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Custom Wildlife Tour
per adult
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Ages 0-59, max of 14 per group
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Features animals

  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Herring Cove

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Will also pick up at airport.
  • Ports:
  • Ketchikan
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 116768P2

  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Which attractions will I visit with Custom Wildlife Tour?
During this experience, places you will visit include:Discover and book Custom Wildlife Tour on Tripadvisor
How much is Custom Wildlife Tour?
Custom Wildlife Tour price starts from $75.00. Discover and book Custom Wildlife Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Custom Wildlife Tour cancellation policy?
Custom Wildlife Tour cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Custom Wildlife Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Custom Wildlife Tour?
Custom Wildlife Tour is hosted by Ketchikan Adventures. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Ketchikan Adventures on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Custom Wildlife Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 116768P2

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  • You'll return to the starting point
About the operator
Ketchikan Adventures
Ketchikan, Alaska
Joined in June 2019

#74 of 91 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Ketchikan
  • JenniferSun
    Great time for teenagers and adults
    Excellent Atv writing excursion. It was fun for all. I have 2 teenagers that drove the Atv which they enjoyed. Got to go into the rainforest and see a water falls. Guides were fun and knowledgeable. It had rained and it was muddy but the gear protected our clothes
  • MikeHanney
    Replies to messages before booking, takes your money then completely ignores you and doesn’t deliver on promises made!
  • robertlX6363NM
    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 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
  • James C
    James C
    Pleasant, relaxing, good people
    My wife and I enjoy stillwater kayaking. We booked this trip while staying a few days in Ketchikan. There was another delightful couple from New Zealand who also went. We all had a wonderful time. The guides were professional and very knowledgeable. One of our guides was also a bartender at a local establishment and invited us to visit her there. Surprise to us, the owner of the Kayak company was there and we all had a most pleasant evening over a couple of beers, conversation and good company. Can't wait to go back.
  • mousetriptraveler
    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 ever done it so thought it would be a fun first-time adventure. It was!! We really enjoyed it and enjoyed the young man from Texas (lived with his uncle Pete!) that was our guide. He gave a lot of great history and was just a great guide. Would definitely do this again!
  • Excursion752463
    Very educational!
    Very knowledgeable and informative. Took care of our group of twelve very efficiently. The only downside was it was hard to hear his commentary in the back of the van. A speaker system would have been nice.
  • npvanwey
    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 like to do. We chose to kayak for 3 hours then did a tour of Ketchikan to learn its history. Dominic was great! He even took my hubby to some fishing spots so he could fly fish for the day while we did our excursion. You can't get that kind of service everyday. Aug 7th Sunny skies for our entire cruise :) We hope to come back very soon!!!
  • VonCheez
    Trip cancelled one day prior! We booked the private van for 14 passengers weeks in advance. I then communicated with them via text message to confirm. All was set. One day prior to arrival we received an email from Viator that the tour operator cancelled. I texted them directly to see what happened and to see if there was anything that we could do to make something work since this was our entire groups plan for the half day we had available in Ketchikan. No reply. Thank you for absolutely nothing! Avoid this "Tour Operator" at ALL COST.
  • 848haileys
    Trip Cancelled
    Our kayak trip was cancelled without our knowledge. We WERE sent an email two days prior to cancellation. The problem is, however, is that when you are on a cruise, there is not always access to internet (and we did not have internet access). And they knew we were on a cruise. We never received a phone call or even a voicemail. When we got off the boat, we waited and waited for our excursion. I even called Dominic two hours before our excursion was supposed to start, to just get a meeting place lined out, and no one answered. I did leave a voicemail, but never got a return call. At the time of the excursion, when they were nowhere around, I called again two different times. These phone calls were now sent straight to voicemail. A phone call back would have been nice. A text message the day of the cancellation would have been nice. Anything besides an email, when someone may not have internet access, would have been nice. We were greatly disappointed.
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7 reviews
Very good

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.

Written March 14, 2020
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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 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.

Kalama, WA60 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 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
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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
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