Step off your cruise ship and into a floatplane to admire the glassy blue lakes, waterfalls, and snowcapped peaks of Misty Fjords National Monument on this shore excursion from Ketchikan. Capture bird’s-eye views of varied landscapes and spot eagles, bears and plenty of other wildlife. But that’s not all—your aerial adventure, limited to just six people per plane, includes landing on a lake or fjord.
Ketchikan is one of Alaska’s most visited cruise ports, renowned for its salmon fishing, wildlife, and indigenous heritage. On this tour, take in all the highlights with a local guide. See the famous salmon ladder, admire the traditional totem poles at the Saxman Native Village, enjoy whale-watching from Rotary Beach, and look out for seals, eagles, and bears at Herring Cove.
If you’re a fan of the Discovery Channel’s hit TV show 'Deadliest Catch,' you saw the Aleutian Ballad, a commercial fishing boat, escape a rogue wave in the Bering Sea. On this fisherman’s tour from Ketchikan, hop aboard the Aleutian Ballad and navigate through the tranquil, protected waterways of the Inside Passage with a seasoned fishing crew, and marvel at the variety of marine creatures caught in barrel pots and hauled up on deck. Touch some of the catch, take photos, and listen to entertaining sea lore.
Island Wings Air Service is owned and operated by Alaska veteran pilot Michelle Masden, who started flying in 1977 and began her business in Ketchikan in 1993. Island Wings takes the time and makes the effort to help you realize your Alaskan dreams. Share our love of flying through our vast Alaskan wilderness. Experience the freedom of flight over the wild grandeur of the mountains, the islands and the endless sea. Our focus is the quality of your experience. From the handling of your reservation, to the equipment we operate, to the places we visit; we don't compromise and neither should you. The total time for this tour is 2.5 hours including: the two hour flightseeing tour and fifteen minutes for the pick-up and fifteen minutes for the drop-off. This tour takes you on a flight from Ketchikan to the Misty Fjords National Monument with a landing on a freshwater lake or a saltwater fjord with approximately a thirty minute stopover.
Ride an electric bike to the end of Ketchikan's 'road to nowhere' and then hike thorough a wildlife-rich rain forest on this combo eco-tour. Pedal from the marina to the end of the island's paved road system on a battery-powered bike, and then dismount to trek through the wilderness of the Tongass National Forest, following a trail that passes an active salmon-spawning stream, a waterfall, beach views, and dense foliage that's home to an array of native Alaskan wildlife.
After relaxing aboard your ship, this off-road Ketchikan shore excursion will pump up your adrenaline. First, steer or ride in a 4WD Jeep Wrangler® deep in Tongass National Forest. Then, at Lake Harriet Hunt, paddle with your group a Native American–style, 20-person canoe! Keep watch for deer, moose, eagles and even bears along the way. Reward your outdoor activities with a delicious snack of smoked salmon, clam chowder, fresh bread with local wild-berry jam, and hot chocolate.
Focus on the scenery of Tongass National Forest and Totem Park on this eco tour from Ketchikan. Traveling with a small group of just 11 people or fewer means you'll get personalized attention and plenty of time to ask questions of your guide. Follow your guide on a walk through the Alaskan rain forest and Totem Park, where you'll get views and photo ops of pristine creeks, ancient trees, and moss-covered ground. There's even a geo-caching scavenger hunt to keep kids interested and occupied.
Explore the deep waters off the coast of Alaska during a personalized fishing charter from Ketchikan. Opt to fish for Pacific halibut and four types of Alaskan salmon or choose another focus such as wildlife watching or photography. Your experienced captain can suggest stops and customize the itinerary according to your preferences. Plus, choose from a 4-hour or 6-hour fishing trip to best suit your schedule.
Ketchikan adventure tours offers custom tours for all ages and abilities.This tour is dedicated to the pursuit if Alaskan wildlife and marine life.Salmon at the downtown Salmon ladder and would you like to touch a wild Alaskan salmon in our creek?Then heading down to Herring Cove to try and see some Black Bears or some Black Tailed Sitka Deer perhaps.Harbor seals and sea lions are a plenty but don't forget to duck because Eagles are swooping if you have snacks.Then we head back into town and I can drop you off at Creek Street or back at your Berth.
Explore Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage while steering your own 14-foot zodiac boat on this shore excursion. After a safety briefing, follow an expert guide into inlets and estuaries and watch for wildlife including whales, seals and sea lions. While out on open water, you might even pass one of the crabbing vessels featured on the Discovery Channel’s 'Deadliest Catch!' Port transport is included on this 2.5-hour outing.
Enjoy a comprehensive overview of Ketchikan on this 3-hour tour that gives you a bit of everything: wildlife viewing, a visit to the Totem Bight and Potlatch parks, and a Ketchikan city tour. Cover more than 40 miles (64 km) during your sightseeing, learn history about the areas along the way, and snap frame-worthy photos. Your tour vehicle may be a shuttle, bus, or a trolley. Port pickup is available.
If you’re thinking, “Zipline tour? Been there, done that,” maybe you just need to up the ante. This thrilling zipline tour in Tongass National Forest will have you flying through an Alaskan rainforest canopy at heights up to 135 feet (41 meters) above ground. Across 6,000 feet (1,830 meters) of dual-line cables and three hanging bridges, you’ll have unique vantage points to look for bears feeding on salmon and watch bald eagles soar through the sky. This exciting experience from Ketchikan is limited to nine people per group so you can enjoy personalized attention from your guides.
