Hovercraft Eco Adventure & Wildlife Viewing Tour

  • Hovercraft Eco Adventure & Wildlife Viewing Tour with Ketchikan Shore Tours
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    On your beach landing, you’ll have an opportunity to closely examine the unique hovercraft that takes you on this adventure!
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    Your Pick-up point will be easy to spot, just look for the rain shelter! (More details included after booking).
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    Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife including the majestic bald eagle!
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    You’ll be surrounded by breath taking views of the Tongass Rainforest & Ketchikan’s mountains throughout your 1.25 hour tour.
  • Hovercraft Eco Adventure & Wildlife Viewing Tour with Ketchikan Shore Tours
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    These fascinating crafts hover about 20 inches over the surface of the water as you cruise along.
  • Hovercraft Eco Adventure & Wildlife Viewing Tour with Ketchikan Shore Tours
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    Ketchikan’s stunning coast line makes for a beautiful backdrop as you explore inside passage waters.
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    This unique tour is also good for the environment! Your low-impact hovercraft is a great eco alternative.
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    You’ll have plenty of time to stretch out the legs and explore the area during your scenic beach landing.
Easily among the most unique tours Ketchikan Alaska (or the Inside Passage for that matter) has to offer, the Hovercraft Eco Adventure & Wildlife Viewing tour lets you float above water & land as you explore the waters & coastlines of Revillagigedo. With a 20-inch air cushion below your vessel, you’ll cruise along Ketchikan’s scenic shorelines & even hover over a remote scenic beach with the opportunity to disembark for up close exploration. Have your cameras out and your eyes ready to capture the stunning Tongass National Rainforest, Inside Passage waters, and their many curious animals on this one-of-a-kind wildlife adventure!

What to expect and what not to expect with this Ketchikan shore excursion

Your Hovercraft Eco Adventure & Wildlife Viewing Tour begins directly from the dock with convenient loading onto the hovercraft just steps from your cruise ship. From here, you’ll travel in this open air vessel along the stunning shoreline of Ketchikan, taking in the city & then remote forested coast as you go. Your knowledgeable guide will take the time to point out interesting ecological facts, as well as go over the mechanics of your craft to explain why this unique way of exploring the waters ranks among the more environmentally-friendly tours Ketchikan Alaska offers.

  • Pick-up in short walking distance from your dock
  • 1.25 hours in duration
  • Boat Tour of Inside Passage waters
  • Great for Photography

You Hovercraft Eco Adventure & Wildlife Viewing Tour will continue along until you reach a remote scenic beach, where your vessel will fly itself right up onto shore. Not something the average boat could do! Here, you’ll have the opportunity to stretch your legs & explore the beach before boarding back on the hovercraft for your return to town. Both on the beach, and throughout your journey in the hovercraft, keep an eye out for wildlife! Eagles, seals, starfish, and even sometimes whales can be spotted on this wildlife adventure. As one of the best tours Ketchikan Alaska offers for wildlife viewing and island exploration, you’ll be sure to leave the Hovercraft Eco Adventure and Wildlife Viewing Tour with memories (and hopefully photos) to last a lifetime.

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Minimum Ages, Cancellations, Accessibility, Etc.


  • Minimum Age: This excursion is suitable for all ages.
  • Accessibility: This tour is rated 'Moderate' in regards to activity level. You must be able to walk to the meeting point and hovercraft. Wear proper footwear for the beach. Please contact us in advance if you require assistance and we will do our best to accommodate!
  • Cancellation Policy: In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour. Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty. Including 'Flex Cancel' allows cancellations and refunds up to 24-hours before the tour. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with Flex Cancel) are nonrefundable.
  • What to Wear: Alaskan weather can be variable so it's recommended to plan accordingly. Dress warmly and in layers, so that you can take off an extra layer when the sun is out or throw on an extra layer if it's a bit chilly.
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  • Adult Rate: $139.00
  • Child Rate: $119.00 (ages 12 and under)
  • + 6.5% sales tax
You've got questions, we've got answers
Q:How long is this excursion, and is transportation included?
The total duration of this activity is about 1.25 hours from start to finish. The meeting location will be just next to the Berth 3, which is conveniently situated very close to all other cruise docks as well. Of course, you'll receive detailed meeting instructions and planning information in a confirmation email upon booking.
Q:What should I wear and how should I prepare for this tour?
No special equipment is necessary for you to bring. Dress warmly and in layers as the temperature can fluctuate throughout the day. Life jackets will provided for the ocean portion of the trip, and we recommend bringing gloves and an extra pair of socks for your comfort. Please come prepared with proper footwear for walking on the beach.
Q:What if it rains? Do the trips get canceled?
Ketchikan is in the heart of a temperate rainforest, and we would never do anything if we stopped for the rain. Please do not let the possibility of rain deter you from booking. Southeast Alaska is at its most beautiful on misty rainy days.
Q:What if our ship is delayed or doesn't make it into port? Refund?
It's very rare that a ship is delayed into port, but in those cases, we will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, we will of course refund the full cost of the tour.
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