Ketchikan Rainforest Canoe and Nature Walk

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Ketchikan Rainforest Canoe and Nature Walk information and booking

3.5 hours
Departs from
Downtown Ketchikan
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
Multiple departures dailyAt time of booking, you will receive tour operator's contact info on your voucher
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Tour description provided by Viator

Explore Ketchikan the way the natives did on this rainforest canoe trip and nature walk. On this 3.5-hour Alaskan tour, paddle through a pristine lake in the Tongass National Forest while learning about Ketchikan's history and natural beauty from your expert guide. Take a short walk through the rainforest with your guide and learn about the forest's flora and fauna. Don't forget to keep your eyes out for native Alaskan wildlife!

Your adventure in Ketchikan begins with a scenic coach ride to a secluded mountain lake, where you will board a Native American–style canoe. These fast, stable and easy-to-maneuver canoes are 37 feet (11 meters ) long and comfortably seat 20 passengers. Paddle under the direction of an experienced guide, scan the shore for wildlife and learn about the unique Native American history of the Ketchikan area. The lake is ideal for canoeing and is surrounded by the lush Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the US.Stop on shore for a Native American–style snack, including smoked fish, clam chowder, bread rolls with wild berry jams and beverages. After refueling, your knowledgeable guide will lead you on a short nature walk highlighting the interesting vegetation and wildlife of the rain forest. Spot a carnivorous plant, the sundew, which uses tentacles with an adhesive 'dew' to ensnare small insects! Then, paddle back to the canoe dock and board your coach for a relaxing drive back to your hotel. This adventure is a rare opportunity to explore Southeast Alaska just like the original explorers did!

What's included

  • 3.5-hour guided canoe and nature walk tour
  • Hearty snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)