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Ketchikan Rainforest Canoe and Nature Walk

From US$105.44
Highlights
  • 3.5-hour canoe and nature walk tour in Ketchikan
  • Paddle through a lake in the Tongass National Forest in a Native American–style canoe
  • Leisurely, guided walk in the rain forest — perfect for all fitness levels!
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Ketchikan Rainforest Canoe and Nature Walk
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Ketchikan Rainforest Canoe and Nature Walk
From US$105.44
Overview
Discover the tranquil beauty of Tongass National Forest on this 3.5-hour guided tour from Ketchikan. Paddle with a group of up to 20 passengers in a Native American–style canoe across a secluded lake, and then enjoy a nature walk through a rain forest. Gain insight into local Native American history, as well as the wildlife and plants you see along the way. A riverside snack and hotel transport are included.
What to Expect
Your adventure in Ketchikan begins with a scenic coach ride to a secluded mountain lake, where you will board a Native American–style canoe. These fast, stable and easy-to-maneuver canoes are 37 feet (11 meters ) long and comfortably seat 20 passengers. Paddle under the direction of an experienced guide, scan the shore for wildlife and learn about the unique Native American history of the Ketchikan area. The lake is ideal for canoeing and is surrounded by the lush Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the US.
Stop on shore for a Native American–style snack, including smoked fish, clam chowder, bread rolls with wild berry jams and beverages. After refueling, your knowledgeable guide will lead you on a short nature walk highlighting the interesting vegetation and wildlife of the rain forest. Spot a carnivorous plant, the sundew, which uses tentacles with an adhesive 'dew' to ensnare small insects! Then, paddle back to the canoe dock and board your coach for a relaxing drive back to your hotel.
This adventure is a rare opportunity to explore Southeast Alaska just like the original explorers did!
Reviews (15)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 12 December 2018
Rainforest Canoe and Nature Walk

Loved this side excursion! It was a little rainy and cool, which I think enhanced the experience! Our guides, Donny and Doran, were fun and knowledgeable and provided us with interesting information as we paddled along. When we reached the other side of the lake...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018
Canoe trip and nature walk

This was a fun excursion despite the rainy day. Rain gear was provided. Guide Christian was very knowledgeable and did a great job. Delicious chowder by Danny Cook at covered camp headquarters. Nice nature walk under rainforest cover.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Dale S, Director of Sales at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Thanks for sharing!

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Beautiful lake, good guides

30min van ride up into the mountains to a large lake. Fun canoe tour of the lake. Short nature walk and good snacks (clam chowder). Our guide Rose was great - informative and fun. Lots of kids. Canoeing was kind of short and was just...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David C
Dale S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your trip with us! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Dakota Was Great

My wife (who is not a swimmer) and I went on this excursion. The tour guide, a young lady named Dakota, was an excellent guide. The canoeing was not too difficult with the other 4 couples. It was somewhat rainy and cool, but if you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Dale S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thanks for the detailed review! Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile
Misty lake visit

Rainy day but not cold. Waterproofs provided which worked well to keep us dry and warm. Thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Hosts Dan, Chad and Dakota were friendly, knowledgeable and made a small group feel welcome. Thanks guys.

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Dale S, Director of Sales & Marketing at Alaska Travel Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thanks for sharing. Dale E Smith Director of Sales & Marketing

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We went early July. Wear tennis shoes. A jacket and perhaps a hat. Clothes may get wet. No water came into the canoe. Lovely forest, nice snack at stop and short interesting easy hike. It rained while we were there.
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