Ketchikan – Backcountry Jeep® & Canoe Safari

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Fill your senses with adventure and excitement as you take control of a 4-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler® and wind your way through the rugged back roads of Revillagigedo Island. Then grab a paddle and join your companions in a 37-foot, 20-passenger Indian-style canoe to navigate your way across a mountain lake, where a hearty snack and nature hike await. For the Jeep® portion of the tour, you’ll be paired with traveling companions in groups of four, and begin the adventure into the mountainous roads of the Tongass National Forest. The route takes you through lush rain forest, and up mountain roads to view magnificent scenery. By means of two-way radio, your group leader and guide will provide you with interesting and informative commentary along the way. You’ll be fascinated by the area’s natural history as you pass through old growth and new growth forests. Learn about the timber industry’s reforestation methods while you stop for some fantastic views. Along the route there will be opportunities to change drivers. The Jeep® portion of your tour concludes with your arrival at Lake Harriet Hunt. Here, you’ll experience a unique ecosystem from the vantage point of a large, easy to paddle, guided canoe. On the other side of the lake your expert safari guide will lead a nature hike through a forest. A remote camp is base for an Alaskan snack. Enjoy a short narrated transfer back to safari base camp and your ship. Bring your camera and a driver’s license. Note: Participants must be at least 5 years of age and weigh at least 40 lbs. Children 5-12 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children under 18 must have a signed parental consent form to participate without a parent or guardian. Drivers must be at least 25 years old, are required to show a current driver’s license,and must sign a liability/insurance waiver. Moderate to good physical condition is necessary for participation on this excursion. Not recommended for pregnant women. Life jacket and raingear provided. Dress comfortably in warm clothing. Tour will operate in all weather conditions. We will provide a booster seat for children between ages 5 through 8 upon request and subject to availability. This tour operates under a Special Use Permit issued by the US Forest Service.