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Ketchikan Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2014

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The first port of call on the fabled Alaska Marine Highway, frontier Ketchikan is a fishing and timber town with a rich Native Alaskan heritage. Get the lowdown on totems and wildlife, and learn about the town’s rip roaring days of a century ago when gold miners passed through en route to the Klondike.

Day 1: Creek Street

Step into Ketchikan’s past with a stroll along Creek Street, the port town’s former red-light district. Get insights into the life of a working madam at Dolly’s House on Creek Street, complete with boudoir and sitting room. The Creek Street boardwalk is lined with period wooden buildings, nowadays housing shops and restaurants with a frontier theme.

Day 2: Alaskan Wildlife

Explore Alaska’s wildlife emblems with a visit to a salmon hatchery and eagle reserve at Deer Mountain, home to bald eagles, hawks and peregrine falcons. Go fly-fishing for salmon in the rugged granite wilderness of Misty Fjords National Monument, and spot moose, grizzlies, deer, sea otters, mountain goats and breaching orcas. The park is also a magnet for hikers following trails winding through Yosemite-like craters to mountain lakes and valleys.

Day 3: Totems

Celebrate Alaska’s native heritage at Saxman Native Village, where Tlingit totem poles are carved with traditional emblems. A folklore group reveals the age-old stories behind the totems’ carvings in traditional song and dance. To learn more about the significance of Alaska’s totems, drop into Ketchikan’s Totem Heritage Center, housing a remarkable group of tall century-old totems. The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center and Tongass Historical Museum are also fonts of wisdom about all things Alaskan.

Tours & Tickets

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90-Minute Fjords National Monument Seaplane Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Promising spectacular aerial views, this 90-minute seaplane tour is a great way to see the beauty of the Misty Fjords National Monument. You'll take in the ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $229.00

Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Rainforest Canopy Ropes and Zipline Park

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

When your cruise ship docks in Ketchikan, spend your time in port soaring through treetops in an Alaskan rainforest! On this exciting zipline and canopy tour, ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $156.25

Small-Group Zodiac Wilderness Adventure from Ketchikan

Be the captain of your own Zodiac boat on this Alaskan wilderness adventure from Ketchikan! Follow your guide along gorgeous bays, past lush islands, and deep ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $181.91

Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour from Ketchikan

Find out what life is like as a commercial fisherman in Alaska on this Bering Sea fisherman's tour from Ketchikan! On board the Aleutian Ballad , a commercial ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $159.00

30-Minute Seaplane Spectacular Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Climb aboard, strap on your personal headset and enjoy the spectacular views on this 30-minute seaplane tour over one of Alaska's most incredible landscapes. ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $139.00

Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Eagle Island Sea Kayaking

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Spend your time in port in Ketchikan paddling through the waters of the Pacific Ocean and discovering Alaska's Eagle Island. On this shore excursion, you'll ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $112.50

Alaskan Wilderness Off-Road Tour from Ketchikan

Experience the Alaskan wilderness from the driver’s seat of a Tomcar off-road utility vehicle on this Ketchikan adventure tour. In the dense rainforest 30 ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes (approx.)

From USD $209.00

Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Off-Road Adventure Tour

When you’re in port in Ketchikan, head into the rainforest for an off-roading experience by Tomcar! This Alaska shore excursion allows you to drive a ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes (approx.)

From USD $209.00

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