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Custom Wildlife Tour provided by Ketchikan Adventures

Custom Wildlife Tour
3.5
Book in advance
from
$75.00
per adult
Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Group size:
14
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Group size:
    14
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Ketchikan adventure tours offers custom tours for all ages and abilities. This tour is dedicated to the pursuit if Alaskan wildlife and marine life. Salmon at the downtown Salmon ladder and would you like to touch a wild Alaskan salmon in our creek? Then heading down to Herring Cove to try and see some Black Bears or some Black Tailed Sitka Deer perhaps. Harbor seals and sea lions are a plenty but don't forget to duck because Eagles are swooping if you have snacks. Then we head back into town and I can drop you off at Creek Street or back at your Berth.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 116768P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Herring Cove
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Will also pick up at airport.
  • Ports:
  • Ketchikan
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Herring Cove
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Will also pick up at airport.
  • Ports:
  • Ketchikan
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Herring Cove
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    Herring Cove is an amazing place for wildlife viewing here in Ketchikan
    Read more
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

3.5
7 reviews
Excellent
4
Very good
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Terrible
3

vhs6564
Chesapeake, VA100 contributions
Sep 2020
We, like so many others, scheduled, our excursions in advance. Saw a FB post suggesting his company. didn't know at the time that Dom, who suggested it, is apparently the owner. when i spoke with him, he offered a small discount to the Vietnam Vets in our group, as he is a Vet also ? great communication in the beginning.
even thru the months of Covid. when NCL had to cancel, i told him we obviously, wouldn't make it , he offered to move til 2021. we weren't sure what was happening with health issues, so we didn't want the refund. I let him know, at that point the ghosting started. I had booked our group for 8 other tours and shows (was going to Vegas on the way back) and received immediate no hassle refunds. when we received no other communication from him, and others that had booked told me he was ghosting them also, I sent details to my credit card company. They issued a temporary credit back to me, so of course, I reimbursed the others in our group. two days ago, I got the notice that he sent them a note that there are no refunds and they gave him back the $500. He is still ghosting customers. We have rebooked 3 cruises, for when ever they go. The one to Alaska in 2021 stops in Ketchikan. However, he is not acknowledging the offer of the rebooking from our paid in full. I'm reaching back out to the others that were stiffed to see about a joint effort to recoup our funds.
Written September 24, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Valerie S
1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Solo
Dominic was amazing. His information about the history of the area really brings to life the beauty of Alaska, not just a tour. If you are eager to see wildlife and learn more about this wonderful area you should book it.

Val
Written July 16, 2020
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LKM
1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Family
Took money for tour. cruise could not visit the port on tour day. He asked me to prove documentation from cruise line that they didn’t stop & never refunded. Said the refund was on the way multiple times. Now won’t respond.

AVOID!!
Written March 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
FarAway60613817556
I am sorry that this refund request has slipped through the cracks. As you can imagine we have been overwhelmed with calls and emails over the past months. Please email info@ketchikanadventures.com and I will make sure this is taken care of.
Written May 11, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Robert Lang
3 contributions
Sep 2019
We booked a 5hr custom Whale watching and wildlife tour.
My wife's a little nervous about the sailing aspect but once we got down to the trimarans she was settled very quickly as Dominic made the Safety and Instructions very easy to follow.
After about twenty minutes of us sailing around under Dominic's supervision he let us loose so to speak.
Absolutely breathtaking experience and the views were just amazing.
Then out of nowhere Dominic had us rushing towards this point of a small island where we managed to get within 30 feet of three Humpback Whales feeding.
We then sailed back and jumped onto his van for the land tour where we got to see three bears and a mother and cub.
It seemed that everywhere we looked eagles were soaring around us.
If you get a chance to do this tour ask Dominic to take you to the small beach where he gets starfish and we saw more whales breaching.

This was by far the best tour we had in Alaska and we saw more wildlife in Ketchikan than we did in the rest of Alaska.

