Shore Excursion – Ketchikan Rain Forest Island High Tech Treasure Hunt

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Enjoy a narrated transfer by motorcoach to Knudson Cove where you will board a motorized rigid hull inflatable Seahawk for an exciting 30 minute cruise along Clover Passage to a remote island in the Tongass National Forest. During your cruise you are likely to view marine life including whales, sea lions, seals, porpoise as well as bald eagles. Arriving on the island you’ll be given an orientation on Geocaching and be divided into small groups. Each group will be provided with a Global Positioning System (GPS) device already preloaded with the coordinates that you’ll need to find your caches. Groups will be given a separate coordinate to start the hunt and you’ll be searching for your treasure on the beach and along a well maintained boardwalk trail through a beautiful old growth rainforest.

Each cache discovered will reveal coordinates for the next cache until the ultimate destination cache is found. Your guide will meander among the groups to assist as needed and provide interesting information about the botanic species native to the area and historical information about the importance of the forest to the early Natives of the region. Once your group has found its treasure, you’ll gather around a campfire and enjoy an Alaskan style snack before heading back to the marina to board your motorcoach, for the return to your ship.

Note: Participants must weigh at least 40 lbs. Children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult. Children 13-17 years of age must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian. Not recommended for pregnant women.