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Per Person $103 USD
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The Forest Service only allows a handful of people per day to visit this site, and, since Tongass is a National Forest, if you are a US citizen, you are part owner of this special place. Why not see a beautful way in which your tax dollars are being spent?

During a short 10-minute drive from the cruise ship dock, you'll be transported from the hustle and bustle of town and into the quiet of the Tongass National Forest. Once at the scenic and remote Ward Creek Trail, you'll begin your 2-hour exploration of this unique temperate rainforest.

The Ward Creek Trail, which is groomed to high US Forest Service standards, is slightly rolling and climbs to an elevation of about 500 feet over 3 miles, traversing a gentle mountain slope. Along the way, you'll be treated to a variety of wildlife, including waterfowl, woodpeckers, and, occasionally, Sitka blacktail deer and black bear foraging salmon in the stream.

The trail is pristine, lined by old growth spruce and hemlock, and you can hear the rushing waters of Ward Creek. Berries, flowers, and skunk cabbage are abundant in season. While on the trail, your experienced local guide will help you become more closely acquainted with the issues in the Tongass, including resource management, wildlife management, and the local economy.

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • Wilderness walk in the Tongass National Forest
  • Lots of wildlife viewing and photo opportunities!

Days of Operation

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

Departures (local time)

  • 7:15 AM (3 hrs) Check-in at 7:15am. Tour departs at 7:30am. Sunday only
  • 8:15 AM (3 hrs) Check-in at 8:15am. Tour departs at 8:30am. Monday-Saturday
  • 11:15 AM (3 hrs) Check-in at 11:15am. Tour departs at 11:30am. Sunday only
  • 12:15 PM (3 hrs) Check-in at 12:15pm. Tour departs at 12:30pm. Monday-Saturday
  • 3:00 PM (3 hrs) Check-in at 2:45pm. Tour departs at 3:00pm.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

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

Special Instructions

• Wear hiking boots or tennis shoes.
• We suggest that you bring insect repellent and water.


• There is a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 16 for this tour.
• This is a moderately easy walk focusing on the beauty of the forest, rather than a challenging hike.
• All participants should be able to walk 3 miles without difficulty.