The Alaska Hummer Adventures tour is one of our family's favorites in Ketchikan. The hardest thing about it is how to describe it! The down and dirty about the tour is....
YOU choose where you want to go, what you want to do,
and how long you want to do it!
It's...well...whatever you want it to be! I guess I'll start at the beginning. The standard Alaska Hummer Adventure Tour is 4 hours and includes the Hummer H2 and a guide.
The price you pay ($559 for 4 hours) is for the vehicle and guide, no matter how many people are in the Hummer, which can hold up to 5 passengers, and includes all park & entrance fees.
Our first impression was it was too expensive. But after taking the tour, it is easily worth every penny - and more!
But the pricing is second to the incredible service you receive. The guides are top-notch. They know everything there is to know about anything you ask.
Trees, shrubs, wildlife, city history, native history, totem pole stories, flora & fauna, geology of the area, hotspots for taking photos, shopping, 'authentic' native or local items, the top spot for fresh Alaskan Salmon & Halibut to ship home, the best restaurants in town, you name it, they know all about it and can take you there!
Again, You choose where you want to go and what you want to do!
The flexibility on this tour is one of the best parts!
Do you want to go sightseeing for 3 hours, and shopping for 1? No Problem! Have you ever been on a tour where when you get there you think to yourself...Oh, this does not interest me...but I still have to listen to this guy talk for another hour before we can leave. Not on this tour! Simply tell the guide, you're done....and you can leave as fast as you can get the family (or friends) back into the car. And that is just one benefit of the Alaska Hummer Adventure tour!
The same goes if it's cold, windy, rainy, sunny, etc. If you simply want to drive around and see the sights - No problem! Or on the flip side, do you want to go hiking for 4 hours? No problem - there is an Alaska Hummer Adventure guide for you that can take you to some incredible hikes on the island. Would you like to do some Geocaching while in Ketchikan? There are guides who are avid geocachers! Whatever your interest, there is a guide for you.
When you book a tour with Alaska Hummer Adventure you're given a Preference Sheet that lists several options such as:
We had a fabulous guide who took us to several spots around town for wildlife viewing. We went down to the boat launch and were able to see many Eagles in the trees and on the breakwall, amazing sea life, including 5 different sea stars and a sunflower starfish! Then we went out to a different spot and saw bears chasing salmon and sea lions in the cove. It was an incredible day!
But did I mention the flexibility of the tour? If you want to stop for coffee, no problem. How about lunch? Or did you forget something and need to make a quick stop at Wal-mart....you guessed it - No problem!
OH! And I forgot one important thing. During the Alaska Hummer Adventures 4 hour tour, you are treated to refreshments (water, sodas, juice, coffee, tea) as well as a wonderful picnic snack of cheese, crackers, fruit, and a homemade smoked salmon dip that is to die for.
I know, by now you're saying 'GREAT! How do I book the tour?' - right?!
Visit the Alaska Hummer Adventures website, or call them at 1-907-225-9899.
Their most recent rates are as follows:
$559 for a 4-hour tour
$149/hour (with a 2 hour minimum) for shorter tours
This is one tour you definitely won't want to miss! The company is family-owned and we found our guide absolutely loved her job, which showed on our tour.
They have 5 Hummers available; all different colors - white, yellow, red, silver & gunsmoke blue. We were thrilled in the Yellow one and gladly gave up our 'golden ticket' so we could ride in it. The inside of the Hummer is so plush! There was plenty of room for 5 adults, all of our backpacks, our camera bags, & our purchases throughout the day, and we were told they can even take fold-up wheelchairs.
Umbrellas were provided when it started to rain and the seats had seat warmers! They even dialed in our favorite music preference. Doors were opened & closed for us. This was a first-class tour all the way around. We started out the day by meeting our guide but ended the day saying goodbye to a friend!
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us and ask about our experiences! And please tell us about your experiences with the Alaska Hummer Adventures!
Visitors to the Alaska Hummer Adventures page may also be interested in the following pages:
Ketchikan Maps - Walking tour maps & more of the Ketchikan Area
Cruise Ship Calendars - Find out how many other ships will be in town when you are!
Alaska Cruise packing list - What to pack for your cruise to Alaska