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Ketchikan Backcountry Jeep and Canoe Safari Adventure
Ketchikan, Alaska, USA
- Revillagigedo Island: Take control of a 4-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler and travel around the rugged backroads of the 12th largest island in the United States during your land adventure.You'll be paired with up to four traveling companions, while your guide provides commentary by two-way radio.
- Lake Harriet Hunt: Next, it’s time to experience the island by water. Jump into a 37-foot, 20-passenger Alaska Native-style canoe and be immediately transported back to a simpler time as you paddle across Lake Harriet Hunt.
- Backcountry snack: After you build up an appetite, stop at camp where you will enjoy a hearty Alaskan snack of clam chowder, smoked salmon, rolls and jam, beverages, and more.
- Nature walk: From the camp, your guide will share with you the highlights of a temperate rainforest on an optional nature walk through old-growth forest.
About this Ketchikan, Alaska tour
The name is longer than the island itself, so that might be why the locals just call it Revill. Revillagigedo Island is 55 miles long, 35 miles wide and is the 12th largest island in the United States. For those who are not fond of towns or roads, Revillagigedo Island is the place to be for an outdoor recreational experience.
First, enjoy an invigorating drive through the backcountry in your very own Jeep Wrangler®. Pair up in groups of four and listen along as your group leader provides interesting facts via two-way radio. The Tongass National Forest will come to life right before your eyes. Revillagigedo (part of the National Forest) was at the heart of a logging controversy that pit environmentalists against local residents over plans to clear cut old-growth trees on the island, in what is known as the "Roadless Rule." This conservation policy limits road construction – and the accompanying environmental degradation on areas of public land like the Tongass National Forests.
Loggers in the area sought to roll back the restrictions through a court challenge that was overwhelmingly defeated when the United States District Court in Washington denied the petition. As such, visitors are treated to an unspoiled wonderland, as the next part of this tour will show you as you cross the gorgeous Lake Harriet Hunt. Jump into the canoe and gently paddle across the calm waters; you won’t know where to look as the beautiful landscape surrounds you.
To end this nature-filled experience, your guide will take you to shore where your chef will already be preparing delicious snacks. Warm up with some hearty chowder, smoked salmon, fresh rolls and sweet wild berry jam. There's no better bonding trip that brings you closer to family or a friend and even closer to nature!
A picture is worth a thousand words.
The Hunt family played an intricate role in the rise of Ketchikan, Alaska. Harriet Hunt loved to take pictures and she was known for lugging around her heavy camera everywhere she went to document the progression of her beloved city. Harriet took thousands of pictures before her death of a stroke in 1934 as such having the lake named after her (Lake Harriet Hunt) for her role in preserving Ketchikan’s history.
Please make your way to the Rain Gauge, located outside on the north end of the visitor center building on the dock.
Drivers must be at least 25 years of age and are required to bring a current drivers license.
Your tour operates in all weather conditions, so be sure to wear warm waterproof layers.
Travelers must be willing and able to get in/out of canoe and paddle. Not recommended for travelers who are in their third trimester of pregnancy.
Adventure, Family Friendly, Scenic, Wilderness/Wildlife, Cultural
Motorcoach, 4-seat Automatic transmission 4X4 Jeep Wrangler, 20-seat Canoe
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for travelers over the age of 5 years old. Operator will provide a booster seat for children ages 5-8. Drivers must be at least 25 years old.
You must weigh between 40 and 400 pounds to participate in this tour.
Special Medical Restriction
The jeep ride is at a reasonable pace and is not dangerous. However, if you have neck/back problems, a cardiac or respiratory condition, or you are pregnant, this is not a suitable tour for you. The ride may be bouncing and jolting.
All travelers are required to sign a waiver before participating.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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