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“Not worth it for the money”

Adventure Kart Expedition
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$209.00*
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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Off-Road Adventure Tour
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Owner description: We are an off road tour company located in beautiful Ketchikan, AK. We offer amazing views of the Bhem Canal, Tongass National Forest, and Revillagigedo Island. We utilize specialty, Israeli made, Tomcars for our tour which are a unique vehicle not often seen in the touring industry. They are rugged, reliable, and overall fun!! Come on out and GET DIRTY!!
CA, USA
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8 reviews
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“Not worth it for the money”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Unfortunately, our booked flight on a sea plane was cancelled due to wheather. We were disappointed and wanted to do something fun instead. For the 5 of us, we paid a price close to what we would have paid for the plane ride. Definitely not enough fun for the buck. 2 ppl/car, you are paying around $400 to drive the car for about an hour? Lesson learned: Always have a plan B for Ketchikan to avoid scrambling at the last moment.

Visited August 2013
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Shane A, Manager at Adventure Kart Expedition, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience here with us! We invite you back to try again anytime and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in Alaska!!
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“wet fun”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

These aren't your regular go karts they move right along.they're definitely made for the Alaskan terrain.and I enjoyed the guides.a must do before I leave this planet.

Visited July 2013
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Shane A, Manager at Adventure Kart Expedition, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Right on! Thanks again and hope you had fun!!

-Shane Ayrsman
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Columbus, Ohio
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“Interesting diversion to get into the woods”
Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

We had booked a sea plane tour through our cruise and it was cancelled. Since we had been up in a helicopter & done a whaling ship + ground tour in precious ports, we went this route when we rescheduled a tour. It was also half the price of the sea plane. Had 2 boys, 8 & 13, who loved it. As others mentioned, you get extremely dirty when it is dry from all the dust. You ride over ruts & holes so it is bumpy, but fun to be in woods. We had two stops & guys shared a lot about the area. You don't go super fast as mentioned because you are all in a line. My son in Punta Cana could drive one of the carts, but here had to be 16. This is good for families with kids. It is bumpy & dirty so appealed to younger cruising folks.

Visited July 2013
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Shane A, Manager at Adventure Kart Expedition, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thanks so much for the feedback! We appreciate your response and hope to see you again in the future!

-Shane Ayrsman
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Vernon, New York, United States
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“Adventure Kart”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

For the money I was not overly impressed with this tour. We only stopped two times along the whole trail and not much information was provided. I was glad they provided us with gear because it was quite rainy the day we went.

Visited June 2013
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Shane A, Manager at Adventure Kart Expedition, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thanks so much for the feedback! We appreciate your response and hope to see you again in the future! Sorry that you felt it was too expensive. We have a lot of investment into the vehicles to keep them safe!

-Shane Ayrsman
Manager
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Not your grandma's Go Kart.”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

To call these vehicles a Go Kart is like calling a tiger a kitty. These karts are made to take really rough terrain and potholes that would make your car cry. Be prepared to get dirty, have fun driving like mad over rocky terrain and to see incredible vistas where eagles abound in the trees. Because we went during the summer, the mountainsides were covered with wildflowers and berries. It was gorgeous!

Our experience might have been different than the typical experience. We went at 7:00AM - first thing and there were only 4 of us, two in each party. We were told the trails were drier than usual and because there were so few of us we got to experience some of the side trails not usually taken. These were some challenging trails with large rocky areas that were steeply graded, making the experience so much fun! I caught myself laughing maniacally a few times out of sheer adventurous joy.

Don't worry about the dirty part too much. They suit you up with rubber pants and coat, and a helmet with a face shield. Not the best fashion statement for photos but necessary if you want to stay reasonably clean and warm. If it is dusty and dry like when we went you will most likely want to buy one of their awesome bandanas (or bring one of your own) to keep the dust out of your mouth and nose. You'll be thankful for it. Beware of using cameras while riding in the karts if the conditions are dry. The fine dust kicked up by the karts will get in your camera. Stick to a sealed camera like a cell phone or underwater housed cameras for in motion shots. After the 14 mile round trip drive they provide you with wipes to clean the grime off and other dirt abatement remedies. I would strongly recommend wearing dark colored clothing. The rubberized outerwear is not clean inside and the red dust will rub on to light colored clothing. The reddish dirt does not stain, but if you're planning on doing anything after the Adventure Kart experience you might want to bring another shirt. Don't let this deter you! The excursion is well worth a little dirt!

If you like adventurous, fun driving.. If you like gorgeous vistas and wildlife.. this is the excursion for you!

Visited July 2013
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Shane A, Manager at Adventure Kart Expedition, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thanks so much for the review and come see us again in the future!! Hope the rest of your trip was fun in Alaska as well!!!

-Shane Ayrsman
Manager
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