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Backcountry Jeep and Canoe Safari

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Get your fill of action and adventure on the Backcountry Jeep and Canoe Safari. This Ketchikan tour puts you in the driver's seat for a 4x4 adventure through the lush Tongass National Forest. Your guides lead the way and communicate via 2-way radio as you wind your Jeep Wrangler through forested Sitka spruce and western hemlock laden trails on this off-road adventure. Make your way to Lake Harriet Hunt where you'll paddle a 20-passenger canoe through one of the most scenic ecosystems in the world. A surf & turf adventure through the lush Alaskan rainforest!

Jump behind the wheel of an off-road vehicle to explore Alaskan backcountry from a rugged Jeep Wrangler. With the unique ability to cover lots of ground in a short amount of time, venture off onto abandoned logging roads winding through the wilderness of Revillagigedo Island. Set off away from the crowds through the Alaskan wilderness in your 4-passenger Jeep while taking turns driving. Guides lead the pack and communicate through the vehicles' radio, while stops along the way at scenic overlooks provide photo opportunities and a chance to switch drivers. Cruise through old-growth forests and arrive to Lake Harriet Hunt where part 2 of this exciting adventure begins.

Say goodbye to the Jeeps and hello to sturdy 37-foot canoe that will allow you to experience the rainforest from a different perspective. Again, professional guides lead the group and provide an informative narrative along the way. Head ashore to the cook camp where a tasty snack of smoked salmon, clam chowder and assorted rolls with wilderness jams await. Fuel up for a final nature walk that completes this comprehensive journey. You'll return to the cruise docks having experienced Ketchikan by Jeep, canoe, and nature trail! And at 4 hours duration, you'll still have time in the day for exploring downtown!

What's Included

Round-trip transportation, Jeep Wrangler® carrying up to four passengers, interactive 2-way communication system in all Jeeps®, quality ponchos and canoeing equipment (life jackets, paddles), souvenir button, snack and beverages consisting of clam chowder, rolls, jam, smoked salmon, hot chocolate, coffee and more. Souvenir hats and t-shirts are available for purchase.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if it rains? Do the trips get canceled?
Ketchikan is in the heart of a temperate rainforest, and we would never do anything if we stopped for the rain. Please do not let the possibility of rain deter you from booking. Southeast Alaska is at its most beautiful on misty rainy days.
What if our cruise ship's schedule is canceled or delayed?
We will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, then you will receive a refund, less any non-refundable fees.
Do I need previous canoe experience? Is it safe?
This tour is a great entry-level canoe tour and perfect for first-timers or those with experience. The canoes are 37-foot vessels that can seat up to 20 guests at at time and are incredibly stable in the water.
Is there a weight limit for the canoes?
Over the years we have seen all shapes and sizes! We do not have a set weight limit, but please keep in mind that guests will need to be able to get in and out of the canoe on their own accord as well as be comfortable seated in a canoe for a total of 2 hours (1 hour each way).

Quick Facts


4h 00min

The minimum age for participants is 5 years old.

Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship’s schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees.



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