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Itinerary
When your cruise ship arrives in Ketchikan, stay at the port, where your shore excursion begins with pickup by coach for the 30-minute drive into the rainforest.

Arrive at the base camp and start your Alaskan off-roading adventure with a safety briefing about how to maneuver your Tomcar, the off-road utility vehicle used on the tour. Then put on your gear, including helmet, and hop in your 2-person Tomcar! You can take the wheel or ride in the passenger seat as you follow your guide into the wilderness, but everyone will have the opportunity to drive.

Drive along the 14 miles of bumpy tracks, enjoying the experience of being in the Alaskan backcountry. At the direction of your guide, stop along the way at lookout points to take photos of waterfalls and admire the views of Behm Canal, Clover Passage, Tongass National Forest and the Inside Passage.

Watch for native wildlife like deer, eagles or possibly even a bear, and stop midway through to enjoy a light snack and some water. At this point, you can change drivers if you wish before heading back to base camp, where you can browse for souvenirs in the gift shop or purchase action photos from the tour, if you'd like.
Your shore excursion ends as you are returned by coach to the port in Ketchikan.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Ketchikan port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Locations visited
Tongass National Forest
Inside Passage
Adventure Kart Expedition
Overview
Trade your smooth-sailing cruise ship with a wild Tomcar ride on this 3-hour off-roading shore excursion from Ketchikan. Following an experienced guide, steer a Tomcar utility vehicle seating two along unpaved mountain paths and admire wildlife, waterfalls and the breathtaking scenery of Behm Canal, the Inside Passage and Tongass National Forest. Expect the ride to be bumpy — and dirty — but the thrills and views are totally worth it.
Highlights
  • Off-roading shore excursion in the Alaskan rainforest
  • Drive your 2-person Tomcar utility vehicle along 14 miles of mountainous paths
  • Keep a lookout for wildlife like eagles and deer, and see waterfalls and other natural features
  • Admire fabulous views of Tongass National Forest, the Inside Passage and Behm Canal
  • Round-trip transportation from the Ketchikan port included
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Disappointing

Beautiful surroundings and vista but the actual event was disappointing. I was alone and had to share a cart with another person (also disgruntled). The event was a short drive down an unpaved but improved road. We stopped twice for views. The stops seemed longer...More

Thank WineDog3561
Reviewed 1 week ago
Lots of Mud Made it More Fun

The karts worked well and the tour was well organized. A tour bus picked us up near our cruise ship and the driver was friendly with lots of stories. It was raining on and off and the roads were muddy but we didn't care because...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
FUN for the Entire Family

We're a family of four with 2 boys, ages 9 and 11. Both were super excited to take out the ATV although they weren't allowed to drive (must have DL). Each car held 2 people thus my husband and I drove two cars. You can...More

1  Thank 2BoysMomInOrlando
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun Time - Too Short - Wanted More

We scheduled through our cruise ship prior to the cruise. I was concerned that it would be too bumpy but they had recently done some work on the roads filling most of the pot holes with gravel so we had to really steer the Kart...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great experience with Jonny and Max!

My husband and I completed the adventure cart expedition during our time in Ketchikan. Jonny and Max were our guides/instructors for the tour. They were a lot of fun, provided us with great information, and were able to answer all our questions, plus they also...More

Thank carissa0126
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We signed up from our cruise ship. there were several options on times. We chose the early time and left the ship at 7:45am.
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