Join us for a spectacular Zodiac trip exploring part of Alaska's Inside Passage leaving from the dock of Ketchikan!
This is an adventure and eco-tour for the spirited traveler! Rain, gusty winds, boat spray, and bumpy rides are very common. You are likely to see marine life, migratory waterfowl, and Alaskan birds of prey. Majestic whales and bears have also been seen from our rafts.
"Zodiac" is the term used for all inflatable watercraft. They are an exceptional heavy-duty boat built to be safe in rough conditions. These boats have proven to be the most agile and unique platform to carry small groups of people into a powerful and rare life experience on the last frontier.
Each boat carries 4 people. Every trip begins with a shuttle from the Ketchikan cruise ship dock directly to our outpost. You will also be provided with gear, flotation devices, and safety instructions.
Please note: This tour takes place on coastal waters and can be choppy. Only guests 25 and older can pilot the zodiac. Each Zodiac holds up to 4 guests. This tour is not limited mobility and wheelchair accessible.
Duration: 2 hours (Roundtrip from the cruise ship terminal.)
- Courtesy shuttle to and from the cruise dock
- Rain gear, boots, face masks, gloves, dry bags, and safety glasses provided.
- Personal flotation devices
- Minimum age: 4
- Minimum weight: 40 lbs
- Maximum weight: 350 lbs
- Not recommended for pregnant guests, elderly guests, or guests with previous back and neck injuries.
- Maximum of 4 passengers per boat.
- Guests who want to drive must be 25 years or older.
Duration: 2 hours
- 10 minutes - outfitting facility
- 10 minutes - boats while watching a safety and instructional video
- 1 hour and 40 minutes - on the water
- 10 minutes - ride back to outfitting facility
- 10 minutes - to change and warm up
- This tour meets at the cruise ship dock. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.
ADA Accessibility of Tour:
- This tour is not limited mobility and wheelchair accessible.
What should I bring?
We encourage guests to bring binoculars, as well as your camera.
What should I wear?
Wear warm clothes- jackets, hats, gloves, and close-toed shoes.
How many people per zodiac?
There is a maximum of 4 guests per zodiac.
Are there any age restrictions for children?
There are no age restrictions for this tour however only guests 25 and older can drive the boats.
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.
What if my tour is cancelled due to bad weather?
All tours that cancel because of weather will be fully refunded with no fees or penalties.
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Oct 2019 - Shannon H.
This was so much fun! We were a small group of just us and our guide. While adjusting to the zodiac on open water was a bit challenging at first, we loved the adventure. Cruising up the coastline enjoying the scenery and animals won't soon be forgotten
Aug 2019 - Joyce G.
This was a nice tour. Good guide. Didn't see much wildlife but that can't be controlled. Learned a lot about the local area.
Aug 2019 - Janice S.
From the description of the tour we did not know we would be driving the boat. This was very difficult for my husband. He had a very hard time for some reason. He was not able to enjoy the scenery at all. It was not what we were expecting. I feel we wasted our money on this excursion. It was disappointing for us.
Jul 2019 - Paul F.
This was so much fun. This group allowed us to go earlier after our ship changed its departure time. We had a blast! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. My kids, husband, and I had so much fun in the boats. After I left my purse at the location, the driver drive back , picked it up, and drove it back to me. Truly top-notch!!
Jun 2019 - Jane H.
Had a fabulous time on the Zodiac Escape Tour. Able and Chase were excellent guides. Felt safe in the Zodiac and saw wildlife on this excursion. Would highly recommend this trip.
Jun 2019 - Patricia P.
Staff was very helpful and friendly. I had a wonderful time.