Alaska Shore Excursions | Ketchikan | Wilderness Adventure Cruise and Rainforest Exploration For more information: www.shoreexcursionsgroup.com Setting out from Ketchikan you will drive to a remote lake approximately 30 minutes from Ketchikan. Here you will be given information and put on your life jackets before boarding your motorized rigid hull inflatable Seahawk and setting off on a 30 minute exciting cruise along the coast, Upon arrival on a remote island in the Tongass National Forest, you will join an experienced Alaskan trail guide for a walk through natural, unspoiled beauty in the coastal rain forest. The trail takes you through a beautiful old growth forest, by way of a secluded beach, and is mostly boardwalk, about one-mile in length and well maintained. Follow your knowledgeable guide through this ancient forest and learn about botanic species native to this region, such as western red cedar and yellow cedar that early natives were so dependent upon for spiritual enrichment, shelter and transportation. Learn how Sitka spruce was instrumental in the construction of Howard Hughesâ€™ famous Spruce Goose and other early vintage fighter planes. After your approximately 45 minute hike, you will have some free time to wander on your own or enjoy a light snack. Then its back in the 24 passenger inflatable for the trip back to the landing pier. Keeps your eyes open as whales, steller sea lions, harbor seals, porpoise, bald eagles and migrating seabirds may be spotted on this route. Bring your camera and binoculars! Once back on land, drive back to Ketchikan.
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