Rainforest Trail Bike And Hike
Make your way to a creek-side camp to sink your teeth into tasty Alaskan-styled snacks like smoked salmon and wild berry jam, see carnivorous plants like Sundew and other flora on a nature walk and more when you book this exciting outdoor excursion in Ketchikan. If you're an outdoor enthusiast or nature lover, then this is the tour for you! Your tour includes an experienced Alaskan tour guide who will show you the beauty of the Tongass National during an exciting three-mile mountain bike expedition through the beautiful forest with the convenience of all equipment, rain gear, helmet and mountain bike to travel over varying terrains that offers accessibility to riders with varying riding abilities. Get a surprise souvenir to commemorate your time in Ketchikan, a chance to dine on delicious bites like hot clam chowder and smoked salmon and take a guided nature trail walk to see exotic plants like Sundew and wildlife like bald eagles.
Kick off this outdoor odyssey by meeting up with your guide near the famous rain gauge to take a scenic drive to your first stop at the Tongass National Forest. As the largest national forest in Alaska, the Tongass spans 17 million acres of land and has an abundance of centuries-old Hemlock and Spruce trees. Follow your guide under the canopy of old Spruce and Hemlock trees that tower over the three-mile historic coastal trail you'll travel along via a mountain bike. Enjoy the gently sloped elevations of the forest and its vast terrain as you enjoy this national forest's unspoiled beauty.
Next, follow your guide to a nearby rustic creek-side camp to sit by a warm campfire to dine on delectable Alaskan-style delights, including smoked salmon, rolls, hot clam chowder, and wild berry jam. Whet your palate with cold lemonade, hot chocolate, or other delicious beverages as you take in the beauty of the stunning views of the salmon street at this gorgeous riverside camp. After devouring your Alaskan-style snacks, follow your guide on a nature trail walk through the rainforest to see the majestic and mysterious flora and fauna like black-tailed deer, bald eagles and the carnivorous Sundew plant that traps small insects with its sticky tentacles. Before returning to your cruise pier take a scenic drive and get a chance to reflect on the picturesque views of Ketchikan's nature highlights for the perfect end to your trip.
From mountain biking through the Tongass National Forest to enjoying a scenic drive, this guided tour offers much to see and do. Reserve your spot today on this epic adventure for an unforgettable time in Alaska!
Please Note: Approximate time on the bike is 45 minutes and 40 minutes for the nature walk. This tour will operate in most weather conditions.
About Shore Excursions Group
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.
We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.
Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.