Ketchikan Insiders Tour on Foot

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A historical walking tour of Alaska's first city

This tour is sold out for 2022

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 of Alaska and reveal insider tips and trivia about Ketchikan.  Walk along bustling Creek Street and photograph the many totem poles scattered throughout downtown.

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Day 1

Gain a unique understanding of Ketchikan and its Tlingit culture on this guided walking tour of Alaska’s “First City”.

Your guide is of Tlingit descent and will share personal knowledge of the many changes Ketchikan has experienced over the years. The significance of totem poles within Native culture will be explained as you encounter them on your journey.

Travel up infamous Creek Street, the former red light district, and learn of its important economic roll in Ketchikan’s early history. Walk up historic “Married Man’s Trail” and hear how it received its name. Discover the awesome journey salmon must endure as they head to their spawning ground when you visit a salmon ladder.

Trees, shrubbery, and flowers are plentiful along the route, and your guide will share their importance to the Tlingit’s food gathering practices.

Your guide will return you to the downtown shopping area near the cruise ship pier and you may make the rest of the way back to your ship on your own.

(c) Matt Hage. All rights reserved.

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  • Meet and greet at the cruise terminal
  • Private walking tour with Tlingit guide

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