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: Mary Vacratsis
Mike, our guide, was enthusiastic, funny, very knowledgeable, and was flexible enough to allow us to stop to take photos of whales and bear when we suddenly saw them.
This guy knows his stuff. He took us to see the bears fishing away from the crowds..He told us so so much about this town. ALL was So interesting. I HIGHLY recommend this excursion guide,
Reviewer: Pat & Chris
Mike is an interesting and knowledgeable guide. We really enjoyed his expertise and his willingness to go all out for us. Would recommend him to anyone!
Reviewer: Christina Sims
Even though the weather was rough we loved this tour. The tour guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. We would definitely book with him again.
Reviewer: Jack Frye
Good to see Ketchikan with someone who knows the area, its history and people. He was entertaining, knew such things as areas where we could get out of his vehicle to photograph young eagles perched on a branch who were about to leave a nest that has been in that tree for years. Very glad we took this tour.