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Ketchikan Backcountry Jeep & Canoe Safari

40 reviews

Excursion Overview

Kick off your Alaskan adventure on this Jeep and canoe expedition!

Fill your senses with adventure and excitement as you take control of a 4-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler and wind your way through the rugged back roads of Revillagigedo Island. Then grab a paddle and join your companions in a 37-foot, 20-passenger native-style canoe to navigate your way across a mountain lake, where a hearty snack and nature hike await.

To kick off your adventure tour, you'll begin with a guided scenic drive in your Jeep where you'll be paired with traveling companions in groups of four. Your journey through Ketchikan starts by heading into the mountainous roads of the Tongass National Forest. The route takes you through the lush rainforest, and up mountain roads to view the magnificent scenery.

By means of two-way radio, your group leader and guide will provide you with interesting and informative commentary along the way. You'll be fascinated by the area's natural history as you pass through old-growth and new-growth forests. Learn about the timber industry's reforestation methods while you stop for some fantastic views and photo opportunities. Along the route, there will be an opportunity to change drivers.

The Jeep portion of your tour concludes with your arrival at Lake Harriet Hunt. Here, you'll experience a unique ecosystem from the vantage point of a large, easy-to-paddle, guided canoe.

On the other side of the lake, your expert safari guide will lead a nature hike through an old-growth forest. A remote camp is a base for an Alaskan snack. Enjoy a short narrated transfer back to the safari base camp and your ship.

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Life jacket, rain gear (poncho)
  • Snacks and beverages including clam chowder, smoked salmon, rolls, jam, crackers, mints, juice, hot chocolate, coffee, and water
  • Souvenir button to take home


  • Moderate physical activity is required
  • Drivers must be at least 25 years old with a valid license and current insurance
  • The minimum age and weight are 5 years old and more than 50 lbs. Children from 5-8 will require a booster seat which is available upon request and subject to availability

Duration: 4 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 40 minutes - roundtrip narrated transfer to base camp
  • 10 minutes - orientation, risk acknowledgment forms
  • 80 minutes - follow guide on Jeep® trails to Lake Harriet Hunt
  • 10 minutes - outfit for canoe portion of the tour
  • 80 minutes - canoe across Lake Harriet Hunt, nature walk, snack and return
  • 20 minutes - transfer from Lake Harriet Hunt to base camp

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Liquid Sunshine Rain Gauge. If your ship docks at Ward Cove, you will be picked up there and you do not need to take the shuttle. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

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

Each Jeep can hold a maximum of 4 passengers.

All Jeeps are equipped with automatic transmissions.

All Jeeps are 2 door. Something you should keep in mind when booking the tour is that they can be challenging to climb in/out of if you are in the back seat.

Yes! There are several photo stops along the way for all qualified drivers to swap so everyone that wants to will get a turn.

All Jeeps are equipped with 2-way CB radios that will allow the guide to communicate with you and vice versa.

Bald eagles and their nests, herons, shorebirds, and waterfowl are all common sights. Porpoises and even humpback whales occasionally surface for air, however, this is not a designated wildlife tour and nothing can be guaranteed.

Yes, small bags and backpacks are allowed.

Food and drink are not allowed during this tour.

Yes, a snack and beverage including clam chowder, smoked salmon, rolls, jam, crackers, mints, juice, hot chocolate, coffee, and water is provided.

Moderate physical activity is required, and there is a minimum age and weight of 5 years old and more than 50 lbs. Children from 5-8 will require a booster seat which is available upon request and subject to availability.

Ponchos and lifejackets are provided. We recommend you bring your own raingear for inclement weather days.


Guest Reviews


40 total


Sylvia F

On Sep 2023

So much fun, we really enjoyed this tour.

Tammy W

On Aug 2022

Had an absolute blast! Would do it again in a heartbeat. It was fun and thrilling. The calmness of the canoe ride afterward was wonderful as was the food!

Jeannie K

On Jul 2022

Loved this! So exciting and fun. We had an issue with our power steering and the walkie/talkie and the guide was so kind in helping us through this. We loved this excursion!

Gayle M

On Jul 2022

What a fun excursion. Our guide was amazing. Would recommend this to anyone. The Jeep ride was a little more rough and tumble than we thought it would be, but we still loved it!

Helen C

On Jul 2022

Quite a fun excursion, enjoyed the canoe trip and nature walk but jeep safari was not as exciting . Staff was very helpful and friendly!


Best Price Guarantee!


Duration: 4 hours

Best Price Guarantee!

Duration: 4 hours

Age: 13+

Adult: $229.00

Must Be 50lbs or More

Child (5-12): $174.00

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