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Rainforest Family Adventure with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Rainforest Family 4x4 Adventure
  • Rainforest Family 4x4 Adventure
  • Rainforest Family 4x4 Adventure
  • Rainforest Family 4x4 Adventure
  • Rainforest Family 4x4 Adventure
  • Rainforest Family 4x4 Adventure


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Rainforest Family Adventure


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7 Days/Week: 9-5pm (Alaska Time)

3 Hours Duration

From pick-up to drop-off

Electric Vehicles

Cruise the rainforest in quiet 4x4s

Family Friendly

Suitable for all ages and abilities

Limited Seats Available

Book early for this high-demand tour

Please Note: Due to the impacts of Covid-19, this tour will not be operating in the 2021 season.

Please consider the Backcountry Jeep & Canoe or Adventure Karts Expedition as alternatives to this tour.

Get up-close and personal with Alaskan wildlife on the one-of-a-kind Offroad Rainforest Adventure! Glide silently through the pristine beauty of the rainforest around tranquil Lake Connell in your personal electric buggy, taking in 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. Composed of boardwalk and gravel, the meandering trail winds through old-growth forest, offering views of towering Sitka spruce, western hemlock, and western red cedar, as well as superb vistas of Nichols Passage. In the summer months, abundant wild blueberries, salmonberries, and huckleberries help make this one of the most relaxing and enjoyable of the Ketchikan shore tours. Amid stunning natural surroundings, you’ll feel a million miles from any cares!

Like all our Ketchikan shore tours, the three-hour adventure begins with convenient pick-up at the cruise docks, where you’ll be met by your friendly guide. While your knowledgeable leader heads up the pack on your Offroad Rainforest Adventure through the lush temperate rainforest, there will be plenty of stops to learn more about the fascinating ecology and history of the area. You’ll also learn about the vibrant community that is the Saxman Native Village, with its rich culture and artistic heritage, including traditional totem carving. A highlight of the excursion is a stopover at a backcountry campsite to sit around the glowing coals of a campfire. Here, you’ll enjoy plates piled high with pancakes steeped in maple syrup and a mug of hot chocolate while toasting marshmallows in the fire. 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. No hiking boots required for the family-friendly Offroad Rainforest Adventure, which is suitable for all ages and physical abilities. 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

$129 (ages 2-12)

Infant Rate

Free (under 2-years-old)

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.


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

Groups of 2 will be paired with other groups of 2, and groups of 4 will get their own vehicle.

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 buggies?

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

    What should we wear and bring?

    Answer: This tour operates rain or shine, and rain is common as we lie in a temperate rainforest! The buggies are enclosed with a windshield and roof which provides some protection from the rain, but we certainly recommend rain jackets, sturdy shoes or boots, and layers so that you are dressed appropriately

    When should I book this tour?

    Answer: Because of its limited availability, this tour fills up quickly! We recommended booking early to ensure your spaces, as you can always cancel up until one week away for a full refund.

    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.

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