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When your cruise ship arrives in Ketchikan, stay at the port, where your shore excursion begins with pickup by coach for the 30-minute drive into the rainforest.
Arrive at the base camp and start your Alaskan off-roading adventure with a safety briefing about how to maneuver your Tomcar, the off-road utility vehicle used on the tour. Then put on your gear, including helmet, and hop in your 2-person Tomcar! You can take the wheel or ride in the passenger seat as you follow your guide into the wilderness, but everyone will have the opportunity to drive.
Drive along the 14 miles of bumpy tracks, enjoying the experience of being in the Alaskan backcountry. At the direction of your guide, stop along the way at lookout points to take photos of waterfalls and admire the views of Behm Canal, Clover Passage, Tongass National Forest and the Inside Passage.
Watch for native wildlife like deer, eagles or possibly even a bear, and stop midway through to enjoy a light snack and some water. At this point, you can change drivers if you wish before heading back to base camp, where you can browse for souvenirs in the gift shop or purchase action photos from the tour, if you'd like. Your shore excursion ends as you are returned by coach to the port in Ketchikan.
Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Ketchikan port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Port pickup & drop-off
Use of helmet and rain gear
Light snack and bottled water
Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Action photos (available for purchase)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Drivers must show a valid driver's license
Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
Transportation: Participants will be picked up from the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau. The Ketchikan Visitors Bureau is a wood sided building centrally located in front of Berth 2 on the cruise ship dock
Please note: Participants are not guaranteed their own Tomcar, but each person with a valid driver's license will have the chance to drive
Dress code: Closed-toe shoes are required; long pants and layers are recommended; rain gear is provided but it is recommended that you wear clothing that can get dirty, as the track is often muddy
Minimum height for participation is 50 inches (127 cm)
Minimum weight is 40 lbs (18 kg) and maximum weight is 300 lbs (136 kg)
Physical restrictions: This excursion is designed for people in good physical condition; drivers must have full use and control of their limbs, and must be comfortable in open-air vehicles
Not recommended for pregnant women
Not recommended for participants with back or neck problems
A liability waiver is required to be signed in the presence of the tour operator; in addition to the waiver, children under the age of 18 must also have a signed parental consent form to participate without a parent or guardian