Embrace the scenic natural beauty of the Alaskan wilderness during this exclusive off-road adventure on Kruzof Island.
After boarding your skiff boat, you will have a rare opportunity to experience the Alaskan wilderness during a picturesque 30-minute ride through the scenic islands and channels of Sitka Sound. Along the way, your captain will discuss your surroundings, and help you spot marine life that may include whales, seals, sea otters and sea birds.
Upon landing on Kruzof Island, you will be met by your guides, receive your safety and driving instructions, then board your two-person Yamaha RHINO off-road vehicle. Your guides will then lead your group on an exhilarating ride through Southeast Alaska's lush temperate rainforest. Your first stop will be at the Iris Meadows Estuary. The meadow is filled with Alaska's beautiful vegetation and wild flowers, and is a great place to look for Alaskan brown bears and Sitka black tail deer; both are common to the area.
After stopping to let the drivers switch positions, the tour will continue on to North Beach. You will pass through an old-growth forest, and out on to a beautiful black-sand beach. Here, some time will be made available to relax, gaze out over the ocean in search of whale spouts and sea otters, take photographs and have a homemade snack with a beverage. On the return trip, a final stop will be made for a walk through a meadow and on to a bridge where salmon can be seen during spawning season. Binoculars, helmet, and a rain poncho or disposable raingear will be provided.
Following your visit, you will reboard your ATV for the ride to the boat landing, and a transfer back into town. Upon returning to Sitka, you will reboard your van for the return drive to the pier.
Please note: As this tour involves travel over bumpy surfaces, guests with back and/or neck problems and guests with limited mobility are discouraged from participating. Participation on this tour will be limited to a small number of guests. Guests are advised to dress warmly in layers, and wear clothing they won't mind getting wet and muddy. The minimum age to participate on this tour is 12 years old; minors must be accompanied by a parent. Binoculars, helmet, and a rain poncho or raingear will be provided. For insurance purposes, each driving participant must present a valid driver's license and be at least 21 years of age. Guests will be required to sign a waiver in order to participate in this excursion.