Highlights of Ketchikan

Highlights of Ketchikan
Price: $79.00
Children ages 5 and under may attend the tour free of charge with advanced notice at the time of booking.
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and shoes. Guests should bring a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of the transportation. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair. Children ages 5 and under may attend the tour free of charge with advanced notice at the time of booking.

Highlights of Ketchikan Tour

Ketchikan, Alaska, is a small city that directly faces the famous Inside Passage, known as a popular cruise destination. It is the state's south-eastern-most town and is known for its many Native American totem poles on display throughout the vicinity. You can experience snow capped mountains, salmon spawning streams, waterfalls and rich wildlife including bald eagles and black bears.

Your day of discovery into this charming city starts with a short Ketchikan city tour where you will drive by some of the area's many salmon canneries and learn about the salmon industry. From town you will make your way to the Eagle Point Education Center. Here you will have the opportunity to see eagles in their natural setting and see a native carver working on a totem pole. While here you will also be provided the opportunity to try delicious, local salmon samples.

After eagle point you will travel to Saxman Native village 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.

From here continue to scenic Rotary Beach. Make a brief stop to check for whales and other wildlife that may be spotted in the area. This beach is popular with the locals and it's easy to see why with the great opportunities to see humpback and orca whales as they migrate through Nicolas Passage.

After that it's off to Herring Cove for an excellent chance to view the areas majestic bald eagles, seals, heron and even bears at times, not to mention thousands of salmon returning to the place of their birth upstream!

Your tour will stop last at one of the area's cascading and beautiful waterfalls for picture opportunities before your comfortable return trip back to the pier area and your ship.

Your visit to Ketchikan will most certainly be one to remember when you book this tour. For those who love nature and animals you don't want to miss out, book now!

Please Note: Restrooms available at Rotary Beach, Saxman Village and Herring Cove. Also, please be advised wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  13 ReviewsReview This Tour
Highlights of Ketchikan
October 08, 2019
Tour was quite informative.
Reviewer: Alison Miller
4 Stars
Totems
September 12, 2019
This was the first tour of our Alaskan cruise and it focused on the history of the native Americans with a lot of information about totem poles and the master carvers who produce them. It was a small van experience allowing a lot of interaction with the knowledgeable guide. We saw a number of totems and also a master carver at work - most impressive. There were many bald eagles to be seen as well as other native birds. Slightly early in the year to see the salmon run, maybe next time!
Reviewer: Liz Bell
4 Stars
Highlights of Ketchikan
September 01, 2019
So happy we took this tour. Our guide, Norm, was a native of this area & so informative, very pleasant & so much knowledge of the area. We truly enjoyed Norm as our guide.
Reviewer: G Sue Tepley
5 Stars
Yvonne and Robert
September 01, 2019
Excellent tour and Tammy was so pleasant and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed it. So glad we cancelled the tour with the cruise ship!
Reviewer: Yvonne Winand
5 Stars
An excellent experience
August 23, 2019
We had a wonderful time. My teenage son enjoyed this tour a lot. Thank you. Our guide was very knowledgeable
Reviewer: Maryam
5 Stars
Ketchikan highlights
August 17, 2019
Norman was the best tour guide I ever had. His insight and life experience was what made the tour worth the time.
Reviewer: lance getic
5 Stars