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Encompassing some 17 million acres (70,000 square kilometers of Southeast Alaska, the Tongass National Forest is the largest forest in the US and the world’s largest temperate rain forest. Named after the Tongass clan of the Tlingit Indians, the park is home to the Alaskan capital (Juneau as well as the Mendenhall Glacier.

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Ketchikan Electric Bike and Rain Forest Hike Ecotour
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Ketchikan Electric Bike and Rain Forest Hike Ecotour

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Ride an electric bike to the end of Ketchikan's 'road to nowhere' and then hike thorough a wildlife-rich rain forest on this combo eco-tour. Pedal from the marina to the end of the island's paved road system on a battery-powered bike, and then dismount to trek through the wilderness of the Tongass National Forest, following a trail that passes an active salmon-spawning stream, a waterfall, beach views, and dense foliage that's home to an array of native Alaskan wildlife.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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2 Hour Alaska Rainforest Walk and Totem Park Small Group Tour

2 Hour Alaska Rainforest Walk and Totem Park Small Group Tour

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Focus on the scenery of Tongass National Forest and Totem Park on this eco tour from Ketchikan. Traveling with a small group of just 11 people or fewer means you'll get personalized attention and plenty of time to ask questions of your guide. Follow your guide on a walk through the Alaskan rain forest and Totem Park, where you'll get views and photo ops of pristine creeks, ancient trees, and moss-covered ground. There's even a geo-caching scavenger hunt to keep kids interested and occupied.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.93
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3-Hour Alaska Rainforest Hiking Tour in Tongass National Forest from Ketchikan

3-Hour Alaska Rainforest Hiking Tour in Tongass National Forest from Ketchikan

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Explore Alaska's rainforest with a guide who leads you on a hiking tour that includes a 15-minute sightseeing drive through Ketchikan. In Tongass National Forest, learn about rainforest plants such as Sitka spruce trees and cedars, and look for salmon, eagles, and bears. You'll hike over gently rolling terrain for a total of about three miles with a group that is limited to 12 people. Includes refreshments, guide, and round-trip transportation from Ketchikan.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Misty Fjords National Monument Floatplane Tour

Misty Fjords National Monument Floatplane Tour

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While in port in Ketchikan, take to the skies over stunning Misty Fjords National Monument on this 1-hour flighted tour. Board a floatplane and fly over the lakes, sheer cliffs and waterfalls of Misty Fjords, a part of Tongass National Forest covering more than 2 million acres (900,000 hectares) of alpine wilderness. Keep an eye out for any wildlife including bears, eagles and other marine life. Tour duration includes a 1-hour flight, safety orientation, loading and unloading time and gift shop time.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$325.00
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Rainforest Zip, Skybridge & Rappel Adventure in Ketchikan, AK
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Rainforest Zip, Skybridge & Rappel Adventure in Ketchikan, AK

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If you’re thinking, “Zipline tour? Been there, done that,” maybe you just need to up the ante. This thrilling zipline tour in Tongass National Forest will have you flying through an Alaskan rainforest canopy at heights up to 135 feet (41 meters) above ground. Across 6,000 feet (1,830 meters) of dual-line cables and three hanging bridges, you’ll have unique vantage points to look for bears feeding on salmon and watch bald eagles soar through the sky. This exciting experience from Ketchikan is limited to nine people per group so you can enjoy personalized attention from your guides.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.00
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Ketchikan Kayak Eco-Tour
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Ketchikan Kayak Eco-Tour

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Navigate the waterways and islands of Clover Pass on a small-group kayak eco-tour from Ketchikan. Along the way, spot native Alaskan wildlife that inhabit this protected region where the thick foliage of the Tongass National Forest meets the sea, from sea lions and migratory humpback whales to eagles' nests and exposed starfish colonies. Paddle with two guides and a small group of no more than eight people for a more personalized wildlife-watching journey.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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Alaska Ocean Wilderness Expedition
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Alaska Ocean Wilderness Expedition

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Maximize your chances of seeing wildlife around Ketichan by heading out onto the waters surrounding the Tongass National Forest. This small-group tour takes you searching for wildlife including humpbacks, orca, sea lions, seals and eagles aboard a quiet and unobtrusive Zodiac expedition craft with a naturalist as your guide. Feel like an explorer and adventurer as you navigate narrow channels, rocky coastlines, forested islands and black sandy beaches.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.00
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Ketchikan Highlights Sightseeing Boat Tour
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Ketchikan Highlights Sightseeing Boat Tour

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Discover the Alaskan town of Ketchikan and its sights from a different perspective as you explore the area by boat. Learn about Native American history at Totem Bight Historical Park; listen to Alaskan tales at Ward Cove, Danger Island, and Guard Island Lighthouse; and observe local flora and fauna at Vallenar Rock and as you sail past Tongass National Forest. Bundle up and get ready for a scenic boat ride.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Eagle Island Sea Kayaking

Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Eagle Island Sea Kayaking

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While your ship is docked in Ketchikan, kayak around Eagle Island, part of Tongass National Forest, on this 3.5-hour guided shore excursion. Enter the protected waters of Clover Pass and as you paddle around the island, spot wildlife including bald eagles, seals, salmon, and perhaps even humpbacks and orcas. The tranquil waters provide a perfect opportunity for beginning kayakers and the more experienced alike to enjoy the Alaskan wilderness.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private 4-Hour Ketchikan City Tour

Private 4-Hour Ketchikan City Tour

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Discover Ketchikan on a private 4-hour tour that is customized to your interests. Select from top destinations such as Totem Bight Park, Ward Creek Trail in Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan city, or look for black bears near the hatchery at Herring Cove. Includes private guide and vehicle, and port pickup and drop-off.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$899.00
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Grizzly Falls Ziplining Expedition

