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Creek Street Tours and Activities

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In pioneering days every red-blooded gold-rush town had a red-light district, and during Ketchikan’s frontier past it was Creek Street.

This historic bordello hub was built over Ketchikan Creek, hence the neighborhood’s name. In Ketchikan’s gold-mining heyday, more than two dozen houses of ill repute lined the boardwalk.

Prostitution wasn’t outlawed here until 1954, and was legal as long as business wasn’t transacted on dry land. This explains why Creek Street isn’t a street at all, but an elevated boardwalk built on wooden pilings.

Things are a lot more tame these days, and the red-trimmed Dolly’s House museum is Creek Street’s most colorful remnant. The boardwalk stretches over the creek, and gaily painted wooden buildings line the waterfront here.

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Creek Street, Ketchikan, AK 99901
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Whale Watching & Wildlife Viewing Excursion

Whale Watching & Wildlife Viewing Excursion

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Explore the bays and islands of Alaska on a whale and wildlife-watching excursion off the coast of Ketchikan. Locally owned and family-run, this company prides itself on knowing the best up-to-date whale watching locations in the area. This ensures the greatest chances of spotting whales on your outing, making it ideal for visitors who have limited time in the area and don’t want to miss the opportunity to see whales.
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  • Free Cancellation
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All Ketchikan Excursion

All Ketchikan Excursion

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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.
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  • 3 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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Fish Tales & Ales - 90 minute Historical Walking Tour of Fishing Fleet and Bars

Fish Tales & Ales - 90 minute Historical Walking Tour of Fishing Fleet and Bars

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Enjoy a guided historical walking tour of Creek Street and the Fishing Fleet, book ended by drinks at the Fishermen's favorite watering holes. Learn about the colorful events that have shaped Ketchikan, The Salmon Capitol of the World and Alaska's First City. After a round at the "Shipwreck Bar", we'll stroll through town to Creek Street then down to the docks to learn about the world famous fishing fleet and see the boats and crews up close preparing for their next catch. We'll finish at the infamous Potlatch Bar for more drinks and stories. You will be guided by a Fisherman who lives on the Fishing Fleet’s Dock in Ketchikan. Your guide has first hand knowledge of the Fishing Fleet and their favorite watering holes. Fun, entertainment, drinks, history and a few tall tales make this a “must do” tour while visiting Ketchikan! As a bonus, your guide will also be your photographer along the scenic walking tour so you can share and enjoy the memories for years to come!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$85.00
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Ketchikan Exclusive Private Group Tour

Ketchikan Exclusive Private Group Tour

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Customize your tour to accommodate any group up to 11 total passengers! The options are unlimited as the tour guide will talk to you one on one to secure a perfect tour. Some options include: Local totem parks, Local Waterfalls, Beach, Salmon Hatchery, local hike, Bear viewing (in season), etc. etc.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Shore Excursion Ketchikan: Lumberjack Show & Popular Historic Trolley

Shore Excursion Ketchikan: Lumberjack Show & Popular Historic Trolley

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Make the most of your time in port in Ketchikan on a shore excursion that combines two cultural experiences into one tour. After port pickup, you'll visit the Saxman Native Village followed by the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show. Booking this tour in advance saves you the hassle of figuring out how to spend your limited time in port.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Cruisin' and Boozin' - 90 minute Historical Walking Tour of Sites and Bars

Cruisin' and Boozin' - 90 minute Historical Walking Tour of Sites and Bars

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Enjoy an entertaining guided historical walking tour of 3 of Ketchikan's favorite watering holes and famous Creek Street. Learn about the colorful events that have shaped Ketchikan, The Salmon Capitol of the World and Alaska's First City. Sample drinks and learn the crazy and sometimes scary history of the bars, historical events and the town of Ketchikan with a local guide. With 3 bars to visit, you'll stroll the Old Town waterfront and Creek Street while taking in the stories and photogenic scenery of this colorful town and its people. Your tour guides are local and know these bars well. Fun, entertainment, drinks, history, and great story telling is what we specialize in! As a bonus, your guide will also be your photographer along the scenic tour. Your camera or ours, you'll get great pictures of you to share and enjoy the memories for years to come! Come join us for this tour!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Ketchikan City and Wildlife Tour

Ketchikan City and Wildlife Tour

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Take a beautiful 90 minute tour on our historical trollies or our modern shuttles thru the main highlights of Ketchikan Alaska. Then drive on a stunning 8 mile road next to the ocean sightseeing main landmarks, south of town. Herring Cove awaits us where we spend 15-25 minutes watching for seasonal wildlife
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Ketchikan’s Premier Land and Sea Tour Package

Ketchikan’s Premier Land and Sea Tour Package

Ketchikan’s only Land and Sea Whale watching, Wildlife, crabbing, sightseeing, city highlights tour.
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  • 4 hours
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Ketchikan Flightseeing & Crab Feast

Ketchikan Flightseeing & Crab Feast

Experience why Alaska is still called, "The Last Frontier". This amazing tour offers you a once in a lifetime experience that is sure to be the highlight of your Alaskan vacation. You'll feel the power of the Dehavilland aircraft as you lift off the ocean with your pilot guide in the cockpit. State of the art headphones allow you to enjoy this fully narrated tour by air as you gently glide over Tongass Narrows and over the historic Ketchikan Downtown area. Once the plane gently touches down on the waters of George Inlet Fjord, it will glide to a stop at the dock of the lodge, where your host will be awaiting. Your meal will feature a fresh romaine salad, topped with mandarin oranges and tossed in homemade oriental dressing. Steaming hot Dungeness Crab follows as the main course. Savor this Alaskan delicacy that is prized for its sweet and tender meat but save room for dessert. Rich, smooth cheesecake smothered in blueberries will be a perfect ending to this world class meal!
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  • 3 hours
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What are Creek Street hours of operation?
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Creek Street hours of operation: Open daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Creek Street tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Creek Street can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Creek Street 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Creek Street costs USD 50.00. Guided Creek Street tours start around USD 50.00 per person.
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