Ketchikan Zodiac Boat Excursion Reviews

Emerge into Ketchikan’s true backcountry as you embark on a zodiac excursion around Alaska’s coastline.
Very worthwhile.
Sail Date: July 2019
Very worthwhile. Small group, very enjoyable.
Very worthwhile. Small group, very enjoyable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very rainy and rough seas.
Sail Date: July 2019
Very rainy and rough seas. Only wildlife we saw were eagle and one or two seals at a distance. Could only see their heads anyway.
Very rainy and rough seas. Only wildlife we saw were eagle and one or two seals at a distance. Could only see their heads anyway. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
I was pleasantly surprised we were supplied with gear to keep us nice and warm.
Sail Date: July 2019
I was pleasantly surprised we were supplied with gear to keep us nice and warm. Dress in layers though. I had a headband and gloves. The boats were the disappointment. The seat 3 people comfortable. It was my husband and I - we were ... Read More
I was pleasantly surprised we were supplied with gear to keep us nice and warm. Dress in layers though. I had a headband and gloves. The boats were the disappointment. The seat 3 people comfortable. It was my husband and I - we were paired with another couple. My husband got to enjoy the tour riding backwards on the hull of the boat - hanging on for dear life - as we bopped along the VERY choppy water. Unless you have 3 in your party - I'd try to finagle a way to get a boat to your self. The ride would be smoother - and more enjoyable. We did get to see seals and eagles. Our guy threw out some fish so we got great video of an eagle swooping down to grasp it. NO BEARS will be seen on this tour - NO MOOSE will be seen on this tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We took a zodiac tour of ketchikan and neighboring islands.
Sail Date: June 2019
We took a zodiac tour of ketchikan and neighboring islands. We saw tons of bald eagles and had a blast navigating the boat. Would highly recommend.
We took a zodiac tour of ketchikan and neighboring islands. We saw tons of bald eagles and had a blast navigating the boat. Would highly recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
no whales, but saw bald eagles
Sail Date: September 2018
no whales, but saw bald eagles
no whales, but saw bald eagles Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
So much fun, great guide, gave you all of the outer gear you needed.
Sail Date: August 2018
So much fun, great guide, gave you all of the outer gear you needed.
So much fun, great guide, gave you all of the outer gear you needed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great for meaning nature.
Sail Date: August 2018
Great for meaning nature. This is where we saw sea lions, bald eagles, and sea stars.
Great for meaning nature. This is where we saw sea lions, bald eagles, and sea stars. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Fabulous...best excursion we took.
Sail Date: August 2018
Fabulous...best excursion we took. Small number of boats - stunningly beautiful.
Fabulous...best excursion we took. Small number of boats - stunningly beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A little rougher than I expected, smaller than other rib boats that I have been on.
Sail Date: July 2018
A little rougher than I expected, smaller than other rib boats that I have been on. Only saw eagles.
A little rougher than I expected, smaller than other rib boats that I have been on. Only saw eagles. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great way to explore the bay..
Sail Date: June 2018
Great way to explore the bay.. we saw a lot of whales and eagles, amazing way to be close to nature and not be surrounded by hundreds of people.
Great way to explore the bay.. we saw a lot of whales and eagles, amazing way to be close to nature and not be surrounded by hundreds of people. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
So much fun.
Sail Date: May 2017
So much fun. We were out on the water in our own zodiac boat for 4 hours and saw an bald eagle dive for fish right in front of our boat! Guide was friendly and informative.
So much fun. We were out on the water in our own zodiac boat for 4 hours and saw an bald eagle dive for fish right in front of our boat! Guide was friendly and informative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Great tour.
Sail Date: May 2017
Great tour. Saw lots of Eagles, seals, dolphins, and other birds. Walked through the rain forest with our guide. Learned about the area and the plants, trees and wildlife.
Great tour. Saw lots of Eagles, seals, dolphins, and other birds. Walked through the rain forest with our guide. Learned about the area and the plants, trees and wildlife. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a highlight of our cruise for me.
Sail Date: September 2016
This was a highlight of our cruise for me. We had perfect weather throughout the cruise tour, but this day was exceptional from the personnel who assisted us, the walk through the forest, and the seafood feast we were provided. While ... Read More
This was a highlight of our cruise for me. We had perfect weather throughout the cruise tour, but this day was exceptional from the personnel who assisted us, the walk through the forest, and the seafood feast we were provided. While this is quite a pricy excursion it is right up there with the top of many we have taken on our 29 cruises. Make sure to get the waterproof gear provided just in case you have other than sunny weather! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was the best most entertaining excursion Claire was great tour guide with boats so we saw ...
Sail Date: August 2016
This was the best most entertaining excursion Claire was great tour guide with boats so we saw seals, whales, eagles, etc. They provide all gear including binoculars.
This was the best most entertaining excursion Claire was great tour guide with boats so we saw seals, whales, eagles, etc. They provide all gear including binoculars. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
good trip got lucky on the weather, wouldn't want to do this on windy rainy day's.
