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- Round trip transportation from your Ketchikan cruise ship terminal!
- English speaking certified buggy shore excursion guides!
- Complimentary snack, coffee, hot chocolate and others!
- Fun off road shore excursion for the whole family driving an Electric Silent Bad Boy Buggy through an old growth rainforest in Ketchikan!
- Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy unique sights of Ketchikan and Alaska!
For our Ketchikan Silent Off Road Buggy Rainforest Family Adventure Excursion you will be met right in the center of downtown Ketchikan by your electric ATV buggy shore excursion guide who will then take you on a 20-minute informative ride to the thriving community of Ward Cove, just outside of Ketchikan, where your Electric Bad Boy Buggy is waiting. The shore excursion staff will give you an introduction to your top modern all-terrain vehicle and safety briefing before assigning you to your automatic, drive 4 passenger rainforest buggy. One of the unique features about these fun vehicles is that they are silent so guests travel through the rainforest without interrupting nature!
Then set off on a scenic 45-minute all terrain buggy journey (each buggy is equipped with interconnected radio) to experience the beauty of the Alaska Rainforest, away from the crowded cruise ship shore excursions. You will savor the opportunity to smell, touch and truly feel the beauty of the old growth forest from your family-friendly open-air ATV buggy instead of closed up in a bus. Your electric Bad Boy Buggy family adventure excursion guide will educate you via two-way radios about the local history, culture of the area and some of the trees, including Sitka spruce, western hemlock, and western red cedar you are driving under. Closer to the ground are blueberry, salmonberry, and huckleberry bushes that provide fresh treats to the many birds and occasional black bear that dine on them. Soon you will arrive at a wilderness campsite.
Here, you will have the opportunity to sit around a campfire, roast a marshmallow, (of course chocolate and graham crackers will be nearby) eat some pancakes with local blueberries in them or drink some hot chocolate while you learn about the nearby Lake Connell Dam and its amazing construction feat. Lake Connell dam was built in the 1950's and the lake it formed is now a popular destination for nature study and trout fishing. Total time at the campsite is approximately 30 minutes.
The 30-minute return electric Bad Boy buggy drive to base camp is via the historic Connell Lake wooden pipeline trail. This is a great Ketchikan adventure cruise excursion for the whole family, from great-grandma to the grandkids. It is also ideal for folks with limited mobility who want to experience the rainforest but have a difficult time walking.
Arriving back at the buggy shore excursion base camp, you will board your transportation for the 20-minute ride back to downtown Ketchikan and the cruise ship docks.
Please note that this excursion is restricted for Disney Cruise Line on Saturdays only.
Interactive, fun, great guide, family enjoyed it!!!
Interactive excursion that allows you to admire the rain forest from the comfort of the buggies. It was incredible! You smell, feel and sense nature surrounding you. There's no need to rush and go full speed but to simply admire. Since they are electric we had no issues hearing our guide Sarah (who by the way was the best!) I would love to come out here and camp out the whole day!
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So much fun
My husband and I took our children (8 and 11 years old) for this excursion because Shore Excursioneer recommended it for families, so glad we followed their advice, this excursion is WONDERFUL!!! The four of us got to ride our own buggy, my husband and I took turns since our children are not old enough to drive. Alaska rainforest is something totally worth visiting, I thought that everything was ice and glaciers up there, haha... The big highlight of this tour was the campfire, we ate some delicious s'mores while learning about the lake nearby. We are all looking forward to returning to Alaska for more amazing adventures! Thank you all!
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