Totem Bight State Historical Park & Rainforest Canoe Adventure with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Totem Bight State Historical Park & Rainforest Canoe Adventure
  • Totem Bight State Historical Park & Rainforest Canoe Adventure
  • Totem Bight State Historical Park & Rainforest Canoe Adventure
  • Totem Bight State Historical Park & Rainforest Canoe Adventure
  • Totem Bight State Historical Park & Rainforest Canoe Adventure
  • Totem Bight State Historical Park & Rainforest Canoe Adventure
  • Totem Bight State Historical Park & Rainforest Canoe Adventure
  • Totem Bight State Historical Park & Rainforest Canoe Adventure
  • Totem Bight State Historical Park & Rainforest Canoe Adventure
  • Totem Bight State Historical Park & Rainforest Canoe Adventure
  • Totem Bight State Historical Park & Rainforest Canoe Adventure

$139.00

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Totem Bight State Historical Park & Rainforest Canoe Adventure

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One of the best excursions in Ketchikan Alaska for exploring Native Alaskan history, culture, and art, a visit to famed Totem Bight State Park is a must. On this relaxing four-hour excursion, you’ll not only tour the 11-acre park and explore its series of ancient totem poles and colorful rainforest-surrounded Clan House, but you’ll also have the opportunity to board a 37-foot, 20-passenger Native-style canoe for a gentle paddle on the tranquil waters of Lake Harriet Hunt, a pristine mountain lake surrounded by dense forest. You’ll then enjoy a gorgeous nature walk through the forest to a cook camp where you’ll be served a delicious snack of smoked salmon and clam chowder.

As with other excursions in Ketchikan Alaska, pickup for the Totem Bight State Park and Rainforest Canoe excursion is conveniently located near the cruise docks in downtown Ketchikan, where transport awaits for the scenic 11-mile journey north of town. The Clan House is the central attraction at Totem Bight State Park, as it offers a fascinating look into the past to learn about Native Alaskan culture and family life. After visiting the Clan House, stroll among the 14 massive carved totems depicting the myths and legends of the Tlingit and Haida peoples. Take a rest at the park’s viewing deck for wonderful views of wildlife and nature along the Tongass Narrows! Then head to Lake Harriet Hunt for a leisurely paddle in a canoe much like those used by Native Alaskans to travel the coastal waterways in days gone by, followed by a guided nature walk through the forest to the cook camp. Your visit to Totem Bight State Park will leave you with unforgettable impressions of Southeast Alaska’s history, Native cultural traditions, and scenic beauty. One of the top excursions in Ketchikan Alaska for getting off the beaten path, this adventure will surround you with wild beauty you’ll be unlikely to forget!

 

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4 Hours Duration

From pick-up to drop-off


Two Activities in One

Canoe paddle and nature hike


Explore Alaskan Culture

Learn from experts about Native history


Food Provided

Includes smoked salmon and chowder

Port

Ketchikan

Type

Hiking, Paddle Adventure

Length

4 hours

Adult Rate

$139.00

Child Rate

$104.00 (ages 12 and under)

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to join this tour as long as participants meet the minimum weight of 40 lbs.

Accessibility

No previous canoe experience is necessary, and you'll be equipped with all the gear and info you need for this gentle activity., Guests need to be able to climb in/out of a canoe with limited assistance and paddle for up to 2 hours.

Cancellation Policy

Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with 'Flex Cancel') are nonrefundable., Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty., In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour., Including 'Flex Cancel' allows refunds up until 24-hours before the tour.

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      How long is this excursion, and is transportation included?

      Answer: The total duration of this activity is about 4 hours from start to finish with about 1½ hours on the water. The meeting location will be just next to the Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau, which is conveniently situated very close to the cruise docks. Of course you'll receive detailed meeting instructions and planning information in a confirmation email upon booking.

      Do I need previous canoe experience? Is it safe?

      Answer: This tour is a great entry-level canoe tour and perfect for first-timers or those with experience. The canoes are 37-foot vessels that can seat up to 20 guests at at time and are incredibly stable in the water.

      What should I wear and how should I prepare for this tour?

      Answer: No special equipment is necessary for you to bring. Dress warmly and in layers as the temperature can fluctuate throughout the day. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended for the Nature Trail and for your comfort. Life jackets will provided for the canoe portion of the trip.

      What if it rains? Do the trips get canceled?

      Answer: Ketchikan is in the heart of a temperate rainforest, and we would never do anything if we stopped for the rain. Please do not let the possibility of rain deter you from booking. Southeast Alaska is at its most beautiful on misty rainy days.

      Is there a weight limit for the canoes?

      Answer: Over the years we have seen all shapes and sizes! We do not have a set weight limit, but please keep in mind that guests will need to be able to get in and out of the canoe on their own accord as well as be comfortable seated in a canoe for a total of 2 hours.

      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 of course refund the full cost of the tour.

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