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Ketchikan, Alaska-port

Ketchikan, on the southwest side of Revillagigedo Island, grew up around salmon canneries and sawmills. Ketchikan's name supposedly comes from the native term "Katch Kanna", which roughly translates: "spread wings of a thundering eagle." At one time Ketchikan was proclaimed the “Salmon Capital of the World.” An outstanding collection of totem poles make a visit to Ketchikan essential for anyone interested in Native art. Travelers flock to Ketchikan for their first look at the North Country, and are rarely disappointed.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Adventure Go-Kart Expedition
    Most Active or StrenuousRegent Choice
  • Alaska Bear Adventure By Floatplane
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent Choice
  • Alaskan Lodge Adventure & Seafeast
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Bear Viewing On Prince of Wales
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Classic Misty Fjords Flightseeing
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Cruise George Inlet and Crab Feast
    Seated TourMeal
  • Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show
    Seated Tour
  • Guided Fishing in the Wilderness
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Highlights of Ketchikan - Alaska's First City
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Ketchikan Duck Tour
    Seated Tour
  • Ketchikan Private Tour
  • Misty Fjords and Wilderness Explorer
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Misty Fjords Seaplane Adventure
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Mountain Peak Flight Seeing & Crab Feast
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Neets Bay Bear Watch By Floatplane
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Rainforest Canoe & Nature Trail
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Rainforest Island Adventure
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Saxman Native Village & Lumberjack Show
    Light Activity /Walking
  • The Bering Sea - Crab Fisherman’s Tour
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Tongass Rainforest Expedition
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Totem Traditions & Potlatch Park
    Light Activity /Walking

Adventure Go-Kart Expedition

Most Active or Strenuous Regent Choice

Duration: 3 1/4 hours

Tour Code: KTN-009

Experience the rugged Alaskan wilderness from the driver's seat of a specially designed off-road adventure kart.

Get ready for the off-road adventure of a lifetime! Mountain trails through a privately owned rainforest preserve offer the perfect venue for off-road challenges. Learn about the history, culture and economy of Ketchikan as you are transported by motorcoach to this rainforest wilderness.

Arriving at the Adventure Kart base camp, you will receive a safety briefing and gear up in preparation for the exciting, 90-minute guided trek. Your caravan of karts sets out to explore the remote back country along several miles of improved forest trail, with your guide in the lead ATV. A comfortable pace is maintained as you thread your way around steep curves, climbing to reveal unparalleled views of the Tongass National Forest, Behm Canal and Alaska's fabled Inside Passage. Stops are made along the way to soak up the grandeur and beauty of this lush land.

About mid-point in your ride, you will stop for a snack and beverage, then drivers and passengers have the opportunity to switch positions for the return trip. Be prepared to watch for wildlife along the way where eagles, deer or bears are frequently sighted.

Please note: Guests should be prepared for a very bumpy ride and therefore this tour is not recommended for guests with back and/or neck problems or pregnant women. Expect the trail to be dusty or muddy depending on the weather conditions. Vehicle speed is mechanically regulated to a maximum of 30 m.p.h. Each driving participant must present a valid driver's license and be at least 16 years of age. Participants must be at least 40 pounds and 50 inches in height to ensure maximum benefit from the safety harnesses on the vehicles. Maximum weight is 300 lbs. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. A liability waiver is required and must be signed in the presence of the operator.