The Ketchikan Duck Tour is an independent, family owned and operated company that launched its first DUCK tour in 2001. Alaska Amphibious Tours purchased its first Hydra Terra vehicle, manufactured exclusively for tourism, from CAMI (Cool Amphibious Manufacturers International) in Rochester, NY and drove it all the way to Alaska.
The Hydra Terra “DUCK” is likely the most unique vehicle you’ll see on the road or in the water. What started with a single DUCK and a vision to create a unique touring concept in Ketchikan quickly expanded to include a fleet of four DUCKS, all of which are named after the owner’s family.
We’ve built our business by listening to our guests, caring about their experience, and investing in the Ketchikan community as a whole. Yet what makes the Ketchikan Duck Tour exceptional is our incredible team of competent, dynamic, thoughtful individuals dedicated to providing outstanding customer service, leadership, and above all, a safe and memorable one-of-a-kind guest experience.
All our Captains hold a United States Coast Guard Masters license as well as a commercial driver’s license. They are CPR and First Aid certified and must complete a rigorous training program before transporting DUCK passengers. Our fleet of Hydra Terras is annually inspected by the USCG and the DOT, as well as daily by our full-time team of highly skilled, heavy duty marine and auto mechanics.
The Ketchikan Duck Tour is the only amphibious tour company in Alaska and operates May through September during the tourist season. Tourism is one of Alaska’s largest industries and we’re proud to be a part of it!
"Worth every penny. Really detailed tour and the narrator and captain were very funny. Really felt like they knew a lot of stuff. Got to see so many Salmon and when we were in the water the wildlife was amazing."
-Dom F. | TripAdvisor
"Captain Peggy and Gil kept the crowd comfortable, entertained and informed. This was my first duck tour but I will look for ducks again. Well worth the cost."
-Dariene W. | TripAdvisor
"Ketchikan itself is beautiful! The duck tour was great! The tour guides were friendly & knowledgeable! One of my favorite excursions!"
- Sandra H. | TripAdvisor
"By all means take this tour of Ketichcan...great scenery. Tour guides very informative. Ketichcan was a fun place to visit with a lot of history."
- Russell M. | TripAdvisor