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Zodiac Boat Adventure

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You're in control of your own zodiac inflatable boat on this top-rated Ketchikan shore excursion. This isn't your average guided tour - although you will have a guide leading the way, you are in the driver's seat of these 4-passenger, high-powered, zodiac vessels. Zip up and down the Ketchikan harbor exploring remote inlets, tidal pools rich with interesting marine wildlife and spot eagle after eagle along the way. There's no barrier between you and the Alaskan outdoors on this one - you're part of it!

Transportation is indeed included on this one, with a convenient meeting location close to the cruise docks in downtown Ketchikan. A short transfer takes you away from the hustle and bustle of downtown and to the launching point for this tour. Don't worry about what to wear - you will be provided with all the gear, clothing and equipment you need from head to toe to ensure you stay warm and dry while out on the water. Launching off, the adventure begins as your group cruises out together to begin the day's exploration.

The guide will lead the way and make several stopping points to talk about the ecology and history of this area, which is rich in both. Explore uninhabited islands, and cruise up and down the lush coasts with eagles overhead. Keep an eye out for harbor seals and even whales which frequent these waters. Seeing Alaska from these equipped 4-passenger zodiac boats is truly a unique way to experience the landscape. This is one of our favorites that can't be found anywhere else along the cruise route. We're hard-pressed to call this a 'tour' because each experience is a unique adventure. If you're looking for an unscripted, off-the-beaten path adventure in Ketchikan, this one is for you!

What's Included

You will be provided with everything that you need to stay warm, including rain gear, boots, face masks, gloves, dry bags, and safety glasses. Dock to dock transport is provided for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

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, less any non-refundable fees.
Do we need previous experience to drive the boats?
Nope! The zodiac boats are very easy to operate, and you'll receive a full orientation before disembarking. Feel free to trade off drivers at various intervals along the way, so one person can have fun navigating while the others enjoy the scenery. Guests must be 25 or older to drive the watercraft.
What should we wear and bring?
This tour operates rain or shine, and rain is common as we lie in a temperate rainforest! Because you'll be out in the elements on this tour, lots of gear is provided to keep you warm and dry. Full rain suits, hats, gloves, boots and dry bags will all be provided at the start of the tour. Feel free to leave anything extra behind for safekeeping during the tour, and come back to it later.

Quick Facts


3h 30min

The minimum age for participants is 12 years old.

Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship’s schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees.


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