Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Rainforest Canoe and Nature Walk in Tongass National Forest

Juneau, United States

From $105.44 USD

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3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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While in port at Ketchikan, explore the wilderness on this 3.5-hour rain-forest canoe-and-nature-walk shore excursion, suitable for all fitness levels. Along with your group, paddle a large Native American–style canoe across a tranquil lake in the Tongass National Forest, and gain insight into Ketchikan's Native American history. Learn about the forest's wildlife and lush vegetation on a short walk through the woods. Leave behind the modern luxuries for a peaceful experience in nature.
  • Paddle in a Native American–style canoe through a lake in the Tongass National Forest
  • Enjoy a guided nature walk through the rain forest - suitable for all fitness levels!
  • Indulge in delicious snacks, including smoked fish and fresh bread rolls with wild berry jam
  • Covered by Viator's Worry-Free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship


  • 3.5-hour canoe and nature walk shore excursion
  • Hearty snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee


  • Gratuities

Departure Point

RAIN GAUGE located outside on the north end of the visitor center building on the dock. 
LOCAL PHONE NUMBER: (907) 247-5295

Departure Time

Coincides with your cruise ship's arrival

Return Details

Returns to Ketchikan cruise port
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.
After port pickup, your 3.5-hour Alaskan shore excursion begins with a picturesque coach ride to a quiet mountain lake. Here, board a stable, easy-to-maneuver, Native American–style canoe large enough to accommodate your group. Navigate across a lake through the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the United States. Hear about the Native American history of the Ketchikan area, and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife along the shoreline.
Dock the canoe, and dig into delicious Native American–style snacks, including clam chowder, smoked fish, fresh bread rolls with wild berry jams, and refreshing beverages. Revitalized, set off after your guide on a short nature walk through the rain forest. Then, paddle back to the departing dock and enjoy transport back to the cruise ship port.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • At time of booking, you will receive the tour operator's contact info on your voucher
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children must weigh at least 40 lbs (18 kg) in order to fit into required life jackets
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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Rachna B
, Sep 2013

The trip was fun, but the booking done through Viator was for the wrong timing, so I had to coordinate for the correct timing.

Larry O
, Sep 2013

Had a great Tour Guide, very nice and funny (a big plus!). Everyone paddles, which is great exercise. Didn't really go anywhere, just paddled around a big lake. Saw one Bald Eagle, but no other wildlife, a big disappointment! Nature walk was about 15 minutes looking at plants... pretty boring really!
They supplied some yummy snacks, had a fun time, but leaving Alaska feeling like we really saw nothing we don't see at home (WA State).

, Jul 2012

A great trip. Our guides were extremely knowledgeable, telling us stories about many of the different plants within the forest. The canoe trip was nice as well. The snack provided was amazing, homemade stuff that was both local and delicious. Perhaps the only thing I might desire is a longer walk through the forest.

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