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Snorkel Alaska

4031 S. Tongass HWY, Ketchikan, AK
907-247-7783
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Ranked #18 of 76 activities in Ketchikan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stroller parking
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This is the tour to do in Ketchikan. The company and staff are extremely professional and concientious. My daughter and I did this excursion in late June. My wife was supposed to go with us but decided to back out a day before we arrived in Ketichikan. I contacted Fred the day before about cancelling my wife's trip and there... More

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

How many people can say they snorkeled in Alaska?! The guides Corey, Austin, Cassie and Shelby did a great job of instructing us in a very fun and assuring manner. Wet suits kept us nice and warm in the water. Our guides did a wonderful job of pointing out and teaching us about sea life in the area. There were... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We went snorkeling at an excursion on our cruise. Admittedly I was nervous about being cold in the water. However, the staff was great, informative and put me at ease. They provide you with 7MM wet suit that covers almost ever bit of your body. I was not cold. We had a bout 15 people in our group and had... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Headed up to Ketchikan and want to do something different? Try this activity. We took this excursion from a cruise ship and had a great time. There were about 15 of us in our group. You are covered head to toe in a wet suit. Never got a bit cold (and I'm a wimp). If you have snorkeled all over... More

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

GO!!! If it is just for bragging rights that you snorkeled in Alaska. But also go because it it fabulous. The exerience is wonderful for experienced divers and not so much exerience. We It rains all the time in Ketchikan, so a great excursion, cuz you are going to get wet anyway. The Saw tons of sea life, swam thru... More

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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I went snorkeling as an excursion from my cruise ship. The experience was enjoyable and the staff was very kind and informative. The wetsuits that they provide you, keep you nice and warm, you will not be cold. I was able to see starfish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, rockfish, and a lot of jellyfish (if you are afraid of jellyfish... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

"Who snorkels in Alaska"? was a question we were asked when we told them one or one of our great excursions during our Proncess cruise. Well we did and it was great! I am normally not one to venture into anything cold but the water temp was 55 the day we went, June 12, 2014, and with the wet suites... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

What an amazing experience! The staff is absolutely amazing and really take the time to make sure that you have a great excursion. The wetsuits are difficult to get into but if you listen and follow the instructions of the staff and use the wetsuit lube it really isn't that bad. I went with novice snorkelers who this was their... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

June 10 2014 what a great time we had top notch company the staff was very friendly equipment was excellent the guides where great they showed us some great sea life we had a blast I would recommend this shore excursion to anyone who like to snorkel or who dives

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My daughter, 12, and I booked this excursion and convinced my 75 year old dad to come too. We all have some snorkeling experience and are strong swimmers. I felt that the staff and equipment are top notch. Lots of help available at all times from getting equipment on to navigating steep walk to beach from bus. The guides carry... More

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

Thanks for the review! Sounds like you had a great tour so why not 5 stars? Snorkeling in Alaska does require 7mm suits which need to fit snug in order to keep one warm. We could go with thinner 5mm suits but wouldn't you rather be toasty warm rather than slightly chilly? More

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