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Ketchikan Adventure Kart Expedition

29 reviews

Excursion Overview

Sit back, strap yourself in, and hit the accelerator for the off-road adventure of a lifetime!

Mountain trails through a timber-harvested area offer the perfect venue for off-road challenges. Learn about the history, culture, and economy of Ketchikan as you are transported by motorcoach to this rainforest wilderness. Experience the rugged Alaskan wilderness from the driver's seat of a specially designed off-road adventure kart.

At the Ketchikan Adventure Kart Expedition base camp, you will receive a safety briefing and gear up in preparation for the exciting, one-and-a-half-hour guided trek. Your caravan of karts sets out to explore the remote backcountry along several miles of improved forest trail, with your guide in the lead ATV.

Feel the rush of adrenaline at the start of your journey as you navigate an obstacle course in a custom-designed Polaris RZR that tests your ability to traverse through the remaining wilderness. A comfortable pace is maintained as you thread your way around steep curves, climbing to reveal unparalleled views of the Tongass National Forest, Behm Canal, and Alaska's fabled Inside Passage.

Stops are made along the way to soak up the grandeur and beauty of this lush land. Enjoy a snack and beverage, then drivers and passengers have the opportunity to switch positions for the return trip. Be prepared to watch for wildlife along the way where eagles, deer, or bears are frequently sighted.

Things You Need to Know


  • Raingear (jackets and bibs) and helmets
  • Bottled water and granola snack


  • Minimum weight: 40lbs
  • Maximum weight: 300lbs
  • Minimum height: 57 inches
  • Drivers must show a valid driver's license. A full driver's permit or international drivers license is required. No learner permits or other substitutions are allowed.
  • Not recommended for guests with neck or back problems or expectant mothers.
  • Karts accommodate two guests

Duration: 3.25 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 1 hour - narrated scenic roundtrip transportation from Ketchikan to karting base
  • 30 minutes - safety briefing and equipment orientation
  • 1.5 hours - kart driving with stops at overlook and waterfall
  • 15 minutes - gearing down and gift shop time

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Liquid Sunshine Rain Gauge. Guests docking at Ward Cove will be picked up and dropped off from Ward Cove. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests need to be able to climb in and out of the karts with limited assistance. Please leave a comment during checkout if accessibility accommodations will be required.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Each Kart has two seats, one driver and one passenger. All participants with a valid driver's license are welcome to drive and positions can be switched at any of the tour stopping points. A full driver's permit or international driver's license is required. No learner permits or other substitutions are allowed.

Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour, however this is not a designated wildlife tour and nothing can be guaranteed.

There are no age restrictions for this tour, however, participants must be a minimum of 57 inches tall and between 40lbs and 300lbs.

Small bags may be brought along but must be stored at the base prior to driving.

Outside food and drink are not allowed.

Bottled water and a granola snack are included.

This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or anyone with neck or back problems.

Layered clothing, gloves and shoes you don't mind getting muddy!


Guest Reviews


29 total


Victoria H

On Sep 2023

Definitely recommend booking with these guys!! One animal on the route would have made this experience 100x better! Definitely worth every penny!

James M

On Aug 2023

So much fun. Interesting. Our guide was knowledgeable and gave us great information. The karts were fun traversing rugged terrain. The whole operation was very safe.

Monique M

On Aug 2023

I wish we had a chance to drive on more trails. We spent way too much time wasted hanging around the shed. The guide was not in any hurry to get the adventure started. Same with our 2 stops, too much time was wasted after it was obvious we were all done in the area. There could have been more time spent off-roading.

Cinda K

On Jul 2023


Gregory G

On Aug 2022

This was really fun and really awesome! The stop points were nothing short of serene. The most beautiful views out there. Our two guides, forgive me, I don't remember the names, were very knowledgeable and really created an enjoyable experience. I would recommend this to anyone taking a trip to Ketchikan.


Best Price Guarantee!


Duration: 3.25 hours

Best Price Guarantee!

Duration: 3.25 hours

Adult: $280.00

Age: 4 to 12

Child (Over 57 Inches): $160.00

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