The southeasternmost city in stunning Alaska, Ketchikan, is located on an island surrounded by the lush Tongass National Forest.
Your journey into this charming city starts with a short Ketchikan city tour where you will stop at one of the area's many salmon hatcheries. Learn about the salmon industry, observe various marine life and watch the salmon run up the ladder.
From there you will travel to Saxman Village Park where you will be greeted by the largest collection of standing totems in one location. Walk through the 25 replicas of original Native Alaskan totem poles and observe the artistic carvings revealing stories of the people and legends of the past. While here, head to one of the wildlife viewing spots for your chance to see eagles on a nest.
Continue to Rotary Beach and explore the tide pools looking for crab and other marine life. This beach is popular with the locals and it's easy to see why with the the great opportunities to see humpback and orca whales as they migrate through Nicolas Passage. On this Ketchikan tour, savor the taste of local berries, then travel to Herring Cove for an excellent chance to view eagles, seals, heron and bears - not to mention thousands of salmon returning to the place of their birth upstream!
Conclude your tour with a stop at a breathtaking cascading waterfall before your return trip back to port. If you love animals and nature then you do not want to miss out on this cruise excursion while in Ketchikan! Book now.
Please Note: Restrooms available at Rotary Beach.
Reviewer: Teresa Messina Dornak
This was a wonderful, small and fun excursion! We made many stops along the way to look at different scenery and actually made a 2nd stop at a location where we finally spotted a black bear. The owner has a 10 passenger van and his tour is very personalized.