Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Zodiac Wildlife Adventure

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in USA
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Tour description

Enjoy an exhilarating 2.5-hour ride on Southeast Alaska's open waters on this zodiac wildlife adventure. Driving your own 14-foot inflatable zodiac boat behind an expert guide, cruise to the Southeast Alaska Inside Passage in search of wildlife such as whales, seals and sea lions. You may even catch a glimpse of some the commercial crabbing vessels featured on the Discovery Channel’s 'Deadliest Catch!'

You'll be picked up at the cruise ship terminal and take you on a short 3-mile drive to Saxman Native Village. Watch a short safety video, sign a waiver and get outfitted in top-of-the line gear. Then walk down to your boat, get you another safety briefing, and hop aboard the 14-foot inflatable boat to explore one of the most beautiful places in the Southeast Alaska Inside Passage. Driving your own boat, follow your guide through inlets and estuaries and adventure out onto the open water in search of whales, seals, sea lions and more. Keep an eye out for some the commercial crabbing vessels featured on the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch!The exact route will depend on wind, weather and location of wildlife. You'll be on the water for about 2 hours of exhilarating fun. After returning to the marina, take off your gear and warm up with a hot beverage before your shuttle departs for the cruise ship dock.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Port pickup and drop-off

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Transport to/from attractions
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Skip the line
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Editor's Pick
  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Small-group tour
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water