Buckle up for this deep woods off-road ATV adventure.
Sit back, strap yourself in, and hit the accelerator for the off-road adventure of a lifetime! You’ll cruise mountain trails through a harvested area of timber. This is the perfect route to your off-road ride. One where you’ll stop and take in spectacular views of the Tongass National Forest, Behm Canal and Alaska’s fabled Inside Passage.
Here’s how your Kart ATV adventure will roll along.
Learn about the history, culture and economy of Ketchikan during a motor coach drive to your starting point. Then you’ll be prepped to take on the rugged Alaskan wilderness from the driver’s seat of a specially designed off-road adventure kart. Highly trained and experienced guides at the Adventure Kart base camp will give you a safety briefing and help you gear up for the exciting, one-and-a-half-hour guided trek. You’ll feel the rush of adrenaline right away when you set out in a custom designed Tomcar that puts your driving ability to the test.
Get Dirty and adventure into Alaska’s wild side.
You and your passenger will set off in a caravan of karts, with your guide in the lead ATV. You’ll be exploring the remote back country of the Tongass National Forest along several miles of improved forest trail. A comfortable pace is maintained as you thread your way through ten miles of mountainous roads, around steep curves, on the climb to the awe-inspiring views.
Stops will be made along the way to soak up the grandeur and beauty of this lush green land. Nice time for a snack and drink, and then drivers and passengers can switch positions for the return trip. Be on the lookout for wildlife along the way. Eagles, deer or bears are often seen and heard!
Please Note: Rain bib, rain jacket and a helmet are provided. If you want to be a driver, you must show a valid driver’s license. Karts accommodate two people and are not recommended for anyone with neck or back problems or expectant mothers. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Tour conditions are affected by the weather, and your drive may be muddy or dusty. The weather can change quickly.
Need to Know
Closed toed shoes and layered clothing are recommended
Minimum height is 50-inches
Must weigh between 40-300 pounds
You’ll be required to sign a liability waiver
A light snack is included
Shopping opportunities will be available
Participants should be adventurous and in good physical condition. Kart ride is bumpy and not recommended for pregnant women or guests with neck or back problems.
Great day outdoors – I recommend
The drive to the location was great. The driver answered lots of questions about the local town. We put on weather proof clothing provided and loaded up in the karts. Driving the karts was easy and a blast. I was the passenger, my husband drove, and we smiled and laughed nearly the entire time. We drove about 20 minutes out, stopped, and were blessed enough to see a mother bear and her two cubs. We walked to a waterfall, about a two minute walk, and then drove twenty minutes back. The con to this would be the length of time in the karts, wish it were longer, but that being said, we would have done it all again. it was a fantastic day. My mother in law has very limited mobility, but even for her, this was a great day.
Good times 4×4’ing in Ketchikan
You'll want to hit all potholes on these 4x4's with their heavy duty suspension. Although we did not go through any waters (slight drought happening) we did have a wonderful ride. Stops for photo opportunities and sampling the wild berries was an added experience. You won't regret the memories you made on this trip.
I'd never driven a Tomcar before. It was fun. Because I didn't have a friend or partner, I was teamed up with another solo lady. She drove first then I drove on the return. I must admit I was hoping for a longer drive time however the outing was enjoyable. A note to self is "don't wear light coloured clothing...it won't stay light". Lol! Very dusty the day we went but that added to the experience. The staff were all great. I lost one of my diamond stud earrings that day and didn't realise until I had returned to the ship. I had an inkling that it may have come off when I was trying on the helmets. When I returned to Australia, I sent a message in case it turned up. Thankfully it did and Bethany has been kind enough to post it me. Thank you Bethany.