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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Zodiac Wildlife Adventure provided by Ketchikan Outdoors

Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Zodiac Wildlife Adventure

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2 adults
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Make the most of your limited time in the region after your cruise ship docks in Ketchikan during this thrilling zodiac wildlife adventure. Follow an expert guide as you navigate your own 14-foot inflatable zodiac boat in the Southeast Alaska Inside Passage, while looking out for whales, seals, and sea lions. Adventure seekers won’t want to miss this unique opportunity.
  • Explore the Southeast Alaska Inside Passage with a personal zodiac boat
  • Don’t worry about safety, as you’ll be fully briefed and outfitted
  • Flexible departure times mean it’s an option for most cruise passengers
  • Enjoy complimentary snacks, beverages, and round-trip port transfers
Important Information
2h 30m
  • Professional guide
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Transport to/from attractions
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
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Additional Info
  • Water conditions may be rough; anyone over 350 lbs, pregnant, elderly or with back or neck issues should not participate. If an extreme roller coaster or white water rafting sound intimidating, this tour is not for you
  • Parties of 4 will have their own boat (driver must be 25 years or older); parties of 2 or 3 will share with other guests
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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sylvanite wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We were on a cruise in July 2019 and we decided to book through trip advisor rather than our cruise line. After a few excursions in different cities, this was our last booking and easily our favorite experience! Our kids, ages 5 and 8, loved it. We were with another family of 5
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Derrick S wrote a review Oct 2019
York, United States3 contributions9 helpful votes
One of the best excursions I have been on through my travels in 50 states. We went at the right time of year. Many whale encounters and one close up. Also saw eagle swoop down for fish We were in same waters as cruise ship with zodiac great tour guide, very attentative
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Date of experience: September 2019
lisalipp2018 wrote a review Oct 2019
Panama City, Panama3 contributions
The guide, nicknamed Pig, threw a fish in the channel and an EAGLE swooped down and grabbed it right in front of us! Then, over the radio, Pig was told that there was a whale nearby "bubble feeding" . He found it and we watched it bubble feed for an hour-spectacular!!!!! What
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Date of experience: September 2019
drronline wrote a review Sep 2019
Martinez, Georgia551 contributions206 helpful votes
Best excursion of the cruise for several reasons, 1) we got to drive our own small zodiacs out across the bay’s, 2) we did see some eagles fairly up close, 3) we did get seen to see parts of whales mostly their back and tails but never very close and 4) Charlie was an excellent
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Date of experience: September 2019
Ellen Mich wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution
My husband and I got to ride/drive the zippy boats out onto the Pacific. It wasn't for sissies! Driving was a challenge but I soon got the hang of it. We saw a whole pod of humpback whales. We got as close as we were allowed, turned off our motors and just drifted peacefully
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Date of experience: August 2019
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By: Ketchikan Outdoors
Black bears catching salmon
Went on a seaplane from Ketchikan to remote landing, then walked for about 15 minutes through woodland. There was t
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Great experience
This was a fun and fantastic experience. We got to see eagles, whales, seals and great scenery. Everyone in our gro
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Alaska's first city
I fell inlove with alaska the time i saw ketchican So many things to do and walmart is there also with free shuttle
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This excursion was awesome. Our tour guide was very informative and fun. We got to see her feed two bald eagles. We
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My wife and I did the Zodiac trip last week. Staff was friendly and helpful. The guide was safety conscious and inf
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Wildlife tour
First stop of the cruise and we had a great expectation to see the eagles,bears,salmons and maybe whales in an amaz
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Our favorite activity of our whole Alaskan cruise
We went on the family rainforest adventure on 4x4s. We went with two parents, a grandparent, a 10 year-old, and a
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Fabulous Zodiac Excursion
We did the zodiac adventure with a small group; a total of 2 boats, with a guide. We were able to see whales, sea l
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Photo Safari with Felix Wong
Felix provided us a recent guided photo tour of the Ketchikan area. His local knowledge and photography teaching sk
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Jill E
Got to pilot a zodiac while a million eagles swooped over us... enough said!
This was so much fun! We lucked out with a perfect day and really saw some great scenery and wildlife. “Pig” (that’
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The name of the tour is a spoiler alert.
My first trip to Alaska and my first Land excursion. Difficult to capture in words. Towering mountains often cove
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Amazing Experience!
The staff from Ketchikan Outdoors picked up up at the cruise dock exactly on time. They drove us to their facilitie
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Beautiful views and lots of wildlife
This tour was great from the start...I had a booking error on my part and I phoned the company and not only quickly
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Great company!
I highly recommend K.O. Great adventure, knowledgeable guides and courteous staff; and reasonably price as compare
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Overpriced and too little time in ATVs
This trip is way overpriced for what you get. There is very little time doing the actual ATV driving and although
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Key Details
  • Ketchikan Outdoors
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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