Alaska Canopy Adventures & Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

Work in the Beauty of Alaska's Rainforest - Summer Guide Jobs!

Alaska Canopy Adventures is proud to have been the very first company to bring the excitement of zipline canopy tours to the Alaskan rainforest!  We currently operate 3 zipline courses, 2 in Ketchikan and 1 in Juneau.alt textAlaska Rainforest Sanctuary operates guided walking tours of the Alaskan rainforest with a focus on the ecology and history of the area.  Our walking tours specialize in Black Bear viewing and once the salmon begin to spawn the black bear viewing is second to none.


Alaskan owned and operated, our locations in Ketchikan and Juneau draw tens of thousands of visitors each summer. Guests experience the beauty of our forest and wildlife while flying across a series of steel dual cable ziplines or exploring the rainforest from below with a knowledgeable nature guide on the look out for the local fauna. Our expertly trained guides ensure guest safety and enjoyment, and share the thrill of providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience for so many!

Alaska Canopy Adventures and Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary operate daily shore excursions in Ketchikan and Juneau for cruise ship passengers and independent travelers. Our goal is to provide the best and most memorable tour in Alaska!

Safety and customer service are our top priorities, and we're always looking for energetic people to join our professional team! Do you have what it takes?

Our Jobs

Alaska Canopy Adventures and Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary in Ketchikan:

Canopy Guides

Driver Guides (CDL Required)

Tour Coordinators  

Store Clerks


Trail Guides (including black bear viewing tours)

Alaska Canopy Adventures in Juneau:

Canopy Guides


Deck Hands

Boat Captains (USCG 25 ton captain license required)

Job descriptions can be found at

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Ideal Candidate

We choose our employees very selectively. Applicants must have a strong commitment to risk management and customer service.  Most positions have paid training for qualified applicants.  We will provide the resources, both equipment and instruction at no charge to the potential employee to obtain the required skills. All trainees must pass a written and on-the-job skill test prior to guiding.

All guide positions require working outdoor in inclement weather and require a high level of physical activity.  Guides should also be able to multi-task, have keen observations and communication skills, as well as be prepared to educate and entertain. 

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Room and Board

Alaska can be quite pricey when it comes to housing. Employees are advised to make prior inquiries with rental agents in town. ACA has limited staff housing for qualified applicants- rent runs approximately $400-$500/month for a shared room with large communal kitchens and communal living space.  Communal living space includes cable tv, wifi, coin laundry, and other recreation items such as pool table and paddle boards.

Employee Perks

Competitive Pay plus gratuity 

Paid Training

End of Season Bonus

Uniform Provided

Free or discounted tours with other companies

Working with a great group of like minded people

and you could spend your day doing this....


Getting Here and Getting Around

If you are traveling with your own vehicle you may choose to drive to Prince Rupert in Canada and take the ferry to Ketchikan or Juneau. ACA does not provide transportation. Employees must have their own transportation.

For Fun

Each of our locations have access to a wealth of hiking trails and there are cabins for overnight rentals. There are some great places for beach fires, star gazing and sometimes you can catch the Northern lights.  Ketchikan has a nice Rec Center and Juneau has a small aquatic park and a climbing gym. We also partner with some of the other local tour companies to offer trades so that summer staff can experience some of the other tours at little to no cost; whale watching, flight seeing, adventure karts, rafting, dog sledding, etc.

How to Apply

 Our positions fill up quickly, so apply today!

After reviewing the complete Job Descriptions, follow the links to complete an on-line employment application.

Job Descriptions

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Season: Summer

Staff Size: 80

Age Requirement: Minimum age of 18

Locations: Alaska