Ketchikan Adventure Kart Expedition Excursion Reviews

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.
The Adventure Kart excursion was amazing!
The Adventure Kart excursion was amazing! It was raining very hard while we were there, but that just meant more splashing and mud during the drive...which is exactly what we paid for! The sights were beautiful, and I wish I had time to ... Read More
The Adventure Kart excursion was amazing! It was raining very hard while we were there, but that just meant more splashing and mud during the drive...which is exactly what we paid for! The sights were beautiful, and I wish I had time to see more of it. One point of note, however, is that I discovered through the guest service desk at the excursion stop that Princess Cruises charged us 4 times the amount of money that it actually cost. I would not book an excursion through the cruise line again, even if there is peace of mind with availability and transport. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Because the ship is only in Ketchikan for 1/2 day, you can only do one excursion and even then, ...
Because the ship is only in Ketchikan for 1/2 day, you can only do one excursion and even then, there's not really time to see the town itself before you must be back on board. The ride to base camp is about 35 minutes and the driver ... Read More
Because the ship is only in Ketchikan for 1/2 day, you can only do one excursion and even then, there's not really time to see the town itself before you must be back on board. The ride to base camp is about 35 minutes and the driver provides a running commentary on Ketchikan that was good. Once there, the guides issue you rain jackets and pants because it's wet most of the year and thus muddy. You're also given a helmet although gloves are extra ($5) and you may want them given that it can be a little nippy. The trail is 6 miles roundtrip and stops at a scenic overlook and a waterfall. At the half way point (waterfall) you can switch drivers if you want. Our guides (Krissy and Duncan), were terrific and made the ride fun. The engines have governors on them to limit how fast you can go but even so, they go plenty fast for most people. Highly recommend. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was literally off the beaten track, & something unique in our experience.
This was literally off the beaten track, & something unique in our experience. We drove 'Tomcat' karts up a mountain, which had beautiful views at the top, stopped for water, snacks, & a short hike to view a waterfall. ... Read More
This was literally off the beaten track, & something unique in our experience. We drove 'Tomcat' karts up a mountain, which had beautiful views at the top, stopped for water, snacks, & a short hike to view a waterfall. Our guide Marcus Lee was terrific, bright & enthusiastic. For this excursion, be prepared to get dirty (or dusty) & enjoy the ride, albeit a bit bumpy, but lots of fun. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
not worth the time or money.
not worth the time or money. spend most of the time standing around. not much to see and when travelling you were on roads with hedges so you couldn't see anything
not worth the time or money. spend most of the time standing around. not much to see and when travelling you were on roads with hedges so you couldn't see anything Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
I wish it were longer, but it was great to get outdoors, smell the fresh air, see the beautiful ...
I wish it were longer, but it was great to get outdoors, smell the fresh air, see the beautiful scenery, and we were blessed enough to see a mother bear and her two cubs.
I wish it were longer, but it was great to get outdoors, smell the fresh air, see the beautiful scenery, and we were blessed enough to see a mother bear and her two cubs. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
If you are a person that enjoys ATVs and you have experience you will not enjoy this at all.
If you are a person that enjoys ATVs and you have experience you will not enjoy this at all. This is not for the adventurous person. If you are a conservative and just want to go on and on Utv this is the excursion for you.
If you are a person that enjoys ATVs and you have experience you will not enjoy this at all. This is not for the adventurous person. If you are a conservative and just want to go on and on Utv this is the excursion for you. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
They made us double up in the ATVs.
They made us double up in the ATVs. The ATVs were not name brand, and seemed very under powered, especially with two adults.We were 1st ATV behind the guide, and the guide went too slow. There is zero excitement for anyone who has ridden ... Read More
They made us double up in the ATVs. The ATVs were not name brand, and seemed very under powered, especially with two adults.We were 1st ATV behind the guide, and the guide went too slow. There is zero excitement for anyone who has ridden a real ATV. I would only recommend this to a urbanite who knows nothing of an ATV. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
These guys need to go to Denali ATV adventures and see how to run a tour like this...this was so ...
These guys need to go to Denali ATV adventures and see how to run a tour like this...this was so boring. 2 long stops and no information about the area was given. Just baking in the sun. The trails themselves were pretty good but not ... Read More
These guys need to go to Denali ATV adventures and see how to run a tour like this...this was so boring. 2 long stops and no information about the area was given. Just baking in the sun. The trails themselves were pretty good but not very scenic. Seems like someone is trying hard to make a tour where there isn't much to see. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We were picked up from port and driven short distance to Adventure Kart base where we received a ...
We were picked up from port and driven short distance to Adventure Kart base where we received a short briefing. We were then fitted out in helmets and given option of protective clothing (mainly rain gear) which we didn’t really need as ... Read More
We were picked up from port and driven short distance to Adventure Kart base where we received a short briefing. We were then fitted out in helmets and given option of protective clothing (mainly rain gear) which we didn’t really need as it was dry. The cars go out in a single file convoy - 2 people to each car. The first stop is a great photo stop with excellent views. The second stop is to swap drivers. The pace throughout is good - not slow at all. There is wildlife all around - we even saw a black bear. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
this was fun, recommend
this was fun, recommend
this was fun, recommend Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We had a blast.
