucky for us it didn’t rain, but we were prepared. We spent the rest of the time aboard our zodiac cruising behind our knowledgeable guide. She stopped often explaining the coastline and pointing out all of the wildlife. We saw bald eagles, jellyfish, and sea stars!
What a great adventure!
, Jul 2019
We had a fantastic time on the zodiacs! The staff was super friendly and organized! They provided equipment to keep us dry and warm (although plan to get wet as you are on a zodiac). Jane, our tour guide went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. Very knowledgeable and answered all of my daughters questions. We saw eagles, deer, and starfish!
Ketchikan Zodiac boats Wildlife Adventure
, Jul 2019
Would do this excursion again for sure - we were there in mid-May and did this tour at 8 am so there was just 4 people so we had our own boat (2 people per boat, usually 4/boat) which was cool! They suit you up very well to be prepared for any kind of cold or rain. Our guide was very nice and informative - he tried really heard to search out wildlife which just wasn't cooperating that morning. He took us to a few spots where eagles were just everywhere and tossed out a fish and the eagle swooped down near us to get it - that was awesome!
Amazing Personal Alaskan Experience
, Jun 2019
Great firsthand view of Ketchikan. Charlie is a real gem of a guide. Totally fun seeing wildlife up close in the Zodiac. We got amazing pictures thanks to his guidance through the area.Well worth the price!
Nice way to see some wildlife along the shores of Ketchikan
, Jun 2019
After an initial mix-up with the start time (Viator had 8 am and they had 8:30, my son and I went out solo with a great guide. We saw a black bear and several eagles and other birds; we barely missed some whales. I think my son really enjoyed driving the Zodiac and I relaxed and just rode and looked at all the great scenery. Everyone was very friendly and courteous and I would recommend doing this to anyone who likes to get out and close to the water.
Eagles and Seals
, Jul 2018
We are boat people and this was the best way I could imagine seeing eagles, seals and the beautiful scenery from the bay! Highly recommend especially when they give you hand, foot and slicker gear to keep you dry!
Top notch excursion. Very organized...
, Sep 2017
Top notch excursion. Very organized and thorough. Equipment very clean and well taken care of. Excursion leader very knowledgeable about area. We had a sunny, perfect day for boating. Saw numerous whales and two eagles. Would highly recommend this company. Everyone was very friendly and helpful....a real Alaskan memory.

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