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“Loved our zodiac adventure !”
Review of Ketchikan Outdoors

Ketchikan Outdoors
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Alaskan Family Rainforest Adventure
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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: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed July 23, 2013

My husband and I had a great time on this excursion that we booked on our cruise ship .if you want to get away from the crowds and see the beauty of Alaska not to mention having fun piloting your own boat this is for you ! Our guide Paul was great at making sure we saw as much wild life as we could . Which included eagles , seals and even a whale . They provide you with every thing you need to stay warm and dry ( we went on a nice day so staying dry wasn't an issue ) they even provide really powerful binoculars . For my husband I think this was the highlight of our whole trip .

Thank Pirt3
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

What a wonderful time we had! The staff was helpful and friendly, and Jeff our guide was the best! We were a little taken back when we realized during the orientation that were going to pilot our own zodiac boat, but that was one of the best parts of the trip! We got to dodge cruise ships, fishing boats and seaplanes. We watched bald eagles glide and perch, and Jeff even coaxed one to take a fish he put in the water. We looked for whales and watched seals sunning on the rocks, Jeff let us taste kelp and taught us about sea life and growing up in Alaska. Our only complaint is it had to end, so we're coming back and doing it again. This is an excursion not to be missed!

Thank Karlnalepa
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Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

This trip is absolutely amazing. You can book through your ship or just walk on down and book at the store. I called at 8am and was booked for 1130 the same day. They outfit you with everything you need from socks to rainwear to gloves and a facemask. Our guide Paul was amazing he was extremely polite and showed us everything he could in the 2.5 hrs. I would do this trip a hundred times if I could bc you never know what you will see. We saw eagles seals starfish crabs and salmon. Others earlier saw whales also. The boats are awesome too very very easy to drive, id never driven a boat before and was comfortable in about 2 minutes on it.

Thank Dsidle61
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Our family of four (2 teens) really enjoyed this raft adventure while in Ketchikan. Our guide, "Ash", was informative, kept the group together, and was very safety aware. The Zodiac was fun to operate. We saw bald eagles and seals and really felt like we got a good exposure to Alaska from the water. There were many other Ketchikan Outdoors employees that we interacted with - all were friendly and helpful. This was the best shore excursion of our trip - we'e glad we did this.

Thank HWellington
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Great service. The operators of this excursion were very courteous and generally seemed to appreciate our business. We were able to view seals, bald eagles, & a starfish but driving the Zodiak ourselves was awesome! Plus our snack of salmon & glass of wine/beer afterwards topped off a perfect morning :)

Thank Bettyalvin
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