Ketchikan, Alaska, US
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Approximately 3¼ Hours
Set out on this small-group eco-tour with a maximum of 14 privileged guests.
You're headed to the scenic Tongass Narrows -- one of the most picturesque locations in Alaska. Hump Island -- the only oyster- and kelp-producing farm in the state -- is located here. Your visit will tantalize your taste buds and showcase the natural wonders of the Alaska Archipelago. You do not need to be a fan of oysters to have a great time on this tour.
A narrated ride by van along a coastal road brings you to Bonfire Bay. Board a USCG-certified boat here, complete with heated indoor seating, for the short cruise to the Hump Island Oyster & Kelp Farm. Keep an eye out for whales, seals, sea lions and eagles en route to your destination. The outside deck offers unobstructed views and fantastic photo opportunities.
The oyster farm team provides an engaging introduction to the facility, the oyster-growing process, and the cultivation of the shellfish from the width of a thumbnail to market size.
Get better acquainted with the thriving, prickly, smooth, slippery and slimy endemic marine wildlife of the clear and clean Southeast Alaska waters through the educational hands-on touch tank. Hear stories of life in a small Alaskan community. Footage from an underwater drone gives you a feel for the ecosystem surrounding the oyster rafts and the oysters' food sources.
Lead with your taste buds at the on-site floating Oyster Bar, where you will sample freshly-harvested oyster and kelp products in a true ocean-to-table experience.
Browse in the gift shop before returning to the ship by boat and van.
Minimum weight is 40 lbs. Wear sturdy non-skid walking shoes. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Participants must be able to navigate multiple steps, uneven surfaces and a ramp that can be steep at low tide.