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Per Person $221 USD
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During this awesome Zodiac adventure, you'll captain your own nimble craft while cruising the picturesque waters off of Ketchikan.

Are you ready to be an Alaska boatman in your own rigid hulled inflatable boat (RIB)? Bring along your first mate and take turns piloting your sturdy craft during this exhilarating guided tour. Follow the guide in your fast boat through rain forest islands, keeping an eye out for wildlife such as whales, seals, eagles, sea lions, and bears. The boat is a 14-foot Zodiac that is fully equipped with console steering and seating for four with a maximum speed of 25 knots.

We'll motor into a beach, climb onto land, and break for a hot beverage and snack. Then, for your return trip, hand the helm over to your first mate. We'll pass rocky islands where humpback whales and orca frequently surface, and go deep into bays and inlets where spawning salmon attract black bears.

This is the perfect excursion for spirited travelers who want the opportunity to drive their own RIB among the islands north of Ketchikan.

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • Services of a guide in a lead boat
  • Orientation and training
  • 1.5 hours of cruising in a rigid hulled inflatable boat
  • Use of boatman gear: skiff suit, dry bag, boots, socks, gloves, and life jacket
  • Alaska boatman certificate
  • Hot beverage and snack
  • Lots of wildlife viewing opportunities!

Days of Operation

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

Departures (local time)

  • 7:30 AM (3.5 hrs) Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri, and Sun only.
  • 9:30 AM (3.5 hrs) Wednesday only.
  • 11:30 AM (3.5 hrs) Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri, and Sun only.
  • 1:30 PM (3.5 hrs) Sunday only.
  • 2:30 PM (3.5 hrs) Friday only.

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 price of this tour includes all of the necesary boatman gear (skiff suit, dry bags, boots, socks, gloves, and life jacket), as well as a hot beverage and a snack.


• Minimum of 2 people required for this tour to run
• The minimum age for this tour is 8.
• Driver must be at least 16 years old and have a valid drivers license and must have a person 18+ years old present with them.
• The maximum weight is 350 pounds per person.
• This tour takes a maximum of 12 passengers. 4 passengers per zodiac boat.