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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Floatplane Tour and Crab Feast

Price USD$229.00


Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Floatplane Tour and Crab Feast
During your cruise stop in Ketchikan, combine a floatplane ride and a crab feast for a quintessential Alaskan experience. Fly high above the beautiful alpine landscape of Tongass National Forest, landing at Revillagigedo Island?s secluded George Inlet Lodge to indulge a finger-licking Dungeness crab meal with all the fixings. Learn about the Alaskan wilderness, the crab industry and more during your tour, and drive back to Ketchikan along the island?s scenic coast. Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.

When your cruise ship docks at the port in Ketchikan ? the southeastern-most city in Alaska ? get ready for a full-day adventure! Your shore excursion starts at the Visitors Center across from the port, where your floatplane takes off from the Tongass Narrows; this Y-shaped stretch of water between Ketchikan and Gravina Island is home to more floatplanes than nearly anywhere else on earth.

Take to the skies above Ketchikan and admire views of Tongass National Forest and its surrounding mountains. Learn about the landmarks below from your pilot, and hear about the special history of your de Havilland Beaver floatplane, which was only produced from 1947 to 1967.

After 20 minutes in the air, land at the George Inlet Lodge, a rustic retreat across the southern tip of Revillagigedo Island from Ketchikan. Your host will greet you with a taste of smoked salmon and entertain you with some facts about the history of the lodge, including its 90-mile (145-km) journey across the ocean to its present location.

Have a seat in the ocean-side dining room and dive into your feast of succulent Dungeness with melted butter, accompanied by steamed red potatoes, romaine salad with homemade Asian?style dressing. Enjoy a second helping of crab if you?re up for more, but save room for dessert: cheesecake with Alaskan blueberry sauce.

With a happy belly, browse the gift shop for souvenirs. Then step in a minivan and relax on the 30-minute narrated coastal drive back to Ketchikan, passing totem poles, a fish hatchery and the Coast Guard station along the way.

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.

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During your cruise stop in Ketchikan, combine a floatplane ride and a crab feast for a quintessential Alaskan experience. Fly high above the beautiful alpine landscape of Tongass National Forest, landing at Revillagigedo Island?s secluded George Inlet Lodge to indulge a finger-licking Dungeness crab meal with all the fixings. Learn about the Alaskan wilderness, the crab industry and more during your tour, and drive back to Ketchikan along the island?s scenic coast. Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.