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Tour the Totem Bight

Price: $64.00
Children (Ages 2 and under) are free but must be accounted for.
Note: This tour only operates from May - September.
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Explore Famous Totem Bight

Ketchikan and totem poles go hand-in-hand. On this informative Ketchikan tour, you'll get to visit one of the city's premier sites and discover the stories behind famous attractions. This is one history lesson you won't want to skip. This Ketchikan tour is ideal for history lovers and photographers, book today for an incredible Alaska shore excursion at a low price.

Your Ketchikan tour will takes you about 15 minutes away from downtown to a place known as Totem Bight. This former fishing camp is home to the colorful totems that are the highlight of this Ketchikan tour. After a short walk through the woods, you'll come across 14 different totem poles, each of which was recovered from overgrown village sites. Upon recovery, they were either duplicated or repaired by skilled carvers.

While at the park, don't miss a historic clan house. This dwelling has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1970, undergoing recent renovations to better highlight how Alaskans lived centuries ago. On the way back to your meeting point, you can expect some more noteworthy sightseeing. If you need restaurant recommendations or other suggestions for activities after the tour, your professional guide will be more than happy to help. Book this Ketchikan tour today for your next great vacation.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ketchikan Visitors Bureau (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket)
Food/Beverage Provided
Recommended Dress
For all tours in Alaska, we recommend dressing in layers with the top layer being waterproof. Sensible walking shoes that may get wet are also suggested.
Guests must be able to walk through a wooded area. Tour is not wheelchair accessible.
5 Stars5Based On 4 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsTotem PolesJune 22, 2017

Reviewer: Louise McKinney
Karen was an excellent tour guide. She was so knowledgeable on all the facts behind the stories of the totem. We enjoyed this tour and would recommend it highly.

5 StarsPerfectJune 22, 2017

Reviewer: PMG
... for 75 year old mother. History, cultural education, great totems, and not too much walking. The gift shop stop at the end was cheaper than in town.

5 StarsFascinatingDecember 08, 2016

Reviewer: Chava
Our guide really made the whole experience better by telling the stories of the totems.

5 StarsThe Totem Bight TourJune 09, 2016

Reviewer: Loretta
The weather was miserable the day of my Totem Bight tour and I happened to be the only one that showed up for the tour. I was lucky enough to get a one-on-one private tour with Karen Hollywood as driver and guide. She was entertaining and funny, and she took me on a tour through the town of Skagway while telling stories of town history, then along the harbor and out to the Totem Bight State Park. I enjoyed the tour very much and highly recommend Karen Hollywood as a tour guide.

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