We’re locals who are passionate about sharing all that we love about Alaska.
That’s why we create great adventures that show off our Alaskan beauty and thrills with enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides. We hire and train our staff for exceptional customer service and keep our state-of-the-art equipment up to the highest standards for safety. So you get authentic Alaska, guided by those who love her.
From the sky, you can see the grandeur of the fjords. From the zip line, you can feel the adrenaline as you soar through the treetops. From behind the wheel of your kart, you experience the landscape as a living thing. From the ground, you’ll see bears, eagles and other wildlife. No matter if you’re at elevation 0’ or 3,000’, you’ll experience the adventure that is Alaska. There’s a tour for every age, interest and fitness level. From an informative walk in the rainforest to a stunning flight over a fjord, there’s an awesome, must-have experience waiting for you.
We are local and have a deep Alaskan legacy. We have been serving the local community for more than 40 years, first through Taquan Air and then later, through ground tours. Owner Brien Salazar is deeply committed to the region, supplying scheduled and charter service to remote towns, providing year-round and seasonal job opportunities and sharing his love for the world’s largest temperate forest with locals and tourists alike. We support our community with volunteer time, donations and more.
What we'll do
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 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!
What to expect / what's provided
Some of the highlights of this tour include:
*Duration: 3.25 hours
*Closed toed shoes and layered clothing are recommended
*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.
*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
Changes and cancellations can be made up until fourteen (14) days prior to the date of service with no penalty. Cancellations within fourteen (14) days and no-show guests result in a full forfeiture of fare.