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.