2 ½ Hours Duration
From pick-up to drop-off
Drive Your Own Boat
Through stunning coves and channels
Eagle and seal sightings common
Limited Seats Available
Book early for this high-demand tour
Get behind the controls of a high-powered inflatable Zodiac vessel and head out into Alaskan coastal waters for this ride of a lifetime! This is not paddling a canoe on a quiet lake; things on this adventure tour can get rough and wild! If you’re up for adventure, the Backcountry Zodiac Expedition is the perfect Ketchikan shore excursion for you. Seats are limited, however, and must be booked well ahead, as this tour is highly rated and is extremely popular with thrill-seeking travelers. With a guide leading the way, your pod of 4 four-passenger Zodiacs will cruise out into Ketchikan Harbor exploring remote inlets, tidal pools rich in fascinating marine life, and uninhabited islands clad in dense forest, even as magnificent eagles soar overhead! There are several stopping points along the way to admire the magnificent scenery and wildlife (maybe even whales!), to take photos, and to give anyone over the age of 25 a chance to take the wheel. The small, maneuverable boats make it possible to get close-in to shore for close-up views of seals and other wildlife. If sea spray and choppy seas don’t daunt you, get ready for a real adventure with one of the most exciting excursions Ketchikan offers!
As with other excursions Ketchikan, all transportation is included in the expedition, with pick-up close to the cruise docks in downtown Ketchikan followed by a short transfer to the launching point for the Backcountry Zodiac Expedition. Here, you’ll be fitted with all the necessary gear to stay warm and dry out on the water, including rain gear, boots, face masks, gloves, PFDs, dry bags for your personal items, and safety glasses. Then it’s into the four Zodiacs for a full-throttle Alaskan outdoor experience like no other!
If you love high-speed coastal adventures and are also heading to Juneau, check out our exhilarating Taku Glacier Adventure!