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KETCHIKAN CITY TOUR AND POTLATCH TOTEM PARK **OPERATING 2021 ONLY**

Per Person $68 USD
Children (Ages 12 and under) $58 USD
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KETCHIKAN CITY TOUR AND POTLATCH TOTEM PARK **OPERATING 2021 ONLY**

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We saw totem poles throughout our trip to Alaska. Generally, they are carved from the tall red cedar trees that are abundant in this area. We saw them in the front yards of homes, serving as doorways, supporting roof beams, and as freestanding memorial poles placed in front of houses to honor deceased chiefs.

This tour heads out of town, giving you the chance to see more of beautiful Revillagigedo Island, on which Ketchikan is located.

As we drive the scenic road to Potlatch Totem Park, you'll hear the history of Ketchikan, including its fishing and logging past and see the old pulp mill and cannery. Upon arriving at Potlatch Totem Park, you will feel like you have stepped back in time. Built on the former fishing grounds of the native Tlingit peoples, this park depicts what a native fishing village in the 1800s would have looked like. The two large clan houses are surrounded by four smaller clan houses, all filled with elaborate carvings, both inside and out.

In the totem carving shed, you'll learn the significance of these cultural works of art and watch one of the carvers in action. You'll hear about the pole's design, carving, and painting process and even smell the fresh cedar scent given off by shavings. Your tour includes admission to the Russian Museum, with interesting displays of antique cars, firearms, and other curiosities.

Back in Ketchikan, you'll tour around town, visiting local attractions and learning about the history and culture of the first city on the Inside Passage.

This memorable trip will take you on a journey into the past.

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • Exploration of Potlatch Park
  • City tour of Ketchikan

Days of Operation

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Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - no
Sun - no

Departures (local time)

  • 8:45 AM (2.5 hrs) Check-in time, tour departs at 9:00 am. Monday-Friday
  • 12:45 PM (2.5 hrs) Check-in time, tour departs at 1:00. Monday-Friday

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

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

Special Instructions

• Bring rain apparel or an umbrella.

Restrictions

• This tour is not accessible for collapsible wheelchairs only.
• Transportation will be provided by van.
• Maximum passengers is 13.
• Blackout dates for 2021 - July 9, August 2, & Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 8 and 13.
• A minimum of 2 people are required.