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.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
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  |  20 ReviewsReview This Tour
Highlights of Ketchikan
October 27, 2022
Our tour was one of the highlights of our cruise adventures. Norman provided us with the rich and historic history of the area. We learned about the Totems in the park and how they represent the story of the peoples. Thanks Norman!
Reviewer: Carol Hutchinson
5 Stars
Absolutely amazing and informative
September 26, 2022
Our tour guide was authentic and had lived in Ketchikan most of his life. He told us stories and history of the area. He took us to the wildlife area to see salmon and bears. We didn’t see any bears, but did see several eagles and a couple of their nests. He gave us a truly amazing day!
Reviewer: Kathleen DeSpain
5 Stars
Highly recommend
September 11, 2022
We really enjoyed our excursion. Watching the salmon swim upstream and using the salmon ladder was unbelievable. We saw Dolly’s house heard the story of Ketchikan’s hardest working woman and the totem poles told quite a story. We had lunch at The Fishouse, we shared a AK Sampler and it was fabulous, the best salmon we had while in Alaska.
Reviewer: Tamara Autry
5 Stars
August 25, 2022
Had a great tour. People were great.
Reviewer: Michele S Weisberg
4 Stars
Expert Tour Guide
August 13, 2022
Our tour guide was a local mom who knew everything about Ketchikan. Not only local sites of interest but Native American history as well. She also took us to a site where we got the most amazing pics of eagles.
Reviewer: Julianna Wiessner
5 Stars
Great Overall Tour
August 11, 2022
We had a great time in Ketchikan! I have never seen so many Eagles in my life---we loved watching them everywhere we went. The town was a nice place to walk around and try the local restaurants-especially the crab legs!!!
Reviewer: Robin
5 Stars