|Rainforest Canoe Adventure & Nature Trail
Canoe on a pristine mountain lake surrounded by rainforest!
The adventure begins with a scenic motorcoach tour to a secluded mountain lake nestled within the Tongass, the nation's largest national forest. Board authentic Alaska Native style canoes; these 37-foot, 20 passenger, traditional Alaskan canoes are fast, stable, and easy to maneuver. Paddle through lush rainforest under the direction of an experienced guide while scanning the shore for wildlife and learning about the unique natural and cultural history of the Ketchikan area.
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. Finally, paddle back to the canoe dock to reboard your motorcoach, returning to the cruise ship pier.INCLUDES: Round trip transfer from the dock to the mountain lake; two hours canoeing, which includes the nature walk; snack and beverages consisting of clam chowder, rolls, jam, smoked salmon, crackers, mints, juice, hot chocolate, coffee and water; and a souvenir "I Canoed Ketchikan" pin. All participants are provided with ponchos and life jackets. Souvenir T-shirts are available for purchase.