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Ketchikan Outdoors

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Ketchikan, AK, USA
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About Ketchikan Outdoors
Board a 14-foot inflatable boat to explore one of the most beautiful places in the Southeast Alaska Inside Passage. Feel, smell, and get up close and personal with the rugged Southeast Alaska coastlines that you marvel at from a distance on your cruise ship. As an added bonus, you may see seals, whales, sea lions, and maybe even a bald eagle on your voyage. Parties of four have their own boat (one passenger must be 25 or over to drive). Parties of two or three share with other guests. Our Zodiac Adventure is located in Saxman Native Village, which gets us out in the wild fast and allows more time on the water. We provide all necessary gear to keep you warm and dry; just make sure you wear comfortable, appropriate outdoor wear. Gear provided includes rain gear, boots, face masks, gloves, PFDs, dry bags, and safety glasses. This expedition takes place in Alaskan coastal waters, not calm lakes, ponds, or rivers. Expect the water to be rough! Anyone over 350 pounds, pregnant, elderly,
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Camper36283107019 wrote a review Jul 2021
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They canceled on us. Never called to let us know. Only way we found out was when we tried to call them to arrange meeting time and place. Very disappointed in their business ethics.
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Response from eugene99901, Owner at Ketchikan Outdoors
Responded 4 weeks ago
We are so sorry for your feeling like we had a miscommunication problem. We left a message on the phone number you left with the booking company quite a few days before your scheduled trip. These are tough times for the tourism industry without the return of cruise ships. We were hoping for more independent visitors to make it possible to operate, but that isn't happening. It's hard to find employees who need 40 hours to survive but we can only provide a few a week due to such a small visitor base. We are struggling to pull ourselves out of this pandemic. Your support would be much more appreciated.
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ubiquitous7 wrote a review Jan 2020
Portsmouth, United Kingdom31 contributions23 helpful votes
Went on a seaplane from Ketchikan to remote landing, then walked for about 15 minutes through woodland. There was then a hide overlooking a river where we watched black bears catching salmon in the river buy a small waterfall, absolutely magical. Loved that they only let small groups in, we were very quiet and watched, got great video of a bear actually catching a salmon. The seaplane flight was amazing too as weather was sunny and clear, could see for miles. Would recommend this trip for anyone who loves to see animals in their natural habitat, we booked it whilst on cruise from Vancouver to Alaska.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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sylvanite wrote a review Nov 2019
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We were on a cruise in July 2019 and we decided to book through trip advisor rather than our cruise line. After a few excursions in different cities, this was our last booking and easily our favorite experience! Our kids, ages 5 and 8, loved it. We were with another family of 5 who had their own zodiac. Our guide was in his own boat and led us easily through the open waters, zooming by other boats as well as A LOT of wildlife. We saw a ton of fish, a few whales in the distance, and quite a few eagles. It was an amazing experience and everyone was super friendly, from the employees who suited us up to our guide who took the time to explain wildlife habitat.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Derrick S wrote a review Oct 2019
York, United States3 contributions9 helpful votes
One of the best excursions I have been on through my travels in 50 states. We went at the right time of year. Many whale encounters and one close up. Also saw eagle swoop down for fish We were in same waters as cruise ship with zodiac great tour guide, very attentative stayed out longer due to whale encounters. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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lisalipp2018 wrote a review Oct 2019
Panama City, Panama3 contributions
The guide, nicknamed Pig, threw a fish in the channel and an EAGLE swooped down and grabbed it right in front of us! Then, over the radio, Pig was told that there was a whale nearby "bubble feeding" . He found it and we watched it bubble feed for an hour-spectacular!!!!! What an experience. It was cold out but the suits they provided kept us warm and dry. Neat experience, so glad we did it.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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