Ketchikan, Alaska located on Revillagigedo Island on the Tongass Narrows is famed for fishing, a heritage dating back to 1883 when the first salmon saltery was built in the community. Today, Ketchikan is known as the “Salmon Capital of the World” with multiple salmon canneries and a quaint multi-color town and vibrant marina.

Private shore excursions from Ketchikan allow you to enjoy a private fishing charter to catch salmon or halibut, go crabbing or shrimping,  meetup with local artisans, visit Saxman Village to meet Tlingit Native Alaskans, enjoy a flightseeing trip to Misty Fjords National Monument to view towering waterfalls cascading into the seacoast waters, go bear viewing or explore Ketchikan’s environs by Tomcar adventure cart, or on a guided hike. You can tour Totem Bight State Historical Park while learning from your professional guide about the rich culture of Southeast Alaska Natives and their totem carving traditions. Ketchikan’s Totem Heritage Center displays Alaska’s largest collection of original totem poles plus a remarkable collection of contemporary Northwest Indian art, emphasizing the vibrant cultures of Native American Indians including the Tlingit, Haida and Tshimshian.

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Prince of Wales Bear Viewing

Begin your Ketchikan-based adventure by boarding your bush plane for a brief flight into Prince of Wales, the heart of Alaska’s black bear country.  Once you land and disembark, you’ll learn from your pilot and guide all about these... Read more

Alaska Native Storytellers and Artists

Meet and get to know Alaskan Natives  living in Ketchikan, from storytellers to artists, as they share with you their unique perspectives, cultural traditions and history. In their own language, “Tlingit” means ‘People of Tides.’ Get a first-hand lesson... Read more

Alaska Crabbing and Cuisine

Launch on a small boat out of Ketchikan, then bait and set your crab pots on this “crabbing and cuisine” day out on the water in an iconic destination among fishermen. Afterward, enjoy some quality time fishing for multiple... Read more

Design Your Own Ketchikan Adventure

Step off your cruise ship in Ketchikan and choose your itinerary highlights! Select the attractions of most interest to you and our Travel Designers will create the ideal Ketchikan day trip, customized just for you! Alaska’s ‘first city’ is... Read more

Misty Fjords National Monument Flightseeing

No Ketchikan cruise or visit would be complete without going on a flightseeing tour of the waterfalls and incredible Alaskan views of Misty Fjords National Monument. Every seat has a window as you embark on your private flight by... Read more

Ketchikan Fishing “Catch & Dine”

Get some hands-on fishing in, in one of Alaska’s most iconic destinations among fishermen – worldwide.  On your guided adventure, you’ll fish for multiple species including salmon, Dolly Varden, rockfish, lingcod, steelhead, cutthroat trout, brook trout, grayling among others. ... Read more

Traitor’s Cove Bear Viewing in the Tongass

Nearby to Ketchikan lies the pristine wilderness landscapes of Tongass National Forest. These pristine lush rainforests are fed by numerous creeks and streams, providing a tasty menu of fish for Alaska’s vast population of black bears. You’ll take a... Read more

Saxman Native Village Totem Tour

On this brief but fascinating private Ketchikan day tour, you’ll learn all about the culture and history of Alaskan totems with your native Tlingit guide. While you explore Saxman Native Village together, your friendly and knowledgeable guide will share... Read more

Halibut Fishing Fun in Ketchikan

If you’re a fisherman and you’ve ever dreamed of catching Pacific halibut, Ketchikan is the most “must-visit” Alaska destination for you. On this Alaska private chartered fishing trip, experienced professional fishing guides will share with you their secret tips... Read more

Ketchikan Insiders Tour on Foot

Explore the colorful city of Ketchikan in Alaska’s Inside Passage on foot while enjoying the stories told by your Alaskan Tlingit guide as they provide their unique and personal perspective about the history and native traditions in this part... Read more

A Private Ketchikan Charter

You can chart your own course on this private boat charter with help from your experienced Ketchikan captain and crew. Make the most of your time in Alaska’s Inside Passage and choose exactly how you want to spend your... Read more

An Intimate View of Alaskan Native Artists

Travel back in time on an intimate couple of hours as you converse with Alaskan Native artists about their cultural traditions and creative heritage expressed through their diverse art forms. Discover the many ways in which Tlingit art is... Read more

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