Saxman Native Village and Ketchikan City Tour
Sale Price: $59.00
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: Patrick D Bathe
The various parts of this trip were all good but what made it great was the guide. He was a local guys born and bred in the area with great knowledge of the area, its history and particularly the Totem stories. AND he was amusing his stories were not dour and boring but funny as well as informative. It was a great day out.
Reviewer: Dan Campbell
This was enjoyable and educational
Reviewer: Allen Vessels
Tour bus was small and very comfortable. The tour guide, who was also the driver, was a local, and very knowledgeable about the area and it's history. We disembarked the bus to see a number of local sights, including the pink salmon run in the middle of town.
Reviewer: Dating Liu
THE TOUR WAS VERY INTERESTING.
Reviewer: Angel Guevara
For first timers it really is a great way to see the city in a short amount of time without having to do all this research yourself on where to go. It is also difficult to beat this insiders perspective that the guides have, especially if they are locals that have been there since before statehood.