3 Hours Duration
From pick-up to drop-off
Cruise the rainforest in quiet 4x4s
Suitable for all ages and abilities
Limited Seats Available
Book early for this high-demand 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 knowledgable 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.