Ketchikan Backcountry Jeep & Canoe Safari

Fill your senses with adventure and excitement as you take control of a 4-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler and wind your way through the rugged back roads of Revillagigedo Island. Then grab a paddle and join your companions in a 37-oot, 20-passenger native-style canoe to navigate your way across a mountain lake, where a hearty snack and nature hike await.

To kick off your adventure tour, you'll begin with a guided scenic drive in your Jeep where you'll be paired with traveling companions in groups of four. Your journey through Ketchikan starts by heading into the mountainous roads of the Tongass National Forest. The route takes you through lush rain forest, and up mountain roads to view magnificent scenery.

By means of two-way radio your group leader and guide will provide you with interesting and informative commentary along the way. You'll be fascinated by the area's natural history as you pass through old growth and new growth forests. Learn about the timber industry's reforestation methods while you stop for some fantastic views and photo opportunities. Along the route there will be an opportunity to change drivers.

The Jeep portion of your tour concludes with your arrival at Lake Harriet Hunt. Here, you'll experience a unique ecosystem from the vantage point of a large, easy to paddle, guided canoe.

On the other side of the lake your expert safari guide will lead a nature hike through an old-growth forest. A remote camp is base for an Alaskan snack. Enjoy a short narrated transfer back to safari base camp and your ship.

Included: Life jacket and rain gear if needed. Snack consisting of clam chowder, smoked salmon, and wild berry jam.

Please note: Drivers must be 25 years of age with a valid driver's license. Minimum age and weight are 5 years old and 40lbs. Children from 5-8 will require a booster seat which is available upon request and subject to availability

Duration: 4 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)


  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Life jacket, rain gear (poncho)
  • Snack consisting of clam chowder, smoked salmon, and wild berry jam


  • Moderate physical activity is required
  • Drivers must be at least 25 years old with a valid license and current insurance
  • Minimum age and weight are 5 years old and 40 lbs. Children from 5-8 will require a booster seat which is available upon request and subject to availability

Duration: 4 hours. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 40 minutes roundtrip narrated transfer to base camp
  • 10 minutes orientation, risk acknowledgement forms
  • 80 minutes follow guide on Jeep® trails to Lake Harriet Hunt
  • 10 minutes outfit for canoe portion of the tour
  • 80 minutes canoe across Lake Harriet Hunt, nature walk, snack and return
  • 20 minutes transfer from Lake Harriet Hunt to base camp

How many passengers are in each Jeep?

Each Jeep can hold a maximum of 4 passengers.

Do the Jeeps have manual or automatic transmissions?

All Jeeps are equiped with automatic transmissions.

Are the Jeeps 2 or 4 doors?

All Jeeps are 2 door. Something you should keep in mind when booking the tour that they can be challenging to climb in/out of if you are in the back seat.

Does everyone get to drive the Jeep?

Yes! There are several photo stops along the way for all qualified drivers to swap so everyone that wants to will get a turn.

How do I communicate with the guides?

All Jeeps are equipped with 2-way CB radios that will allow the guide to communicate with you and vice versa.

Will I see any wildlife or bears on this tour?

Bald eagles and their nests, herons, shorebirds and waterfowl are all common sights. Porpoises and even humpback whales occasionally surface for air, however this is not a designated wildlife tour and nothing can be guaranteed.

Can I bring a backpack?

Yes, small bags and backpacks are allowed. 

Can I bring my own food or drink?

Food and drink are not allowed during this tour.

Are food and drink included?

Yes, a snack consisting water, clam chowder, smoked salmon, and wild berry jam. is provided.

Are there any physical requirements for this tour?

Moderate physical activity is required, and there is a minimum age and weight of 5 years old and 40 lbs. Children from 5-8 will require a booster seat which is available upon request and subject to availability. 

What type of clothing should I wear?

Ponchos and lifejackets. We recommend you bring your own raingear for inclement weather days.

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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Adult: $169.43

Child: $126.74

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