Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Family Friendly Excursions in Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan is a great port for wildlife viewing. It's also a great location to explore the Tongas forest or the Misty fjords. 

All Ages

Lighthouse, Totems, and Eagles Tour- Board a motor coach for a scenic drive through Ketchikan on your way to meet the captain and crew of your vessel. Relax in a heated main cabin or enjoy the open-air observation deck. During your cruise you will see eagles, Totem Bight State Park, Vallenar Rocks Wildlife Viewing Area and historic Guard Island Lighthouse. Along the way you will also learn the maritime history of the region.

Duration: Around 3 hours

Adventure Cart Expedition- Hit the mountain trails of Alaska for an off-road adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy unparalleled views of the Tongas National Forest, Behm Canal, and the Inside Passage as you traverse the forest trails at a comfortable pace. Eagles, deer and bears are frequently sighted on this tour.

Duration: Around 3.25 hours

**While there is no minimum age for this excursion, the minimum weight is 40 pounds. Cart drivers must have a valid driver’s license.

Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show- Learn all about the life of a Lumberjack in Alaska during this entertaining show.

Duration: Around  1.5 hours

Note: This short excursion and its close proximity to the cruise ship pier allows for you to book another excursion in addition to this or enjoy the day on your own in Ketchikan.

2 and up

Misty Fjords Sightseeing- Enjoy an unforgettable flight aboard a floatplane and see majestic fjords, cascading waterfalls, and abundant wildlife, all while learning about the history of the area.

Duration: Around 2 hours

4 and up

Snorkeling Adventure- After receiving a brief orientation, suit up in a warm state of the art wetsuit, with hood, boots and gloves and then hover among Alaska’s diverse marine life. See mute-colored starfish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and the giant sunflower star.

Duration: Around 3 hours

5 and up

Bering Sea Crab Fisherman’s Tour- Join an adventure of a lifetime aboard the Aleutian Ballad, as seen on Discovery Channel’s - The Deadliest Catch. As you head out on the calm waters of the Inside Passage, your seasoned crew will begin fishing and you’ll be up close to all the action! Crabs, octopus, eels, sharks, rockfish and prawns are all a possibility, as the crew demonstrates their expertise. Be on the lookout for whales, eagles, porpoise, and seals along the way. This educational and interactive experience is perfect for all ages and is packed with stories and adventures shared by the men and women who risk their lives fishing the Bering Sea.

Duration: Around 3 Hours

Alaska Fishing and Wilderness Dining- Gear up for an authentic fishing excursion in the unspoiled wilderness of Alaska's southeastern coastline. This tour is customized for any interest and skill level with just five guests per skiff. You’ll experience the thrill of bottom fishing and the exhilaration of landing rockfish, red snapper, lingcod or even a Pacific halibut. Then experience an outdoor culinary adventure as the camp cook prepares your freshly caught fish served atop a saffron-infused bouillabaisse.

Duration: Around 5 Hours

11 and up

Canopy Zip Line and Rainforest Tour- Board a motor coach for a scenic 25 minute drive out of Ketchikan to Knudson Cove. After receiving instructions and safety equipment from the guides, head out to the zip lines. Enjoy glimpses of bald eagles and the ocean below as you fly through the air completing between 5-9 zip lines. Afterwards you can ride an all-terrain vehicle up to a 50’ climbing tower where guides will show you how to climb safely to the top.

Duration: Around 3.5 hours

12 and up

Bear Country Wildlife Expedition- View Black Bears in their natural habitat in at the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary using a system of trails and elevated boardwalks. Bald eagles, seals and other wildlife join the bears and can usually be seen feeding on the fish. At the end of the trail guests see birds of prey close up at the Alaska Raptor Center, our a historic sawmill and watch a Master Totem Carver at work.

Duration: Around 3.25 hours

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