Tour the Totem Bight
August 21, 2022
Ended up just being the guide & my husband & myself. She was a native of the area, former teacher & very nice & well versed on. The history of the poles. Interesting, but almost too much info
Reviewer: Robin Manning
June 09, 2019
Great tour! Carol was an excellent tour guide and shared great information about the totem poles found in the park.
June 01, 2019
We really liked this tour in Ketchikan...our guide was great and so enthusiastic about teaching us things, you could tell she knew a lot about it! To be honest we have considered purchasing a totem for our home and was interested to learn from our guide that when you see a face on the body of a totem (not just its head), that means it's where its strength is. So, when we did buy one in Ketchikan to have shipped home, we found one with faces on it too (chest of Eagle, tail and dorsal fin of Orca). Our friends and family think it's really interesting too! I've been reading a few books about the local ones in Alaska too, after this trip. So it inspired me to learn more!
One of the highlights of Ketchikan
April 26, 2019
So many beautiful totem poles to enjoy here, examples of the Tlingit culture. Pole carvings tell a story, our guide explained the different poles to us, who carved them. The Clan House was a real experience, Guide explained the central fireplace, could have housed to 30-50 people. Adorned with so many beautiful carvings. When in Ketchikan, a truly must see.
Reviewer: Harlan Aliment
June 22, 2017
Karen was an excellent tour guide. She was so knowledgeable on all the facts behind the stories of the totem. We enjoyed this tour and would recommend it highly.
Reviewer: Louise McKinney
June 22, 2017
... for 75 year old mother. History, cultural education, great totems, and not too much walking. The gift shop stop at the end was cheaper than in town.
December 08, 2016
Our guide really made the whole experience better by telling the stories of the totems.
The Totem Bight Tour
June 09, 2016
The weather was miserable the day of my Totem Bight tour and I happened to be the only one that showed up for the tour. I was lucky enough to get a one-on-one private tour with Karen Hollywood as driver and guide. She was entertaining and funny, and she took me on a tour through the town of Skagway while telling stories of town history, then along the harbor and out to the Totem Bight State Park. I enjoyed the tour very much and highly recommend Karen Hollywood as a tour guide.