Ketchikan, Alaska, US
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Approximately 3 Hours
Dungeness crab is delicate and sweet -- a taste of it alone is worth the trip to Alaska. Because George Inlet is a perfect and beautiful place to sample this delicacy, this adventure involves taking a floatplane from the Tongass Narrows to a wilderness lodge. Below you is a glimpse of the bustling community of Ketchikan -- home to more floatplanes than any other port in the world -- as well as views of the spectacular mountains of the Tongass National Forest. In-flight narration explains the historical importance of the floatplane, as well as the many landmarks below.
You will land at the remote George Inlet Lodge. Your host greets you here with a delicious smoked salmon snack to enjoy while (s)he describes the colorful history of the lodge.
Feast on all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab and melted butter, with beverages, in the Oceanside Dining Room. Round out your meal with a rich, creamy cheesecake and Alaska blueberry sauce.
The rest of your journey is a narrated coastal drive back to the ship, passing totems, a fish hatchery and the Coast Guard station.
Guests weighing 250 lbs or more (fully clothed) will be assessed a weight surcharge of $168. The surcharge is paid directly to the tour operator just prior to the flight. This tour can be canceled without penalty either on the day your voyage commences or up until 12 noon on Day 2 of your voyage. Cancellations thereafter are non-refundable. Dress warmly in layers with a wind- and waterproof outer layer; bring gloves, a scarf and a warm hat. Wear sturdy walking shoes. Boarding a floatplane can present difficulties for guests with mobility limitations. There are stairs at the lodge; however, a short van ride is available for guests who cannot use the stairs. The tour sequence may vary. Flight path is subject to change due to weather conditions. Tour operates rain or shine but may be canceled by the operator in the event of bad weather or unsuitable conditions. If the entire tour is canceled, you will have the option of rebooking the meal as a standalone tour with a road transfer to George Inlet Lodge. If only the flight is canceled, you will still enjoy the meal portion of the tour and will receive a refund for the flight.