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Discover the beauty of southeast Alaska during a 4-hour tour aboard a rigid-hull inflatable boat. Keep an eye out for wildlife and hear informative commentary during the cruise, and stop for a rainforest walk in Tongass National Forest. Includes light refreshments, guided walk and boat tour, and great photo ops.

Highlights

  • 4-hour boat tour and rainforest walk, from Ketchikan
  • Discover wildlife from a sturdy boat that allows for close views of the shore
  • Take an easy guided walk in Tongass National Forest
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day

What You Can Expect

Ketchikan Rainforest Nature Walk and Sightseeing Cruise

Nature Walk

After meeting your guide in downtown Ketchikan, board the small and nimble rigid-hull inflatable boat for a wildlife tour by water.

Your captain points out animals as your powerful motorized raft glides along the coast of Clover Passage and Betton Island. You might see a bald eagle's nest, whales, Steller sea lions, harbor seals, and migrating seabirds.

Your captain lands at a secluded beach so that you can walk around the ancient Tongass National Forest. Follow your guide into the largest national forest in the United States, which covers almost 17 million acres (7 million hectares). Learn about the many native botanical species of the region, and Alaskan animals including bears, wolves, salmon, sand hill cranes, and trumpeter swans.

You'll also hear about the importance of the Western red cedar and yellow cedar to local Native Americans as you walk along a well-maintained 1-mile (2-km) boardwalk. Along the beach, you might see starfish or sea cucumber, and learn how native peoples used seaweed.

Nibble an Alaska-style snack by the campfire and soak in the gorgeous scenery before your return journey to Ketchikan.

Customer Reviews

Hope B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

John and Johnny tour guides were excellent all in all a very enjoyable and informative tour.The icing on the cake was the weather !! Glorious sunny day in beautiful surroundings.

John A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Outstanding Tour

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