On September 8th, we will be visiting the port of Ketchikan from 7am – 1pm.
Ketchikan incorporated in 1900 and became the port of entry for ships entering Alaska from the south, earning it the nickname “First City.” As mining activity declined, fishing became the leading industry. By the early 1930s, there were 13 canneries in Ketchikan, packing 1.5 million cases of salmon a year.
Get to know Ketchikan.
Here are some things that you might enjoy (please keep in mind that booking through these links will take you directly to my Cruise Planners website and I will earn a small commission).
Lighthouse, Totems & Eagles Excursion $115.00/person
Lighthouse Excursions is a locally owned & operated Ketchikan tour company, and we pride ourselves on providing guests with an experience of Southeast Alaska through local eyes. Our Lighthouse, Totems & Eagles Excursion is a grab-bag of some of Ketchikan’s top attractions, with a little something for everyone. Whether you’re a lighthouse enthusiast, a history and culture buff, or love seeing wildlife in their natural environment, this tour is for you! We’re passionate about where we live, and we love showing it off to guests from all over the world.
Fish Tales & Ales – 90 minute Historical Walking Tour of Fishing Fleet and Bars $85.00/person
Enjoy a guided historical walking tour of Creek Street and the Fishing Fleet, book ended by drinks at the Fishermen’s favorite watering holes. Learn about the colorful events that have shaped Ketchikan, The Salmon Capitol of the World and Alaska’s First City. After a round at the “Shipwreck Bar”, we’ll stroll through town to Creek Street then down to the docks to learn about the world famous fishing fleet and see the boats and crews up close preparing for their next catch. We’ll finish at the infamous Potlatch Bar for more drinks and stories.
You will be guided by a Fisherman who lives on the Fishing Fleet’s Dock in Ketchikan. Your guide has first hand knowledge of the Fishing Fleet and their favorite watering holes. Fun, entertainment, drinks, history and a few tall tales make this a “must do” tour while visiting Ketchikan!
2 Hour Alaska Rainforest Walk and Totem Park Small Group Tour $77.93/person
Join this amazing 2-hour Eco Tour with an experienced local guide in a small group with maximum of 11 guests. Explore the Rainforest on a nature trail in the Tongass National Forest and stop at a beautiful waterfall viewing area. Admire the lush green rainforest with giant trees, cascading creek and moss blanketed forest floor. Journey to the Totem Park where you will hear stories behind the magnificent totem poles and learn about the fascinating Alaska Native Culture. We are local family owned business in Ketchikan and love to share our beautiful surroundings with you. Our rainforest walk and totem park tour allows you to visit 2 wonderful locations with knowledgeable guide.
Ketchikan has so much to offer, the above is just the beginning. There is bear viewing, whale viewing, wildlife tours and more. If we have not mentioned something you are interested in, email Terri and she will assist you in planning the perfect excursion for Ketchikan.
Here is a 17 page destination guide that focuses on Ketchikan. Feel free to download it to read at your convenience.