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Ketchikan Zodiac Boat Excursion Reviews

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Emerge into Ketchikan’s true backcountry as you embark on a zodiac excursion around Alaska’s coastline.

debkaysmith

4 reviews

Aside from the 18-foot incoming tide and the swells, this was hands-down the best excursion ever. We had an incredible guide who pointed out orca, humpback whale, bald eagle, and seals. He had some terrific side stories and we stopped near the totem pole park as well. Really really fun!! We wandered Ketchikan for a bit and stopped into Ketchikandies (always do) and sampled a few bits of their divine chocolate. There are some cute little shops around town to stop into with art and snacks too.


Provider: Princess Cruises

RuggedEmu

1 review

Ketchikan Outdoors is amazing! We got there and they had sold out of their first tour time but the owner called her husband and opened up another time for us. It ended up being just the two of us on the boat with our guide leading us in a separate boat. He was incredibly knowledgeable and interesting and catered the tour to our interests. We saw lots of wildlife, including a bear, sea lions, seals, and eagles. This was definitely the highlight of our trip! The town of Ketchikan is small but there is much more to it than Haines and it is not Disneyland Alaska like Juneau. Also Creek Street is great!


Provider: Independent Operator

JimeBeMe

2 reviews

This was not a Disney ride, but a real aluminum bottom inflatable with a 40 HP motor on the back. It easily got up on plane and zoomed all over the waves. You take turns driving, and you certainly may get wet! The guide was in another boat nearby. We ended up not seeing much wildlife, but still had an awsome ride. Again, Go Pro videos will be viewed again and again!

Creek Street is really neat too, especially if you can find a time when fewer people are there. We spent too much time trying to claim our charms from the jewelry stores closer to the ship, and missed out on spending more time on Creek Street. There's always next time!


Provider: Independent Operator

SjGoebel

1 review

this excursion was pretty fun we each got to drive our own boat we drove out and seen eagles, star fish and gotta see a mother and her babies killer whales and then went back and had hot chocolate. for what you did i think the excursion was pretty high price for what you actually get to do.

Provider: Princess Cruises

BMKguy

1 review

Perhaps my rating is biased since only my wife and I signed up for this tour. So, we had a boat to ourselves and I did all the "driving." Great fun! Our guide, Ash, in his own boat, was excellent. Inter alia, we saw more whales on that tour than we did from Sea Princess. Ash had a frozen fish that he tossed over the side. We got to see the eagles appear from nowhere and one swoop down to grab the fish only 10 feet away. When we returned to the dock we were served a hot drink as well as crackers and an excellent smoked salmon pate. I'd likely have been somewhat less thrilled with this tour had there been 3 other "drivers" in the boat.

Provider: Princess Cruises

gra2172

3 reviews

We did a coastal expedition in a boat of 4 people. You go out about 10 miles or so into the bay and see what you can see. The tour guide (who looked just like Rachel Mcadams) would stop every so often and tell you about the site or some history and really knew what was going on. We saw, bald eagles, seals, a whale and some goats.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Sarah Ball

1 review

Took an excellent excursion with Ketchiken Outdoors, driving our own Zodiac boat around, checking out the views and wildlife. What a fab day! That took up most of our time in Ketchiken, but we also hung out in a cool bar, The Asylum, where they offered free Oysters, excellent beers, and in-bar take-away service from the Burger Queen next door - how can that be beaten?! Would have liked to see more of the town, as we didn't even make it to Creek Street.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

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