Get in touch with Alaskan nature on this combination of bus, boat, and rainforest trail tour, combined with a Alaskan seafood boil. With a guide providing insightful commentary and all transportation (bus and boat) included, travel through the Tongass National Forest and the Clover Passage to Silverking Lodge on Grant Island. Along the way, take in the scenery and listen to guided commentary about the local ecosystem and wildlife.
While your ship is docked in Ketchikan, kayak around Eagle Island, part of Tongass National Forest, on this 3.5-hour guided shore excursion. Enter the protected waters of Clover Pass and as you paddle around the island, spot wildlife including bald eagles, seals, salmon, and perhaps even humpbacks and orcas. The tranquil waters provide a perfect opportunity for beginning kayakers and the more experienced alike to enjoy the Alaskan wilderness.
Discover the top attractions and wildlife of Ketchikan during a 90-minute tour by historic trolley or shuttle bus. Includes a ride along an oceanside road that leads to Herring Cove, a prime spot for Alaskan wildlife sightings.
Explore the dramatic wilderness of the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary on this small-group walking tour. Learn about the local ecosystem and the wildlife it supports from a knowledgeable and friendly guide. Walk through a beautiful mountain forest, home to bears, bald eagles and deer. Learn about the dynamic nature and abundant wildlife of a scenic marine estuary. You’ll have plenty of great photo opportunities and to learn about totem pole carving at a historic sawmill.
The beaches around Ketchikan are best explored from the water and this tour offers a fun and unique way to get around. Hop aboard a Blackbird Hovercraft and glide along the coast, enjoying spectacular views as you pass between land and water. Stop at a remote beach, look out for local wildlife and sea birds, and admire views of Pennock Island.
Explore the native heritage of the Inside Passage on a guided tour of Ketchikan and its famous totem poles. Visit Potlatch Park and the Totem Bight State Park, together home to dozens of painted totems plus an Alaskan clan house, cabins, and canoes that re-create a traditional native village. See how totems are carved at a workshop, and enjoy a bonus visit to an antique car exhibit and a Russian museum that houses a rare gun collection.
While in Ketchikan, embark on this 4-hour adrenaline-fueled Super Saver Combo tour. Rumble along the back roads of Tongass National Forest in a 4WD Jeep Wrangler® — and keep your eyes open for bald eagles, moose, deer, and the occasional bear. Along with your group, paddle across a lake in a Native American–style canoe, and enjoy delicious snacks at a remote camp. Learn about the forest's wildlife and vegetation on a short walk through the woods. Save money and embrace the beauty of Ketchikan on this quintessential Alaskan tour.
Repeat customers simply can’t get enough. Every time they come back, we find a new adventure or chase a new trophy. This is the trip you are looking for, and we want to be the ones responsible for your future love affair with Alaska!Don’t get caught up in the congested tourist trap of downtown Ketchikan.It’s unfortunate, but there are various companies that herd unsuspecting tourists into a generic, McDonald’s-like, pre-fab trip where you will ride a bus for 30 minutes to meet your captain before boarding a small skiff. Our focus is different.We are invested in this community, so showing you a once in a lifetime trip that will inspire you to come back and stay for a few days is very important to us.Best wishes and Giant fishes!
Make the most of your time in port in Ketchikan and discover Alaska’s natural wonders and cultural heritage. Enjoy a guided walk through the rainforest, stopping to admire a natural waterfall and see the native flora. Then, visit a Totem Park, learn about the ancient Alaskan tradition, the cultural heritage of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people and explore a magnificently carved clan house. This small-group tour ensures a more personal experience and includes pick up at the cruise port.
Island Wings Air Service is owned and operated by Alaska veteran pilot Michelle Masden, who started flying in 1977 and began her business in Ketchikan in 1993. Island Wings takes the time and makes the effort to help you realize your Alaskan dreams. Share our love of flying through our vast Alaskan wilderness. Experience the freedom of flight over the wild grandeur of the mountains, the islands and the endless sea. In business since 1993, Island Wings takes the time and makes the effort to help you realize your Alaskan dreams. Our focus is the quality of your experience. From the handling of your reservation, to the equipment we operate, to the places we visit; we don't compromise and neither should you. The total time for this tour is 4.25 hours including: the flight, three hours onsite at Traitors Cove Bear Viewing Observatory, and fifteen minutes for the pick-up and drop-off.
Discover the tranquil beauty of Tongass National Forest on this 3.5-hour guided tour from Ketchikan. Paddle with a group of up to 20 passengers in a Native American–style canoe across a secluded lake, and then enjoy a nature walk through a rain forest. Gain insight into local Native American history, as well as the wildlife and plants you see along the way. A riverside snack and hotel transport are included.
Experience the remote Alaskan wilderness on an off-road adventure perfect for adrenaline junkies who are looking to escape the tourists in the more populated parts of the state. Driving—or riding passenger—in a Tomcar lets you reach places that are inaccessible by car. As you follow the unpaved mountain road there are ample opportunities to take photos in front of waterfalls, spot wildlife, and catch views of the Inside Passage.