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KETCHIKAN CITY, SAXMAN TOTEM VILLAGE AND WILDLIFE TOUR

Per Person $80 USD
Children (Ages 12 and under) $58 USD
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KETCHIKAN CITY, SAXMAN TOTEM VILLAGE AND WILDLIFE TOUR

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Discover the charming town of Ketchikan. As you make your way around the city, you'll pass the cannery, see the flowers in City Park, and drive through residential areas and the waterfront, including Creek Street, the former historic Red Light district with its wooden boardwalks. Your guide will tell tales of the "good old days" with stories of dance halls, brothels, and bootleggers.

Moving on, you'll head south on a scenic coastal drive to Herring Bay, a quaint area far from the crowds. This small inlet cove allows you to experience the sights and sounds of the incredible wildlife that only Ketchikan can offer. During salmon season, black bears, bald eagles, blue herring, and seals are often spotted in this area. Be sure to keep your eyes wide open and your cameras ready!

One of the most popular sites in Ketchikan is Saxman Totem Village. This is the only totem park in Alaska that has 29 authentic totems carved by Tlingit and Haida natives. The poles were moved here from the original sites in the 1930s and have been restored by native carvers. Your guide will give you great insight into the background of the tribes and the ritual of carving as you watch carvers turning tree trunks into works of art and culture.

At the end of the tour, you'll be returned to Creek Street to stroll the boardwalk and do some shopping or continue the ride back downtown to return to your cruise ship.

As Ketchikan gets upward of 14 feet of rain per year, the residents pride themselves on almost never canceling baseball games and picnics due to rain. The weather prediction is easy--if you can't see the top of Deer Mountain, it's raining. If you can, it's going to rain. Bring your slicker!

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • Fully narrated tour by experienced guide
  • Exploration of Saxman Totem Village
  • Visit Herring Bay
  • Wildlife viewing
  • City tour of Ketchikan
  • Time for shopping

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:30 AM (2.5 hrs) Please check in 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • 9:30 AM (2.5 hrs) Please check in 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • 10:30 AM (2.5 hrs) Please check in 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • 11:30 AM (2.5 hrs) Please check in 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • 1:30 PM (2.5 hrs) Please check in 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • 3:30 PM (2.5 hrs) Please check in 15 minutes prior to departure.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• We suggest you bring rain apparel or an umbrella as Ketchikan experiences high quantities of rain.

Restrictions

• Children under the age of 5 are free if they sit on an adult's lap.
• This tour is accessible for collapsible wheelchairs only. Please let us know if someone in your party is traveling with a collapsible wheelchair so we can notify the guide. No other accessible equipment can be accommodated.