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Per Person $154 USD
Child (Ages 9 and under) $80 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout


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This fishing village is Alaska at its finest, and an opportunity to get away from the bustling pier and soak in some fresh air isn't something that should be passed up.

The beautiful surroundings of Ketchikan are best explored from its shores and waterways with no mode of transportation more satisfying than one fueled by man-made power. As your eyes scan the shore and tree line, you will forget that you are even pedaling while embarking on this guide-led excursion through Alaska's unique scenery.

Following your pickup at the cruise ship pier, you will take a 15-minute drive to your departure point. Arriving at a family-owned float house, you will already have been versed on Ketchikan's long history, which provides the perfect talking point while getting fitted for your life jacket, water boots, and water cycle. Sneak in a quick stretch and you are on your way!

An exploration of Ward Cove and the Tongass Narrows for just under 2 hours provides the perfect amount of time to see the best of Ketchikan. From discovering remnants of the fishing and timber industries to searching the shores for eagles and bears, you will learn about all the aspects that make Ketchikan one of the most treasured Alaskan destinations.

The tour ends with a well-deserved Alaskan-style picnic back at the float house. Take one more gaze across the water before heading back to the dock downtown.

There is a chance of getting so caught up in the surroundings that you forget to pedal!

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from cruise ship pier
  • All the necessary gear
  • Guide-led water cycle tour of Ward Cove and the Tongass Narrows

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 3 hrs - Please see special instructions.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

The departure time will be determined by ShoreTrips. Times vary due to ship schedules. During the checkout process, we will ask for your preferred time and assign the departure as close as possible to your preference.
• Guests are encouraged to wear layers and bring camcorders or cameras.
• At the float house, following the tour, you will be able to enjoy coffee, hot chocolate, tea, water, smoked salmon spread, bagels, crackers, cheese, fruit, and fresh baked cookies.
• Each tour comes with two guides, one pedaling in front of the group and one in back.
• You will be outfitted with life jackets and binoculars. Although 99% of the time your feet won't get wet, there will be waterproof boots available at no charge. Rain gear is also available.


• There is a maximum of 6 water cycles on each tour.
• There is a weight limit of 550 pounds per water cycle