Top Rated Ketchikan Tours

  • Adventure Karts Expedition

    There's nothing quite like this tour anywhere else along the cruise route. The...

    Duration: 3.25 hours
    Adventure Karts Ketchikan, AK

    Tour Price:

    $199.00

    Adventure Karts Expedition

    There's nothing quite like this tour anywhere else along the cruise route. The Adventure Karts tour puts you in the driver seat for an off-road adventure through Ketchikan's backcountry. Trusty guides lead the way as you wind your 4X4 vehicle through forested Sitka spruce and western hemlock laiden trails. Hop out of the vehicle at a few stopping points along the way to enjoy a scenic overlook of the Inside Passage and a backcountry waterfall nestled in the forested terrain. A high-adrenaline adventure with no previous off-road experience required!

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  • Ketchikan Sea Kayak

    If you're looking for a fun and active Ketchikan shore excursion that incorporates...

    Duration: 2¼ hours
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    Tour Price:

    $99.00

    Ketchikan Sea Kayak

    If you're looking for a fun and active Ketchikan shore excursion that incorporates a little bit of activity into the mix, you may want to explore the Ketchikan Sea Kayak Tour. Suitable for all experience levels, this 2.5 hour tour lets you explore not only the immediate Ketchikan area by sea kayak, but head outside of town through Tongass Narrows to the quiet and remote nearby islands. A peaceful and calming outdoor activity in a small-group setting, with great wildlife opportunities as well!

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  • Rainforest Canopy & Zipline Expedition

    A high-flying, tree-top activity that receives some of the best reviews of any...

    Duration: 3.5 hours
    Rainforest Canopy Zipline

    Tour Price:

    $179.00

    Rainforest Canopy & Zipline Expedition

    A high-flying, tree-top activity that receives some of the best reviews of any Ketchikan shore excursion, the Rainforest Canopy Zipline is the more adventurous of the 2 ziplining tours in Ketchikan. With 8 dual ziplines and 3 skybridges, this activity is sure to deliver high-adrenaline fun in the setting of the lush Ketchikan temperate rainforest.

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  • Backcountry Zodiac Expedition

    You're in control of your own Zodiac inflatable boat on this top-rated Ketchikan...

    Duration: 2.5 hours
    Backcountry Zodiac Boat

    Tour Price:

    $169.00

    Backcountry Zodiac Expedition

    You're in control of your own Zodiac inflatable boat on this top-rated Ketchikan shore excursion. This isn't your average guided tour - although you will have a guide leading the way, you are in the driver's seat of these 4-passenger, high-powered, zodiac vessels. Zip up and down the Ketchikan harbor exploring remote inlets, tidal pools rich with interesting marine wildlife and spot eagle after eagle along the way. There's no barrier between you and the Alaskan outdoors on this one - you're part of it!

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  • Wildlife Sanctuary & Eagle Center

    If wildlife viewing is on your Alaskan bucket list, this Ketchikan shore excursion...

    Duration: 2.75 hours
    Wildlife Sanctuary Eagle Center, Ketchikan

    Tour Price:

    $89.00

    Wildlife Sanctuary & Eagle Center

    If wildlife viewing is on your Alaskan bucket list, this Ketchikan shore excursion provides arguably the best opportunities for seeing and photographing everything from eagles to reindeer and even black bear! The Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary is a 40-acre private reserve and is home to all varieties of Alaskan wildlife that are attracted to the rich salmon spawning zones of nearby Eagle Creek. A naturalist guide takes you for a scenic stroll offering information and narration along the way - a photographer's delight!

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  • Classic Misty Fjords Flightseeing

    You may know by now that Ketchikan is well-known for its flightseeing options...

    Duration: 2 hours
    Misty Fjords Flightseeing Trips

    Tour Price:

    $249.00

    Classic Misty Fjords Flightseeing

    You may know by now that Ketchikan is well-known for its flightseeing options out to Misty Fjords National Monument, and this is the classic float plane option that is one of our top-choices for things to do in Ketchikan. An area that is best accessed by air, Misty Fjords is a geological paradise encompassing 2.3 million acres of glacially carved cliffs and pristine, preserved wilderness. Enjoy it all from your window seat for an unforgettable plane ride that is as adventurous as it is scenic.

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Tours Unique to Ketchikan

  • Jeep and Canoe Safari Ketchikan, AK

    Get your fill of action and adventure on the Backcountry Jeep and Canoe Safari. This Ketchikan tour puts you in the driver's seat for a 4x4 adventure through Tongass National Forest. Trusty guides lead the...

    4 hours | $159.00 | More details...

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  • Orcas Cove Sea Kayak, Ketchikan AK

    Head out of town, and get off the beaten path on the Orcas Cove Sea Kayaking adventure. A 20-minute boat ride takes you out of Ketchikan and to Orcas Cove, a serene wilderness location characterized...

    4 hours | $169.00 | More details...

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  • Offroad Rainforest Buggy Adventure

    Get behind the wheel of an off-road, electric buggy to explore the Ketchikan rainforest up close and personal. This isn't your standard sightseeing tour, as this experience puts you right into the thick of the...

    3 hours | $189.00 | More details...

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  • Bering Crab Sea Fisherman's Tour

    You may have seen this tour topping the charts for things to do in Ketchikan and with good reason. The Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's tour was rated 'Ketchikan Tour of the Year' from 2008 -...

    3 hours | $179.00 | More details...

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  • Backcountry Zodiac Boat

    You're in control of your own Zodiac inflatable boat on this top-rated Ketchikan shore excursion. This isn't your average guided tour - although you will have a guide leading the way, you are in the...

    2.5 hours | $169.00 | More details...

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  • Exclusive Flightseeing & Crab Feast

    Pair 2 of Ketchikan's signature attractions into one comprehensive tour with the Exclusive Flightseeing & Crab Feast Tour. Join a float plane tour for a bird's eye view of Ketchikan, and soar over Tongass Narrows...

    3 hours | $224.00 | More details...

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  • Wildlife Sanctuary Eagle Center, Ketchikan

    If wildlife viewing is on your Alaskan bucket list, this Ketchikan shore excursion provides arguably the best opportunities for seeing and photographing everything from eagles to reindeer and even black bear! The Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary...

    2.75 hours | $89.00 | More details...

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  • Misty Fjords Flightseeing Trips

    You may know by now that Ketchikan is well-known for its flightseeing options out to Misty Fjords National Monument, and this is the classic float plane option that is one of our top-choices for things...

    2 hours | $249.00 | More details...

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