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Adventure Karts Expedition

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

With a convenient pick-up location within walking distance of the cruise ships, a 25-minute bus transfer takes you through Ketchikan while your driver provides a nice overview of this historic port town. Upon arrival, get geared up for this adventure: full pant/jacket combos are provided for you to keep your clothes clean during this wilderness ride. After a quick safety orientation and operating instructions, fire up the ignition and venture off for an hour and a half ride, following your guide who will lead the way.

The first stopping point brings you to a majestic overlook of Behm Canal and the Inside Passage. With the engines off, take a few minutes to enjoy the tranquility of Alaska's backcountry while the informative guides paint a picture of the history and geological backdrop of this scenic area. But don't get too comfortable - there are many more trails to explore.

These capable side-by-side vehicles are well equipped to handle this off-road terrain, and feel free to take turns driving or riding as a passenger. Though this isn't designed to be a wildlife viewing tour, keep your eyes peeled for eagles overhead, and deer or bears which frequent this area. A 14-mile round trip brings you back to base camp where you can de-gear before the transfer back to the cruise dock area.

What's Included

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Dock-to-dock transportation is included with this tour. Upon arrival, you receive a safety orientation and all necessary safety equipment. Full rain gear is provided which can slip on over your existing clothes. We recommend bringing boots as there can be muddy areas along the trail.

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