Sail Date: July 2016
good trip got lucky on the weather, wouldn't want to do this on windy rainy day's.
good trip got lucky on the weather, wouldn't want to do this on windy rainy day's. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Four person zodiac boats that you get to trade off driving.
Sail Date: July 2016
Four person zodiac boats that you get to trade off driving. Great scenery and they give you gear to wear. Only thing you need to bring is a scarf as it was windy. The guide was wonderful.
Four person zodiac boats that you get to trade off driving. Great scenery and they give you gear to wear. Only thing you need to bring is a scarf as it was windy. The guide was wonderful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
Excellent excursion with a fabulous guide, David.
Sail Date: June 2016
Excellent excursion with a fabulous guide, David. We each drove our own boats and saw many Bald Eagles and seals. They provide rain gear so it wasn't so cold. Great timeMy 10 yr. old daughter loved bouncing around on the boat. This ... Read More
Excellent excursion with a fabulous guide, David. We each drove our own boats and saw many Bald Eagles and seals. They provide rain gear so it wasn't so cold. Great timeMy 10 yr. old daughter loved bouncing around on the boat. This is not a tour for people with neck or back injuries as you do get jarred when hitting those waves.. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
AWESOME!!!
Sail Date: May 2016
AWESOME!!! Drive your own Zodiac. Get the locals to take you around point out wildlife that you wouldn't see on your own. See some awesome Eagle action. Wrapped up in warm attire. Given some crackers and salmon spread and some ... Read More
AWESOME!!! Drive your own Zodiac. Get the locals to take you around point out wildlife that you wouldn't see on your own. See some awesome Eagle action. Wrapped up in warm attire. Given some crackers and salmon spread and some warm coffe/coco/water after the trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Unfortunately, it rained heavily during our excursion which really limited our visibility.
Sail Date: August 2015
Unfortunately, it rained heavily during our excursion which really limited our visibility. They had provided us with multiple layers of rain gear, hats, gloves, and visors, but it was still a cold and clammy experience. Our guide was ... Read More
Unfortunately, it rained heavily during our excursion which really limited our visibility. They had provided us with multiple layers of rain gear, hats, gloves, and visors, but it was still a cold and clammy experience. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Had I known it was going to be raining so heavily (apparently, it almost always rains in Ketchikan), I would have skipped this excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We went to an island rain forest.
Sail Date: August 2015
We went to an island rain forest.
We went to an island rain forest. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our boat had a problem; the bilge kept filling with water and we could not keep up with the guide ...
Sail Date: August 2015
Our boat had a problem; the bilge kept filling with water and we could not keep up with the guide or other zodiacs:(
Our boat had a problem; the bilge kept filling with water and we could not keep up with the guide or other zodiacs:( Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Spoke with the Zodiak (*Ketchikan Outdoors), family owned co., before sailing to check on the level ...
Sail Date: August 2014
Spoke with the Zodiak (*Ketchikan Outdoors), family owned co., before sailing to check on the level of safety and impact to the body while boating (my dad has bone cancer). They suggested we wait at least 48 hours prior to arriving to see ... Read More
Spoke with the Zodiak (*Ketchikan Outdoors), family owned co., before sailing to check on the level of safety and impact to the body while boating (my dad has bone cancer). They suggested we wait at least 48 hours prior to arriving to see what the wind/weather was like. Anything over 10 mph winds would make the boating excursion a little ruff. Called the Ketchikan Outdoors as soon as we arrived into Port and they were able to fit us in. Weather was as expected in Ketchikan, rainy-cold but perfect!! We had a fantastic time - saw a few eagles. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We booked a zodiac adventure on our own because we wanted to make sure that the operator was the ...
Sail Date: June 2014
We booked a zodiac adventure on our own because we wanted to make sure that the operator was the one that we read great reviews about online. It was a family run operation and the staff was extremely nice. The weather in Ketchikan that day ... Read More
We booked a zodiac adventure on our own because we wanted to make sure that the operator was the one that we read great reviews about online. It was a family run operation and the staff was extremely nice. The weather in Ketchikan that day was beautiful so it was not cold and the water was smooth. We say several eagles and other birds. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Zodiac's are super fun to drive and they bait the eagles to fly down - I got the best pictures ...
Sail Date: May 2014
Zodiac's are super fun to drive and they bait the eagles to fly down - I got the best pictures ever.THANKS!
Zodiac's are super fun to drive and they bait the eagles to fly down - I got the best pictures ever.THANKS! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Aside from the 18-foot incoming tide and the swells, this was hands-down the best excursion ever.
Sail Date: September 2013
Aside from the 18-foot incoming tide and the swells, this was hands-down the best excursion ever. We had an incredible guide who pointed out orca, humpback whale, bald eagle, and seals. He had some terrific side stories and we stopped near ... Read More
Aside from the 18-foot incoming tide and the swells, this was hands-down the best excursion ever. We had an incredible guide who pointed out orca, humpback whale, bald eagle, and seals. He had some terrific side stories and we stopped near the totem pole park as well. Really really fun!! We wandered Ketchikan for a bit and stopped into Ketchikandies (always do) and sampled a few bits of their divine chocolate. There are some cute little shops around town to stop into with art and snacks too. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises