Aug 2019 - Christopher B.
This was an awesome excursion. Ketchikan was our first stop and this was a great way to get off and enjoy Alaska after being stuck on the ship for 2 days. There is an assortment of 2 door and 4 door Jeeps and depending on how many people are there you will be put together in the jeeps. So if you re going as a couple you will probably ride with another couple you don t know. Everyone in the Jeep gets an opportunity to drive. The lead jeep will be your guides who communicate via radios regarding where to go and what to look out for. Chris and Mike were our guides and they were awesome. Very knowledgeable and made the trip fun. The off-roading was not super technical just very bumpy. If you have back problems beware of sitting in the backseat of the Jeep as the ride is very jostling. Most of the driving is between 10-20mph on the 4WD areas, and 45mph on the 2WD dirt roads. Anyone with a drivers license can successfully drive the off-road trails they are not advanced. The boat ride was very enjoyable. The lake is so peaceful. You do get a little tired from rowing though. The nature walk was nice. It was only 10-15 mins but Chris our guide was very knowledgeable in letting us know about the plants and trees in the area. After the walk we enjoyed snacks and coffee. We had coffee, clam chowder, salmon dip and raspberry jam and bread. You then row back to the other side of the lake get back in the jeeps and drive home. If you ve never off-roaded before and are looking to experience the wilderness in Alaska this is a great excursion for you!! Thank you again Chris and Mike for a fun excursion!
Aug 2019 - Micheal B.
Great time with Mike and Chris, they made this one of our favorite excursions of our time in Alaska, loads of fun!
Aug 2019 - Kristopher O.
Much better than expected. Would have liked more time on the canoe. The jeeping was better than I thought on 2 main trails with lots of puddles and fun sections.
Jul 2019 - Daniel R.
The scenery on the canoe safari was gorgeous! the food was delicious and the nature walk was very informative. The backcountry jeep tour was also a lit of fun. The guides said they'd keep it to 10-15 MPH on the trails then went 20 to 25+ MPH which was a bit scary at times. Overall had a blast on this excursion and would highly recommend it.
Jul 2019 - Kingman L.
Great experience. Our guide was great and kept us informed about the area, history and stories. Our canoe ride was peaceful. The walk through the forest was inspiring. The Jeep ride was fun. Our guide showed us where the mid point was so we could change drivers, so we could all share in the experience of driving a Jeep in the mountains. Our guide had great enthusiasm and made our excursion memorable. I would highly recommend this trip.
K and R Lou from California
Jul 2019 - Brian M.
Lots of fun driving your own Jeep, just wish we had longer off road trip but otherwise the staff was great.
Jun 2019 - Julianna C.
Beautiful scenery, fun trails
Jun 2019 - Karen W.
It was beautiful where we were. We got such a beautiful site canoeing over this lake and then having a small meal with our tour guides. The jeeps were great and took us to such beautiful views. The only downside was our bus late on picking us up, but it all worked out. Great excursion.
Jun 2019 - HEATHER F.
Tim was a terrific guide. Enjoyed all aspects of this excursion. There was a 4 door jeep so we were able to fit our family of 5 in one vehicle, and not have to split up. The forest is beautiful, the lake serene. My husband enjoyed driving the jeep while the rest of us bounced around.
Jun 2019 - Denenne B.
We had a very enjoyable experience driving up through the mountain to a magestic view point. Later we all paddled in a canoe across the lake for a short informative bushwalk.
Aug 2018 - Richard A.
Great family fun for us urban dwellers.
Aug 2018 - Joanne Z.
Off road jeep is so bumpy, my son enjoys it so much! Tour guide Conner is informative n responsible. Highly recommend!
Aug 2018 - David R.
Awesome guides and amazing experience. Kids loved it. Get ready for rugged ride.
Aug 2018 - Donna K.
was expecting the tour to take us to see points of interest and photo opps of Alaska, but instead was taken on bumpy trails through brush, and not what I expected for the price. The canoe ride was ok, but wasn't what I expected either. Wouldn't recommend this excursion if you want to see Alaska. Would have been better to rent a car and drive yourself around Ketcikan.
