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Ketchikan Excursions

"The Salmon Capital of the World," Ketchikan remains a popular Alaskan tourist destination as a result of its rich cuisine and culture. Shore Excursions Group offers you numerous opportunities to get a taste of Ketchikan's unique and delectable history of food. Our Ketchikan tours take you on adventures to explore the culture of the southeasternmost city in Alaska. Whether it is by air, by land, or by sea, you can catch glimpses of Ketchikan's bears and see the historical traditional Indian totems that dot the area and are a major part of Ketchikan's culture.


The Totems of Ketchikan in Alaska (Saxman Native Village, Village Carving Center)
The Totems of Ketchikan

A visit to Saxman Native Village to see its Totem collection, totem carving and learn more about the Tlingit Indians.

Shore Excursion Size: Small

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic, Cultural

Food/Beverage: None

Activity Level: Easy

Shore Excursion Duration: 2 Hours

Saxman Native Village Tour in Ketchikan, Alaska (Historic Creek Street)
Saxman Native Village and Ketchikan City Tour

This overview tour includes photo stops, a visit to Saxman Village to see its Totem collection, an brief orientation of the rain forest, and stories of life in and the history of this beautiful little town.

Shore Excursion Size: Standard

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic, Cultural

Food/Beverage: No

Activity Level: Easy

Shore Excursion Duration: 2 Hours

Misty Fjords National Monument Flightseeing in Ketchikan, Alaska
Misty Fjords Flightseeing

The Misty Fjords National Monument has been carved to impressive perfection by millions of years of glacial activity. On this popular flightseeing tour, it will take you only the blink of an eye to appreciate nature's handiwork.

Shore Excursion Size: Small

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic

Food/Beverage: No

Activity Level: Easy

Shore Excursion Duration: 2 Hours

Ketchikan's Flightseeing & Crab Feast in Alaska (George Inlet Lodge)
Ketchikan's Flightseeing & Crab Feast

Fly above Kethikan and enjoy delicious Dungeness crab on this fun combination tour. You won't leave hungry!

Shore Excursion Size: Small

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic

Food/Beverage: Lunch

Activity Level: Easy

Shore Excursion Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes

Rainforest Sanctuary, Raptor Center and Totems in Ketchikan (Herring Cove, Eagle Creek)
Rainforest Sanctuary Raptor Center and Totems

A guided walk through the rainforest with a naturalist, totem carving, and potential wildlife sightings up close.

Shore Excursion Size: Standard

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic

Food/Beverage: Light Snack and Hot Beverage

Activity Level: Moderate

Shore Excursion Duration: 2 Hours 45 Minutes

Ketchikan Cruise Shore Excursions | Hiking The Tongass National Rainforest
Hiking The Tongass National Rainforest
Price: $99.00

Spend approximately three hours enjoying one of Alaska's most beautiful attractions: Tongass National Forest. Perfect for families and guests of all ages.

Shore Excursion Size: Small

Shore Excursion Type: Active, Scenic, Cultural

Food/Beverage: Bottled Water

Activity Level: Moderate

Shore Excursion Duration: 3 hours

Wildlife Adventure Kart Expedition in Ketchikan, Alaska (Tongass National Forest, Behm Canal)
Adventure Kart Expedition

Experience the Alaskan wilderness, from the driver's seat of a specially designed, off-road adventure Tomcar!

Shore Excursion Size: Standard

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic

Food/Beverage: None

Activity Level: Moderate

Shore Excursion Duration: 3 Hours 25 Minutes

Bear Viewing Flightseeing to Traitors Cove in Ketchikan, Alaska (Margaret Creek Fish Ladder)
Bear Viewing Flightseeing to Traitor's Cove

The Traitor's Cove flightseeing adventure combines two of Alaska's greatest resources; fish and black bears, and treats you to an unforgettable experience. Margaret Creek Fish Ladder has the busiest aquatic thoroughfare in the area during the summer months, as countless steelhead, coho, sockeye and pink salmon thunder upstream over the steps of this legendary fish ladder.

Shore Excursion Size: Small

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic

Food/Beverage: Bottled water

Activity Level: Moderate

Shore Excursion Duration: 3 Hours

Bear Viewing Flight to Prince of Wales Island in Ketchikan, Alaska (Dog Salmon Creek)
Bear Viewing Flight to Prince of Wales Island

Flightseeing and bear viewing combined in one great tour on scenic Prince of Wales Island.

Shore Excursion Size: Small

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic

Food/Beverage: Bottled water

Activity Level: Moderate

Shore Excursion Duration: 3 Hours

Ward Cove Wildlife Tour by Sea Cycle in Ketchikan, Alaska (Tongass Narrows)
Ward Cove Sea Cycle Wildlife Tour

Part boat, part kayak, explore the Alaska wilderness by Sea Cycle.

