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- Round trip transportation from your Ketchikan cruise ship terminal!
- English speaking certified shore excursion guides!
- All safety instructions and necessary gear provided!
- Complimentary snack and beverages!
- Fun shore excursion for the whole family driving your own Zodiac boat and potential wildlife viewing in Ketchikan!
- Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy unique sights of Ketchikan and Alaska!
After being picked up at your Ketchikan cruise ship pier, you will transfer to the Zodiac boat cruise excursion base, approximately 5 minutes away, where you will receive rain gear, boots, face masks, gloves, PFDs, dry bags and safety glasses. After a short briefing you will be ready to head out on the water with those easy to handle, inflatable Zodiac adventure boats!
Your 14-foot inflatable boat holds four excursion guests each. Parties of four will have their own Zodiac boat (one must be 25 years old or over to drive); parties of two or three will share zodiacs with other guests (drivers can alternate several times throughout this Zodiac Shore Excursion from Ketchikan).
Set out for 2 hours to explore one of the most beautiful places in the SE Alaska Inside Passage. Throughout this nearly 25-mile coastal expedition excursion, your Zodiac excursion guide in the lead boat will offer narrative covering the area's history, geology, culture and ecology (via boat's radio). You will look for wildlife along the shores, adventure out into large bodies of waters searching for whales, seals, sea lions, or whatever swims by. You may even catch a glimpse of some the commercial crabbing vessels featured on the Discovery Channels Deadliest Catch!
This Ketchikan Back Country Zodiac Wildlife Adventure Excursion takes place in Alaskan coastal waters, not on calm lakes. Chances are it will be bumpy.
Navigating your Zodiac boat through coves and inlets around Blank Island, you will view the tranquil cove of an old gold mine and visit a seal rookery. Before you return to the dock, you will make a brief stop in front of historic Creek Street to learn of its wild history. The tide will dictate how close you can get.
After you dock your Zodiac excursion boat, warm up with a hot beverage. You will then have the option to transfer back to your ship in Ketchikan, or enjoy a brief stroll back to your cruise ship through town.