What’s cooler than a Hummer meeting you dockside to take you just where you want to go in Ketchikan, along with a driver who looks like he just stepped out of a “Grizzly Alaska” reality show? The answer is: not much.
So gather a party of up to five people and hire Alaska Hummer Adventures for a 2- or 4-hour tour. Here’s how it works: You let Alaska Hummer Adventures know your preferred sites in advance (there’s a form on their website) and they will customize your tour to fit. Choices range from destinations like the Saxman Native Village and Totem Bight State Park to shopping, hiking, or wildlife viewing. There’s also a pricier 6-hour tour if you want to take a hummer and a charter boat to try bear viewing at Margaret Creek.
Tour guides at Alaska Hummer Adventures include the well-known Hunter Davis, a larger-than-life local legend who typically sports a kilt and an impressive award-winning beard. An explosives expert in the military, Davis bought a sailboat and made his way to Ketchikan after retirement. He’s an expert at Ketchikan trivia, which makes him the perfect tour guide around town. (Visit town in winter and you’ll likely find Davis playing Santa or performing in a local play production.)