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Alaskan Family Rainforest Adventure

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    What to Expect
    A dock representative will meet and greet at the bottom of the cruise ship gangway and provide an escort to the waiting shuttle. After a 15-minute ride, arrive at the facility, then board the electric, bad-boy buggy. Drive the buggy or if preferred, ride with the guide along a beautiful rainforest trail, learning about the flora, fauna, and history of this incredible area along the way.

    Upon arrival at the wilderness camp, all-you-can-eat pancakes and fruit, plus coffee, hot chocolate, bottled water, or hot apple cider will be available. Polish off this amazing meal by roasting marshmallows to create s'mores. Stretch out and walk back to the buggy to view the charming Lake Connell and its admirable dam.

    Afterwards, return to the facility via the rare, wooden pipeline trail. There will be a few minutes to shop before boarding the shuttle for a return trip  to the cruise-ship pier.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cruise-ship pier
    • Ride in silent style through the Alaskan rainforest
    • Great for grandparents and grandkids alike
    • Bottled water
    • Breakfast
    • Professional guide
    • Tour escort/host
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infant seats are available upon request, if advised at the time of booking
    • At time of booking, cruise-ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time, and reboarding time
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or full refund will be offered
    • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them with boarding and disembarking
    • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
    • The duration of transfers are approximate. The exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    This trip is way overpriced for what you get. There is very little time doing the actual ATV driving and although the scenery you do drive through is beautiful, it's just in a large circle near the company's property. We also spent too much time waiting around at the camp
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    Response from eugene99901, Owner at Alaskan Family Rainforest Adventure
    Responded Jul. 19, 2019
    Thank you for your input. We understand your concerns and are working on moving this tour to a location that will allow more time on the ATV's. Unfortunately it won't have the totem park aspect included. I will also retrain my local guides and ask them to focus more on the environment than their personal experience growing up here.
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    This was our favorite excursion. From the moment we were greeted by our driver, a native Alaskan, to the water, we were treated with 5 star service and genuine hospitality. Our zodiac guide even brought frozen fish so we could see a bald eagle dive and retrieve it. Highly
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    Maybe it was because we had scheduled this adventure on a day that ended up being rainy and gloomy that we were the only two in our buggy. At any rate, Nedalyn, who is Ketchikan born and raised...and perhaps (as I choose to believe) a descendant of the town's Alaskeros...was a
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    Response from eugene99901, Owner at Alaskan Family Rainforest Adventure
    Responded Jun. 28, 2019
    Thank you so much for your kind review and taking the time to write it. We are so glad you picked our tour to launch your bucket list adventure. We are currently moving our operation to a different island and offering more fun excursions. Please check back with us if you make it up to Ketchikan again.
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    This excursion exceeded my husband's and my expectations. Driving the Buggy was fun and learning the history of the local Tlingit people ,their totems and culture just brought the area to life. The scenery of mountains, ocean and rainforest on our trip was mind blowing. The
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    Our Alaskan Family Rainforest Adventure was way more than we expected. Nedalyn Gonzales, a young native of Ketchikan exceeded our expectations as she took us on an ATV ride through the rainforest. Her history of the city and the people included a heart felt love for a cub bear
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    About the operator
    By: Ketchikan Outdoors
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    Black bears catching salmon
    Went on a seaplane from Ketchikan to remote landing, then walked for about 15 minutes through woodland. There was
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    Amazing Experience
    We were on a cruise in July 2019 and we decided to book through trip advisor rather than our cruise line. After a
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    Derrick S
    One of the best excursions I have been on through my travels in 50 states. We went at the right time of year.
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    Panama City, Panama
    Eagles and a WHALE
    The guide, nicknamed Pig, threw a fish in the channel and an EAGLE swooped down and grabbed it right in front of
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    Great experience
    This was a fun and fantastic experience. We got to see eagles, whales, seals and great scenery. Everyone in our
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    Luzon, Philippines
    Alaska's first city
    I fell inlove with alaska the time i saw ketchican So many things to do and walmart is there also with free
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    This excursion was awesome. Our tour guide was very informative and fun. We got to see her feed two bald eagles.
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    Martinez, Georgia
    Best excursion of the cruise
    Best excursion of the cruise for several reasons, 1) we got to drive our own small zodiacs out across the bay’s,
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    My wife and I did the Zodiac trip last week. Staff was friendly and helpful. The guide was safety conscious and
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    Ellen Mich
    More adventurous than the average tourist excursion
    My husband and I got to ride/drive the zippy boats out onto the Pacific. It wasn't for sissies! Driving was a
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    Key Details
    • Ketchikan Outdoors
    • Duration: 3h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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