Things to do in Ketchikan
Ketchikan Self-Guided Audio Tour
Submerge yourself in Ketchikan, the Salmon Capital of the World. Located far south in Alaska, it is a beautiful area surrounded by the Tongass Narrows and with Deer Mountain in the background. Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set the pace and explore at your leisure as you reveal the stories of this fascinating city. This tour will take you on a journey where you will learn about the city's past from its native beginnings, to its ancient and modern culture, and the fishing, timber and tourist industries that changed Ketchikan's economy. To discover this wonderful city in your own time and at your own pace just download this self-guided audio tour, pop in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and start walking. The tour will take approximately two hours, but you can pause the audio guide when needed. Grab a bite to eat or do some shopping along the way. Please note that this tour is only available in English.
Ketchikan Totem Pole and City Tour
Take a beautiful 90 minute tour north of town on our historical trolley or our modern shuttles buses, visit the Totem Bight State Park in Ketchikan Alaska. City tour included. Departing from downtown cruise ships, tour offers a leisurely 10 mile drive along the Coastal State highway north of town. Upon arrival at the totem pole parks, guide will narrate and show the Totem Bight State Park where shows over 14 totem poles, a clan house and enjoy the view of the Tongass Narrows Coastline.
Ketchikan City and Wildlife Tour
Take a beautiful 90 minute tour on our historical trollies or our modern shuttles thru the main highlights of Ketchikan Alaska. Then drive on a stunning 8 mile road next to the ocean sightseeing main landmarks, south of town. Herring Cove awaits us where we spend 15-25 minutes watching for seasonal wildlife
Totem Bight and Ketchikan City Tour
Discover Alaska's famous totem poles at Totem Bight State Park. This seaside park offers sweeping views of the ocean and important cultural interpretation. Begin with a city tour of Ketchikan as you travel along the coastal highway to the park 10 miles away from the busy downtown. Your tour of the beautiful park walks through a natural forest with local vegetation and guided description. Emerge into the totem viewing area and visit a traditional winter dwelling. Gather memories with photographs while your guide shares ancient stories and wisdom.
Totem Bight State Park and Rainforest Walking Tour
Ketchikan Native Tours is a locally owned and operated Southeast Alaska land based sightseeing tour company that focuses on the rich traditional Native cultures of the Tongass National Rainforest. We believe in the small group experience and will only take a maximum of 11 passengers per tour. This experience and the rich information shared and narrated will only be provided by local members of our community. We will visit some of the most beautiful totem poles found on the island at Totem Bight State Park. You will also get a chance to stretch your legs on a moderate walk visiting one of our many walking trails.
Ketchikan Duck Tour
It's a Bus-and-a Boat and it quacks & floats! Only fun people are allowed on this 90 minute tour that takes you through the rustic streets of Ketchikan, then splashes into the harbor for spectacular views of Alaska’s First City. Be prepared for entertainment, trivia, and live narration that’s guaranteed to “quack you up”. Journey aboard this Coast Guard certified and inspected amphibian. The only Amphibious tour in Alaska.
Bears, Totems and City Highlights Van/Ground Tour
Our guests will have comfort and a knowledgeable tour guide. We will make sure that all passengers get plenty of time at each stop to experience each location. Even on rainy days you will have a great tour with us.
Ketchikan 4 in 1
On the Ketchikan 4 in 1 you get to experience a fully narrated 2.5 hour historical tour. Starting with the city, which includes: a view of Creek street (ketchikan's historical red light district) and the salmon ladder. Then take a 10 mile scenic seaside drive to explore an area rich in Alaskan Native culture. Here you will see 2 totem parks (Potlatch Park and Totem Bight State Park) that combined have 2 clan houses, 5 tribal houses, and 2 carving centers. Along with antique cars, rare firearms, a historical museum, and a beach walk to view the tidepools (also a good chance to see eagles and sometimes whales as they migrate through the Tongass Narrows).
Custom Wildlife Tour
Ketchikan adventure tours offers custom tours for all ages and abilities. This tour is dedicated to the pursuit if Alaskan wildlife and marine life. Salmon at the downtown Salmon ladder and would you like to touch a wild Alaskan salmon in our creek? Then heading down to Herring Cove to try and see some Black Bears or some Black Tailed Sitka Deer perhaps. Harbor seals and sea lions are a plenty but don't forget to duck because Eagles are swooping if you have snacks. Then we head back into town and I can drop you off at Creek Street or back at your Berth.
