After meeting your duck on the cruise ship dock, your 45 minute journey through the historic neighborhoods of Ketchikan will begin. You'll want to sit back and enjoy the amusing commentary, guaranteed to 'quack' you up! Have your cameras ready as you make your way through one of Alaska's most famous tunnels, on your way to the picturesque Bar Harbor.
Upon arriving at the harbor, it'll be 'all hands on duck' when the bus turns into a boat and splashes into the Tongass Narrows. Witness Ketchikan's legendary commercial fishing industry as your 45 minute adventure on the water begins. As we wade through the water, keep your eyes peeled for Alaskan wildlife. You may spot a soaring bald eagle, marine mammals, or even another duck. Throughout the adventure, your Ketchikan Duck Tour guide will engage and entertain you.
Join us for a unique and unforgettable experience aboard this Coast Guard certified and inspected amphibian, that doubles as a boat and a bus!
Duration: 1.5 hours (Roundtrip from the cruise ship dock)
- Informational and engaging tour guide on-board the Duck
- Duck whistles available for purchase
- Guests must be able to board the Duck via the boarding ladder, which is approximately 9 stairs, each 6 inch high
- Passengers must meet at their assigned Duck 20 minutes before departure time
Duration: 1.5 hours (tour times below are approximate):
- 45 minute drive through historical Ketchikan neighborhoods
- 45 minute boat ride through the Tongass Narrows
- This tour meets and departs from the cruise ship dock. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.
ADA Accessibility of Tour:
- This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to board the Duck boat using the boarding ladder, which is 9 stairs that are approximately 6 inches high. After boarding, the entire excursion is seated. There will be a dry, secure area to store any wheelchairs, scooters, or strollers during the duration of the tour. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.
What should I wear for this tour?
Clothing that can be layered is recommended.
Will I see any wildlife on this tour?
Wildlife is abundant in Alaska. There is a good chance you may see eagles, marine mammals, or other wildlife during the tour.
Are there any age restrictions for children?
There are no age restrictions for this tour.
Can I bring my own drinks and snacks?
Yes. Drinks and snacks are allowed on the Duck.
Do you offer tours for large groups?
Definitely, arrangements of tours for groups or large families are possible. Please contact us with your group requirements.
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Oct 2019 - Jordan L.
This excursion was very easy to find. It was a treat being in a vehicle that converted to a boat. Since it was a shorter time excursion they did cover a lot about the town and were very informative but we did not see much activity in the water which would've been great but again we went late in September. The captain and his mate were very delightful and entertaining. The only reason I am not giving five stars is that there was not much to see once in the water, but that is not the crews fault..otherwise I would have.
Sep 2019 - Elisse H.
Humor and good information
Sep 2019 - Sabatina O.
A lot of fun despite the rain. Tour guide (Nathan?) was great.
Aug 2019 - Zhengfan Y.
A very nice experience for the price, especially suitable for the kids. The tour guide, Jeannette, is awesome.
Aug 2019 - Andrew S.
Unfortunately, this tour spent a lot of time in town traffic and we got to see the harbour from our cruise ship anyway when we left. The duck boats are a novelty - so if you've not done one before it is still worthwhile.
Aug 2019 - Linda H.
My grandsons & I enjoyed our experience on the duck boat. We certainly got to know a lot about Ketchikan. It was so much fun.
Aug 2019 - Rebecca L.
The driver and the narrator were nice and pleasant.
Jul 2019 - Patricia T.
The guides were great and it was fun to go from land to water. We wish we could have gone to the totem pole park and gotten off and walked around for just a few minutes. It listed totem poles to be seen so we assumed that meant the park collection, but it was just one that was along the road side. It would be nice to do more on the outlying area of the town.
Jun 2019 - Percy M.
Very nice, friendly and funny guide
Jun 2019 - Susan W.
The tour through town was good, the "boat" ride less interesting than anticipated. The driver and guide were great.
Jun 2019 - Ifang L.
Good to explore the town on land and water with narrative
May 2019 - Tonya W.
Enjoyable for the limited time we were in port.