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$125 Shore Excursions

Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Rainforest Zipline and Ropes Course

Spend your time in the port of Ketchikan on the adventure of a lifetime! On this shore excursion to the the Alaskan rainforest, you'll be introduced to the eight canopy ropes and seven ziplines you'll use to travel through the treetops. You'll also get amazing photos opportunities while high above the ground. Before you start, your guides will provide the necessary safety instruction and equipment. The zipline park is perfect for thrill-seekers of all levels. The less adventurous will have fun on gentler elements like suspended logs, rope bridges and swinging steps, while the more adventurous will enjoy the 50-foot (15-meter) climbing tower and circular staircase, allowing for great action shots of fellow companions. Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Ketchikan for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$89 Outdoor Activities

Alaska Rainforest Walking Tour with Ketchikan Port Pickup

Take advantage of your time porting at Ketchikan with a small-group walking tour of the Alaska wilderness. Meet your knowledgeable guide at Ketchikan Port and head off on the 2.5-hour tour. Listen to your guide explain the history and significance of the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, home to many varieties of wildlife and plants. Stroll past cedar and spruce trees and observe the verdant moss and flowers of this radiant forest. See a protected estuary and follow Eagle Creek to a rustic boardwalk with a view of wetlands. During spawning season, thousands of salmon return to this spot, and lots of wildlife supported by the salmon population return here too. Bears, seals and bald eagles frequent the area during that time, as well as many other times of the year, so keep a keen eye out for them and have your camera ready. Listen as your guide explains the nuances of this fragile ecosystem and the diverse animals that depend on it. When you reach the end of the half-mile trail, you’ll have the option to visit the Alaska Raptor Center, your chance to get up close and personal with the local wildlife as a specialist tells you about their heritage. To conclude the informative and scenic hike, stop at the historic Herring Bay Lumber Company sawmill. See a master totem pole carver in action, explore the interpretive displays and relax with refreshments before being dropped off at the port. Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to 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.

$199 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour from Ketchikan

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour, Ketchikan, AlaskaOnce on board we will cast off and head towards the sovereign waters of Annette Bay, Alaska.Duration: 2 hours

$169.34 Shore Excursions

Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Off-Road Jeep and Canoe Safari

While you’re in port, embrace Ketchikan’s natural beauty on this quintessential Alaskan tour on Revillagigedo Island (the same island on which Ketchikan is located). This combo tour allows you to enjoy the great outdoors in both a Jeep and canoe! The driving portion of your adventure starts as you are grouped with three fellow travelers for your tour of the mountainous terrain of Tongass National Forest. Follow the route through the lush rainforest and up mountain roads to admire the spectacular scenery. Through the two-way radios, your group leader and guide will offer interesting and informative commentary as you drive. Be fascinated by the area’s natural history as you pass through old-growth and new-growth forests and pull-over for some fantastic. Along the way, stop to change drivers so that anyone who wants to get behind the wheel will have the opportunity.Your Jeep adventure ends at Lake Harriet Hunt, where you’ll leave the Jeep behind for a quieter form of transport – a 37-foot (11-meter), 20-person canoe! Experience this unique Alaskan ecosystem as you paddle the large, Native American-style canoe across the lake with your guide. When you reach the other side of the lake, your expert guide will lead you on a nature hike through an old-growth forest. During your nature walk, take a break, relax and enjoy your Alaskan snack at a remote camp in Tongass National Forest! Refuel with smoked salmon, clam chowder, fresh bread rolls with local wild-berry jam, hot chocolate, coffee and more. The tour ends with a short narrated transfer back to the cruise port.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.

$145 Water Sports

Ketchikan Kayak Eco-Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productWe drive you in private transportation to the Clover Pass Resort where we will paddle the calm waters of Clover Pass around small rainforest islands on Alaskas Inside Passage. Duration: 3 hoursLocation: Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan, Alaska

$179 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Zodiac Wildlife Adventure

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.