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This tour combines three activities into one exciting and delicious expedition! Your tour starts immediately as you board your motor coach and enjoy a narrated tour of Ketchikan en route to Clover Pass Resort, the oldest continuously operated fishing resort in the State of Alaska. At Clover Pass you’ll meet your crew, who will get you properly outfitted for comfort and board an adventure boat.
Your first stop will be a nearby active eagle’s nest. Learn about the Bald Eagle and look for hatchlings in the nest. From the eagle’s nest your captain will navigate his way through bays and inlets while your narrator gives you insights into the land, the air, and the sea. Learn about the timber industry, how it shaped the development of Alaska, and get a feeling for life on the island. Your boat will also venture past the Back Island Naval Testing Facility, home to some of the most sensitive “ears” on the planet. Learn about their work on cruise ships and Navy Vessels, including nuclear submarines. Keep your eyes open for wildlife as porpoises and seals are frequent visitors along the tour route.
Your final stop is Silverking Lodge, located in the heart of Grant Island State Marine Park. At this working fishing lodge you’ll check out the day’s catch as fishermen make their way back from a day on the water. Walk the elevated boardwalk into the heart of the rainforest, get an up close and personal look at the flora and fauna of Southeast Alaska, and take your picture next to the largest known red cedar in the Tongass National Forest. Finish off your tour under a covered gazebo as you dine on a delectable seafood boil meal of crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, potatoes, onions, garlic, corn, and sausage -- all cooked in one delicious pot and served piping hot on your table! Top off your meal with dessert, if you still have any room left! Use your last few minutes to take photos, check out the underwater camera, or soak up the atmosphere around the lodge before heading back to Clover Pass Resort and on to your ship.