• Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Duration: 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.


  • 3.5-hour Ketchikan canoe-and-nature-walk shore excursion
  • 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
  • Complimentary port pickup and drop-off
  • Covered by Viator's Worry-Free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

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

Post-Canoeing Snack

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.

Customer Reviews


4 star rating: Recommended July 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.

Rachna B

3 star rating: Worth doing September 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

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better September 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).

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