Indulge your senses with a pair of Alaska's favorite experiences during this picturesque flightseeing tour, and an Alaskan dungeness crab lunch at the George Inlet Lodge.
Depart Ketchikan's picturesque harbor aboard a floatplane for a 30-minute flightseeing tour over the city and Tongass National Forest, then on to the remote, yet rustic and elegant George Inlet Lodge. Along the way, you will take in spectacular vistas and photo opportunities, and learn about the historic importance of the DeHavilland Beaver floatplane and the landmarks seen below.
Upon arrival at the lodge, you will be served a smoked salmon snack served with white wine or Alaskan amber beer. You will also learn about the colorful George Inlet Lodge and its epic journey across 90 miles of ocean to its current location. Your host will entertain you with stories and facts about Alaska, Ketchikan and so much more. You will then be served a repast consisting of a fresh romaine salad topped with homemade Oriental-style dressing, followed by steamed baby red potatoes and dungeness crab. A steaming hot second helping of crab is included. Dessert will consist of rich, smooth cheesecake smothered with Alaskan blueberries.
Afterward, a brief visit will be made to the George Inlet Lodge's gift shop before taking a narrated coach ride along the coastline, then back to Ketchikan. En route, you will pass by and learn about totem poles, and see a fish hatchery and the Ketchikan Coast Guard Station.
Please note: The order of sites visited may be reversed. This tour involves walking on uneven surfaces, negotiating steep inclines and stairs. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or guests who utilize a wheelchair. Depending on the tide, the gangway to the floatplane can be steep (15-25 degrees). There are 79 covered stairs from the bus drop off to the lodge deck. However, there is a maintenance vehicle available to drive guests down and back up to eliminate the stair factor.