Rainforest Island Adventure

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Look for marine wildlife as you boat out to a secluded island, where you’ll experience the dramatic beauty of an Alaskan rainforest.

Take a guided walk through an old growth rainforest and marvel at the massive trees

Take a guided walk through an old growth rainforest and marvel at the massive trees

Boat Ride to a Secluded Island

You’ll depart from downtown Ketchikan by motorcoach to Knutsen Cove Marina. After getting outfitted with rain gear and life jackets, you’ll board a rigid-hull inflatable boat for a 20-minute ride out to a secluded island. Weave through a series of small islands with massive cliffs that rise hundreds of feet out of the ocean, check out active bald eagle nests and look for sea lions and seabird rookeries along the way.

Boardwalk Hike Through the Rainforest

Once at the island, you’ll climb out on the beach, break out into smaller groups, and set off on a stunning hike on a boardwalk that snakes through the rainforest. You’ll walk for a mile or so, spending 45 minutes learning about the old-growth forest as you take in the sights, sounds, and smells of this gorgeous area. You’ll walk past a disturbance zone, where the wind has toppled over these massive trees, exposing root systems that are 20- to 30-feet tall. You’ll also walk past an area of culturally modified trees, where indigenous people harvested bark off of cedar trees to use for shelters or various construction projects more than 100 years ago.

Then enjoy a snack and hot beverages around a campfire, along with some storytelling, before you make your return.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 55.471313
Longitude: -131.797248

Prices & Dates

Season Late April-early October
Duration 4 hrs
Rates Rainforest Island Adventure // $147 per adult, $110 per child (12 and under)
Rate Notes Dry bags, life jackets, rain gear & all necessary equipment provided
Children 12 and under to be accompanied by an adult.
Children ages 13–17 must have a signed parental consent form.
Children must weigh at least 40 pounds in order to fit into required life jackets.

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Rainforest Island Adventure

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