Ketchikan Adventure Kart Expedition

Sit back, strap yourself in, and hit the accelerator for the off-road adventure of a lifetime! Mountain trails through a timber harvested area offer the perfect venue for off-road challenges. Learn about the history, culture and economy of Ketchikan as you are transported by motorcoach to this rainforest wilderness. Experience the rugged Alaskan wilderness from the driver's seat of a specially designed off-road adventure kart.

At the Ketchikan Adventure Kart Expedition base camp, you will receive a safety briefing and gear up in preparation for the exciting, one-and-a-half-hour guided trek. Your caravan of karts sets out to explore the remote back country along several miles of improved forest trail, with your guide in the lead ATV.

Feel the rush of adrenaline at the start of your journey as you navigate an obstacle course in a custom designed Tomcar that tests your ability to traverse through the remaining wilderness. A comfortable pace is maintained as you thread your way around steep curves, climbing to reveal unparalleled views of the Tongass National Forest, Behm Canal and Alaska's fabled Inside Passage.

Stops are made along the way to soak up the grandeur and beauty of this lush land. Enjoy a snack and beverage, then drivers and passengers have the opportunity to switch positions for the return trip. Be prepared to watch for wildlife along the way where eagles, deer or bears are frequently sighted.

Included: Rain gear and a helmet are provided for use on the tour.

Please Note: Drivers must show a valid driver's license. Participants must be at least 50" tall and weigh between 40-300lbs. Karts accommodate two guests. Not recommended for guests with neck or back problems or expectant mothers.

Duration: 3.25 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)


  • Raingear (jackets and bibs) and helmets
  • Bottled water and granola snack


  • Minimum weight: 40lbs
  • Maximum weight: 300lbs
  • Minimum height: 50 inches
  • Driver's must show a valid driver's license
  • Not recommended for guests with neck or back problems or expectant mothers.

Duration: 3 hours. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 1 hour narrated scenic roundtrip transportation from Ketchikan to karting base
  • 30 minutes safety briefing and equipment orientation
  • 1.5 hours kart driving with stops at overlook and waterfall
  • 15 minutes gearing down and gift shop time

Do I get the drive the Karts?

Yes! Each Kart has two seats, one driver and one passenger. All participants with a valid driver's license are welcome to drive and positions can be switched at any of the tour stopping points.

Will I see any wildlife or bears on this tour?

Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour, however this is not a designated wildlife tour and nothing can be guaranteed.

Are there any age restrictions?

There are no age restrictions for this tour, however participants must be a minimum of 50 inches tall and between 40lbs and 300lbs.

Can I bring a backpack?

Small bags may be brought along but must be stored at the base prior to driving.

Can I bring my own food or drink?

Outside food and drink are not allowed.

Are food and drink included?

Bottled water and a granola snack are included.

Are there any physical requirements for this tour?

This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or anyone with neck or back problems.

What type of clothing should I wear?

Layered clothing, gloves and shoes you don't mind getting muddy!

Do you offer any discounts or promotions?

We offer the local wholesale rates for all of our tours because we feel that everyone should get the same lowest price possible regardless of how many excursions you book. No tricks, no gimmicks, no hidden fees.

Do you offer tours for large groups?

Definitely, arrangements of tours for groups or large families are possible. Please contact us with your group requirements.

Can multiple families book this tour and be together?

Yes! Multiple families may join the same tour as long as adequate space is available and the maximum is not exceeded.

What happens if my ship is delayed getting into port?

If your ship is late, please call your tour operator so that your tour time can be adjusted. If an alternate tour time is not compatible with your schedule, your ticket will be fully refunded with no fees or penalty.

What if my tour is cancelled due to bad weather?

All tours that cancel because of weather will be fully refunded with no fees or penalties.

Where do I meet the tour operator to be picked up for my excursion?

All tours pick-up either at your cruise ship or within a short walking distance of your cruise ship unless otherwise noted. When you purchase your excursion, your ticket will be sent to you via email with detailed meeting instructions and emergency contact information. If you have any questions relating to a specific excursion, please contact the tour operator listed on your ticket.

How close is the pick-up location to the cruise ship?

This will vary from port to port. Most excursions meet you either in front of your cruise ship or within a maximum 5-10 minute walk from your ship unless otherwise noted. All pertinent directions and details will be listed on your ticket.

What happens if the excursion runs late and I miss my ship?

We guarantee that your tour will return on time. If you were to miss your cruise ship because the tour did not return on time, we will comp your hotel, food, and flight costs associated with meeting your cruise ship the next day. We have never had a passenger miss their ship.

Does the tour include transportation?

Yes. All tours pick up from the main cruise ship terminal and include round-trip transportation unless otherwise specified for the specific tour.

What if I am unable to print my ticket before I arrive in port?

All reservations are saved under the name you purchased your excursions and are kept on file with your tour operator. Having your tickets in-hand is the optimal choice to avoid confusion because the directions and meeting instructions are included. Please contact us if you are unable to print the tickets.

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Duration: 3.25 hours

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Adult: $209.00

Child (Over 50 Inches): $129.00

  • Alaska Shore Excursions
  • 212 Admiral Way Ste. 5 Juneau, Alaska 99801
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