We had a blast. Kids were yelling with joy. Definitely prepare to get dirty!
We had a blast. Kids were yelling with joy. Definitely prepare to get dirty! Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Walked off the ship and booked the same excursion in the Visitors Center for $30-$40 less than the ...
Walked off the ship and booked the same excursion in the Visitors Center for $30-$40 less than the ship. We were actually in a group with others who purchased on the ship.
Walked off the ship and booked the same excursion in the Visitors Center for $30-$40 less than the ship. We were actually in a group with others who purchased on the ship. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The excursion itself was ok, but the people are really what made it.
The excursion itself was ok, but the people are really what made it. Just listening to their stories about Alaska and their own personal travels was better than the ride up a mountain on an ATV. It was pretty, but not worth the money.
The excursion itself was ok, but the people are really what made it. Just listening to their stories about Alaska and their own personal travels was better than the ride up a mountain on an ATV. It was pretty, but not worth the money. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Myself and my teenager did this together.
Myself and my teenager did this together. We loved the idea of having our own Kart. The staff were great and our guides were fun. The downside is that it got boring fast. We basically went up a logging road and back down. It was highly ... Read More
Myself and my teenager did this together. We loved the idea of having our own Kart. The staff were great and our guides were fun. The downside is that it got boring fast. We basically went up a logging road and back down. It was highly interactive though and you did get to drive your own Kart. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was rainy and muddy, but they do give you gear.
It was rainy and muddy, but they do give you gear. We enjoyed it but would have like to have gone faster, but understood that we have to stay in a caravan, otherwise could get lost. Tour guides were nice guys and informative. Preferred ... Read More
It was rainy and muddy, but they do give you gear. We enjoyed it but would have like to have gone faster, but understood that we have to stay in a caravan, otherwise could get lost. Tour guides were nice guys and informative. Preferred this to staying in town, which is very touristy. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The most fun you can have with your clothes on.
The most fun you can have with your clothes on. Dion and Isaiah did a great job, the karts were fun to drive, the scenery was great, the food was ;-0 and last but not least the mud was everywhere. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
The most fun you can have with your clothes on. Dion and Isaiah did a great job, the karts were fun to drive, the scenery was great, the food was ;-0 and last but not least the mud was everywhere. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Great fun and great views of the harbor and the forest.
Great fun and great views of the harbor and the forest. Great for teenagers.
Great fun and great views of the harbor and the forest. Great for teenagers. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
$-wheeling up the logging trails.
$-wheeling up the logging trails. Fun but brief.
$-wheeling up the logging trails. Fun but brief. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Excellent, tour guides very informative.
Excellent, tour guides very informative. so much fun! even in the rain :)
Excellent, tour guides very informative. so much fun! even in the rain :) Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Awesome.
Awesome. So much fun. Just wanted to go faster and longer.
Awesome. So much fun. Just wanted to go faster and longer. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We went on a very dry day, so this was not nearly as fun as I was expecting it to be.
We went on a very dry day, so this was not nearly as fun as I was expecting it to be. Without the mud it was just kind of like driving down a bumpy dirt road. We still had a good time and there were 2 scenic stops (that were a bit too ... Read More
We went on a very dry day, so this was not nearly as fun as I was expecting it to be. Without the mud it was just kind of like driving down a bumpy dirt road. We still had a good time and there were 2 scenic stops (that were a bit too long). The karts went at a decent speed and the trails were well maintained. We were probably a bit spoiled from the helicopter and ice climbing the day before, so maybe I am a bit biased in my opinion here. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
My brother and his teenage children took the Adventure Kart Expedition.
My brother and his teenage children took the Adventure Kart Expedition. They loved it except they were expecting 2 carts and since they were short of karts they were made to all go in one. That was a disappointment but they loved the ... Read More
My brother and his teenage children took the Adventure Kart Expedition. They loved it except they were expecting 2 carts and since they were short of karts they were made to all go in one. That was a disappointment but they loved the karting. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Excellent - everyone enjoyed.
Excellent - everyone enjoyed.
Excellent - everyone enjoyed. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Driving I enjoyed through the rough and very very dusty terrain.....but didnt get to see any ...
Driving I enjoyed through the rough and very very dusty terrain.....but didnt get to see any wildlife, which was a shame. Probably scared off by the sound of the karts ! Were picked up and dropped off in a smooth manner...still plenty of ... Read More
Driving I enjoyed through the rough and very very dusty terrain.....but didnt get to see any wildlife, which was a shame. Probably scared off by the sound of the karts ! Were picked up and dropped off in a smooth manner...still plenty of time at end to walk around ketchikan and visit the totem pole museum Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
It was very dusty because of no rain but reading reviews on how to be prepared was helpful.
It was very dusty because of no rain but reading reviews on how to be prepared was helpful. All 5 of us really enjoyed the karts and the views. Guides were very friendly. Would recommend.
It was very dusty because of no rain but reading reviews on how to be prepared was helpful. All 5 of us really enjoyed the karts and the views. Guides were very friendly. Would recommend. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line