Rainforest Island Nature Walk & Seahawk Adventure

4 hours | Ketchikan | K T N - 4 2 5
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$ 149.95
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.

Take a ride on a unique, exciting rigid-hull inflatable vessel. It's an open motorized ocean raft called a Seahawk, which locals refer to as the banana boat. Your captain will point out marine life and interesting features along the coast of Clover Passage, including a bald eagle's nest, while you travel out to Betton Island.

This is a country rich with wildlife and along the route you may have the opportunity to observe whales, Steller sea lions, harbor seals, bald eagles and migrating seabirds.

Landing at a beautiful secluded beach you will be instructed to follow your guide through the ancient Tongass National Forest, which is the nation's largest national forest at almost 17 million acres (almost 5.7 million acres has been designated as wilderness). Home to a diverse cross-section of animals including bears, eagles, salmon, sand hill cranes, wolves and trumpeter swans, you will learn about the many amazing botanical species native to this region. Your guide will also be able to point out the wonderful Western red cedars and yellow cedars that early Natives depended on for spiritual enrichment, shelter and transportation. The trail you will be taking is mostly boardwalk, well maintained and about one mile in length.

You will also have the opportunity to learn about beach life that is present during your visit. You may see star fish or sea cucumber, or learn how the natives used the sea weed in their daily lives. During your stay at the island, you'll enjoy an Alaska-style snack by the campfire and take in the wonderful vistas, before your return trip to Ketchikan.

Special Notes:

Participants must be in moderate to good physical condition. The trail is approximately one mile. Sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and warm clothing are recommended. Children must weigh at least 40 lbs. This tour operates under a special use permit issued by the U.S. Forest Service.

Provided: Rain gear, life jacket

Snack: Smoked salmon, cheese, crackers, juice, coffee, hot chocolate, water

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

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children 12 and under 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 Knudson Cove Marina

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
53
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Orientation & outfitting

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Walk down to dock, load into Seahawk vessel

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
25
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Cruise to remote island

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Nature trail walk

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
01:30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1300
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Load back into Seahawk, cruise back to marina & return gear

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
25
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
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:
00:30
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes