所要時間 2 1/2時間
Pedal a pontoon-style Sea-Cycle around the estuary at Ward Cove as the guide describes the scenic beauty and area history. Each two-person Sea-Cycle boat allows for leisurely pedaling yet leaves your hands free to snap photos of the surrounding natural wonders. There is plenty to view, especially when passing Tongass National Forest, the largest such protected landscape in America. The dense forests of red cedars, hemlocks and Sitka spruces will seem to go on forever. Along the way, the guide will elaborate on how many Alaskans still subsist on food and medicines that they harvest from the woodlands and sea. Be sure to keep an eye out for eagles soaring overhead and seals and bears along the shore. Ducks are among the most prevalent animals in the tidal estuary. Ward Cove is noteworthy for being the site of Alaska’s first pulp mill and home to one of the area’s most productive fish canneries.
• Pedal a two-person Sea-Cycle boat around the estuary at Ward Cove and along the sea.
• Take in the natural beauty of Tongass National Forest, America’s largest such landscape.
• Look for indigenous wildlife such as bears, eagles and seals.
• Learn about the history of Ward Cove and how it once fueled Ketchikan’s economy.
• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat, comfortable, non-slip shoes.