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Ketchikan Rain Forest Island Adventure Excursion

Ketchikan, Alaska / USA (Excursion ID S1863)

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    4 hours
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    5 Years Old
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  • Round-trip transportation from your Ketchikan cruise ship terminal!
  • English speaking certified shore excursion guides!
  • Fun shore excursion for the whole family on an exciting rigid-hull inflatable vessel and potential wildlife viewing in Ketchikan!
  • Use of quality raingear and life jackets!
  • Complimentary snack and water!
  • Explore on a walking excursion the Alaskan rainforest!
  • Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy unique sights of Ketchikan and Alaska!

After meeting your Alaska shore excursion guide on the pier in downtown Ketchikan, you will take a scenic 30-minute drive to a mountain lake. Upon arrival, you will receive safety information and put on life jackets for your adventure island shore excursion. Boarding your open motorized ocean raft, you will follow the coast of Clover Passage on your 30-minute ride to Betton Island. Keep your eyes open as you may see wildlife such as bald eagles, whales, sea lions, and seals. Although wildlife sightings are never a guarantee, they are more frequent away from civilization.

Upon arrival at the island, you will join an experienced Alaskan trail excursion guide for a walk through natural, unspoiled beauty in a coastal rainforest. The trail takes you through a beautiful old-growth forest, by way of a secluded beach. The well-maintained trail is mostly level over packed dirt and boardwalk. The walk is approximately one-mile in length.

You will have the opportunity to learn about botanic species native to this region, such as western red cedar and yellow cedar that early natives were so dependent upon for spiritual enrichment, shelter, and transportation. Learn about the history of the Alaska State tree, the Sitka spruce, and how it played an instrumental role in the construction of Howard Hughes's famous "Spruce Goose" and other early vintage fighter planes. Bring your camera and binoculars as the beautiful scenery is always changing and you may spot some wildlife on this unique Ketchikan Island Cruise Shore Excursion.

During your stay at the island, you will enjoy an Alaska-style snack by the campfire which includes clam chowder, rolls, jam, smoked salmon, juice, hot chocolate, coffee, and water. You will learn why everything tastes better in the great outdoors. Total time on the island is approximately 90 minutes. You will then re-board your open motorized ocean raft for the zippy 30-minute boat ride back to the mainland where your transportation will be waiting for the 30-minute transfer back to Ketchikan and your cruise ship terminal.

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Adults (13 years and up): $168.99$168.99$0.00
Children (5 to 12 years): $126.99$126.99$0.00
Price: $168.99
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Take a ride on a unique, exciting rigid-hull inflatable vessel while looking for Alaskan marine life. Then hop off at a secluded beach and follow your cruise excursion guide on a hike through the forest and along the shore to learn more about this natural setting!


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Duluth, MN
Fun experience
     5/5  June 2019
I took this excursion on my last cruise to see wildlife in their natural habitat. It was amazing! It is hard to choice which was better...the bears or the eagles. The weather also helped a lot that date, it was cold but no rain so we could complete the forest portion with no problem. By the end, after walking the boat ride was relaxing and enjoyable. Our guide, very informative. I recommend this shore excursion for all.
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Chambersburg, PA
Loved it!
     5/5  July 2019
My family and I enjoyed a lot this shore excursion because it had it all. A bumpy, fun boat ride, perfect weather, nature and the luck to see some animals so close. Our local guide provided instructions on how to walk to avoid accidents, stay all together and at the same time, he shared several facts about the island and the plants and animals. There was food by the campfire and that hot chocolate cup was the perfect compliment.
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Alice Springs, Australia
     5/5  May 2018
The banana boat ride was a fun way to get to the island and we encountered many sightings like seat otters and sea lions and many eagles. The hike was relaxing and John had so much info to share. He knows his surroundings which was a plus. The highlight was indeed the food by the camp fire everything was fulfilling and delicious. It would be nice to be able to camp out here .
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Marquette MI
Loved it
     5/5  August 2016
This was an awesome excursion ! The guide we had was the best !!!! He needs a raise . He even kissed a banana slug!
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