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Mahoney Lake UTV Offroad Safari


3¾ Hours Duration

From pick-up to drop-off

2 Seater Vehicles

4 Seater UTVs available upon request

10 Miles of Trails

Through the Tongass National Rainforest

Wildlife Opportunities

Deer, eagles and bears have been spotted

Get up-close and personal with Alaskan wilderness on the one-of-a-kind Mahoney Lake UTV Offroad Safari tour! Adventure through the pristine beauty & rugged trails of the rainforest to remote Mahoney Lake in your personal UTV. As you cruise along these thrilling backroads, be sure to takein the sights, sounds, and smells of this natural wonderland while keeping a watchful eye out for wildlife like forest birds, deer, bears, and trout leaping in the lake. Rocking down the gravel road, your trail winds through old-growth forest, offering views of towering Sitka spruce, western hemlock, and western red cedar, as well as superb vistas of Mahoney Lake & Falls. With multiple stopovers to trade, everyone gets to drive. The remote setting & adventurous atmosphere make this a one-of-a-kind among Ketchikan shore tours. Amid stunning natural surroundings, you’ll feel a million miles from any cares!


Like all our Ketchikan shore tours, this 3-hour and 45-minute adventure begins with convenient pick-up near the cruise docks, where you’ll be met by your friendly guide. While your knowledgeable leader heads up the pack on your Mahoney Lake UTV Offroad Safari through the lush temperate rainforest, there will be plenty of stops to learn more about the fascinating ecology and history of the area, including tales of Ward Cove Pulp Mill. You’ll pass views of the George Inlet Fjords & other stunning vistas on your exhilarating journey to the lake. A highlight of the Mahoney Lake UTV Offroad Safari tour is a stopover at a backcountry campsite to sit around the glowing coals of a campfire. Here, you’ll enjoy smokin’ reindeer link served on a warm bun and a cup of simmering chili. Don’t forget to leave room for a mug of hot chocolate or coffee, along with a fresh baked treat for dessert. The tour concludes back at the cruise docks, with plenty of time left in the day to explore historic downtown Ketchikan on your own and complete your relaxing and memorable day in port. Prepare for adventure, and maybe a bit of mud, on the Mahoney Lake UTV Offroad Safari, a thrilling excursion that is sure to delight. Ketchikan shore tours don’t come more fun, or more scenic, than this one!


If you’re looking to explore scenic backroads as well as to sightsee by water, you might want to check out the Backcountry Jeep and Canoe Safari.




Active, Off-road


3 hours

Adult Rate


Child Rate

$228 (ages 8-12)

Minimum Age

All drivers must have a valid driver’s license. Licensed drivers under the age of 18 must have a licensed legal guardian with them in the vehicle., The minimum age for this tour is 8-years-old.


Not recommended for anyone with neck and/or back injuries or expectant mothers., This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs., This tour is not recommended for those with poor physical condition or those who are intolerant or unwilling to get wet or cold.

Other Restrictions

Tours are sold by the seat. Single guests & groups with odd numbers may be asked to be paired up with another guest depending on the current capacity of the tour. There is a halfway point on the tour where there's a chance to switch drivers.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14-days before your tour for a refund, less any non-refundable fees., If for any reason the tour is canceled (due to unpermitting weather, for example), or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund minus any non-refundable fees.

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    Do we need previous experience to drive the UTVs?

    Answer: Nope! If you can drive a car, you can drive the UTVs. They are fully automatic and require simple steering.

    What should we wear and bring?

    Answer: Arriving at the Tongass National Rainforest you should expect chilly, wet temperatures. The average temperature in July is 64 degrees fahrenheit. You may get wet, dirty or dusty, so dress appropriately. Closed toe shoes are required. Additional sweatshirts are available for purchase in our gift shop. Raingear is provided on tour.

    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 refund you.

    What if we have more than 2 people in our group?

    Answer: 4 seater UTVs are available upon request.