Shore Excursion Size: Small

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic, Active

Food/Beverage: Picnin

Activity Level:Moderate

Shore Excursion Duration: 3 Hours

Lighthouse, Totems and Eagles Cruise in Ketchikan, Alaska (Guard Island Lighthouse)
Lighthouse Totems and Eagles Cruise

A great perspective of Ketchikan's lighthouse, totems and eagles, from the water.

Shore Excursion Size: Standard

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic

Food/Beverage:Snacks and beverages

Activity Level: Easy

Shore Excursion Duration: 3 Hours

Back Country Zodiac Adventure in Ketchikan, Alaska (Blank Island, Nichols Passage)
Back Country Zodiac Adventure
Price: $186.00

Skipper a custom-built motorized inflatable along the remarkable coastline of Revillagigado Island and Gravina Islands on this unique Alaska adventure.

Shore Excursion Size: Small

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic

Food/Beverage: Hot beverage

Activity Level: Moderate

Shore Excursion Duration: 2 Hours 30 minutes

Harbor Overview Cruise in Ketchikan, Alaska (Creek Street)
Harbor Overview Cruise
Price: $64.00

In one hour, see the highlights of Ketchikan Harbor, from the water.

Shore Excursion Size: Small

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic

Food/Beverage: Hot beverage

Activity Level: Moderate

Shore Excursion Duration: 1 Hour 15 minutes

Bering Crab Fishermans Tour in Ketchikan, Alaska (Inside Passage, Aleutian Ballad)
Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour

Join the Captain and the seasoned Bering Sea fishing crew for an extraordinary journey of discovery on the Aleutian Ballad, a storied crab boat seen on Season 2 of the Discovery Channel series "Deadliest Catch".

Shore Excursion Size: Standard

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic, Cultural

Food/Beverage: No

Activity Level: Easy

Shore Excursion Duration: 3 Hours

Orca Cove Wilderness Kayaking in Ketchikan, Alaska (Ketchikan Creek, Saxman Totem Park)
Orca's Cove Kayaking

Escape the mob on this true wilderness experience with no more than 6 kayaks in a group.

Shore Excursion Size: Small

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic, Active

Food/Beverage: Snack and Beverage Included

Activity Level: Moderate

Shore Excursion Duration: 4 Hours

Orca Cove Wilderness Kayaking in Ketchikan, Alaska (Ketchikan Creek, Saxman Totem Park)
Alaska Boatman's Adventure in Ketchikan (Clarence Strait, Clover Pass, Naha Bay)
Alaska Boatmans Adventure
Price: $196.00

Are you ready to be an Alaska Boatsman? Whether Captain or First Mate, come along on a rigid hulled inflatable (RIB) boat, following the guide in your fast boat through rainforest islands keeping a eye out for marine and wildlife.

Shore Excursion Size: Small

Shore Excursion Type: Active, Scenic

Food/Beverage: Snack, Beverage


Activity Level: Moderate

Shore Excursion Duration: 3 Hours

Alaska Boatman Adventure
Rainforest Zipline Adventure in Ketchikan, Alaska (Knudson Cove, Eagle’s Nest Platform)
Zipline Adventure Park
Price: $169.00

A great introduction to the thrill of ziplining on an exciting course through a lush rainforest in Ketchikan.

Shore Excursion Size: Small

Shore Excursion Type: Active, Scenic

Food/Beverage: Water Included


Activity Level: Moderate

Shore Excursion Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes

Ketchikan Zipline Expedition & Rainforest Canopy (Ben’s Revenge)
Rainforest Canopy & Zipline Expedition
Price: $177.00

Bump it up a notch on this course for those who have already experienced ziplining or are seeking new challenges.

Shore Excursion Size: Small

Shore Excursion Type: Active

Food/Beverage: Light Snack and Hot Beverage

Activity Level: Difficult

Shore Excursion Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes

Ketchikan City Kayaking in Alaska (Thomas Basin,  Tongass Narrows)
Ketchikan City Kayaking

Ketchikan Kayaking offers a unique way to explore Ketchikan and the surrounding islands. Head across the Tongass Narrows from Ketchikan Harbor and explore the Pennock Island shore and Snow's Cove. Be on the lookout for seals, bald eagles, and an amazing variety of intertidal marine life.

Shore Excursion Size: Small

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic, Active

Food/Beverage: Not Included

Activity Level: Moderate

Shore Excursion Duration: 2 Hours 15 Minutes

Ketchikan City Kayaking in Alaska (Thomas Basin, Tongass Narrows)
Skiff Fishing and Wilderness Fresh Catch Dining in Ketchikan, Alaska
Exclusive Skiff Fishing and Fresh Catch Wilderness Dining

This is why you came to Alaska - to experience an authentic fishing excursion in the unspoiled wilderness of Alaska's southeastern coastline. Your catch then becomes the centerpiece of a gourmet campsite meal.

Shore Excursion Size: Small

Shore Excursion Type: Cuisine, Active

Food/Beverage: Meal of fresh fish and non-alcoholic beverages

Activity Level: Easy

Shore Excursion Duration: 6 Hours

Private Bear Viewing at Hyder with Misty Fjords Flightseeing Tour in Ketchikan
Private Bear Viewing at Hyder with Misty Fjords Flightseeing
Price: $3,698.00

This flight is for the discerning visitor who seeks to couple a unique bear viewing opportunity with the unbelievable beauty of the Misty Fjords National Monument. This is a one-of-a-kind flight that takes you deep into the Misty Fjords Monument, north and east from Ketchikan, culminating at the quiet headwaters of Portland Canal, a 70-mile-long saltwater fjord that forms the southern boundary between Alaska and British Columbia.

Shore Excursion Size: Private

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic

Food/Beverage: Bottled water

Activity Level: Moderate

Shore Excursion Duration: 4 Hours 30 Minutes

Private Eagle and Wildlife Watch Tour in Ketchikan Alaska (Pennock Island, Nicholas Passage)
Private Eagle and Wildlife Watch
Price: $1,175.00

A private charter for you and 5 of your friends to see some of the incredible natural beauty of the Ketchikan area and to try and see some of its inhabitants.

Shore Excursion Size: Private

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic

Food/Beverage: Beverage, snack

Activity Level: Moderate

Shore Excursion Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes

Seaplane Sightseeing Tongass Narrows Tour in Ketchikan, Alaska
30-minute Seaplane Spectacular
Price: $180.00

Climb aboard, strap on your personal headset and press your nose to the glass. Once you have clearance to take off from Tongass Narrows, you're in the air, up and over one of Alaska's most bustling harbors.

Shore Excursion Size: Small

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic

Food/Beverage: No

Activity Level: Easy

Shore Excursion Duration: 50 Minutes

Wilderness Cruise Tongass National Forest in Ketchikan, Alaska
Wilderness Cruise and Rainforest Island Adventure

Take a ride on a motorized ocean raft along a coast rich with wildlife. Then join an experienced Alaskan trail guide for a walk through natural, unspoiled beauty in the coastal rain forest on a remote island in the Tongass National Forest.

Shore Excursion Size: Standard

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic, Active

Food/Beverage: Snack, Beverages Included

Activity Level: Moderate

Shore Excursion Duration: 4 Hours

Wilderness Cruise Tongass National Forest in Ketchikan, Alaska
Rainforest Canoe and Nature Trail in Ketchikan, Southeast Alaska (Tongass National Forest)
Rainforest Canoe and Nature Trail

Board Indian-style 37-foot, 20-passenger canoes and paddle under the direction of an experienced guide. Scan the shore for wildlife and learn the unique natural and native history of the Ketchikan area.

Shore Excursion Size: Standard

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic, Active

Food/Beverage: Snack Included

Activity Level: Easy

Shore Excursion Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes

Rainforest Canoe and Nature Trail in Ketchikan, Southeast Alaska (Tongass National Forest)
Salmon Fishing Adventure in Ketchikan, Alaska (Clover Passage)
Salmon Fishing Adventure
Price: $207.00

A half day of fishing for salmon in Ketchikan, the Salmon Capital of the World.

Shore Excursion Size: Small

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic, Active

Food/Beverage: Non-alcoholic beverages provided

Activity Level: Moderate

Shore Excursion Duration: 4 Hours

Alaska Shore Trips in Ketchikan | Halibut Fishing Adventure in Ketchikan
Private Halibut Fishing Charter

Set out on a private six hour cruise to fish for the largest flatfish in the ocean.

Shore Excursion Size: Small

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic, Active

Food/Beverage: Non-alcoholic beverages provided

Activity Level: Moderate

Shore Excursion Duration: 6 Hours

Private Salmon Fishing Adventure Tour in Ketchikan
Private Salmon Fishing Adventure
Price: $1,175.00

A private half day charter with your buddies in the Salmon Capital of the World.

Shore Excursion Size: Private

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic, Active

Food/Beverage: Non-alcoholic beverages provided

Activity Level: Moderate

Shore Excursion Duration: 4 Hours

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