Thank you Dominic and Bruno (The Dog) for an amazing time with my family.

Robert Lang
Written February 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

wishIwasthere99
Kalama, WA58 contributions
We had confirmed pre-paid reservations for this tour. Tonight I opened the electronic ticket and clicked on the link to double check where we were supposed to meet (at 0730) tomorrow morning when getting off the ship. To my shock, the link said no longer valid, tour canceled. Just yesterday the link was fine and still confirmed. No notice to us from the tour operator (Dominic Farley)! Nothing! We tried calling (left a message), sending a message via booking link...no response! Too late to schedule any other activity. Ruined our day in Ketchikan. Now I see the same feedback from others over the past few weeks (he offers multiple different tours). None of those negative reviews were showing when we booked. Beware. If a tour operator needs to emergently cancel an activity, the responsible thing is to notify the people scheduled for the tour. Now we are waiting to see if our money will be refunded. Very disappointing.
Written August 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kelly L
5 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We had such a great time on our wildlife tour in Ketchikan. Dominic our guide was so knowledgeable about the area and the animals. He took us through the town and told us fun facts and information and then we headed out towards the wilderness. We were fortunate to see sea stars, deer, seals, so many bald eagles, and 4 bears including a mamma and her cub. It was an amazing experience. He also took us to an amazing waterfall which was breath taking. My kids, my mother and my husband and I all loved our time in Ketchikan thanks to our great tour. My kids are still saying, " if you see a bear yell 'bear, bear, bear and Dominic will come save you!"
Written August 7, 2019
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Scott F
6 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
During our port visit to Ketchikan onboard the Royal Princess cruise ship 5/13/2019 my wife and I had the pleasure of having Dominic as our guide. Communication was excellent as he arranged to meet us outside Arctic Bar at Berth 2. We found him very friendly & courteous as we began our tour of the city, while he explained it's history and culture. We took a walk through a park near the salmon hatchery, saw some interesting totem poles, and then we ventured out in search of wildlife. Along the way we stopped at a beach that showed the inlet as he explained about the lands on the other side of the channel and how the school system in Alaska incorporates survival skills as part of their curriculum. We saw some otters, eagles and stopped by a nice waterfall during our tour. I would definitely recommend a good pair of sneakers or light boots (no sandals or flip-flops). He took us to several spots attempting to observe black bear activity and although they were elusive I was not disappointed at all with the chance to connect with Alaska nature and breathe it all in...we even bought some Salmon Berry jam to bring home with us along the way.

I would highly recommend - Scott & Dana - Jacksonville, FL
Written May 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Ketchikan Adventures
MikeHanney
MikeHanney
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Scam!
Replies to messages before booking, takes your money then completely ignores you and doesn’t deliver on promises ma
robertlX6363NM
robertlX6363NM
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Our Best Tour in Alaska
We booked a 5hr custom Whale watching and wildlife tour. My wife's a little nervous about the sailing aspect but on
James C
James C
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Pleasant, relaxing, good people
My wife and I enjoy stillwater kayaking. We booked this trip while staying a few days in Ketchikan. There was anoth
mousetriptraveler
mousetriptraveler
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Would Do this Again!
At the last minute, my friend and I changed our excursion from bear watching to kayaking. Neither one of us had eve
Excursion752463
Excursion752463
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Very educational!
Very knowledgeable and informative. Took care of our group of twelve very efficiently. The only downside was it w
npvanwey
npvanwey
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Great service and lots of fun
We had a great trip with Dominic! He notified us a couple of days before that there was no wind and what would we l
VonCheez
VonCheez
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AVOID!!
Trip cancelled one day prior! We booked the private van for 14 passengers weeks in advance. I then communicated w
848haileys
848haileys
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Trip Cancelled
Our kayak trip was cancelled without our knowledge. We WERE sent an email two days prior to cancellation. The probl
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