Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Rainforest Canoe and Nature Walk in Tongass National Forest

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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Rainforest Canoe and Nature Walk in Tongass National Forest information and booking

3.5 hours
Departs from
Ketchikan cruise port
Returns to
Returns to Ketchikan cruise port
Time of departure
Coincides with your cruise ship's arrival
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Tour description provided by Viator

When your cruise ship docks at the Ketchikan port, leave modern luxuries behind and explore Ketchikan the way the natives did on this rainforest canoe and nature walk shore excursion! Paddle through a pristine lake in the Tongass National Forest and learn about Ketchikan's Native American history. Admire the region’s natural beauty on a short walk through the rainforest with your knowledgeable guide and learn about the forest's unique wildlife and lush vegetation. The canoe paddling and nature walk are suitable for all fitness levels.

After meeting your tour guide at the Ketchikan port, your Alaskan shore excursion begins with a scenic coach ride to a quiet mountain lake. Here, board a stable, easy-to-maneuver, Native American-style canoe with your group and expert guide. Paddle on a lake through the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the United States, and keep an eye out for wildlife on shore. Learn about the interesting Native American history of the Ketchikan area.

Dock on shore and enjoy delicious Native American-style snacks, including smoked fish, clam chowder, fresh bread rolls with wild berry jams and refreshing beverages. Then, follow your guide on a short nature walk through the rainforest and see native Alaskan wildlife. After the hike, board your canoe and paddle back to the dock to begin a relaxing journey to the cruise ship port.

This adventure is an exclusive opportunity to explore Southeast Alaska just like the Native Americans did!

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Ketchikan port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

What's included

  • 3.5-hour canoe and nature walk shore excursion
  • Hearty snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-free shore excursion guarantee

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)