Adventure Karts Expedition with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Adventure Karts Expedition
  • Adventure Karts Expedition
  • Adventure Karts Expedition
  • Adventure Karts Expedition
  • Adventure Karts Expedition
  • Adventure Karts Expedition
  • Adventure Karts Expedition
  • Adventure Karts Expedition
  • Adventure Karts Expedition


5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
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Adventure Karts Expedition

Sku: TT62

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Mon - Sun 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Strap yourself in for the off-road adventure of a lifetime through the grandeur of the Alaskan wilderness as you get behind the wheel of your own two-person custom-designed offroad adventure kart! Cover 14 exciting miles of mountain road on your Adventure Karts Expedition, winding through dense forests and around steep curves as you climb upwards to be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the Tongass National Forest, Behm Canal, and the Inside Passage. Explore the backcountry along forest trails while your guide sets the pace in the lead ATV and you experience one of the best Ketchikan tours for thrill-seekers. Watch out for wildlife along the way, as sighting eagles, deer, or bears only adds to the excitement!

Pick up for the Adventure Karts Expedition is conveniently located within easy walking distance of the cruise docks in downtown Ketchikan. From here, you’ll enjoy a 25-minute drive with informative narration to the starting point for your off-road wilderness adventure. Full pant/jacket combos are provided to keep your clothing clean from flying dust or mud, as are helmets and rain gear if needed. After a short safety orientation, you can fire up the engine of your Tomcar ATV and hit the road for an hour and a half of rough riding through the wilderness. A snack and bottled water are provided at the halfway point, and there are further stops along the way to change drivers and enjoy the amazing views from the highest points along the trail. Don’t worry if it rains on the big day, as the Adventure Kart Expedition offers even more fun and excitement when trails are wet! Without a doubt one of our best Ketchikan tours for adventure-lovers, the Adventure Karts Expedition is an outing you won’t be likely to forget!


If you love winding through scenic backroads and are also heading to Skagway, you may want to consider our highly-rated Glacier 4×4 Adventure.

3 ¼ Hours Duration

From pick-up to drop-off

Drive Your Own Cart

14 miles in Tongass National Forest

A Stunning, Scenic Tour

Break at waterfalls and mountain vistas

Transportation Provided

Pick-up / Drop-off near the cruise pier




Off-road, Thrill-Seekers


3 hours

Adult Rate


Child Rate

$169.00 (ages 5-10)

Minimum Age

The minimum age for this activity is 5 years old and participants must be at least 50″ tall and weigh between 40 lbs. and 300 lbs., Though no previous off-road experience is necessary, all drivers must show a valid driver’s license.


This tour is not recommended for guests with neck or back injuries or for expectant mothers. This is rated as a moderate activity and suitable for most with a desire for adventure.

Cancellation Policy

In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour., Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty., Including 'Flex Cancel' allows refunds up until 24-hours before the tour., Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with 'Flex Cancel') are nonrefundable.

Customers' review

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8 reviews for Adventure Karts Expedition

  1. 5 out of 5

    Fun experience in KetchikanWe booked this directly through Alaska Shore Tours and met them near our cruise boat. Had a great time out on the Karts (about 1.5-2 hours) after safety briefing, etc. We visited in late August and had stunning weather - 70-ish and dry. Only downside was it was warm enough to forego their cover-up clothing and very dusty (p.s. bring a bandana or purchase there for $5). Karts were fun to ride, safe, and we got some great views of the surrounding area including bald eagles, nature explanations, and a bit of local history.

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  2. 5 out of 5

    ExcitingSo much fun! Karts speeds were much faster & the trail more challenging than expected. Our guides were awesome too!

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Fantasticly Dirty Excursion!Pros:
    Friendly and informative staff
    Beautiful view at the stopping point
    Lots of rough paths making the ride exciting
    Great pictures were taken by the staff for purchase at end of the tour
    Nice items in the gift shop for purchase
    Portable Toilets were clean and the safety equipment was fairly dust free which is amazing because it can be a dusty ride!
    Overall we really enjoyed this excursion.
    The second stop for snacks seemed pointless (no view). Maybe best to have the snack at the lookout point and just do the one stop.
    Safety is always a concern but felt speed was a little too slow.
    Add a note to preparation info that tells people to bring bandanas to cover the face or provide cheaper bandanas in the gift shop.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Great SceneryWonderful views! We had two great young guys lead our tour....they were organized and informative about the area and very personable! We had a tight time frame and they gave us a wonderful tour and also got us back to our ship on time!

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  5. 5 out of 5

    Fantastic viewsWonderful crew from start to finish. Amazing views of the scenery and opportunity to take photos. We had a tight time frame and they accommodated us and then some. Fun time.

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    Will we make it back to the ship in time? What if we don't?

    Answer: We've never left anyone behind and only schedule tours that work well with your cruise ship's itinerary. We leave plenty of cushion so you can confidently book your trips independently.

    Do I get to drive the karts?

    Answer: Yes, the karts are each equipped for 2 passengers, and you will be either a driver or passenger on this excursion with opportunities to trade off along the way. Don't worry if it's your first time in this type of vehicle; no previous experience is required.

    What if our ship is delayed or doesn't make it into port? Refund?

    Answer: It's very rare that a ship is delayed into port, but in those cases, we will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, we will of course refund the full cost of the tour.

    What should we wear and bring?

    Answer: This tour operates rain or shine, and rain is common as we lie in a temperate rainforest! For comfort, we typically recommend long pants, closed-toed shoes and a waterproof jacket. Some guests choose to bring a small bag or backpack along to store extra layers, a bottle of water and cameras.

    Is this tour safe?

    Answer: Absolutely - the tour is not a fast-paced excursion, and you won't be out there to break any new land-speed records. The tempo will always be within your own comfort limits, and the trail is always wide enough for passing vehicles.

    Will we get dirty?

    Answer: In short, yes, a little. :) Full pants and jackets are available to slip on over your existing clothes to keep the clothes you're wearing clean, but the trail can be dusty and/or muddy. With this in mind, footwear is not provided so hiking boots or shoes you don't mind getting a little dusty are recommended.

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