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Hovercraft Eco Adventure and Wildlife Viewing Tour

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1¼ Hour Duration
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This quick tour allows plenty of time for other activities
Wildlife Opportunities
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Eagles, seals, and whales are seen often!
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No minimum age for this tour
Scenic Eco-Friendly Boat Tour
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To a secluded and remote beach


Discover one of the most unique tours Ketchikan, Alaska, has to offer: the Hovercraft Eco Adventure & Wildlife Viewing tour. This extraordinary experience sends you gliding effortlessly above the water as you explore the stunning coastlines and waters of Revillagigedo Island. With a 20-inch air cushion powering the boat, you'll transition from hovering along Ketchikan’s scenic shorelines to cruising over to a secluded, picturesque beach. Once you land, you'll have a chance to explore away from the crowds of the ship. Have your cameras out and your eyes ready to capture the stunning Tongass National Rainforest, Inside Passage waters, and their many curious animals on this one-of-a-kind wildlife adventure!

Your Hovercraft Eco Adventure & Wildlife Viewing Tour begins directly from the dock with convenient loading onto the hovercraft just steps from the downtown cruise terminal. From here, you’ll board this unique vessel and cruise along the stunning shoreline of Ketchikan, taking in the city & the remote forested coast as you go. Your knowledgeable guide will keep an eye out for wildlife and share more about the flora and fauna of the Tongass National Rainforest.  

Your Hovercraft Eco Adventure & Wildlife Viewing Tour will continue along until you reach a remote scenic beach, where your vessel will maneuver itself right up onto shore. Not something the average boat could do! Here, you’ll have the opportunity to stretch your legs & explore the beach before boarding back on the hovercraft for your return to town. Both on the beach, and throughout your journey in the hovercraft, keep an eye out for wildlife! Eagles, seals, and even whales can sometimes be spotted on this wildlife adventure. This tour combines excitement, education, and eco-friendly exploration that will leave you with unforgettable memories and stunning photographs to last a lifetime. Don’t miss this unique adventure! 

What's Included

Dock-to-dock transportation is included with this tour.
Knowledgeable Guides
Light Snacks & Water
Guide Gratuities
Rain Gear

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear and how should I prepare for this tour?
No special equipment is necessary for you to bring. Dress warmly and in layers as the temperature can fluctuate throughout the day. We recommend bringing gloves and an extra pair of socks for your comfort. Please come prepared with proper footwear for walking on the beach.
What if it rains? Do the trips get canceled?
Ketchikan is in the heart of a temperate rainforest, and we would never do anything if we stopped for the rain. Please do not let the possibility of rain deter you from booking. Southeast Alaska is at its most beautiful on misty rainy days.
How long is this excursion, and is transportation included?

The total duration of this activity is about 1.25 hours from start to finish. The meeting location will be just next to the Berth 3, which is conveniently situated near the downtown Ketchikan cruise ship dock. Folks who are docking at Ward Cove should plan on taking the shuttle downtown. Of course, you'll receive detailed meeting instructions and planning information in a confirmation email upon booking.

What if our cruise ship's schedule is canceled or delayed?
We will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, then you will receive a refund, less any non-refundable fees.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: There is no minimum age to join this tour
This tour is only accessible with folding wheelchairs. Guests can store folding wheelchairs in storage at Berth 3, but will have to walk down and up stairs to the boat.
Although the chances for seeing wildlife are excellent, wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.
Children under the age of eighteen (18) must travel with a fare-paying adult or guardian who will be charged the applicable rate for the tour.
Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees. Contact us by phone or email to request a cancellation.

Quick Facts


1h 15min

Adult Rate

Child Rate

Itinerary • 1h 15min • 4 activities

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Your guides will meet you downtown by the cruise docks at Berth 3 to take you over to the hovercraft & walk you through safety information before your tour sets off.

10 minutes
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Your tour kicks-off with a short narrated ride to a scenic beach on one of the small islands surrounding Ketchikan's Island of Revillagigedo.

10 minutes
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At the beach, you'll have time to comb the shore, walk around the area, and take pictures with your fellow guests, the guides, and the hovercraft you arrived on.

30 minutes
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From here, your Blackbird Hovercraft will explore the area looking for wildlife and passing by more remote Islands. You'll learn about the 20-inch "air-cushion" that makes this tour eco-friendly and experience as it coasts, before returning to Berth 3.

25 minutes