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Orca Beach Rainforest Adventure Tour from Ketchikan
Start this tour with an exciting cruise along the shoreline in a motorized inflatable boat. Various sea mammals, bald eagles, and migrating seabirds may be spotted so don't forget your camera and binoculars! Upon reaching a remote island in the Tongass National Forest, you will join an experienced Alaskan trail guide for an guided hike through the unspoiled beauty of the coastal rainforest. The trail takes you through a beautiful old growth forest by way of a secluded beach. The trail is mostly boardwalk, about 1-mile in length and well maintained. After your hike, enjoy a light snack and take some time to explore the natural beauty of the area. Tour includes: Roundtrip boat transfer, guided hike and light snack. (Tour departs from the main Visitor Center near the cruise ship docks).

NOTE: Children have to be at least 5 years old or weigh at least 40 pounds in order to participate in the this tour.

Required at time of booking:  Cruise ship or hotel information in Ketchikan.

Season: Daily departures May 18 - September 19, 2014
DepartureTime: Various times available. Usually accommodates cruise ship schedules.
Duration: 4 hours including transfers

Price:
 USD 131 per adult / USD 87 per child (5-12 years)

Rainforest Canoe Adventure Tour from Ketchikan
This adventure begins with a scenic motorcoach tour to a secluded mountain lake, where you will board Indian-style 37-foot, 20-passenger canoes which are stable and easy to maneuver. Paddle with an experienced guide, scan the shore for wildlife, and learn the unique natural and cultural history of the Ketchikan area. The lake, part of a lush rain forest, is ideal for canoeing and is surrounded by the Tongass National Forest. Step ashore for an Alaska-style snack. Your guide will lead a short nature walk highlighting the flora and fauna of the rain forest, including such features as carnivorous plants and the official state tree. Paddle back to the across the lake and re-board your motorcoach for your return trip. Tour includes: Guided canoe trip, snack and roundtrip transfer from the main Visitor Center near the cruise ship docks.

NOTE: Children have to be at least 5 years old or weigh at least 40 pounds in order to participate in the this tour.

Required at time of booking:  Cruise ship or hotel information in Ketchikan.

Season: Daily departures May 18 - September 19, 2014
DepartureTime: Various times available. Usually accommodates cruise ship schedules.
Duration: 3.5 hours including transfers

Price:
 USD 104 per adult / USD 69 per child (5-12 years)

Backcountry Jeep & Canoe Safari Tour from Ketchikan
Fill your senses with adventure and excitement as you take control of a 4-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler and wind your way up old rugged logging trails to scenic overlooks. Then grab a paddle and join your companions in a 20-passenger Indian-style canoe to navigate your way across a mountain lake, where a hearty snack and short rainforest walk await. Tour includes: Transfers from the main cruise ship dock, guided 4-wheel drive adventure, guided canoeing and snack. (Tour departs from the main Visitor Center near the cruise ship docks)

NOTE: Minimum age to drive is 25, minimum age to participate is 5.

Required at time of booking: Cruise ship or hotel information in Ketchikan

Season: Daily departures May 18 - September 19, 2014
DepartureTime: Various times available. Usually accommodates cruise ship schedules.
Duration: 4 hours including transfers

Price:
 USD 167 per adult / USD 111 per child (5-12 years)

Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour from Ketchikan
Explore the waters of Southeast Alaska aboard the Aleutian Ballad, an authentic commercial crabbing vessel, made famous by the show “Deadliest Catch”. Learn about the vessel and its colorful history while you cruise to the fishing grounds. Once there, watch the crew as they haul out Bering Sea king crab pots, each weighing over 700 pounds. Dungeness crab, box crab, octopus and prawns, will be carefully retrieved and placed in a live tank for you to see, touch and photograph; you may even get to hold a King Crab! Enjoy snacks and beverages on the way back to port.  

Required at time of booking:  Cruise ship or hotel information in Ketchikan.  Children must be at least 5 years old in order to participate in this tour.

Season: Daily departures May 18 - September 19, 2014
Departure Time: Various times available. Usually accommodates cruise ship schedules
Duration: 3.5 hours

Price:
 USD 169 per adult / USD 106 per child (5-12 years)

Half-day Salmon Fishing from Ketchikan
You will be fishing for one or more of the five types of salmon while keeping an eye out for eagles, whales and other sea life on the 4 to 5-hour saltwater fishing charter. Tour includes: All bait/tackle is provided onboard. You will be met at the cruise ship dock and the tour departs from an adjacent dock.  Not included: Fishing license (approx. $20pp), King Salmon stamp (approx. $10pp), fish processing and shipping. 

NOTE: Due to regulations, only 6 fishing poles are allowed in the water at the same time. Therefore trips are limited to 6 guests so that everyone has their personal rod (unless you are from the same group or family and are willing to shared rods).  There is a 4-person minimum required for this tour to operate.

Required at time of booking:  Cruise ship or hotel information in Ketchikan.

Season: Daily departures May 1 - September 30, 2014
Departure Time: Various times available. Usually accommodates cruise ship schedules.
Duration: 4-5 hours

Price:
 USD 212 per person

Misty Fjords Flightseeing Tour from Ketchikan
Take in the majesty of Misty Fjords National Monument from the best viewpoint - from the air in a floatplane! See towering cliffs, saw-tooth ridges blanketed in trademark mists, sky-blue lakes, endless waterfalls, icy saltwater fjords, and miles of glacier-carved gorges during this flight seeing tour. During the flight, your pilot will point out the natural wonders of the area and local wildlife, such as brown bears, mountain goats, harbor seals, and humpback whales. A 20-min scenic photo stop landing is included. (Tour departs from the main Visitor Center near the cruise ship docks)

Required at time of booking: Cruise ship or hotel information in Ketchikan.

Season
: Daily departures May 1 - September 30, 2014
Departure Time: Various times available. Usually accommodates cruise ship schedules.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Price:
 USD 239 per person

Lighthouse, Totems and Eagles Tour from Ketchikan
Take a 2-hour scenic boat tour to see abundant eagles, eagles nests; the Totem Bight Park, the Vallenar Wildlife Viewing Area and Guard Island Lighthouse. Harbor seals, Pigeon Guillemots and moon jellyfish are often spotted on this tour as well. While you relax in the heated main cabin and enjoy the open air observation deck of the boat, your experienced and knowledgeable captain introduces you to the wildlife and history of this area.  Tour includes: Transfer in Ketchikan, boat tour, snacks and beverages.

Required at time of booking: Cruise ship or hotel information in Ketchikan.

Season: Daily departures May 18 - September 16, 2014
Departure Time: Various times available. Usually accommodates cruise ship schedules.
Duration: 3 hours including transfers

Price:
 USD 99 per adult / USD 49 per child (0-11 years)

Traitors Cove Bear Viewing Tour from Ketchikan

Begin your tour with a short floatplane flight from Ketchikan to Traitor's Cove, where you will have the chance to view black bears in their natural habitat. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the viewing area at the Margaret Creek Fish Ladder (1 mile drive plus short walk on a well-maintained gravel trail). This legendary fish ladder is one of the busiest aquatic thoroughfares around during the summer months. As countless salmon thunder upstream they attract the local black bears. Your knowledgeable guide will be with you throughout the tour to answer questions about the area's plant life, history, and wildlife. (Tour departs from the main Visitor Center near the cruise ship docks)

Required at time of booking: Cruise ship or hotel information in Ketchikan

Season: Daily departures July 22 - September 20, 2014
Departure Time: Various times available. Usually accommodates cruise ship schedules.
Duration: 3 hours including flight times

Price:
 USD 369 per person

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