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Snorkel Alaska

4031 S. Tongass HWY, Ketchikan, AK
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Ranked #18 of 76 activities in Ketchikan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Okay I know snorkeling in Alaska sounds crazy right? Well it is but this crazy experience is something you will want to say you had! I am by far not a snorkeler, I actually hate it and refuse to do it but my fiancé really wanted to do this so there I was on the bus freaking out! When we... More

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Fred D, Owner at Snorkel Alaska, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! Truly a unique experience here in Ketchikan. Very true about it not being for everyone. Snorkeling in Alaska can be one of the most strenuous excursions so it's up to each individual to evaluate their own level of physical fitness and ability. More

Allendale, Michigan, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

What a great way to end our cruise through Alaska. My brother and I decided to stray away from the traditional floatplane options and try out Snorkel Alaska and we were not disappointed. We had great guides (Cassie and Jonathan) and overall a great time! We stayed plenty warm and always felt like we were in great hands. It is... More

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Seattle, Washington
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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My husband and I took a cruise up to Alaska and the idea of snorkeling was so funny we had to do it. We've snorkeled before in tropical climates and we were both apprehensive about the water temperature. The Snorkel Alaska staff was perfect! They were organized, addressed all the usual concerns and made everyone, even the novices, feel confident.... More

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Long Beach, CA.
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9 attraction reviews
348 helpful votes 348 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Our tour was on choppier than normal conditions (according to the guides), yet we still had a blast (myself and daughters ages 16 and 14... both strong swimmers). Water was murky, but we still saw a lot of star fish, jelly fish, kelp, and a few other creatures that guides brought up to display (then put back). The warm showers... More

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Anchorage, ak
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13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Went snorkeling with these people while on a cruise. It was a wonderful experience. Top notch people, top notch equipment and a 7mm wet suit to keep you very warm and toasty. I had a problem with my snorkel, and one of the guides, (Cassie) quickly retrieved another one for me. I fell behind the group and she very willingly... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was a great activity. They have great staff, great equipment, and a great snorkeling area. They even had a variety of prescription masks for people that wear glasses so I could see all the great marine life. The have 7 mm wet suits and I was warm the whole time. I highly recommend Snorkeling Alaska.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We cruised last week on Celebrity, and my first shore excursion was Snorkel Alaska in Ketchikan. What a thrill. I have always wanted to do cold water snorkeling. The first thing to know is - it is guaranteed YOU WILL NOT BE COLD due to the thick, full body wetsuits, gloves, booties and hood. I live in Charlotte, NC and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very competent people doing a great job to help people have a great time and educate people about what they are seeing in the water. It was awesome.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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46 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had been to Ketchikan before and had not been too impressed with anything there. It is just incredibly touristy. We saw this excursion and my interest was immediately piqued. Snorkeling in Alaska definitely sounded different! We are so happy that we took a chance and tried it. One of the best parts of our entire Alaskan vacation! I absolutely... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I have snorkeled all over the world and this was the best and most unique experience. I saw more marine life here than anywhere else I have been. This was the highlight of my Alaskan adventure!

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