2 Hour Alaska Rainforest Walk and Totem Park Small Group Tour
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 All In One
The Ketchikan All In One tour provides both the historical and scenic parts of Ketchikan, in a fully narrated 2.5 hour seaside tour. We will share our history rich city (including Creekstreet and the salmon ladder), explore the world's largest collection of totem poles at Saxman Native Village, have a chance to view a wide variety of wildlife at Herring Cove (including bears, seals and eagles) and see a beautiful waterfall. We travel comfortably in deluxe 14 passenger vans.
Totems, City & Wildlife by Cable Car Trolley
2.25 hour Deluxe City Totem Park and Wildlife viewing tour by San Francisco Style Cable Car Trolley. This tour includes the Fish Ladder, City Highlights and Herring Cove Wildlife viewing area where Black Bears, Bald Eagles, Salmon and Seals often habitat the area during the summer season. All park fees admissions and taxes are included in this tour. Fully narrated and guided tour.
Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Potlatch Totem Park & Ketchikan City Tour
This shore excursion gives you the chance to visit a 19th century native village. The beauty of the smoothly carved wood and local area makes this a great unique half day tour that will make your cruise special.
Ketchikan Pub Crawl
NEW TOUR! Want to learn about a place? Drink with locals! Join this entertaining 90-minute walking tour with stops at three unique locations where you’ll enjoy a sampler beverage and be regaled with wild and colorful stories of Ketchikan’s incredible pub history. Must be 21.
Fish Tales & Ales - 90 minute Historical Walking Tour of Fishing Fleet and Bars
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! As a bonus, your guide will also be your photographer along the scenic walking tour so you can share and enjoy the memories for years to come!
Cruisin' and Boozin' - 90 minute Historical Walking Tour of Sites and Bars
Enjoy an entertaining guided historical walking tour of 3 of Ketchikan's favorite watering holes and famous Creek Street. Learn about the colorful events that have shaped Ketchikan, The Salmon Capitol of the World and Alaska's First City. Sample drinks and learn the crazy and sometimes scary history of the bars, historical events and the town of Ketchikan with a local guide. With 3 bars to visit, you'll stroll the Old Town waterfront and Creek Street while taking in the stories and photogenic scenery of this colorful town and its people. Your tour guides are local and know these bars well. Fun, entertainment, drinks, history, and great story telling is what we specialize in! As a bonus, your guide will also be your photographer along the scenic tour. Your camera or ours, you'll get great pictures of you to share and enjoy the memories for years to come! Come join us for this tour!
Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Eagle Island Sea Kayaking
Spend your time in port in Ketchikan paddling through the waters of the Pacific Ocean and discovering Alaska's Eagle Island. On this shore excursion, you'll have the opportunity to glimpse a vast array of wildlife, such as Alaskan starfish, bald eagles, humpback whales and orca whales. A perfect opportunity to explore Ketchikan's beautiful scenery awaits!
3 Hour Rainforest Walk and Totem Park
Enjoy a rainforest walk and visit a Totem Park on our 3 hour excursion in scenic Ketchikan, Alaska on this small group tour with local guide. Explore the lush green rainforest of Alaska among huge old growth trees and moss blanketing the forest floor. The remote nature trail follows a cascading creek and we stop at a beautiful waterfall viewing area. The trail does have some stairs and uphill / downhill portions. Experience natures beauty up close and step into this treasured land on our approximately 1.5 mile hike. Escape the crowds and take in the fresh air and peacefulness of the forest. We also journey to the Totem Park where your local guide will share stories behind the majestic totem poles and the Alaska Native culture with you. Our excursions are small groups of 11 guests or less and we include pick up at the cruise ship dock. Wild Wolf Tours is a local family owned business and we love to share our beautiful surroundings with you.
Ketchikan Highlights Sightseeing Boat Tour
Your Alaskan captain & their crew provide a view of our community through the eyes of locals! We love sharing the beauty of our home with visitors from all over the world. Our tour provides a grab bag of Ketchikan highlights, including wildlife viewing, local culture, and history, all backdropped by the breathtaking scenery of our seascape. Special attractions include American bald eagles and their nests, Totem Bight State Park, and Guard Island Lighthouse.
Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Rainforest Canopy Ropes and Zipline Adventure Park
When your cruise ship docks in Ketchikan, spend your time in port soaring through treetops in an Alaskan rainforest! On this exciting zipline and canopy tour, you'll swing around a giant jungle gym, high above the ground, on eight different canopy ropes and seven different ziplines. It's an outdoor shore excursion with a difference that will leave your heart racing!