Saxman Native Village and Ketchikan City Tour
Sale Price: $64.00
See Historical Saxman Native Village, City and Wildlife
This Ketchikan guided tour includes sights in the Ketchikan area, an exclusive stop at eagle point and time at Saxman Native village.
Enjoy the city tour of Ketchikan aboard a deluxe motor coach or private 15 passenger van. The views are outstanding as you travel past the rustic waterfront, boat harbors and the picturesque city park. You will stop near one of Ketchikan's private salmon canneries at Eagle point. This is an exclusive stop where Eagles and Harbor seals are almost always in attendance. See a salmon ladder and watch salmon spring from the rushing water en route to the spawning grounds (late July through September). A stop will also be made for a brief introduction to a rainforest.
At Saxman Native Village, you'll gaze and be amazed at the world's largest standing collection of totem poles. On this Ketchikan tour you will hear the legends and stories of these ancient and majestic totem poles, and learn how and why they were made. You will also make an exterior-only visit to the Clan House, where your guide will explain some of the many carved figures. You will then have a short amount of free time to visit the Village Store and Artists Co-op, where authentic arts and crafts are made by Saxman Natives. This Alaska excursion does not include carving or native performances.
Once back in town, a stop will be made at Historic Creek Street. This was Ketchikan's former busy red light district, and is now home to the world-famous Dolly's House Museum. Guests can choose to either end the tour at Historic Creek Street (an approximately 10 minute walk from the cruise pier), or be returned to the pier.
Reviewer: Edward D. Workley
Our tour guide was fantastic!. The itinerary that Shore Excursion Group offered was interesting, informative, well organized, & fun. We especially enjoyed viewing the native totem poles & hearing about the local legends. We intend to book future tours with this superb company.
Reviewer: Henry Pope
this was a good trip. Alaska's history is colorful and the tour gives an excellent story about what happened and how they are doing in today's modern world. We thoroughly enjoyed our driver's insights and humor.
This tour is a great value for anyone who wants to use the services of Shore Excursions group. Definite 4.7.
Reviewer: Arnold Miller
Tammy was our guide who really was knowledgeable in regards to city. It was well narrated. There was not much wild life to be seen.
Reviewer: Kimberly Ohlms
The weather was a little rainy, but Ketchikan is beautiful. The guide was very inform able on the history of this lovely town. The only complaint we have is the tour was rushed. We did not have time to really see anything. I would have loved to spend more time at the totem village instead of the time at the in town carvers business.