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Back Country Zodiac Adventure

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Skipper a custom-built motorized inflatable along the remarkable coastline of Revillagigado Island and Gravina Islands on this unique Alaska adventure.

Backcountry Zodiac Expedition

Upon arrival at the Ketchikan tour meeting point, you will be outfitted with top-of-the-line rain gear, hat, gloves, socks, boots and safety glasses. You will also have a short safety briefing before heading out. Be sure to keep your camera handy, as this seafaring adventure offers photo opportunities from the moment you set sail.

Throughout this nearly 25-mile coastal expedition, your guide will offer narrative covering the area's history, geology, culture and ecology.

For this Ketchikan excursion will board your four-passenger, 14 foot zodiac boat and head off the map to behold the beauty of Alaska, away from the crowds. Following the guide boat, you will motor to the harbor in front of Saxman Native Village and chat about the totem poles and Tlingit culture. You'll search for bears, eagles, whales and seals, and venture into the backcountry wilds of Nichols Passage. Here, you will marvel at the beautifully rugged coastline of southeast Alaska, most specifically the intended site of the "Bridge to Nowhere". This Ketchikan excursion takes place in Alaskan coastal waters, not on calm lakes. Chances are it will be bumpy.

You'll navigate through the coves and inlets around Blank Island, view the tranquil cove of an old gold mine and visit a seal rookery. Before you return to the dock you'll make a brief stop in front of historic Creek Street to hear about its wild history.

Once back in town, you'll dock your boat and warm up with a hot beverage. You will then have the option to be dropped off at your ship, or you can enjoy a brief stroll back to your cruise ship.

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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $199.00 (USD)
Per Person
 
Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Small
 
Activity Type(s)
Scenic
 
Tour Duration
2.5 Hours
 
Activity Level
Moderate
 
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Hot beverage
 
Special Instructions
On all tours in Alaska, we recommend wearing layers for the changing weather and temperature. Top layer should be water proof. Closed toed shoes are required.
 
Restrictions
The minimum age to participate is 4 yrs. Guests must weigh a minimum of 30 lbs. and may not exceed 350 lbs. Drivers must be at least 25 years of age and present a valid driver's license or other proof of age. Driver must be able to understand and hear English.Maximum of four guests per boat and all eligible guests will have a chance to drive. Parties under three will share a boat. Tour route may change due to daily tide and weather variations. This tour is not a good choice for guests with any back or neck issues, or a pregnant woman. The seas can become rough and very bumpy.
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