Grizzly Falls Ziplining Expedition

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Soar over glacial waterfalls and stunning Alaska scenery on this ziplining excursion. Meet your guide at the dock and enjoy an entertaining trip through historic Skagway on your way to Dyea. There enjoy a ziplining orientation before strapping in and taking off.  The course features multiple ziplines and suspension bridges to give you views of the surrounding Tongass National Forest and allow you to soar over glacial waterfalls.
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  • 4 hours
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Ketchikan Private Family Tour! Authentic Native Experience (Price up to 6)

Ketchikan Private Family Tour! Authentic Native Experience (Price up to 6)

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Learn about the native cultures of Alaska during your time in Ketchikan on this private shore excursion. This tour is completely flexible and can be tailored to your group's interests. Some options include visiting totem parks, a salmon hatchery, beaches, waterfalls, or going on a hike. While you explore, your guide teaches you about Native American culture and traditions.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$384.62
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Alaska Side By Side Nature Safari

Alaska Side By Side Nature Safari

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Get off the beaten path - literally - on a 5-hour safari through Tongass National Forest. Courtesy round-trip transportation from your Sitka hotel takes you to the lush forest. Hop on your Yamaha Rhino OHV and let the wildlife adventure begin. Animal sightings can include brown bears, blacktail deer, and the American bald eagle. Be sure to also keep your eyes peeled for seals and sea otters on the boat journey to Kruzof Island.
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  • 5 hours
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Traitors Cove Bear Viewing

Traitors Cove Bear Viewing

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Island Wings Air Service is owned and operated by Alaska veteran pilot Michelle Masden, who started flying in 1977 and began her business in Ketchikan in 1993. Island Wings takes the time and makes the effort to help you realize your Alaskan dreams. Share our love of flying through our vast Alaskan wilderness. Experience the freedom of flight over the wild grandeur of the mountains, the islands and the endless sea. In business since 1993, Island Wings takes the time and makes the effort to help you realize your Alaskan dreams. Our focus is the quality of your experience. From the handling of your reservation, to the equipment we operate, to the places we visit; we don't compromise and neither should you. The total time for this tour is 4.25 hours including: the flight, three hours onsite at Traitors Cove Bear Viewing Observatory, and fifteen minutes for the pick-up and drop-off.
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
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$499.00
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Helicopter Combo Tour in Ketchikan

Helicopter Combo Tour in Ketchikan

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Save time and money by combining two top helicopters tours in one. Fly over the 1,500 foot Mahoney Falls, looking out for mountain goats below, then along the George Inlet and up to a mountaintop helipad for views of the Canadian Rockies and Prince of Wales Island. Afterward, you'll soar over the Tongass Narrows and Ketchikan before landing.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$405.00
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Neets Bay Bear Adventure & Flightseeing

Neets Bay Bear Adventure & Flightseeing

This once-in-a-lifetime wildlife expedition with the wild black bears of Southeast Alaska is certain to charm everyone from nature-lover to photography enthusiast. Depart via an authentic Alaskan floatplane with digital CD audio systems and individual passenger headsets to Neets Bay. Neets Bay is one of the finest bear viewing locations in Alaska. The flight is over the largest National Forest in the United States. Neets Bay is also home to one of Southeast Alaska's salmon hatchery operations. During a ¼-mile guided walk along a stunning, well-maintained nature trail through the Alaska rain forest, your naturalist guide will describe the habits of the bear and the lifecycle of their favorite meal - salmon. A secure, covered viewing area allows for up-close observation of the bears in their natural habitat among the wilderness beauty of the Tongass National Forest. Other wildlife possibilities include eagles, Sitka black-tail deer, mink, marten and seals.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Alpine Zipline Adventure in Juneau, AK
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Alpine Zipline Adventure in Juneau, AK

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Sail through the rain-forest canopy on this Douglas Island zipline adventure from Juneau. Ascend through the Tongass National Forest as you head for Eaglecrest Lodge. Glide through the treetops along five zipline routes, stopping at specially designed platforms to take in the views and snap some photos. Traverse a rushing stream via a suspension bridge and finish the adventure by trying your hand at axe throwing.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00
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Kayak and Boat Small Group Tour
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Kayak and Boat Small Group Tour

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Spend a few hours experiencing Alaska’s nature and wildlife on this small group boat tour. After meeting up with a knowledgeable local guide at Alaska Kayak Company, embark on a journey through the Inside Passage. Then hop in a kayak and go exploring for black bears, humpback whales, orcas, bald eagles, and other animals. Enjoy a delicious snack of wild smoked salmon before returning to Ketchkian.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Rainforest Canopy Ropes and Zipline Adventure Park

Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Rainforest Canopy Ropes and Zipline Adventure Park

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Get off your cruise ship and your adrenaline going on this half-day shore excursion to a Ketchikan zipline adventure park. Soar through the Alaskan rain forest on seven ziplines and eight canopy ropes. This natural jungle gym includes suspended logs, rope bridges, a climbing tower and staircase, meaning thrill seekers of all experience levels will share in the excitement. Round-trip port transport included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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Lighthouse, Totems & Eagles Excursion

Lighthouse, Totems & Eagles Excursion

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Lighthouse Excursions is a locally owned & operated Ketchikan tour company, and we pride ourselves on providing guests with an experience of Southeast Alaska through local eyes. Our Lighthouse, Totems & Eagles Excursion is a grab-bag of some of Ketchikan's top attractions, with a little something for everyone. Whether you're a lighthouse enthusiast, a history and culture buff, or love seeing wildlife in their natural environment, this tour is for you! We're passionate about where we live, and we love showing it off to guests from all over the world.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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Tongass National Forest hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.