|The adventure begins with a scenic motorcoach tour to a secluded mountain lake, where you will board Indian-style 37-foot, 20 passenger canoes which are fast, stable, and easy to maneuver. Paddle under the direction of an experienced guide, scan the shore for wildlife and learn the unique natural and Indian history of the Ketchikan area. The lake, part of a lush rainforest, is ideal for canoeing and is surrounded by the Tongass, the largest National Forest in the United States.
Stop ashore for an Alaskan-style snack. A knowledgeable guide will lead a short nature walk highlighting the flora and fauna of the rainforest, including a carnivorous plant, the Sundew, which uses tentacles with an adhesive "dew" to ensnare small insects. Paddle back to the canoe dock and reboard your motorcoach that returns to the cruise ship pier.
This adventure is a rare opportunity to comfortably explore Southeast Alaska in the manner of its original explorers and early culture.
Tour Includes: Two hours canoeing on the mountain lake, guided nature walk, and a hearty Alaskan-style snack and beverages. All participants are provided with raingear and life jackets and a souvenir "I Canoed Ketchikan" pin. Souvenir T-shirts are available for purchase. Round-trip transfer.