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.