Aug 2018 - Denise P.
Professional quality tour!!!
Jul 2018 - Penelope R.
4x4 was more like rock climbing up a river bed to get to nowhere and back down again I thought it would be more on the flat like the picture!!
canoe on lake,food and walk good
Jul 2018 - Attel M.
Fun excursion. The canoe trip across the lake was easy and it was beautiful. I wish the "back logging road" part of the trip was a bit longer and had batter views but all in all a decent way to spend some time in Ketchikan. Glad we booked thru Alaska Shore Excursions rather than paying cruise ship markup.
Jul 2018 - CHRISTINE W.
What a fun trip! The Jeep ride was much tougher than expected, but the kids (8-17yo) were howling with laughter. The canoe was on a gorgeous lake and the nature hike was very informative! Fantastic guides!
Jul 2018 - Lisa M.
The jeep tour was fun but a very bumpy ride! It was very peaceful out on the lake with the canoe.
Jul 2018 - Hemanth K.
Backcountry Jeep was great. Canoe was average.
Jul 2018 - Vance V.
Absolutely amazing! Our group consisted of 8 people from 17 to 50 years old and we all had a blast. Emily our tour guide made it fun and interesting. The canoeing was a lot of fun and scenic, and off-roading in the jeeps had us all in at the first climb. This was our favorite excursion while in Alaska.
Jun 2018 - Karen N.
was fun, the stop across the lake had nice snacks, homemade raspberry jam with breads, chowder, smoked salmon, hot chocolate and coffee. canoe trip was pretty but too many people in one canoe took away from the fun.
May 2018 - Steven M.
My wife and I loved this excursion and our guide Rose was the best. This tour is not for the fragile. The views were awesome and the base camp snack during the canoe trip was also very enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour.
Sep 2017 - Theresa M.
Wow, this was awesome! We went way up in the hills, up and down trails that barely were big enough. It wasn't just a pony ride in a circle. The canoeing was in a huge multi person canoe, just the entire process was wonderful! The guides were knowledgeable and very patient. A++
Jul 2017 - Aaron F.
Enjoyed this trip a great deal, it was fun driving on a very rough and bumpy road (not suitable for people that get car sick - ha ha), guide was great! Canoe trip was beautiful and relaxing! The nature hike was amazing! I do wish we had more time to relax enjoying our chef-prepared snack before nature walk! But overall great experience!
Jun 2017 - Kim K.
Fantastic adventure! We loved the beautiful canoe trip and nature hike. The Jeep portion was a blast. I felt that overall things could have been more organized. There was some major confusion over busing all of us back to our ships. Thankfully, we were returned on time but with not much time to spare. One large bus left the main shop area completely empty while we had to wait for another bus. We were told that our ship would not leave without us because "we booked through the ship" however we did not book through the ship and booked independently.
May 2017 - Daniel S.
Lots of fun!! Guide was very knowledgeable about the area and a lot of fun. Jeep ride was wonderful, driving was great. Homemade soup was delicious!!! A great in the tundra adventure!!
May 2017 - Michael D.
This was awesome! Probably my favorite excursion from the whole trip! It seemed like we had the mountain and lake all to ourselves and the lunch was so good. The guides were very clear and thorough, and we felt very well taken care of the entire time.
Aug 2016 - AMANDA H.
enjoyed this adventure. Really did this one for our 19 and 15 year old for the jeep riding. The canoe across the lake added another activity to the tour which was neat. The meal was delicious!!!! The nature walk was interesting. Our whole family enjoyed it!
Jun 2016 - Christine E.
This was fantastic! The jeep ride was one of my favorite Alaska excursions. Our guides were awesome and extremely knowledgeable of the area. You can't help but appreciate the area with all the guide's enthusiasm. This is one of the best tour groups. The jeep is easy to drive and loads of fun! The views are breathtaking!
Jun 2016 - Loyda M.
The staff was great! We enjoyed the canoe ride!