Ketchikan, Alaska

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Time3 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Enjoy a comprehensive overview of Ketchikan on this 3-hour tour that gives you a bit of everything: wildlife viewing, a visit to the Totem Bight and Potlatch parks, and a Ketchikan city tour. Cover more than 40 miles (64 km) during your sightseeing, learn history about the areas along the way, and snap frame-worthy photos. Your tour vehicle may be a shuttle, bus, or a trolley. Port pickup is available.
  • 3-hour sightseeing tour of Ketchikan
  • See the highlights of Ketchikan, including Creek Street, Salmon Ladder and Harris Bridge
  • Glimpse wildlife, such as eagles, seals, whales, and bears, at Herring Cove
  • Discover Potlatch Park and Totem Bight State Park
  • Learn about the area’s logging industry
  • Port pickup and drop-off included
This 3-hour combo-tour provides a perfect introduction to Ketchikan. Begin with a 20-25 minute tour of the city, and see Indian Town, Harris Bridge, Creek Street, Salmon Ladder, and more.
Head on a scenic drive and spend 20-30 minutes at Herring Cove. Depending on the time of year, you may catch sight of bears, whales, deer, American bald eagles, and salmon (more likely from June through September).
Journey north of Ketchikan and get to know Potlatch Park and Totem Bight State Park. Spend 45-50 minutes in the area, starting at the Totem Pole Carving Center. Hear carving stories and learn about different techniques. There are more than 30 totem poles, antique cars, and weapons to see as well. Embark on a self-guided tour or purchase snacks in the park.

On the return drive, pass the Ketchikan Pulp Mill, which led the Southeast’s logging industry until it shuttered its doors in 1997.
At the end of the tour, your guide offers suggestions on what to explore further on your own in Ketchikan.

Please note: The itinerary above may change in order, depending on conditions. Your tour vehicle may be a shuttle, bus, or a trolley.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Sep 2018

The day started slow with some interesting history of native life and totem poles. Our guide was fluid and knowledgeable and he kept us interested. Our excitement began when we witnessed the wildlife in action just on the side of the roads! Eagles, salmon and bears all together in the same place.

, Aug 2018

I feel it was a bit on the pricey side for no more than we did. It also felt very hurried and rushed.

, Aug 2017

This guide was very knowledgeable, a local native. He add the tour worth while.

, Aug 2017

Best and easiest way to see Ketchikan. Our tour driver and guide was excellent. She was extremely knowledgeable ofmthe whole area, and was most willing to share with us. One of the best tours of our Alaska cruise....

, Jul 2017

For a dreary drizzly day we had a great tour. Our driver/guide Debbie K. was so knowledgeable on everything from the city tour to Potlatch Park. We stopped to see a great many sites and she had a lot of history on all of them. Thanks Debbie for a wonderful day.

, Aug 2016

This tour was great! The driver was very knowledgeable and informative. Would reccommend to anyone!

, Aug 2016

Excellent.We saw great scenery, and a bear. Our guide, JJ, was great.

, Jul 2016

Awful trolley tour. We had a first day on the job guide and an experienced guide accompanying her. The experienced guide did show us around the Totem pole park while the new one smoked by the trolley. We stopped in a parking lot to view a number of eagles perched near a stream and that was interesting. Suggestion: guides should memorize, practice and get tested on tour information then have a number of run-thrus on trolley to make sure customers will be satisfied. Spend your 80 elsewhere.

, Jul 2016

Great tour guide knowledgeable with Ketchikan! Great price also

, Jul 2016

This gets one star only because I couldn't submit the review without a star rating. It deserves 0 stars.
I booked this tour because it was promoted by Viatour. You should seriously reconsider this decision. This was the WORST tour I've ever been on.
To start, the driver, Cisco, was by his own admission sick as a dog and coughed and hacked the entire time we were with him. By reporting to work that day chose to expose the public to his illness. On the positive side he did seem to be the only person to have ever been on the our before and know what was going on. He also narrowly avoided what could have been a serious crash when a our bus pulled out across he road in from of him.
I felt sorry for the tour guide, Richard. It seemed he had been thrown into this at the last minute even having to introduce himself to the driver. He had a good general knowledge of Ketchikan but not the tour itself. He had to refer to the driver several times as to the itinerary.
Then there was our guide in training. She proudly claimed to have spent her entire life in Ketchikan and knew everything there was to know - if you wanted to know about where the Wal-Mart, grocery and local shopping mall were. She displayed very little actual historic or factual knowledge about her hometown and had no taking points or script provided by the company. When asked what was canned at the cannery she said 'fish'. When asked what kind of fish her response was salmon and other fish. She incorrectly identified the Coast Guard facility as the Navy base. She should have sat back and listened to the experienced guide and learned something. She also displayed a lack of professionalism when she sat in front of the shop at Totem Bight not only smoking but sharing a cigarette with Cisco.
We should have been paid to take this tour. On a positive note, the group I was with has a great story to tell about the awful trolly trip in Ketchikan.

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