After transferring from your Ketchikan cruise ship pier to the Jeep excursion base camp approximately 20 minutes away, you will be paired with traveling companions in small groups of four, and begin the adventure into the mountainous roads of the Tongass National Forest. All jeeps are automatic-drive too!
The route takes you through the Alaskan lush rainforest, and up mountain roads to view the beautiful scenery. Using a two-way radio, your group leader and jeep excursion guide will provide you with interesting and informative commentary along the way. You will also be able to interact with the guide and other jeeps with your CB radio. Learn about the timber industry's reforestation methods while driving through old as well as new-growth forests. Excursion stops are made for some fantastic views, photo opportunities, and an opportunity to change drivers if you wish. The total time with the jeeps is approximately 90 minutes.
The Jeep portion of your Ketchikan Jeep and Canoe Cruise Excursion comes to an end at Lake Harriet Hunt. Here, you will board your large, easy-to-paddle, guided canoe, and experience a uniquely Alaskan and Ketchikan ecosystem from the water. After approximately 40 minutes of paddling, you will meet your expert safari shore excursion guide on the other side of the lake for a 20-minute nature walk through an old-growth forest to a remote camp where you will stop for an Alaskan snack for 15 minutes.
Then, return to the safari excursion base camp where your transportation will be waiting to take you on the 30-minute drive back to Ketchikan and your cruise ship terminal. Bring your camera and a driver's license on this unique Ketchikan Cruise Shore Excursion by Jeep and Canoe!
Fill your senses with adventure as you take control of a 4-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler and wind your way along rugged back roads on this Ketchikan Excursion. Then grab a paddle and join your companions in a Native-style canoe to cross a mountain lake, where a hearty snack and nature walk await.