Ketchikan Hovercraft Eco Adventure & Wildlife Viewing | Same Day

Excursion Overview

Jump aboard your Alaskan Hovercraft adventure!

This hovercraft tour is a unique and exciting way to experience Ketchikan's local beaches, see wildlife, and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Your excursion will start immediately at the cruise ship dock where you will jump aboard a Blackbird Hovercraft and enjoy a narrated tour en route to a local Alaska State Park beach.

Once ready to take off, our hovercraft won't touch the ground and you will fly about 20 inches above the water. During the ride, our tour guide will describe the operations of this "air cushion" vehicle and what makes a hovercraft eco-friendly. The pilot will take you over gentle waves and along the jagged shoreline before flying your craft from the water to the beach.

Make sure to have your cameras ready as the hovercraft transitions from sea to land. Keep an eye out for local wildlife and enjoy the great Alaskan scenery. Pulling up onto the shore will be the ultimate display of what makes a hovercraft such a unique vessel. Once ashore, guests will get an opportunity to step out onto the remote beach and walk around the beautiful shoreline while taking in the scenery.

Your excursion concludes with a 25-minute return hovering back to the pier going around the front of Pennock Island, along the channel with Ketchikan to your right. Narration about the Saxman Native Totem Village, the local Coast Guard, Ketchikan living, and the historic downtown area will be provided by your tour guide.

Things You Need to Know


  • Ride on a hovercraft
  • Beach and Coastal exploration
  • State Park admission fee
  • Binoculars are available on the vessel
  • Bottled water and snack bars are available


  • Wear proper beach footwear and raingear if needed

Duration: 1.25 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 10 minutes - safety briefing and load hovercraft
  • 10 minutes - ride to the local beach
  • 30 minutes - beachcombing, walk around beach, and picture opportunity
  • 25 minutes - marine wildlife viewing and narrated drive back to the pier

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the cruise ship terminal in front of Berth 3. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers. Guest docking at Ward Cove must take a shuttle to and from downtown Ketchikan.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

Refund Policy:

  • Same Day Tours are non-refundable unless the tour is canceled by the tour operator for any reason.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is a maximum of 12 passengers per fully enclosed hovercraft. If your party is larger than 12, additional hovercrafts may be available. Just let us know and we can check availability.

No, the hovercraft is not equipped with a restroom.

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

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

Yes, all persons on board are counted by the USCG, thus they all need a ticket (but it will still be free).

Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour.

Non-alcoholic beverages in closeable containers and snacks are allowed on tour.

Bottled water and snack bars are available.


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Duration: 1.25 hours

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Duration: 1.25 hours

Adult (12+): $189.00

Child (11 and under): $149.00