3 ½ Hours Duration
From pick-up to drop-off
Sightings are common but not guaranteed
Two Friendly Activities
Canoe paddle and nature hike
Includes smoked salmon and chowder
This Ketchikan excursion immerses you in the natural splendor of the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the United States and largest temperate rainforest in the world. Your Rainforest Canoe Adventure takes you on a scenic journey through the forest to the shores of Lake Harriet Hunt. At this pristine mountain lake, you’ll climb aboard a 20-person Native-style canoe for a gentle paddle on the tranquil waters of the lake, where you can soak in the sights and sounds of the surrounding forest and the abundant bird life and wildlife inhabiting this ruggedly beautiful wilderness. Back on shore, it’s time to enjoy a hearty Alaskan-style snack of smoked salmon, clam chowder, and fresh rolls with wildberry jams and warming beverages before a short nature hike into the forest, where a naturalist guide will identify the unique flora and fauna you spot along the trail. Another gentle paddle back to the canoe dock follows before you reboard your motorcoach for the scenic trip back to the cruise ship docks in Ketchikan.
A favorite Ketchikan excursion, the Rainforest Canoe Adventure and Nature Trail adventure combines two gentle physical activities suitable for all ages and physical abilities. It’s a great option for exploring the pristine wilderness of the Tongass National Forest without any excessive physical activity or motor noise that could disturb the peace and tranquillity of the rainforest. Canoes used on the lake are fast, stable, and easy to maneuver and paddle. Plus paddling is directed by an experienced guide, making for smooth gliding across the secluded lake. Pick-up and drop-off for the excursion are conveniently located at the cruise docks, allowing you ample time after your Rainforest Canoe Adventure to spend time exploring the charming town of Ketchikan.
Or, upgrade with an additional Jeep ride on this tour: