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“Great Ketchikan via Zodiac Tour”
Review of Ketchikan Outdoors

Ketchikan Outdoors
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Two wonderful tours to choose from! For our thrill seekers, board a four person Zodiac boat for an amazing, off the beatern path adventure. We like to call this "Power Kayaking". Stay away from the van rides you have to endure from other companies and join our boat rides to amazing scenery and wildlife. We outfit you in top of the line gear so you can enjoy the opportunity to drive the boat while following our friendly and knowledgable guide in a different craft. If boats aren't your thing, gather the family and experience the Alaskan Rainforest and rich native culture from your electric buggy. Grab your grandparents and grandchildren to roast marshmallows around our wilderness camp. This experience is for the entire family to enjoy together.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 14, 2013

My husband and I, along with my brother and his wife had a fantastic time on our Ketchikan Outdoors tour. The gear they gave us (gloves, hat, boots, rain pants/jacket) kept us warm on the ride. Paul, our tour guide gave us an incredible time driving around in the zodiac's, seeing dolphins, eagles, harbor seals and hands on starfish. We learned a lot about the area and had a great time with the very friendly folks at Ketchikan Outdoors. Would highly recommend the excursion - worth every penny!!

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We signed up for this while on a Celebrity Cruise (the Solstice Ship). You can book it apart from the cruise, I believe. This is a top-notch business that gave us the most amazing day of our trip. While on the Zodiak boats we saw eagles, whales, porpoises, salmon and seals. The eagles even came down to grab a fish that our guide tossed into the water.

Do this if you are in Ketchikan!

2  Thank lambermom
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Our Zodiac tour was the BEST! Jack, our tour guide, greeted us and helped us prepare for the trip. The water proof warm layers werer really appreciated out on the water. Jack gave great directions for driving the boat and safety. He was an very informative throughout the trip. We didn't want it to end. Finally we had to come back to reallity. I loved the picture they took of us and then gave to us a a momento, so thoughtful.
Everyone at Ketchikan Outdoors in Ketchikan was friendly and helpful. It is a trip we will always remember and hope to take again some day.
Thanks all!

1  Thank Janet B
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

My daughter and I signed up for an excursion from our cruise to go out on a boat and see the waters around Ketchican. Jeff, our tour guide, was waiting at the dock and walked us over to the Ketchican Outdoors storefront so we could get prepped for the trip.
The people working there were incredibly friendly. They got us outfitted into warm, waterproof clothing that they provide for the day. We walked to our boats, had a tutorial on operations and safety and headed out.
There was just the two of us in our boat. Jeff took us to a bunch of different places where we saw a whale about 30 yards away, lots of bald eagles, as well as seals. He also told us about area, waters, sights and ecology of Ketchican and was very knowledgable about all. My daughter, 14, had an incredible time, as did I, and I would definitely recommend taking their tour in you're in Ketchican.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Along with a gorgeous sunny day in Ketchikan we were lucky enough to book this excursion and it was a success! Like others we will not book through the cruise line the next time as they are a well run operation. Everything from the pick up in the nice van, to the folks providing the CLEAN clothes, socks etc. to the tour guide was wonderful. There were only 6 of us which you are not always guaranteed to have but it was extremely organized. We were lucky enough to see whales, seals and Bald Eagles however you always need to keep in mind that it's wild life. The boats were clean and well kept making for a great experience. We bounced around a had a great time zooming through the Alaska waters. Don't worry if it's a not so nice day. They will provide all the warm clothes neccessary! When we returned we received a warm beverage and appetizer and a complimentary photo although we brought our waterproof underwater dive camera. This tour is a must!

1  Thank Denise R
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