Rainforest Family Adventure

  • Rainforest Family 4x4 Adventure with Ketchikan Shore Tours
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    Enjoy an Alaskan cookout, complete with marshmallows and hot drinks, at a lovely campsite within the Tongass Rainforest
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    Travel in style with the Rainforest Family 4×4 Adventure!
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    Yummy and adventurous at the same time, the Rainforest Family 4×4 Adventure features a scenic stop with endless Alaskan berries and a pancake platter
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    Warm up around the coals of a bonfire on this lovely and family-friendly outing
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    The perfect chance to escape and breathe in fresh air after days on the cruise ship, this adventure will leave you refreshed and recharged!
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    These easy-to-operate electric vehicles are accessible even for folks who’ve never operated one before
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    This cart-powered adventure is especially fun for the young ones!
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 Alaskan backcountry to truly experience the sights, sounds and smells of the forest. Suitable for the whole family, spend a few hours connecting with Alaskan nature within the shelter of your personal off-road vehicle.

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

Start the day with a convenient pick-up near the cruise docks, and journey towards nearby Lake Connell Dam, an area surrounded by towering Sitka spruce and embedded in the lush temperate rainforest. Your guide leads the way as you follow in an electric (yes, electric) off-road buggy. Don't worry about exhaust fumes or loud engines, as these clean & green machines are the perfect vehicles to maneuver through the forest.

  • Explore the depths of the rainforest near Lake Connell
  • Electric buggies are quiet and clean
  • All-you-can-eat pancakes, fruit, & roasted marshmallows
  • 3 hours duration from dock-to-dock

The guide will lead the pack and make several stopping points along the way to talk about the ecology and history of this area, which is rich in both. Make your way to the backcountry campsite and take a break, enjoying a fireside beverage. Enjoy delightful snacks including roasted marshmallows and hot chocolate. This tour is suitable for all ages and great for those who want to experience the backcountry without a physically demanding activity. Three hours from dock to dock leaves time in the day for exploring downtown Ketchikan on your own for a comprehensive day in port.

Traveling with the kiddos? Not sure what to do in other ports? Why not take a look at our family-friendly Whale Watching Tour in Juneau & the Sled Dog Adventure & Musher's Camp in Skagway!

Minimum Ages, Cancellations, Accessibility, Etc.


  • Restrictions: Not recommended for anyone with neck and/or back injuries or expectant mothers. Groups of 2 will be paired with other groups of 2, and groups of 4 will get their own vehicle.
  • Accessibility: This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs. This tour is not recommended for those with poor physical condition or those who are unwilling to get wet or cold.
  • Cancellation Policy: In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we will issue a refund. Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure are non-refundable.
  • What to Wear: Remember that Ketchikan lies inside of a temperate rainforest, so you can expect rain showers on most days. Dress in layers with rain gear while enjoying the roofed protection and windshield that the buggies provide.
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  • Adult Rate: $189
  • Child Rate: $129 (ages 2-12)
  • Infant Rate: Free (under 2-years-old)
  • + 6.5% sales tax
You've got questions, we've got answers
Q:What if our cruise ship's schedule is canceled or delayed?
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, then you will receive a refund.
Q:What should we wear and bring?
This tour operates rain or shine, and rain is common as we lie in a temperate rainforest! The buggies are enclosed with a windshield and roof which provides some protection from the rain, but we certainly recommend rain jackets, sturdy shoes or boots, and layers so that you are dressed appropriately.
Q:Do we need previous experience to drive the buggies?
Nope! If you can drive a car, you can drive the buggies. They are fully automatic and require simple steering.
Q:When should I book this tour?
Because of its limited availability, this tour fills up quickly! We recommend booking early to ensure your spaces.
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