Rainforest Island Adventure4.6
Coastal Boat Ride
Explore the unspoiled beauty of a remote island in the Tongass National Forest on this 4-hour Ketchikan tour. Hop on board the 'Seahawk', a fast-paced sea vessel that zips along the coast and across Clover Passage. Wildlife opportunities are plentiful before arriving to Betton Island, where guides await to lead you on a 1-mile nature walk. Experience Ketchikan's pristine wilderness by sea and by land on the Rainforest Island Adventure.
Starting with a pick-up right near the cruise docks, a drive over to Knudson Cove puts you at the cast-off point of this Ketchikan shore excursion. The motorized Seahawk is a rigid-hull inflatable vessel that is perfect for exploring the rugged Ketchikan coastline. Stay alert for harbor seals, sea lions, bald eagles and even whales as you venture further from town and deeper into the backcountry, while your captain-guide shares insights about the coastal environment. A 20-minute cruise culminates at Betton Island, an area with strictly controlled access that is truly a remote wilderness.
Now that you've been acquainted with the coastline by boat, it's time to explore deeper by joining a naturalist guide on a 1-mile hike through old growth forest. This gentle hike is on a well-maintained path, and your guides are a wealth of information, taking time to point out Sitka spruce, western hemlock and other behemoth trees that populate this lush rainforest. After the hike, take a break and enjoy some Alaska style snacks: smoked salmon, cheese & crackers, and beverages top off this wonderful Ketchikan tour. Round trip transportation returns you back to the cruise docks after having experienced the Ketchikan wilderness first-hand.
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