Ketchikan, Alaska, US
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Approximately 3¾ Hours
This tour combines three activities into one exciting and delicious expedition.
Your tour starts as you board your motorcoach and enjoy a narrated tour of Ketchikan en route to Clover Pass Resort, the oldest continuously-operating fishing resort in the State of Alaska. At Clover Pass, you'll meet your crew, who will get you properly outfitted for comfort. Board the adventure boat and head out in search of excitement.
Your first stop will be a nearby active eagle's nest. Learn about 'America's bird' and look for hatchlings in the nest. Your captain will navigate through bays and inlets while the narrator offers insights into the land, air and sea. Learn about the timber industry and how it shaped the development of Alaska, and get a feeling for life on the island.
Venture past the Back Island Naval Testing Facility -- home to some of the most sensitive ears on the planet. Learn about their work on cruise ships and Navy vessels, including nuclear submarines. Keep your eyes open for wildlife, as porpoises and seals are frequent visitors along the tour route. During May and September, whales are often sighted inside Clover Passage.
Your final stop is at Silverking Lodge, in the heart of Grant Island State Marine Park. At this working fishing lodge, you'll check out the day's catch as fishermen return from a day on the water. Walk the elevated boardwalk into the heart of the rain forest for an up-close look at the flora and fauna of Southeast Alaska, and take your picture next to the largest known red cedar in the Tongass National Forest.
Finish off your tour under the covered gazebo as you dine on a delectable seafood meal of crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, potatoes, onions, garlic, corn, and sausage -- all cooked in one delicious pot and served piping hot at your table. Top off your meal with dessert.
Use your last few minutes to take photos, grab a souvenir from the gift shop, or soak up the atmosphere around the lodge before returning to Clover Pass Resort and the ship.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. Dress warmly in layers with a wind- and waterproof outer layer; bring gloves, a scarf and a warm hat.