A nonstop adventure in the wilds of Alaska, this spectacular excursion includes a cruise through unspoiled waterways to an island lodge for a traditional seafood boil.
Depart from the pier and begin driving along the picturesque coastline to Clover Pass, a fishing resort where you will board a boat and cruise towards Grant Island. The scenery along the way is pure Alaska, a wilderness of dense forests, rugged mountains and pristine water, all inhabited by the state's iconic wildlife.
You will have the rare opportunity to see an eagle's nest and perhaps observe frolicking seals and porpoise darting through the water. You will also pass one of the few manmade structures in the area, a naval facility used to measure the acoustics from submarines.
Upon arriving at Silverking Lodge in the heart of Grant Island State Marine Park, you will have time to check out the anglers' fresh catch and stroll the boardwalk that winds through the rainforest. Don't forget your camera: the largest known red cedar in the Tongass National Park towers majestically over the boardwalk's end. You may also see Sitka blacktail deer grazing on the lodge's grounds.
A bountiful seafood lunch follows, all prepared in a large pot of boiling water. You can expect delectable ingredients like Dungeness crab, mussels and shrimp, accompanied by potatoes, corn, onions and a host of flavorful spices. It's truly a feast not soon forgotten. Following your meal, you will retrace your route by sea and land back to the pier in Ketchikan.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 1-hour of easy to moderate walking that may include some uneven and natural surfaces and there are a few steps to negotiate. Participants must be able to enter and exit the boat with limited assistance. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Warm, layered clothing; cap; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.