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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Floatplane Tour and Crab Feast

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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Overview

This 2.5-hour shore excursion from Ketchikan port gives you bird's-eye views of Tongass National Forest aboard a Havilland Beaver floatplane before it lands at Revillagigedo Island’s secluded George Inlet Lodge. Settle in for a sumptuous Dungeness crab feast in an ocean-side dining room, shop for souvenirs and then relax on a scenic drive along the island’s coast back to Ketchikan. Enjoy a memorable experience on this small-group tour limited to just 12 passengers.
  • Ketchikan flightseeing shore excursion with a crab feast
  • Fly across Tongass National Forest’s beautiful mountain terrain in a floatplane
  • Touch down at the remote George Inlet Lodge on Revillagigedo Island
  • Savor a feast of Dungeness crab, potatoes and salad followed by cheesecake
  • Take a scenic coastal drive back to Ketchikan
  • Small-group adventure limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
During your cruise stop in Ketchikan, pair a floatplane ride with a crab feast for a quintessential Alaskan experience. From the port, head over to the Visitors Center and then step aboard a Havilland Beaver floatplane, which was only produced from 1947 to 1967. Lift off from Tongass Narrows, a Y-shaped stretch of water between Ketchikan and Gravina Island.

For approx. 20 minutes, soak up views of Tongass National Forest while your pilot points out key landmarks below and shares facts about the Alaskan wilderness. Enjoy a smooth landing at the George Inlet Lodge on Revillagigedo Island. You’re welcomed right away with a sample of smoked salmon before you tour the grounds with a guide, who explains the lodge’s beginnings and Alaska’s crab industry.

Then, settle into a dining room with water views and indulge in a finger-licking Dungeness crab meal with all the fixings, including steamed red potatoes, romaine salad and more. Remember to save space for dessert, cheesecake with Alaskan blueberry sauce!



Afterward, pick up souvenirs in the gift shop and board a minivan for the ride back to Ketchikan. Learn about the fish hatchery, a Coast Guard station and totem poles that you’ll pass during the pleasant 30-minute narrated drive.



Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to the Ketchikan port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Tongass National Forest
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Pass By:  
Misty Fjords National Monument
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Revillagigedo Island, Orchard Lake
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Taquan Air Tours
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Experience Alaska Tours
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One of the best shore excursions in 20...
ko24fan
, Jan 2017
One of the best shore excursions in 20 years of cruising. Fog almost cancelled float plane flight but staff worked hard to make it happen for us. Crab feast at Georges' Inlet was amazing! All you can eat crab and great wait staff. Short bus ride and beautiful scenery.
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The plane ride was excellent. The...
lorettaxu
, Aug 2016
The plane ride was excellent. The dungenese crabs are delicious. The only thing I hate is rushing through a meal. I didn't even have time for the desert.
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Great staff. Great flight over...
Randall M
, Jul 2016
Great staff. Great flight over mountain and sea plane landing. The crabs and service were excellent.
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Everything was great. The scenery was...
Ronald I. I
, Jul 2016
Everything was great. The scenery was fabulous. The pilot was definitely very skilled. Plus the lobster was the best we've ever had.
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Loved it! The flight was smooth and...
Nicolett Reynolds
, May 2016
Loved it! The flight was smooth and beautiful, and the crab was plentiful and wonderful!
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Amazing......this is a must do...
Suzanne F
, May 2016
Amazing......this is a must do trip...it was very organised...we checked in just outside the cruise ship terminal,went on a short coach journey ,watched a safety video,then hopped on our float plane.The 20 minute ride was lovely and smooth,although sick bags are provided. Then onto George inlet lodge for the crab feast,what can I say it was delicious. And this same trip was available on our cruise ship for a much higher price.no complaints would love to do again.thank you aviator.
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Great trip, great price. Saved lots of...
RUSSELL H
, Jun 2015
Great trip, great price. Saved lots of with Viator vs. the cruise ship offering the same tour. Best plane landing I have ever been exposed to. Crab was plentiful and tasty and the open bar beer/wine was an added plus. The lodge is beautiful. We want to go back!
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Plane ride was smooth and scene was out...
Kristin J
, May 2015
Plane ride was smooth and scene was out of a movie! Excellent crab!!!!!

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