Things to do when visiting Ketchikan

Ketchikan is known for its salmon, wildlife viewing, Native Cultural Arts, Totem Poles and a historic red-light district called Creek Street.  We offer a variety of experiences to enjoy. Here are just a few suggestions to maximize your time in the “First City”. Thanks for visiting!


The main sights to see in Ketchikan are the authentic totems, the salmon ladder & fish hatchery, City Park, historic Creek Street and wildlife viewing. Did any of those catch your attention? The good news is our Trolley will take you around downtown to all these locations and then out to the fish hatchery for wildlife viewing opportunities and back to Saxman Totem Park. It’s a family fun experience. Trolley City, Saxman & Wildlife Tour $80 for adults and $45 for kids 12 and under five free. Includes $6 Park Entrance Fee LEAN MORE

Totem Bight Clan House

If you are interested in viewing Native culture, a must see would be Totem Bight State Park, where you can view authentic Totems and Clan house, visit Potlatch Park a replica Native fishing Village and definitely worth the free walk through. Book a Totem to Totem Trolley Tour $50 Adults and $20 kids 12 and under. LEARN MORE

If you are looking for a luxury experience where you can customize your private tour your way, Book a Customized Private Tour in Luxury. LEARN MORE

Customized Private Tours in Luxury

One of my favorite suggestions for visitors is a private customized luxury tour. A lot of territory and varying interests can be covered in minimum time and the tour is specifically customize based on Guests’ personal interests.  This is not a “follow the crowd” kind of tour with set destinations. You create your own itinerary for your own tour, so you do exactly what you want on your time in the cozy comforts of a 14-passenger luxury van with only your group.  No waiting around to fill seats. Your guide is local and very knowledgeable about the area and wants to share the very best of Ketchikan. We can do just about anything you want to do! Ask about any tour idea below or any idea you may have.      LEARN MORE

Custom Kid Charter

Looking for kid friendly or kid at heart ideas? We can take you beachcombing, exploring, learn about the sea life in tidepools, enjoy snacks and a beach fire while making S’mores Alaska style.  We offer geocaching or a scavenger hunt through the rain forest learning about the forest and wildlife along the way.  Lots of family fun for all.   LEARN MORE  

Custom Crab Tour

Are you a Foodie and want to dine on ALL YOU CAN EAT Crab or enjoy a culinary experience at a fine dining, vista viewpoint? How would you like to spend your time beforehand? A hike through the countryside looking for wildlife, a scenic drive to the Totems where you can visit a clan house and enjoy the history of the past. LEARN MORE

Arts & History

If you are you an Art and History Buff you must view Creek Street and pick up a souvenir along the way. Maybe you would enjoy visiting the Totem Heritage Center, Discovery Center or one of the numerous Art galleries.  Want to see Totems & go hiking in the Rainforest? Let us know what you what to do!


Maybe you want to do something more athletic or somewhere in the middle?  Ketchikan offers numerous hiking trails, kayaking opportunities and a challenging 18 hole Disc Golf course.    Perhaps, you want to do a Snorkel Adventure followed by cocktails and Alaska Burger; anything goes! Just let us know what most interests you. Call us we will set it up.

Wildlife Viewing

Ketchikan has a large wildlife variety. During peak season you may see bald eagles, harbor seals, sea lions, sitka black tail deer and even black bears. You may see a pod of orcas’ (killer whales) or humpbacks swimming in the channel.  Book a Custom Wildlife Tour to view a variety of animal species.  Please note wildlife is never guaranteed.  LEARN MORE

Misty Fjords Granite Cliffs


The Misty Fjord’s National Monument is one of the area’s major attractions. Book a 2-hour tour to experience it from the air on a Seaplane Excursion. You will take off on the water and land on the water for a scenic and tranquil experience.  If you are lucky you may even see bears.  Of course, wildlife is never guaranteed.   LEARN MORE

Wild Beauty & Bears Flightseeing

If your heart is set on seeing Bears in their natural habitat, you may want to take a flightseeing tour out to Neets Bay, or Prince of Wales (POW) Island. Both are very different experiences.  While bears or wildlife can never be guaranteed, we can guarantee you will see raw wilderness and beauty; plus the thrill of flying in a seaplane and landing on water in the mild of the wild. Nature lovers will not be disappointed!  LEARN MORE

Get Wet & Wild – get on the water- Sailing, Zodiacs, and Kayaking

Want to go sailing? Kayaking your thing? Hoping to see whales? Book a Sailing Adventure or if you are looking for a more hands-on experience book a Zodiac Escape tour; where you may pilot your own boat while being safely guided by a pilot boat.  Whales and wildlife are never guaranteed but a wilderness adventure is. LEARN MORE

Kayaking – Join us for a slow-paced journey along jagged rainforest shorelines. This unique tour takes you through local waterways around 2 to 3 small islands. Transportation and all equipment provided. Four hours total ‘dock-to-dock’ time, with about 2.25 hours on the water. Tours max at 6 guests per guide.  LEARN MORE


Everyone wants to share their Alaskan experience with friends and family, usually done with souvenirs and pictures.  Downtown Ketchikan and Creek Street both have quaint shops that will fulfill your needs. If you are looking to support locally owned business please look for the “shop locally” sign. Authentic made in Alaska products will have a Made in Alaska tag. If you want authentic handcrafted Native art, look for the Authentic Silver Hand tag.  Thank you for supporting our community!

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