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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Zodiac Wildlife Adventure

Highlights
  • 2.5-hour zodiac-boat shore excursion of Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage
  • Zoom through open waters while driving a 14-foot inflatable zodiac boat
  • Follow a guide into waters home to whales, seals, sea lions and more
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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Zodiac Wildlife Adventure
From US$179.00
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8am Zodiac AdventureMost Popular
Cruise the SE Alaskan backcountry waterways in search of beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife. Our customers drive their own boats and follow a guide who is in a different boat.
From US$179.00
12pm Zodiac Adventure
Cruise the SE Alaskan backcountry waterways in search of beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife. Our customers drive their own boats and follow a guide who is in a different boat.
From US$179.00
3pm Zodiac Adventure
Cruise the SE Alaskan backcountry waterways in search of beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife. Our customers drive their own boats and follow a guide who is in a different boat.
From US$179.00
Overview
Explore Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage while steering your own 14-foot zodiac boat on this shore excursion. After a safety briefing, follow an expert guide into inlets and estuaries and watch for wildlife including whales, seals and sea lions. While out on open water, you might even pass one of the crabbing vessels featured on the Discovery Channel’s 'Deadliest Catch!' Port transport is included on this 2.5-hour outing.
What to Expect
You'll be picked up at the cruise ship terminal and take you on a short 3-mile drive to Saxman Native Village. Watch a short safety video, sign a waiver and get outfitted in top-of-the line gear. Then walk down to your boat, get you another safety briefing, and hop
aboard the 14-foot inflatable boat to explore one of the most beautiful places in the Southeast Alaska Inside Passage.

Driving your own boat, follow your guide through inlets and estuaries and adventure out onto the open water in search of whales, seals, sea lions and more. Keep an eye out for some the commercial crabbing vessels featured on the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch!

The exact route will depend on wind, weather and location of wildlife. You'll be on the water for about 2 hours of exhilarating fun. After returning to the marina, take off your gear and warm up with a hot beverage before your shuttle departs for the cruise ship dock.
Reviews (70)
1 - 5 of 46 reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2018
Highlight of our Alaska Cruise

We had wonderful weather and getting out on a Zodiac was a blast. They provide very good rain gear, gloves, hats and boots. The Zodiac was fun to drive and we got good instructions on its operation. Our guide was great and it was a...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 15 September 2018
A must do in Ketchikan

What a brilliant way to experience the waterways of Ketchikan , we had our own zodiac boat to drive and was so easy , the guide explained everything really well and we had so much gear to wear in always Rainey Ketchikan. , had a...More

Thank kyliechignell
Reviewed 12 September 2018
We had the best time! - Not for everyone though!

This was a great tour - we had the best time - even in bad weather. It's so much fun to go out on the boats and explore the area with a guide. But be advised one of your group has to drive a boat...More

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 10 September 2018
Would Not Repeat -- even in good weather

The one thing I didn't want to do was drive the boat, so I called ahead to see if I could ride with the guide and was told I could. Would've been nice to know that meant riding on the side of the raft, holding...More

1  Thank CrazyForCruzin
Reviewed 3 September 2018
We loved every minute!

This was a tour that we booked at the last minute on our cruise because an excursion we already booked was cancelled. Was not thrilled to be doing this last minute but this was one of the best excursions of the entire trip. Tab was...More

Thank LaureAnn P
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Solutions R
3 June 2018|
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Response from MFerg1 | Reviewed this property |
I think you would be cutting it close. They drive you to the shop from the boat dock which is about 10 min. Orientation is about 30 min. Then the tour is over an hour. Then back to change, hot cocoa and another 10 min ride... More
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Glen F
21 May 2018|
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Response from Joe B | Reviewed this property |
Glen, Go to Ketchikan Outdoors website. We just got back from a cruise 2 weeks ago and booked directly with the company. Cheaper and they make sure to pick you up by your cruise ship and return you on time. 2nd time we... More
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