Backcountry Jeep & Canoe Safari

4 hours | Ketchikan | K T N - 5 0 0
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Min. age: 5 years | Min. weight: 40 lbs. | Medical restriction (See special notes)
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  • Outdoor Adventures
Includes snack, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your excursion begins as you board your motorcoach for a scenic, narrated drive to the Jeep base camp.

Upon arrival, you'll be paired in groups of four for your adventure along the mountain roads of Tongass National Forest. Your guide will lead you to scenic vistas while providing a narrated tour via two-way CB radios. The radios provide an interactive experience allowing you to ask questions, enjoy commentary from other Jeeps and share your own stories.

The safari travels from sea level to the sub-alpine region of this unique coastal island. You'll learn about the area's natural history as you drive abandoned logging roads. Along the way, you'll make a stop or two to take advantage of photo opportunities and to rotate drivers so everyone has a turn at the wheel.

Your next destination is the secluded mountain lake - Lake Harriet Hunt - where you'll board a large, easy-to-paddle canoe much like the Natives used to travel the coastal waterways. The large nature of these canoes make them particularly stable and fast. You'll dock your canoe next to a gazebo where you will enjoy an Alaska-style snack, including chowder and smoked salmon. Your safari guide will then lead a brief nature walk through an old-growth forest where you'll learn about the different features of the temperate rainforest surrounding you. This nature walk is optional, if you choose not to go, you're welcome to stay in the gazebo with the camp cook.

After paddling back from camp, your excursion concludes with a scenic drive by motorcoach back to the pier.

Special Notes:

This tour may operate in reverse order. Warm, waterproof clothing is recommended. Drivers must be at least 25 years old and present a valid driver's license. Non-drivers can be accommodated. Jeeps are shared to accommodate up to four guests. Participants should be in moderate physical condition. Children must weigh at least 40 lbs. and minimum age is 5. This tour operates under a special use permit issued by the U.S. Forest Service.

Provided: Rain gear, life jacket

Snack: Clam chowder, rolls, crackers, smoked salmon, mints, juice, hot chocolate, coffee, water

Liability waiver is required to be signed in the presence of the tour operator.

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children 5 to 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children 13 to 17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate without a parent or guardian.

Medical Restriction:

Not recommended for guests in their third trimester of pregnancy.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Tour to base camp

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
53
Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Orientation, safety briefing & split up into groups of four

Time at site:
00:10
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive Jeeps to Lake Harriet Hunt

Transport type:
Jeep
Transport Capacity:
4
Travel time:
01:20
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Outfit for canoe& hike portion

Time at site:
00:10
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
75
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Canoe across lake, snack stop & nature trail hike

Time at site:
01:20
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour back to base camp

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
53
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour back to cruise ship pier

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
53
Travel time:
00:25
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes