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Ketchikan Cruise Excursions & Tours

"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 shore 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. Shore Excursions Group's team of shore excursion experts ensure your valuable time at this Inside Passage port will be memorable for all. Browse our selection of things to do in Ketchikan below.


Totems of the Tlingits Shore Excursion in Ketchikan, Alaska
The Totems of Ketchikan

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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 Day Trip in Ketchikan, Alaska
Saxman Native Village and Ketchikan City Tour

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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

Flightseeing at Misty Fjords National Monument Day Trip in Ketchikan, Alaska
Misty Fjords Flightseeing

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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: Not Included

Activity Level: Easy

Shore Excursion Duration: 2 Hours

Misty Fjords National Monument Flightseeing in Ketchikan, Alaska
George Inlet Lodge Crab Feast and Flightseeing Day Tour in Ketchikan, Alaska
Ketchikan's Flightseeing & Crab Feast

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Fly above Ketchikan 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

Ketchikan feast in alaska (george inlet lodge)
Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary and Raptor Center Cruise Excursion in Ketchikan
Rainforest Sanctuary Raptor Center and Totems

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Take a guided walk through the rainforest with a naturalist, observe a master native totem pole carver at work, and be on the look out for potential wildlife sightings on this exciting Alaska tour.

Shore Excursion Size: Standard

Shore Excursion Type: Scenic

Food/Beverage: Snack, Beverage Included

Activity Level: Moderate

Shore Excursion Duration: 2 Hours 45 Minutes

Rainforest Sanctuary, Raptor Center and Totems in Ketchikan (Herring Cove, Eagle Creek)
Ketchikan Hiking Day Tour through Tongass National Rainforest
Hiking The Tongass National Rainforest
Price: $99.00

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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

Ketchikan Adventure Kart ATV Expedition Day Tour in Alaska
Adventure Kart Expedition

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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

Ketchikan Bear Watching and Flightseeing to Traitors Cove in Alaska
Bear Viewing Flightseeing to Traitor's Cove

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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 Flightseeing to Traitors Cove in Ketchikan, Alaska (Margaret Creek Fish Ladder)
Prince of Wales Island Bear Viewing Flight Day Trip from Ketchikan, Alaska
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 Sea Cycle Day Tour in Ketchikan, Alaska
Ward Cove Sea Cycle Wildlife Tour

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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

Guard Island Lighthouse, Eagles and Totems Day Tour in Ketchikan, Alaska
Lighthouse Totems and Eagles Cruise

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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 Port Tour in Ketchikan, Alaska | Nichols Passage
Back Country Zodiac Adventure
Price: $214.00

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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 Shore Excursion in Ketchikan, Alaska
Harbor Overview Cruise
Price: $123.00

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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

Deadliest Catch - Aleutian Ballad Tour & Bering Sea Crab Excursion in Ketchikan
Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour

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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: Beverages Included

Activity Level: Easy

Shore Excursion Duration: 3 Hours

Bering Crab Fishermans Tour in Ketchikan, Alaska (Inside Passage, Aleutian Ballad)
Orca Cove Kayaking Day Trip in Ketchikan, Alaska
Orca's Cove Kayaking

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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)
Boatman's Adventure Excursion through Clarence Strait & Clover Pass in Ketchikan
Alaska Boatman Adventure
Price: $231.00

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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 30 Minutes

Alaska Boatman Adventure
Rainforest Zipline Adventure Park Tour in Ketchikan, Alaska
Zipline Adventure Park
Price: $169.00

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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

Rainforest Canopy Adventure & Zipline Expedition Day Tour in Ketchikan
Rainforest Canopy & Zipline Expedition
Price: $177.00

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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

Kayaking in Ketchikan City Shore Excursion through Thomas Basin and Tongass Narrows
Ketchikan City Kayaking

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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)
Wilderness Dining & Skiff Fishing Day Tour in Ketchikan, Alaska
Exclusive Skiff Fishing and Fresh Catch Wilderness Dining

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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

Ketchikan Totem Bight Shore Trip in Alaska
Tour the Totem Bight

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Visit nearby Totem Bight to learn more about these brightly colored historical items. Bring a camera to capture some amazing sights!

Shore Excursion Size: Small

Shore Excursion Type: Cultural, Scenic, Walking

Food/Beverage: None

Activity Level: Easy

Shore Excursion Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes

Tour the Totem Bight
Hyder Bear Viewing Private Excursion in Ketchikan, Alaska
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

Wildlife & Eagle Watching Day Tour in Ketchikan, Alaska
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 Spectacular Day Tour from 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

Tongass National Forest Rainforest Island Adventure Day Tour in Ketchikan
Wilderness Cruise and Rainforest Island Adventure

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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
Ketchikan Nature Trail and Rainforest Canoe Cruise Tour in Alaska
Rainforest Canoe and Nature Trail

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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)
Tongass National Forest Jeep Drive and Canoe Safari Day Tour in Ketchikan
Backcountry Jeep and Canoe Safari

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Drive a Jeep® through mountainous roads in Tongass National Forest, canoe in a native-style 20-passenger canoe, and enjoy a beautiful nature walk through an old-growth forest. This is Alaskan back country paradise!

Shore Excursion Size: Standard

Shore Excursion Type: Active, Scenic, Water/Beach

Food/Beverage:Water, juice, coffee, hot chocolate, Clam Chowder, Rolls with Jam, Crackers, Smoked Salmon, Mints.

Activity Level: Moderate

Shore Excursion Duration: 4 Hours

Backcountry Jeep and Canoe Safari
Alaska Salmon Fishing Adventure Day Tour in Ketchikan
Salmon Fishing Adventure
Price: $207.00

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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

Private Halibut Fishing Charter Excursion in Ketchikan, Alaska
Private Halibut Fishing Charter

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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

Salmon Angling & Fishing Private Shore Excursion in Ketchikan, Alaska
Private Salmon Fishing Adventure
Price: $1,299.00

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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

Best Dam Adventure Ketchikan
Best Dam Adventure
Price: $225.00

Explore the pristine SE Alaskan Rainforest on ATVs. This exhilerating Ketchikan tour brings you campside to cookout and hear the history of the advanced Lake Connell Dam.

Shore Excursion Size: Small

Shore Excursion Type: Cultural, Scenic

Food/Beverage: Snack, Beverages

Activity Level: Easy

Shore Excursion Duration: 3 Hours

Best Dam Adventure
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