Your day commences as you board a floatplane for a 30-minute flightseeing tour over the city and Tongass National Forest. It’s a spectacle for the eyes as you view spectacular vistas while learning about the historic importance of the DeHavilland Beaver floatplane and the landmarks seen below.
Landing will be your first glimpse into the rustic yet elegant world that awaits at George Inlet Lodge. A smoked salmon snack paired with white wine or Alaskan amber beer welcomes you while learning about the colorful lodge and its epic journey across 90 miles of ocean to its current location.
Next up is a delightful repast consisting of a fresh romaine salad, steamed baby red potatoes and Dungeness crab. But leave room for an unforgettable dessert—rich, smooth cheesecake smothered with Alaskan blueberries.
Afterward, you’ll have a chance to buy mementos at George Inlet Lodge's gift shop before taking a narrated coach ride along the coastline back to Ketchikan. En route, you’ll view totem poles, a fish hatchery and the Ketchikan Coast Guard Station.
Please note: The order of sites visited may be reversed. This tour involves walking on uneven surfaces, negotiating steep inclines and stairs. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or who utilize a wheelchair. Depending on the tide, the gangway to the floatplane can be steep (15-25 degrees). There are 79 covered stairs from the bus drop off to the lodge deck. However, there is a maintenance vehicle available to drive guests down and back up.