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Ketchikan Adventure Kart Expedition Excursion Reviews

Ketchikan Adventure Kart Expedition cruise excursion
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Hit the accelerator for an off-road adventure of a lifetime. Venture through mountain trails and rainforests and along canals as you learn about the history, culture and economy of Ketchikan in an adventure kart expedition.
Member Image ck4soccer
1 review
Not Rated
Sep 2014

Loved the adventure karts. We had a little trouble locating them when we got off the ship, but we had so much fun that we didn't care afterward! The kart trails are old logging truck routes, so you get to go pretty far up the mountain. They stop and let you take pictures and give you some history on the vegetation and wildlife. We loved it!

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Provider: Adventure Karts
Member Image Chris555
2 reviews
Jul 2013

Sunny! Wow! Arrived on time and departed to wait for Family Air excursion to Anan Creek and bear watching. We arranged this on our own, not through Princess. Took off for a quick 45 minute flight to Anan Creek. Landed and got the safety briefing from the National Forest Ranger. A beautiful 20 minute hike through a lush rain forest to the observation deck. It would have been a more enjoyable walk if we could have stopped to listen to nature, but not knowing of there was a bear around the corner you have to keep moving and make noise the entire time. Once there you have the option to sing up for 30 minute time slots for the lower observation deck. We actually saw more bear activity on the upper deck then below. But if a bear does come to feed in the stream below, you are right on top of them in the lower blind. Also the eagle activity from the upper deck is unbelievable. The eagles fly right up the stream, all day long, feeding, flying, fighting, perching on rocks and trees, right in front of you. There were over 10 eagles in the area at one time. All morning long! We saw 10 black bears with a new female that the rangers had never seen before. There was also a brown female, Bridget, with her 2 cubs playing near the mouth of the creek, in a flat sandy area where there was a another 6 eagles. Right at 11:45am (on time) Dave showed up and we flew back to Ketchikan. After we arrived we asked if they could drop us off at Creek Street. We quickly walked up and down the famous street, saw salmon activity and made it to the ship for 1:30 all aboard. We found the staff of Family Air not very friendly or extra helpful or informative, but were flown to Anan Creek safely and on time. The National Forest Rangers were careful and observant of our safety and bear activity. They made sure we could get to the outhouse safely, if needed.

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Provider: Family Air to Anan Creek
Member Image DesertGirl28
1 review
Sep 2012
Canceled at the last minute as we were the only two. This is the same company that provided the ship's tour.
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Provider: Holland America Line
Member Image Vietri Sul Mare
2 reviews
Aug 2012
We had a blast on this excursion, but wish it could have been longer. The cost is a bit high since the price is per person and not per buggy.
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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image peggy33436
1 review
Jun 2012
So much fun, lovely views, great lunch and cookies!
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image Ocredhead
1 review
Jun 2012
Unless you have always been dying to ride one of those things and have money to burn, $200 per person, I wouldn't recommend it. Even my husband who was excited about doing this was greatly disappointed. It also is not a beautiful area of the Rain forest, just so so. The fumes from the gas also ruined it for me. Wanted to go salmon fishing but after researching on our own we found it was too early in the season for a good experience. Also the cruise people don't tell you you have to take turns with the rods unless you ask them.
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Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Member Image TNCruiser2011
2 reviews
May 2012
My husband loved this but I was a bit scared. There are no guardrails and the karts go pretty fast and have marginal tires on them. It is definitely a take your own life in your hands experience. Plus they ask for your insurance co. name which tells me - you broke it, you bought it. I wasn't too keen on that.
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Provider: Princess Cruises

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