Sitka, Alaska, US
Jeep 4-Wheel-Drive ATV,Local Sightseeing,All
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Approximately 3½ Hours
This fun and adventuresome nature safari takes you to remote, volcanic Kruzof Island.
Head to a local jetty and board a boat for a fast, fun ride through numerous picturesque islands. Keep your eyes peeled for American bald eagles, sea otters and sea lions.
As you approach Kruzof Island, your captain will point out some intricate volcanic rock formations. Step ashore and meet your guide.
Get acquainted with your Polaris Ranger vehicle and, after a safety orientation and operating instructions, it's your turn to drive. Follow your guide on a trail through forest surrounded by beautiful scenery. Drive over bridges with gurgling streams with salmon running up them in season, and pass along a wildflower meadow on your way to a scenic estuary. Here, you will stop and search for wildlife such as Alaska coastal brown bear and Sitka black-tail deer.
After enjoying a snack, it's time to ride back to the jetty and take the boat back to Sitka.
Wildlife sightings and wildflowers blooms vary with the season. This tour operates in the Tongass National Forest under a Special Use Permit issued by the US Forest Service. Minimum age is 9 years; minimum age to drive is 18 years with a valid driver's license. Participants must be in good physical condition. Waiver must be signed and medical conditions disclosed. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Ride will be bumpy; guests who are pregnant or have a back or neck condition are not allowed to participate. Waiver must be signed and medical conditions disclosed. You may get wet and muddy. Dress warmly in layers with a wind- and waterproof outer layer; bring gloves, a scarf and a warm hat.